Module 9 - Hearing the Untold Unheard Story of Developmental Trauma and Unmet Needs to Dismantle the Symptom Shrine

alt Course: Module 9 - Hearing the Untold Unheard Story of Developmental Trauma and Unmet Needs to Dismantle the Symptom Shrine 

alt Instructors: Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D.

alt Approved for 3.0 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills License Requirements

alt High Resolution Online Streaming Video

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Course Description

The story revealed in the domains expressed above verbally and nonverbally must be understood in terms of the age at the time of the trauma, as well as the milestones met and missed because of trauma and neglect, acute or chronic. Specific developmental milestones will be discussed as they relate to symptoms that the client carries. Like a mosquito frozen in amber, the symptoms are a shrine to the untold unheard story of what happened and didn’t happen, physically and affectively. We can “catch and release” these symptoms without leading the client regarding who did what, specifically, by focusing on the affect and sensations. Extreme dysregulation associated with accessing infant annihilation terror is a special problem with special solutions. Maintaining dual attention awareness is critical, and ego state work makes it possible, even when “working in the dark” of implicit memory. Once “Baby’s” story has been fully heard and repaired, loyalty to the aggressor has been resolved for once and for all, and the adult self-reclaims the child self in fullness, there is no longer a need for a symptom shrine, and the symptoms can remit.

Course Goal and Objectives

 At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and address infant annihilation terror.
  2. Recognize typical psychological developmental milestones for the first years of life.
  3. Use gentle confrontation of adult self “kicking baby to the curb,” to potentiate client reclaiming disowned or dissociated experience.

Registration Information

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CE Approval Information

  • EMDRIA Program Approval Number: 15002-DL53
  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC (SFG) is approved as a CE provider by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. SFG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hours of continuing education credit for psychologists and licensees of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Reciprocity for Master Degree clinicians may vary by state. Please check with your state licensing agency or board.
  • The Steve Frankel Group is an approved EMDRIA Credit Provider (EC Provider Number:15002). SFG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Your access to the course material extends for 3-years from the date of purchase. This includes after passing the post-test, so you may continue to review its contents.

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