An Integrated Approach to Trauma Treatment: Synthesizing Neuroscience, Attachment Theory and Evidence-Based Modalities

Workshop #1 & 3

Presented by John Arden, Ph.D.

Live Streaming on November 25, 2024


6 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s


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This workshop is part of The Many Pathways to Healing Conference: Trauma, Addictions & Related Disorders

This workshop will be live streaming to online participants on November 25, 2024 from 8:30am – 4:00pm (Vancouver, BC)
Please adjust your start time according to your specific time zone. 

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until December 28, 2024. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 5 – 7 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on November 24, 2024. 

WORKSHOP #1 & 3: An Integrated Approach to Trauma Treatment: Synthesizing Neuroscience, Attachment Theory and Evidence-Based Modalities | PRESENTED BY John Arden, Ph.D.

This important workshop, facilitated by Dr John Arden, a world-renowned psychologist, teacher and author, will offer a wealth of knowledge and practical strategies that use a synthesized model of neuroscience, attachment theory and evidence-based treatment to more effectively treat clients who have experienced complex trauma.

You will learn about the latest research in neuroscience, epigenetics, immunology and endocrinology, and how these discoveries can be synthesized with evidence-based trauma treatments, psychotherapy research and attachment theory into a hybrid therapeutic model. This model will help you identify which elements of psychotherapeutic schools are effective and which may be counter-therapeutic in the trauma treatment context. You will be challenged and supported to move beyond any specific theoretical paradigms towards a common factors approach.

Engaging with real life examples, you will gain a deeper understanding of how addressing nervous system functioning is a fundamental therapeutic process in improving mood and behaviour and achieving a reduction in symptoms. Special attention will be given to addressing the neurodynamics of PTSD and the crucial role of memory.

At the end of this workshop, you will come away with many powerful tools, understandings and confidence to better assist your traumatised clients on their path to recovery and to live a fuller life.

  • Explore the Synthesized Model: Delve into the synthesized model of neuroscience, attachment theory, and evidence-based treatment, understanding how these components inform trauma treatment strategies.
  • Understand Neuroscientific Foundations: Gain insights into the latest research in neuroscience, epigenetics, immunology, and endocrinology, and learn how to apply this knowledge to enhance therapeutic interventions.
  • Identify Effective Psychotherapeutic Elements: Learn to discern effective psychotherapeutic elements and their applicability in trauma treatment, while recognizing potential counter-therapeutic approaches.
  • Adopt a Common Factors Approach: Challenge and embrace a common factors approach, moving beyond specific theoretical paradigms to leverage universal therapeutic factors for trauma recovery.
  • Address Nervous System Functioning: Explore the fundamental role of nervous system functioning in mood regulation and behavior modification, and learn practical techniques to optimize nervous system health in clients.
  • Navigate Neurodynamics of PTSD: Gain specialized knowledge in addressing the neurodynamics of PTSD, including memory processing and its impact on symptomatology.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Rehabilitation Consultants, Geriatric Specialists, and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

John Arden, Ph.D. is the author of 14 books, including Brain2Brain: Enacting Client Change Through the Persuasive Power of NeuroscienceThe Brain Bible: How to Stay Vital, Productive, and Happy for a LifetimeRewire Your Brain: Think Your Way to a Better Life, Brain-Based Therapy with Adults: Evidence-Based Treatment for Everyday Practice and Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Treatment for Everyday Practice (with Lloyd Linford). Dr. Arden serves as Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente in the Northern California region. He oversees the training programs in 24 medical centers where over 100 postdoctoral residents and interns are trained each year. Dr. Arden also provides individual, group and family therapy and chemical dependency counselling through Kaiser Permanente. He presents workshops on brain-based therapy internationally and in the United States. Dr. Arden has written books on anxiety (Brain Based Therapy for Anxiety: A Workbook for Clinicians and Clients), OCD (Brain Based Therapy for OCD: A Workbook for Clinicians and Clients) and PTSD (Conquering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Newest Techniques for Overcoming Symptoms, Regaining Hope, and Getting Your Life Back, with Dr. Victoria Beckner).

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrollment$269.00N/A
Individual 2 Day Enrollment$469.00N/A
Individual 3 Day Enrollment$669.00N/A
Full-Time Student$609.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

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