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Abuse, assault and neglect in early childhood impact every major system in the human brain from the brainstem to the cortex, from the sense of balance to the sense of self.

These disruptions in brain development have far reaching implications for the treatment of those who have suffered these histories.

This 16-week live webinar series will explore an integrated therapeutic approach using trauma-informed psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and trauma-informed body work to deeply address the terrible aftermath of developmental trauma.

To register for this webinar series, you visit https://trainingtrauma.org/register. If you are an EEG Education & Research Affiliate and would like a discount, you will need to request a discount code. Although neurofeedback practitioners will benefit from Sebern’s experience in this modality, practicing neurofeedback is not a pre-requisite.

For information about Continuing Education for this course, visit here.

Schedule

Sunday evenings US Eastern which is Monday mornings AU Eastern

Note that the US time changes based on daylight savings, but the Australian time remains consistently at 9am Monday morning. Each session is one hour.*

Part One
  • US Oct 14, 2018 6pm EDT / AU Oct 15, 2018 9am AEDT — Oct 14/15
  • US Oct 21, 2018 5pm ET / AU Oct 22, 2018 9am AEDT — Oct 21/22
  • US Oct 28, 2018 5pm ET / AU Oct 29, 2018 9am AEDT — Oct 28/29
  • US Nov 4, 2018 5pm ET / AU Nov 5, 2018 9am AEDT — Nov 4/5
  • US Nov 11, 2018 5pm ET / AU Nov 12, 2018 9am AEDT — Nov 11/12
  • US Nov 18, 2018 5pm ET / AU Nov 19, 2018 9am AEDT — Nov 18/19
  • US Dec 2, 2018 5pm ET / AU Dec 3, 2018 9am AEDT — Dec 2/3
  • US Dec 9 , 2018 5pm ET / AU Dec 10, 2018 9am AEDT — Dec 9/10
Part Two
  • US Feb 3, 2019 5pm ET / AU Feb 4, 2019 9am AEDT — Feb 3/4
  • US Feb 10, 2019 5pm ET / AU Feb 11, 2019 9am AEDT — Feb 10/11
  • US Feb 24, 2019 5pm ET / AU Feb 25, 2019 9am AEDT — Feb 24/25
  • US Mar 3, 2019 5pm ET / AU Mar 4, 2019 9am AEDT — Mar 3/4
  • US Mar 10, 2019 6pm EDT / AU Mar 11, 2019 9am AEDT — Mar 10/11
  • US Mar 17, 2019 6pm EDT / AU Mar 18, 2019 9am AEDT — Mar 17/18
  • US Mar 24, 2019 6pm EDT / AU Mar 25, 2019 9am AEDT — Mar 24/25
  • US Mar 31, 2019 6pm EDT / AU Apr 1, 2019 9am AEDT — Mar 31 / Apr 1
  • US Apr 7, 2018 7pm EDT / AU Apr 8, 2018 9am AEST — Apr 7/8

*To qualify for CE credit, participant must sign in and attend each live seminar for that part. Webinar sessions will be recorded and available for attendees to view during following week.

Learning Objectives

Part One

 

8 one-hour sessions

$549 ($479 EEGER Affiliates)

Psychologists 8 CEs ~ Counselors 8 Contact Hours*
  1. Be introduced to the latest research on the impact of early childhood neglect and abuse on the human brain.
  2. Explore what areas of the brain are most affected and what they contribute to an intact sense of self and other.
  3. Examine how the impacts on the brain manifest as clinical symptoms.
  4. Be offered an approach to clinical assessment that informs neurofeedback protocols.
  5. Explore the primacy of the reptilian/limbic brain as manifest in fear, shame, rage, and dissociation.
  6. Explore the ways memory is held in the hippocampus and the amygdala.
  7. Be provided the protocols that have most helped to quiet fear, shame and rage and rationales for these protocols.
  8. Be given guidelines for developing new protocols to help the deeply traumatized brain learn to organize and quiet high levels of arousal.

Part Two

 

8 one-hour sessions

$549 ($479 EEGER Affiliates)

Psychologists 8 CEs ~ Counselors 8 Contact Hours*
  1. Explore how the realities of the impaired self system in the brain manifest in the treatment room.
  2. Explore the implications for psychotherapy when there is no established self/other brain network.
  3. Examine how arousal at the level of the brain contributes to a sense of self and/or a fragmented self.
  4. Discuss the primacy of motherlessness in those with histories of developmental trauma.
  5. Discuss how the felt experience of motherlessness can be influenced by neurofeedback within a therapeutic relationship.
  6. Discuss the transference and counter-transference dilemmas of motherlessness and how brain regulation can affect both.
  7. Explore the therapies that address the body that’s keeping the score and how brain regulation relates to these approaches.
  8. Discuss the changing and central role of the therapist who integrates neurofeedback and psychotherapy.

*To qualify for CE credit, participant must sign in and attend each live seminar for that part. Webinar sessions will be recorded and available for attendees to view during following week.

Continuing Education

Fall 2018 Continuing Education Credits:

Psychologists 8 CEs | Counselors 8 Contact Hours*

Spring 2019 Continuing Education Credits:

Psychologists 8 CEs | Counselors 8 Contact Hours*

*Please note the requirements: To receive CE credit, participant must sign in and be present for each live session. Make sure to check the box letting us know that you would like to get CE credit when you check out. We will also need your licensing details, which you can add to your profile.


