"Manualized Ego State Therapy for Trauma"
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday May 6 & 7 2023, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Presented By: Ciara Christensen, PhD
Location: The Florida Hotel, Orlando
12 Florida CEU's and Credit Toward ASCH Certification
Ciara Christensen, Ph.D.
Ciara Christensen, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in Idaho and Wisconsin. Previously, she was a hospital psychologist at St. Luke's, in Twin Falls, Idaho. She is the President of the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH), and the past President of the Society of Psychological Hypnosis (D30) of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Manualized Ego State Therapy for Trauma:
Theory, Purpose, Preparation, Application & Closure with Integration
How to best facilitate helping individuals cope effectively with traumatic events is an ongoing pursuit and individuals respond to interventions differently. The impact of a traumatic event on a person and the aftereffects of this experience are highly individualized. Not to mention, exposure to trauma is usually sudden, it creates discontinuities with prior experience, it involves intense affect (i.e., fear, anger, sadness, etc.), and may create conflicting patterns of association (e.g., a person once viewed as loving/protective is seen in this context as abusive or threatening). Instances such as these are thought to, if left unaddressed, erode ego capacities and have an adverse effect on one’s view of self (safe/unsafe, worthy/worthless, competent/incompetent, etc.), leading to costly and problematic trends over time.
Ego State Therapy is based on the concept that the human personality is not a unity, although it is experienced as such. This simply means an individual’s personality can be viewed as segmented, and these segments serve different purposes at different times. Ego states are often created to deal with incapacitating trauma in an effort to contain the trauma or deal with it in some other way for the greater personality. Over the course of two days, this workshop will present the theory and purpose for the evidence-based 6-hour manualized Ego State Therapy protocol. Specific procedures, including preparation, e.g., updated inclusion of practiced breathwork protocol to improve self-regulation, distress tolerance, and adaptive coping will be demonstrated and practiced. We will review the application of hypnotizability scales to gauge hypnotic responsiveness, hypnotic exploration to aid with identifying trauma and working directly with parts harboring pain via mapping, and how to utilize abreactive techniques to process trauma. Lastly, ways to facilitate adaptive and responsive functioning among ego states, including a focus on ego strengthening and bolstering emotional resilience to assist with integration, will be described and practiced for the treatment of trauma.
- Participants will be able to identify two key underpinnings of EST abreactive hypnosis.
- Participants will be able to model and recommend two breath techniques for clients to practice daily and explain how they can be used for different purposes to reenforce a sense of self-control and mastery when facing challenges in preparation for abreactive work and processing.
- Participants will be able to explain two ways to determine how to qualify the client/patient for treatment.
- Participants will be able to demonstrate how to map ego states and construct a map using hypnosis.
Location: The Florida Hotel and Conference Center, 1500 Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32809
We will be staying at The Florida Hotel, just steps away from the Florida Mall, which offers world-class shopping and numerous popular restaurants. Guest rooms include refrigerators with bottled water, microwaves, and high speed WiFi. FSCH workshop registrants may reserve guest rooms at the very special low rate of only $134 per night with free parking. Please note: this special low rate is only for workshop registrants! Reservations may be made by clicking here: Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis May 2023 or by calling 1-800-588-4656. Be sure to say you are attending the FSCH workshop on May 6-7! The hotel has many amenities: Marcelo's Bistro restaurant, Cricket's Bar in the lobby area, Starbuck's, and even a Chick-fil-A. FSCH will provide a buffet luncheon for workshop regitrants on Saturday; Sunday lunch is on your own.
Continuing Education Credit
We offer 12 Florida CEU's for licensed psychologists under 490 (Provider #50-774, Exp. 5/24); clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists under 491 (Provider #50-774, Exp. 3/25), and all our workshops count toward ASCH certification requirements. We automatically report to CEBroker. All registrants must have completed a 20-hour ASCH-approved basic workshop in clinical hypnosis.
Registration Fees: Register before April 6 to get the early discounted rate!
If you prefer to pay by check, mail your printed registration form with your check payable to FSCH to 13705 SW 91 CT, APT C, Miami, FL 33176
|Early Rate||as of April 6th|
|FSCH NEW Life Members||$187.50||$213|
|FSCH Graduate Students/Intern Members||$275||$300|
|Graduate Students/Intern Non-Members
(with student documentation)
Note: if you are a graduate student or intern FSCH member, inquire about the Mutter Scholarship 40% discount.