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The Latest in Trauma Treatments: Diagnosis, Neuroscience & Best Practices
The Latest in Trauma Treatments: Diagnosis, Neuroscience & Best Practices


When:  Monday, October 7, 2013 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

This cutting-edge seminar presents the new trauma paradigm and how best to use this information to help your traumatized clients. Join Dr. Robert Schwarz to learn about.
  • The current understandings of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Best practices for PTSD treatments
  • The changes in the DSM-5®
  • Developmental Trauma Disorder (Bessel van der Kolk)
  • DESNOS (Disorder of Extreme Stress Not Otherwise Specified) (Herman)

This seminar will provide you with assessment skills and therapeutic techniques that are immediately applicable for traumatic stress survivors. If you work in an environment with any type of traumatic stress survivors and desire to increase your repertoire of therapies and techniques, then this seminar is for you!
  1. Describe the biological nature of trauma; how trauma is stored in the body and limbic system, creating physical and psychological symptoms.
  2. List the symptoms of trauma-hyperarousal; affect Dysregulation; dissociation, body memories and “flashbacks”.
  3. Summarize the most effective somatic techniques to reduce/eliminate client’s body memories, “flashbacks” and dissociation.
  4. Demonstrate various meridian-based techniques to decrease client’s arousal levels and modulate affect.
  5. List and define two current modalities for effectively reprocessing traumatic material.
  6. Describe the three phases of trauma treatment.
  7. Define and differentiate among the following: Developmental Trauma Disorder, Simple Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and/or Disorders of Extreme Stress NOS.


Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP, is a licensed psychologist and master therapist and trainer who has been practicing for over 30 years. He is the Executive Director of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (energypsych.org). He has been teaching trauma treatment as well as energy psychology approaches for over 20 years. He has presented workshops internationally on trauma, Ericksonian hypnosis, brief therapy and energy psychology. He is the author of Tools for Transforming Trauma, and PTSD: A Clinician’s Guide, as well as a book on couples work We’re No Fun Anymore and numerous articles and videos. Dr. Schwarz has organized over 20 conferences on treating trauma, Energy Psychology, Ericksonian Hypnosis and brief therapy training over 15,000 therapists. He is a clinical member of AAMFT, an approved consultant in Hypnosis, and a diplomat in Comprehensive Energy Psychology. He is known for his ability to provide specific clinical skills within an integrative model. Participants consistently comment that his workshops are engaging and entertaining, full of humor as well as deeply moving demonstrations.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Robert Schwarz has an employment relationship with ACEP (Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology). He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Robert Schwarz is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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