Please note this event has been Postponed, new date TBC
Experiential and expressive therapies such as Psychodrama and Narrative therapy are achieving increasing support through contemporary research. For instance, studies indicate that experiential methods (Elliott, Greenberg & Lietaer, 2003) such as psychodrama, can help the traumatised client develop better relationships with the self and rediscover lost roles.
This is predominantly achieved during processing, by the creation of safety and containment through the setting up of boundary parameters and protective systems. This research is consistent with a Meta-Analysis of the effectiveness of Psycho-dramatic techniques.
The techniques of role reversal and doubling emerged as the most effective interventions (Kipper & Ritchie, 2003). Similar support is being achieved by other expressive approaches. For instance, the current ISTSS treatment guidelines conclude that Expressive therapies have great potential to contribute in-depth knowledge of nonverbal dialogue and the kinaesthetic, sensory, auditory, and visual pro-cesses and their role in perception, cognition, and change in therapy. Moreover, the ISTSS concludes that experiential-expressive therapies have much potential as an adjunct to CBT.
Ego state therapy, while also gaining in empirical support (Barabasz, 2013) offers an adaptable framework from which to integrate cognitive and experiential and expressive therapies for the treatment of traumatic stress. The Expressive-experiential, Cognitive and Ego state Framework aims to assist clients’ own capacity to move beyond dissociative symptoms through role development, spontaneity, self- calming, multiple perspectives and the creation of a more objective cognitive schema. The workshop will involve presentations, discussion, demonstrations and experiential work.
The program will be of relevance to group members who wish to build on their skill base from previous workshops in this area, or as an introduction for new members.
On completion of the Study Group participants will be able to:
Describe the fundamental theory underpinning ego state and experiential-expressive therapies that is relevant to the treatment of PTSD
Identify core components of CBT, experiential-expressive therapies and ego state therapy that may be applied to treat PTSD
Utilize CBT and integrative therapy techniques in order to maintain stability through trauma narrative development and processing
Conceptualize client maladaptive schemas, roles and states that perpetuate PTSD symptomology as defined in DSM 5
*The Study Group Network aims to keep fees affordable and does not provide lunch. Morning/afternoon tea is included and you are welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase something nearby.