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Working with Compulsive and Self-Endangering Behaviours in Trauma Survivors

Day Three: The Western Canadian Conference on Trauma and Addictions

Presented by John Briere, Ph.D.

Friday, May 29, 2020  |  Edmonton, ab




Date & Location

Friday, May 29, 2020 – Friday, May 29, 2020

8:30am – 4:00pm

DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton

16615 109th Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

phone:  780.484.0821

 Full map & directions


Workshop Description

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Survivors of trauma and early attachment disturbance are at elevated risk of a variety compulsive and self-endangering behaviours, ranging from suicidality and self-injury to substance abuse, indiscriminate sexual activities, and binge eating. Many of these difficulties are seen as symptoms of a personality disorder, behavioural addiction, or impulse control disorder. However, emerging research indicates that they are more accurately understood as coping/homeostatic responses to triggered childhood memories and inadequate emotional regulation capacities.

Calling on his upcoming book Triggered: An Integrated Approach to Trauma, Attachment Disturbance, and Risky Behaviour (Guilford), John Briere presents an innovative, integrated approach to self-endangering behaviour, the compensatory avoidance model. Drawing on new research on memory reconsolidation, implicit processing, and revisions to habituation theory, this treatment system directly targets the memory/dysregulation dynamic, with interventions such as emotional regulation training; mindfulness, metacognitive awareness, and emotion surfing procedures; sequential memory processing; in vivo treatment of implicit memory activations; and harm reduction.

A new treatment component, trigger management, increases client autonomy, resilience, and problem-solving. Approaches to three risky behaviours will be presented in detail: self-injury, risky sexual behaviour, and bingeing and purging. Attendees will be provided with newly developed worksheets and assessment instruments that organize and inform the treatment process.


Workshop Topics:


Agenda & Learning Objectives


Learning Objectives

  • Describe the Compensatory Avoidance Model (CAM)
  • List four different distress reduction behaviours
  • Outline the central components of trigger management
  • Discuss the limitations of prolonged exposure and habituation
  • Describe two ways in which implicit processing occurs in CAM-based therapy

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.


This workshop may be may be eligible for CEUs from the following associations:  Show more
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
  • Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellor & Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT)
  • Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP)

* Please contact your accrediting body for more information on individual association requirements.


Your Presenter(s)

John Briere, Ph.D.

John Briere, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.  A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, he is recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association, the Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Scientific Achievement from ISTSS, and the William N. Friedrich Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Child Psychology, from the Mayo Clinic.  He is author or co-author of over 120 articles and chapters, 15 books, and 9 trauma-related psychological tests. At USC, he teaches and consults in the burn unit, inpatient psychiatry, and emergency services.

 

Testimonials

“Dr. Briere engages very well with diverse audiences. John’s presentation skills are exceptional and I am grateful that he draws on stories, humour & everyday clinical experiences to connect with clinicians taking this workshop.”
– Dr. Jassal | Vancouver, BC | May 29-30, 2017

 

“Dr. Briere is an easy-to-listen to speaker. His knowledge is wide and he conveys it well. Humour helps a sometimes difficult topic. I am very glad I came to this workshop! Thank you.”
– Leana Brady-Algor | Vancouver, BC | May 29-30, 2017

 

“Very knowledgeable speaker, relatable with a great presence. I’m leaving this workshop with an understanding/working knowledge of complex trauma. More focus/time on strategies @ the end would have been helpful.”
– Edmonton, AB | May 31-June 1, 2017

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Who Should Attend

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.


Recommended Accommodation

DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton

16615 109th Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

phone:  780.484.0821

 Full map & directions


Our rates:

To make a reservation over the phone, please call 780.484.0821 or 1.800.661.9804

May 26 – 29, 2020
2 Queen Beds $155.00 plus tax per night
1 King Suite – $175.00 plus tax per night
1 King Hospitality Room – $325.00 plus tax per night

Rates are based on single or double occupancy. A $15.00 charge will apply for each extra adult. Maximum occupancy is 4 persons per room.

To Book Online: 

May 26 – 29, 2020 visit http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/Y/YEGNMDT-HTT-20200526/index.jhtml

*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*

Please keep in mind when booking Jack Hirose and Associates corporate guest rooms, reservations booked for most hotels can be cancelled within 48 hours . If you are booking guest rooms through third party websites in many instances the reservations booked cannot not be cancelled.



When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.


Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrollment $249 $269
Individual 2 Day Enrollment $449 $469
Individual 3 Day Enrollment $639 $659
Group 3-7 $619 $639
Group 8-14 $599 $619
Group 15+ $579 $599
Full-Time Student $579 $599

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: May 13, 2020
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, May 13, 2020.


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