Fisher

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Guest Speaker

Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is the Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and a former instructor, Harvard Medical School. An international expert on the treatment of trauma, she is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma (2015), author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation (2017) and the forthcoming book, Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: a Workbook for Survivors and Therapists (in press). She is best known for her work on integrating newer body-centered interventions into traditional psychotherapy approaches. More information can be found on her website: www.janinafisher.com.

Sessions

GS5: Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation

Presented by Janina Fisher, Ph.D. in Advanced, Intermediate, Introductory at 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 3rd.

Session Description: Self-alienation maintains attachment to abusive caregivers by disowning one’s self as “bad,” a solution made possible by the innate ability of young children to create imaginary worlds. The cost is a painful failure of self-acceptance maintained by shame, self-loathing, dissociation, and denial. Without internal compassion, it becomes difficult to take in the acceptance…

Session 321: Using EMDR with Fragmented Clients: A Protocol for Overcoming Self-Alienation

Presented by Janina Fisher, Ph.D. in Advanced, Intermediate, Introductory at 1:30 PM on Saturday, October 3rd.

Session Description: Clients’ trauma-related fragmentation presents challenges for the EMDR therapist when dissociative responses complicate or disrupt trauma processing. The processing may appear to be going smoothly but, despite the apparent success, doesn’t result in resolution and completion for the client. Or the client may become flooded and de-stabilized. Traumatized clients have one body and…