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Working with Isolation and Loneliness: The Unintended Consequences of COVID

  • 22 Oct 2020
  • Online

SHORT SUMMARY

This webcast addresses how to help clients struggling with the isolation imposed by COVID to take in the support they do have, to understand the painful loneliness as feeling and body memories, and to transform the felt sense of being ‘outside looking in.’

Presented by Janina Fisher, PhD

Oct 22, 2020 9:00 am - 12:15 PST
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EVENT DESCRIPTION

In a climate of fear and isolation that equally affects us all, therapists are now being asked to help clients deal with the practical challenges of self-isolation in a time of danger and heightened anxiety. Just when human beings need support and belonging more than ever, social distancing and self-quarantining cut us off from others.

Individuals with histories of abandonment, abuse, rejection, neglect and failed attachment face an additional challenge: COVID-related isolation inevitably evokes childhood emotions and memories of the past, increasing the sense of painful aloneness. Without adequate social supports, the client can only look to the therapist for connection. But the therapist feels equally helpless to help clients overcome the sense of being unwanted and unwelcome.

This webcast addresses how to help clients struggling with the isolation imposed by COVID to take in the support they do have, to understand the painful loneliness as feeling and body memories, and to transform the felt sense of being ‘outside looking in.’

Our focus will be:

  • Differentiating situational responses from emotional memory
  • Resources for helping clients tolerate fear and loneliness
  • Practical tips for making virtual psychotherapy feel personal and connected
  • Interactive neurobiological regulation: using our nervous systems to regulate the client’s nervous system

Presenter Bio

Janina Fisher, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist (MA; LCP 6468) with 38 years in practice, as well as assistant educational director at SPI and a former instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known for her expertise on the treatment of trauma and dissociation, she is also an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Consultant and former Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher has been an invited speaker at the Cape Cod Institute, Harvard Medical School Conference Series, Psychotherapy Networker, Annual Conference of the EMDR International Association, and many other conferences. She is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) and the author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation (2017). Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches internationally on the integration of research and treatment and how to introduce newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic approaches. For more information, visit www.janinafisher.com

EVENT LOCATION

Online - Zoom

COST $48.00

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Register by Oct. 22 to get best pricing and attend live! After Oct. 22, this will be sold as a digital seminar (pre-recorded event).

REGISTER HERE

CEU INFORMATION
Pending approval for 3 CEs - details on registration page.

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