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Expressive and Experiential Therapy Approaches to Trauma Recovery

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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NHC CBT is terribly sorry to announce that our doors closed on 08/31/2019. 
Dr. Durost has generously offered to still hold this event, at his space in Manchester, NH at C.R.E.A.T.E!  (link below), on a new date of 10/11/19.

Online registration for this event is still open.

Expressive and Experiential Therapy Approaches to Trauma Recovery
Making the Invisible Visible and Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Friday, October 11 2019
9:00am – 4:00pm
Check in Opens at 8:30am
One hour, independent lunch
6 CE Hours for NH licensed: LCMHC, LICSW, LPP, LMFT, and Psychologists
Cost: $100
Presenter: Dr. Steven Durost, Ph.D., LCMHC, REAT
Owner & Executive Director of C.R.E.A.T.E!

NHC CBT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6924. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHC CBT is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

To register, click here.

About This Workshop
Trauma is stored in parts of the body not accessed by words.  Thus, traditional talk therapy may not be the most direct way to help clients released these body-based memories and experiences.  In fact, current research determines that experiential therapies are becoming the therapies of choice for trauma survivors.  Bessel van der Kolk in The Body Keeps the Score references many action-based therapy programs as aiding trauma recovery.

This workshop will present the theory, neurobiology and foundation in accessible terms supporting the use of Expressive and Experiential Therapies with trauma survivors.  Methods and interventions will be presented in an interactive and hands-on manner.  Participants will be given time to practice the Containing/Body Double, Circle of Safety, Spectrograms, Comic Strip Method and several other approaches derived from the Therapeutic Spiral Model Psychodrama, Arts-based Therapy for Trauma Survivors and Action Method Approaches to Mindfulness.  This workshop is fully interactive with practical take home methods that can be put to use immediately with clients.

About the Presenter
Dr. Durost, Owner and Executive Director of C.R.E.A.T.E!, the Center for Expressive Arts, Therapy and Education, in Manchester, NH, holds a Ph.D. in Expressive Arts Therapy and is a Registered Expressive Art Therapist. A locally-renowned, and international presenter, as well as active clinician, Dr. Durost is a leader in the therapeutic community. NHC CBT is proud to bring this evidence-based, expressive and experiential training to the seacoast.

1. Describe in accessible terms the neurobiology behind trauma and a three stage model for recovery
2. Immediately apply multiple Expressive and Experiential Therapy interventions with trauma survivors
3. Describe the theory supporting the use of trauma-focused clinically-based Experiential Therapy for survivors

8:30am – Check- in Opens
9:00am – 12:00pm morning session
12:00pm-1:00pm lunch break
1:00pm-4:000m afternoon session


September 27
9:00 am - 4:00 pm