- EMDR Therapy, Chronic Shame, Self & Other-Directed Aggression in Children with Complex Trauma & Dissociation
October 2, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
BC Play Therapy Association holds workshops throughout the year to help advance the education of Play Therapy Practitioners and related professions. These usually revolve around a specialized speaker teaching a subject of importance to the advancement of play therapy as a therapeutic practice.
EMDR Therapy, Chronic Shame, Self & Other-Directed Aggression in Children with Complex Trauma & Dissociation
*Advanced EMDR training – Must be EMDR-trained to attend*
If you would like to attend Day 1 of this event, you can register for that separately here: Day 1 Registration. You do not need to attend Day 1 in order to attend Day 2.
This presentation will support the clinicians in understanding the origins of shame as well as providing a framework to conceptualize and work with self- and other-directed aggression and hostility in children within the eight phases of EMDR therapy. Portals and entry routes into shaming, hostile and aggressive parts that meet the needs of the child and their developmental capacities will be provided. How to utilize a multimodal approach within the EMDR framework and incorporate the use of metaphors in play therapy, Sandtray and expressive arts strategies will be covered. How to join the child while providing the companionship, containment, co-regulation, and co-organization of their experiences which provide the foundation for integration and healing to take place will be addressed. Parts work and tips on the labor that is often needed with hostile, critical and perpetrator-imitating parts will be covered as well as the systemic work that needs to accompany the treatment of such children. Top down and bottom-up approaches and strategies will be covered as well as ways to titrate the entrance into the mind of the child during play therapy sessions.
- Cite theories and etiological factors in the origins of shame as well as the contributing factors that are at the center of hostility and violence in children that may come for play therapy.
- Identify strategies to work with caregivers and the generational wounds that maintain shame-states as well as aggression directed toward self and others
- Identify portals and entry routes into shaming, hostile and aggressive parts as well as parts that hold loyalty toward the perpetrator.
- Utilize a multimodal approach within the EMDR framework and incorporate the use of metaphors, play therapy, Sandtray, Polyvagal based interventions and expressive arts.
- Identify strategies to work with the internal conflict and increase neuroception of safety in play therapy
- Identify top down and bottom-up approaches in therapy with children and strategies as well as ways to titrate the entrance into trauma memories that lay at the core of violent acts.
About the Presenter:
Ana M Gomez, MC, LPC born in Colombia (South America) is a psychotherapist in private practice, author of several books, chapters and articles, and a lecturer internationally known for her innovative work with children and adolescents.
Ana Gomez is an EMDRIA approved consultant; an EMDRIA advanced training provider, an EMDR Institute and EMDR-IBA trainer and a trainer of trainers.
Furthermore, Ana has received training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Theraplay, Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), and the use of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI). She has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families affected by trauma and adversity for overt 25 years. Ana has presented in more than 40 cities in the USA. She has also presented in close to 30 cities in four continents: Canada (Calgary, Vancouver, Kelowna, Penticton, Toronto), Australia (Sydney, Melbourne), New Zealand (Auckland), Japan (Tokyo), Denmark (Copenhagen) ,Spain (Madrid, Barcelona), Italy (Milan), UK (Edinburg, London), Argentina (Buenos Aires), Chile (Santiago de Chile), Brazil (Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba) , Ecuador (Quito), Colombia (Bogota, Medellin & Manizales), Guatemala and Costa Rica.
In addition to helping children and adolescents, Ana also specializes in working with adults dealing with issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, complex PTSD, dissociation and grief issues.
On a personal level, Ana enjoys nature and loves to dance to all kinds of music, especially salsa. She also loves to spend time with her husband, her family and friends, and her beloved pets. Ana treasures moments of silence, play, and laughter as well as the connection with others. Learn more at: https://www.anagomez.org/
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