Session 413: Social Trauma and Adversity: Restoring Connectedness and Resilience

Sunday, October 4th

Advanced, Intermediate, Introductory

About the Session

Session Description:

Human beings are social animals with a fundamental need for social connectedness and inclusion. Yet many people feel they don’t fit, experience social anxiety, face threatening societal dynamics, or otherwise struggle in groups. Socially adverse experiences including developmental social trauma, stigmatization, discrimination, exclusion, being “canceled” and marginalization can lead to isolation, invisibility, addiction, and alienation. This true “workshop” will include clinical tools and experiential exercises designed to convey key concepts including the nature of social information processing, ingroup/outgroup effects, a new category of resonating NC/PCs (connectedness/belonging), social identity formation, internalized social messages, the impact of “isms” and multiple cultural considerations.

Learning Objective 1

Participants will be able to describe examples of socially based adversity/trauma, its impact, and reasons to attend to it in EMDR therapy.

Learning Objective 2

Participants will be able to describe AIP relevant social information processing tendencies for ingroup/outgroup perceptions and the importance of understanding this.

Learning Objective 3

Participants will be able to describe the concept of social identity as a state-based part of the self and its relevance to overall client well-being.

Learning Objective 4

Participants will be able to identify personal and client experiences related to social/cultural experiences and social identity.

Learning Objective 5

Participants will be able to describe EMDR treatment strategies throughout the 8-Phase model to reduce or eliminate the internalized impact of social adversity/ trauma and societal messages.

CEs Available: 3


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