Trauma Treatment-The New Modalities
By LISA LARSON, LMFT
Director, Pacific Trauma Center and Pacific Trauma Specialists
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
8:30-9:00 am Coffee and Networking
3.0 CEUs available*
THERE WILL BE A LIVE DEMO OF THIS TECHNIQUE
This is a presentation of “Brainspotting”, a cutting edge, brain-based therapy to heal trauma in a powerful way. Symptoms of unprocessed trauma, which include chronic anxiety, numbing, and disassociation, are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy, since the overwhelmed brain is unable to process verbal information about the events. But Brainspotting, a brain based method of clearing trauma blockage, without the client having to talk about it, nurtures the client’s innate capacity for self-healing in a profound way. As an EMDR trained therapist, Lisa was astonished at the power of this focused treatment for trauma that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional and body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of challenging symptoms. She found that her clients responded better, and more quickly to Brainspotting. David Grand, PhD, discovered Brainspotting (BSP) in 2003 after spending years training clinicians in EMDR. He is the author of “Emotional Healing on Warp Speed” and “Brainspotting.”
Through lecture, a live demonstration and a short practicum, participants will learn to do the following:
- Understand the components of Brainspotting
- Define how Brainspotting can be applied to Trauma, Disassociation, Somatic conditions, and Anxiety/Performance Anxiety
- Demonstrate the theories and practices of Brainspotting
- Understand how this powerful modality can integrate into your current practice and increase your effectiveness with clients suffering with the issues mentioned above
Lisa Larson, LMFT, Director, Pacific Trauma Center and Pacific Trauma Specialists
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
At the Unitarian Universalist Church (Library Room)
27074 Patwin Road, Davis, CA 95616
Members: $25, Non-Members: $40, and Student Members: $10
Sac-Valley CAMFT, Sierra Foothills CAMFT, and East Bay CAMFT
memberships honored (reciprocity),
Please RSVP to: Judy Moore, LMFT
Yolo-Solano CAMFT is approved for continuing education hours by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider# PCE4182) for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, and LPCCs. Yolo-Solano CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Pre-licensees may earn hours of experience for attending YS-CAMFT workshops as approved by their supervisors. At this time, we are unable to provide CEUs for clinical psychologists or other providers not mentioned above. Please register by replying to the above RSVP contact — we will collect your workshop fee at the door. If you need any accommodations for disabilities, please contact Roseanne Long, MFT, President of Yolo-Solano CAMFT so that we can accommodate your needs. If you have a grievance, please ask to speak with any YSC Board member present at the workshop who will work with you to reach a satisfactory solution. At the end of the day, after you complete a course evaluation, you will be given a CEU certificate. Course meets the qualifications for the above listed number of hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
*Yolo-Solano CAMFT is approved for continuing education hours by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider# PCE4182) for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, and LPCCs. Pre-licensees may earn hours of experience for attending YS-CAMFT workshops as approved by their supervisors. At this time, we are unable to provide CEUs for clinical psychologists or other providers not mentioned above.
Lisa Larson has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the past sixteen years. After seven years in private practice doing cognitive-behavioral and Solution Focused “talk therapy” Lisa had a life-altering event that changed the course of her life and transformed her therapeutic orientation. She and her son both flat lined, or clinically died, in 2005 from two different allergic reactions three weeks apart. (Both are alive) Lisa was acutely traumatized and had a classic case of PTSD. No amount of talk therapy brought relief. As Lisa continued to train in the most powerful trauma modalities, she, and her traumatized clients, healed quickly and permanently. She learned that her years as a talk therapist were missing the most crucial piece required to heal those with simple or severe trauma: The Body. Those with complex trauma and PTSD are enslaved by their own neurophysiology. True healing requires releasing the individual from the trapped body memories that trigger chronic flight/ flight or numb/ freeze responses. No amount of talking or praying can remove the body’s relentless hold on the traumatized.
In 2012 Lisa opened Pacific Counseling and Trauma Center and Pacific Trauma Specialists, a non-profit center dedicated to offering the most cutting edge trauma modalities to anyone who suffers. She hired the best trauma clinicians in the world to train her staff in releasing trauma from the body, mind, heart and spirit. She is passionate about letting the world know that trauma and PTSD are not something you have to live with and that freedom is possible.
Currently, Lisa is in the process of becoming a Trainer in Brainspotting, a revolutionary trauma therapy that was developed by David Grand. Lisa will focus her presentation on this exciting new technique which includes a demo.