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Adaptive Internal Relational Network Model

Advanced Intensive Training on Complex PTSD, Developmental Trauma and Neuro-Dissociative States


This training presents a unique theoretical model based on compassionate, competency based relational interventions for complex, developmental trauma and neuro-dissociative states.  The advanced resourcing and interventions taught are consistent with strengthening a client’s multi-directional attention which underlies the ability to manage neuro-dissociative states, regulate emotionally and physically, reduce ptsd symptoms and build compassionate relationships internally and externally.  

Learning Content:

  • Neurology of development, attachment, and information processing

  • The neurological impact of trauma

  • Theoretical underpinnings of the Adaptive Internal Relational Model 

  • Core Survival Networks and the continuum of Neuro-dissociative States

  • Step by step interventions to create new somatic and self-relational skills

  • Advanced Resourcing Strategies for all phases of therapy

  • Advanced EMDR and other processing interventions for neuro-dissociative states

  • The impact of traumatic bonding on clients, therapists and the therapeutic relationship

  • Compassion fatigue and therapist self care

  • Programming and conditioning utilized by systems of organized violence

"We feel passionate about helping therapists build a competency based framework and relational stance which is needed to work with clients who have a history of profound trauma"

Learning Objectives and Projected Competencies:

  • Gain a working knowledge of the neurology of development, stress-danger response system and attachment strategies

  • Practice using developmental neurology to explain trauma symptoms and activation patterns

  • Apply the Adaptive Internal Relational Network Model to case conceptualization

  • Integrate existing forms of trauma treatment with the Adaptive Internal Relation Network Model of therapy

  • Use competency-based language in conceptualization and treatment interventions

  • Recognize the range of neuro-dissociative states

  • Develop effective intervention strategies across the spectrum of neuro-dissociative states

  • Understand the continuum of programming from Limiting beliefs to Intentional Conditioning and Programming.

  • Develop intervention strategies for the continuum of Conditioning/Programming

  • Formulate effective strategies around traumatic bonding and compassion fatigue as it relates to this population

  • EMDR interventions appropriate to various neuro-dissociative states will be taught for those who have completed the basic training.   EMDR training is not required for this course

Instructional methods:

  • Lecture including multimedia presentations

  • Experiential exercises to enhance practice and understanding of concepts

  • Interactive consultation including conceptualization and development of  treatment strategies

  • Interactive small group practica including skills building around competency based  intervention and therapeutic stance

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