Evidenced Based Approaches to Regulate Arousal & Integrate Traumatic Memories in Trauma Treatment

Presented by Daphne M. Fatter, Ph.D., PLLC

Live Streaming on June 6, 2023


6 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s


This online course will be streaming live on June 6, 2023 from 8:30am – 4:00pm PT, 10:30am – 6:00pm CT, 11:30am – 7:00pm ET after purchase.

10:00am – 10:15am PT, 12:00pm – 12:15pm CT, 1:00pm – 1:15pm ET
12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm – 3:00pm CT, 3:00pm- 4:00pm ET
2:30pm – 2:45pm PT, 4:30pm – 4:45pm CT, 5:30pm – 5:45pm ET

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until July 10, 2023. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 1 – 3 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on June 5, 2023.

One of the biggest challenges in trauma recovery is helping clients effectively regulate nervous system arousal so that clients can tolerate and benefit from trauma processing. In this webinar, Dr. Fatter will discuss why arousal regulation is crucial for effective trauma treatment. This webinar will review the impact of traumatic stress on the brain in tangible ways to help clinicians better conceptualize how trauma alters the body’s arousal system. In addition, this webinar will explain in detail symptoms of hyper-arousal, hypo-arousal and calm states of the autonomic nervous system based on Polyvagal Theory. This will help clinicians know signs of what state clients are in and help clinicians be able to educate clients about their nervous system. Clinicians will learn a phase-oriented evidence-based structure for pacing the intensity of trauma treatment. In addition, this webinar will explore three research-informed adjunctive therapies to help clients maintain stabilization and regulate arousal.

This webinar will also specifically focus on the second phase of trauma recovery which is integrating traumatic memories in trauma treatment. Many clinicians struggle with understanding what actually happens during trauma processing. This webinar will review how traumatic memory differs from non-traumatic memory. Culturally relevant factors to discuss with clients before trauma processing will be explored. The two gold standard evidence-based “top down” models for trauma exposure therapy will be presented: prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy. In addition, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and internal family systems (IFS), two evidenced-based “bottom up” models, will also be discussed. This webinar will include case examples and describe how each model differs in its conceptualization of trauma and specific treatment approach in integrating traumatic memories. Clinical considerations including strategies to know your client is or is not ready for trauma processing will be presented in addition to ways to determine your client is “done” with the trauma processing stage of treatment. Clinicians at any stage of their career will benefit from this webinar!

First 1.5 hours:

Why Arousal Regulation is Crucial for Effective Trauma Treatment:

  • 4 ways traumatic stress impacts the brain.
  • 3 states of autonomic arousal.
  • What every clinician needs to know about Polyvagal Theory.

Overview of Phase-Oriented Treatment:

Phase 1: Stabilization:

  • What happens in Phase 1 of trauma recovery?

1.5 – 3 hours:

  • Phase 1 Adjunctive Therapies to Regulate Arousal.

Phase 2: Trauma Processing:

  • What is trauma processing?
  • What is the nature of traumatic memory?

3 hours (halfway through 6-hour webinar)

3 hours – 4.5 hours:

  • How do you know if your client is ready for trauma processing?
  • Cultural considerations & external systemic factors to consider before beginning Phase 2.

Evidenced-Based Trauma Processing Models:

  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy.
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy.

 4.5 hours – 6 hours:

  • Internal Family Systems.
  • Who is trauma processing not appropriate for?
  • How do you know when you are ‘done’ in Phase 2?

Phase 3: Present Day & What now?


  • Describe the three evidence-based phases of trauma treatment.
  • Identify several signs of when clients are in a state of hyper-arousal or hypo-arousal.
  • Understand Polyvagal theory and how it applies to effective trauma treatment.
  • Explain the impact of traumatic stress on the brain and how traumatic memory is stored.
  • Know three research-informed adjunctive therapies that can help clients regulate arousal.
  • Identify culturally relevant information to find out from clients before trauma processing.
  • Explain factors in deciding which trauma processing model to use in trauma treatment.
  • Recognize 3 signs to know your client is “done” with the trauma processing stage of trauma treatment.

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, Probation Officers, Police Officers, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Daphne Fatter, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, international speaker and consultant in private practice in Dallas, Texas. Having trained under the direct supervision of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD., international pioneer in research on traumatic stress, Dr. Fatter is gifted at translating meaning from research to clinical utility to support best practices for effective trauma treatment.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$249.00N/A
Full-Time Student$199.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

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