ID
A-2403
Open for Applications

The Triangle of Trauma: Victim, Victimizer & Rescuer

An In Person Interactive Training

When you work with complex developmental trauma, you walk a tightrope—balancing the relational demands between you and your client while navigating the inherent challenges of treating complex trauma. So it’s no wonder that we sometimes find ourselves caught in the Triangle of Trauma—playing out the roles of victim, victimizer and rescuer with a client who struggles with attachment wounds. Understanding the triangle, its dynamics and how to facilitate repair and resolution within an EMDR therapy framework is a central part of this training. We’ve also built in some time for small, guided discussion groups to share our own reactions to the cases we'll be looking at towards a better self-understanding of how we can inadvertently step into these dynamics. You'll walk away with a greater sense of this enigmatic territory between ourselves and our clients.
Trauma Triangle
Dates
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Location
Salt Lake City, Utah
Early Bird
Tuition
$450
Application fee
$0
$450
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Standard
Tuition
$499
Application fee
$0
$499
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Last Minute
Tuition
$549
Application fee
$0
$549
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Training Program Schedule
April 20, 2024: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm MT
April 21, 2024: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm MT
Location info

Doubletree by Hilton Salt Lake City Airport

5151 Wiley Post Way

Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

tel:+1 801-539-1515

Special Room Rate of $135/per night: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/slcardt-emd-1942a739-bccf-4786-837e-92b78bd180b2/

 

Trainer / Trainers
Deany Laliotis, LICSW
Training Coordinator
Loralee Bowen, Training Coordinator
admin@emdrtherapy.com
Continuing Education Credits
12
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It's Not Just About What Happened.  It's Also About What Happened Next.

In this training, we will explore how the client's survival strategies from childhood developed into adaptations that have now taken on a life of their own and are a source of difficulties for client and therapist alike.  We will also examine how these patterns can generate reactions in us and how we can use these moments as opportunities for repair and transformation.

 

Have an In-Person Experience with Colleagues

As therapists, we too have memory networks that inform how we relate to our clients. We will explore how we respond to different presentations that can inadvertently bring us into the Triangle dynamics. Through lecture, small and large group discussion, client video segments and a live demonstration, you will learn to:

  • understand Karpman’s Drama Triangle and how that can inform the dynamics in the therapeutic dyad when treating complex developmental trauma;
  • identify adaptations to their developmental trauma based on formative attachment experiences;
  • recognize the developmental deficits and facilitate corrective experiences in reprocessing through the use of clinical interweaves; 
  • recognize the difference between core affective responses versus defensive affective responses;
  • identify and work with parts of self that the client may be over-identified with in their relational stance;
  • identify one or more blocking beliefs that get in the way of reprocessing
  • learn how to apply the Empowerment Dynamic as a way to transform the triangle dynamics 
  • apply mindful attunement to track both the therapist’s and the client’s felt experience; 
  • identify and be able to successfully navigate working through an enactment within the therapeutic dyad.