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Risky Business: Working with Compulsive and Self-endangering Behaviours in Trauma Survivors
For: Professionals
Provided by: MAGentix

Date and Time

Mon Jun 17 to Tue Jun 18, 2019 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm


223 Main St., Ottawa, ON, K1S 1C4

Event Description

Risky Business: Working with Compulsive and Self-endangering Behaviours in Trauma Survivors is Dr. John Briere’s newest, most innovative seminar.

Survivors of trauma and early attachment disturbance are at elevated risk of a variety compulsive and self-endangering behaviours, ranging from suicidality and self-injury to substance abuse, indiscriminant sexual activities, and binge eating.

Many of these difficulties are seen as symptoms of a personality disorder, behavioural addiction, or impulse control disorder. However, emerging research indicates that they are more accurately understood as coping/homeostatic responses to triggered childhood memories and inadequate emotional regulation capacities.

Calling on his upcoming book, Treating Risky and Compulsive Behaviour in Trauma Survivors John Briere presents an innovative, integrated approach to self-endangering behaviour, the Reactive Avoidance model (RAm). Calling on new research on memory reconsolidation, implicit processing, and revisions to habituation theory, this treatment system directly targets the memory/dysregulation dynamic, with interventions such as

emotional regulation training;
mindfulness, metacognitive awareness, and emotion surfing procedures;
implicit memory processing;
in vivo treatment of implicit memory activations; and
harm reduction.

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This event is listed under these topics

Behaviour and Conduct Problems
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia
Education and Training (including Schools)
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma and Abuse
Technology Issues, including Internet, Cellphone, Social Media Addiction
Self-harm including Self-cutting
Sensory Processing Disorders and Self-Regulation Problems
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