Generally, what is called "trauma therapy" consists primarily of processing or reviewing the trauma memories by the client in the hopes that resolving the distress of those memories will secure recovery. However, there is a large portion of traumatised individuals who either can not (because of fragility or instability) or do not want to (due to fear, financial constraints, personal preference) revisit the past. In those cases there have, to date, been few options available for those clients. In this webinar, an important distinction between trauma recovery and trauma resolution will be clarified. In addition, multiple options for recovering from trauma without the necessity of resolving memories will be proposed.
- Distinguish between trauma recovery and trauma resolution.
- Gain the advantage of "improved quality of life" as the treatment goal.
- Discuss the importance of individualised treatment options Identify those clients who may or may not benefit from memory processing.
- Acquire tools for trauma recovery without memory processing.
About the presenter
Babette Rothschild, MSW, has been a practitioner since 1976 and a teacher and trainer since 1992. She is the author of seven books, (translated into more than a dozen languages including Danish, German, French, Spanish, and Japanese) all published by WW Norton. Her newest, Global Trauma: Balancing Self-Care with Client Care During a Shared Catastrophe (in press for 2021); and Revolutionizing Trauma Treatment: Phased Recovery via Sensory and Autonomic Balance (2017, 2020); her classic bestseller, The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment (2000); The Body Remembers CASEBOOK: Unifying Methods and Models in the Treatment of Trauma and PTSD (2003); Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma (2005); 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery (2010); and Trauma Essentials: The Go-To Guide (2010). She is also the Series Editor of the WW Norton 8 Keys to Mental Health Series (12 titles and growing!). After living and working for 9 years in Copenhagen, Denmark she returned to her native Los Angeles. There she is writing her next books while she continues to lecture, train, and supervise professional psychotherapists worldwide. For more information, visit her website: www.trauma.cc