Beyond Healing: Harnessing Transformational Processes to Accelerate the Journey into Flourishing. Dr. Kari Gleiser, Ph.D. May 31, 2019 Denver Colorado
Join us at The Conflict Center, 4140 Tejon Street in Denver, Colorado for this wonderful learning opportunity with lecturer, writer and teaching Dr. Kari Gleiser.
One of the most unique and revolutionary elements of AEDP’s emotional processing trajectory is the focus on the affective markers of the process of change itself. While other emotion-focused therapies may elucidate theories and guide interventions that facilitate the movement from distress and defensive states to the full processing of core adaptive emotions, in AEDP, this is only the first step.
In this seminar, we will explore in depth the phenomenology and clinical unfolding of the process of transformation itself.
After the turbulence of intense emotional experiencing, how do therapists guide patients to keep the momentum moving through the full process of transformation?
How do we direct dyadic attention, use evocative language and disclose our own emotional experience to ignite and/or to fan the flames in the crucible of change?
How do we recognize when there is a tiny flicker of transformation in the air, seize it and help it to fully emerge?
We will explore these questions in the context of tracking the affective markers of transformational experience and core state (States 3 and 4) across two sessions of a patient with Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorder NOS. We will witness how the swell of powerful emotional experiences such as awe, gratitude and tremulousness herald a new way of apprehending self, other and the world.
Finally, we will explore intersections between 1. emotional hallmarks and states of consciousness evoked in AEDP’s State 3 and 4 work, and 2. the transformative power of mystical and spiritual experiences.
What Participants will learn:
To focus our attention and use ourselves to support change processes in our clients.
Be better transformance detectives.
To guide patients through the full transformational process.
About the Presenter:
Kari Gleiser, PhD, completed her doctoral work at Boston University and her internship through Dartmouth Medical School with a focus on trauma and PTSD. In her practice, she specializes in applying AEDP to the treatment of complex trauma, dissociative disorders and personality disorders. Dr. Gleiser is the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Integrative Health in Hanover, New Haven New Hampshire, a trauma center dedicated to multi-modal healing of mind, body and spirit. She has served a term on the board of directors of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD), where she chaired a committee on education and outreach. In collaboration with Jerry Lamagna, Dr. Gleiser has developed an “intra-relational” model of therapy, which imports AEDP’s relational and experiential interventions to patients’ internal systems of dissociated self-states. Dr. Gleiser has written several clinical papers and book chapters and has presented on applying AEDP to treat dissociative disorders at various international conferences. Who Should Attend: This workshop is intended for and limited to psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, graduate students, and therapy interns only.
Agenda: TBD. Workshop starts promptly at 9:00 and ends at 4:30 with a one hour lunch break (on your own).
Workshop Completion: CE application pending. Acceptance of this workshop for CE credit is not guaranteed. Should this course receive approval for CE credit, attendees must have paid the registration fee, signed in, attended the entire day, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate of attendance. Failure to do all of the above will result in forfeiture of credit or receipt of a certificate of attendance. No exceptions will be made and partial credit is not available. Please contact Lia Jones, workshop coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. if you have questions or concerns regarding this workshop.
Site Information-Parking, Food, Lodging: The Conflict Center has some limited on site parking and street parking so please arrive early and watch street parking restriction signs such as street cleaning etc. There are lunch places within walking distance and you are also welcome to bring your lunch. Please plan accordingly to be back on time for the afternoon as lunch will be for one hour. There are vacation rentals and hotels within 10-15 minutes drive of the location.
Disability Access: The Conflict Center is ADA Accessible. If you require additional ADA information or accommodations, please contact Lia Jones at 303-344-5405 at least 30 days prior to the event so that we can determine what accommodations can be made.
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