EEG Education & Research (EEGER) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. EEGER maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
APA & ACEP logosEEG Education & Research Inc. (EEGER) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6260. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. EEGER is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Questions about Continuing Education? Please write to training (at) eeger.com

Resources

Suggested Reading

Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain Sebern Fisher, Norton (2014).

The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic Ruth Lanius, Eric Vermetten, and Clare Pain, Cambridge University Press (2010).

Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience, Treatment Paul Frewen and Ruth Lanius, Norton (2015).

Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuroscience Rhawn Joseph, Williams and Wilkins (1996).

The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain: Part One Iain McGilchrist, Yale University Press (2009).

Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions Jaak Panksepp, Oxford University Press (1998).

Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self: The Neurobiology of Emotional Development Allan N. Schore, Erlbaum (1994).

The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are Daniel Seigel, Guilford Press (2012).

Traumatic Stress, The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society Bessel Van der Kolk, Alexander McFarland, Lars Weisaeth, eds., Guilford Press (2016).

The Body Keeps the Score Bessel Van der Kolk, Penguin (2015).

About

Sebern Fisher has been integrating neurofeedback and psychotherapy into the treatment of those with developmental trauma for the last twenty years. She was the clinical director of a residential treatment facility for severely disturbed adolescents for 17 years. During her tenure she introduced attachment theory and dialectical behavior therapy to the milieu. She is presently in private practice where she provides neurofeedback, psychotherapy and consultation. She trains nationally and internationally.

Sebern Fisher is author of Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-driven Brain (Norton 2014).

If you have questions, please write to us! info (at) trainingtrauma.org

Testimonials

Neurofeedback is an essential ingredient in the treatment of developmental trauma. Sebern Fisher is the one to teach us.”

Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Boston, MA


With her her great clinical insights and unique ability to translate current research in the neuroscience of trauma into guiding principles for neurofeedback practice, Sebern’s webinars are without doubt the best way to learn how to integrate neurofeedback and psychotherapy in working with trauma survivors.”

Mirjana Askovic
STARTTS, Australian Neurofeedback Institute


Each time I train with Sebern I not only learn new concepts and ways to conceptualize but also am able to deepen my understanding.

Deirdre Stewart, LPC, SEP, BCN


95% of my caseload is children ages 5-12 with complex trauma and I consider it a gift to be able to staff cases with Sebern Fisher. Her experience and expertise with this population, as well as her encouragement to try different protocols, has made a measurable difference in the lives of many children on my caseload. In addition, her apparent insatiable quest for the latest neuroscience and research, and her graciousness in sharing this with us, provides us with up to date information to inform the protocols we are trying with clients.

Kelly Vagts, LCSW
Grand County School District


I am writing to express my gratitude for the opportunity to meet with Sebern and other therapists learning to use neurofeedback on behalf of our clients with histories of developmental trauma. I feel so deeply honored and grateful to be able to listen as Sebern helps each participant think through the needs of their client and to think through what we are trying to accomplish with neurofeedback in each instance, how, and how we might change protocols based on the responses of the client. This is such cutting-edge work and holds out hope for relief and fuller lives for our clients. It is truly inspiring!

My experience is that Sebern creates a safe space for sharing what’s happening, our hopes and what may be stalled or confusing about each case. Her interest, curiosity and dedication are so clearly conveyed during each call. I encourage anyone hoping to provide relief and hope for their clients impacted by early attachment trauma to consider this valuable
resource!

Carla D. Hancock, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker
Montpelier, VT


Sebern’s teaching style enables our clinicians to learn more about the effects that complex developmental trauma has on the brain, mind and body, and provides insightful guidance in developing neurofeedback protocols to support clients to regulate their arousal. Since using neurofeedback under Sebern’s guidance, our clients are reporting signifiant reduction in distress and improvement in functioning to levels not achieved using more traditional methods of treatment. I would highly recommend this mentoring series to anyone considering the use of neurofeedback in their clinical practice.

Alikki Russell
Psychologist
Newcastle, Australia


Sebern’s wealth of knowledge and experience in understanding the trauma driven brain and using neurofeedback with developmental trauma is invaluable, and in application with my clients has demonstrated significant improvement in symptoms.

Renae Yarnold
Psychologist
Newcastle, Australia


I have read Sebern’s book “Neurofeedback in the Treament of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear Driven Brain” and reach for it often when working with people who are struggling as a result of early trauma. Much of the work that Sebern has done and continues to do is on the leading edge of treatment so there are no guidelines and few maps.

Ingrid Storm
BrainQuest Clinics Australia
https://brainquestclinics.com/


I am newly qualified in Neurofeedback working for an agency which provides counselling, natural therapies, groupwork and now also Neurofeedback for humanitarian entrants (refugees) who’ve experienced torture and/or trauma. My initial NFB training, here in Australia, wasn’t specifically focussed on this kind of severely traumatised group- so it was really helpful “sit in on” case studies and treatment recommendations much more appropriate for these clients. Sebern Fisher has a focussed, knowledgeable and yet very supportive teaching style- I really felt I was a part of something really cutting edge and important!

Astra Furst
Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania
http://www.mrctas.org.au/phoenix
Glenorchy, TAS

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