Seminars showing experienced clinicians using evidenced based therapeutic approaches with clients are rare and extremely useful. In this seminar, Chris will discuss different trauma focussed models used to address trauma memories. Chris will focus on habituation models that are central to traditional exposure as well as reconsolidation models central to therapies such as Imagery Re-scripting and EMDR. He will then show a video of a (real) client session in which he begins his treatment session with one type of treatment and then switches to the other when the first method does not produce a positive outcome. Both approaches are then discussed as they relate to this case.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will:
- Understand the differences between a habituation model and reconsolidation model in treating traumatic memories
- Understand how these result in different processes in practise through viewing a client’s trauma treatment session
- Have improved awareness on current literature on best practise for PTSD
About the presenter(s)
Associate Professor Christopher Lee works in private practise and has an adjunct appointment at the University of Western Australia. He has had extensive training from leading figures in DBT, EMDR, and Schema Focused Therapy. He is a certified trainer by both the EMDR international association and the International Society of Schema Therapists. He conducts therapist training workshops on personality disorders and trauma treatments throughout Australia and overseas. He has published research on personality disorders and PTSD. He has received International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and EMDRIA awards for research excellence in 1999 and 2014. In 2009 he also received the Inaugural Francine Shapiro award for research excellence conferred by the European EMDRIA. He was the 2011 recipient of the Australian Psychological Society’s Ian Campbell memorial award for contributions to Clinical Psychology in Australia. He is currently a principal investigator in two international multi-centred randomised controlled trials, one on treating complex PTSD and the other on Borderline Personality Disorder.
Registrations open from 1pm. The seminar starts at 1pm and ends promptly at 5pm.