New England Seminar • Steven Shapiro, PhD

Healing Severe Trauma: Using Moment to Moment Tracking, Defense Restructuring, Anxiety Regulation and Relational Interventions to Transform Resistance and Access Self at Best

With Steven Shapiro, PhD

Registration at 12:30
Seminar from 1:00-4:30
Light refreshments will be served at the break

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About the Seminar

This training will focus on learning practical tools to track patient material moment by moment, using both verbal and somatic cues, in an active and focused manner with a particular focus on removing barriers to deeper affective work in severely traumatized patients. The goals will be to learn ways to create a safe environment which will create the foundation necessary to accelerate the treatment process in those with low anxiety/ affect tolerance and a tendency toward acting out. Specific techniques will be reviewed such as: restructuring  defenses, transforming resistance, regulating anxiety and other inhibitory forces; separating anxiety and defense from expressive core affective phenomena; encouraging  a new and corrective experience; utilizing the therapy relationship and relational interventions to access underlying healing resources and their associated adaptive action tendencies.

The format will include teaching modules to understand fundamental concepts with viewing of patient videos to illustrate the concepts, and opportunities to  micro-analyze the videos together in workshop style.

Course Fee

This workshop costs $75.00 (and $55.00 for students), but save 10% if you register by May 23rd. The walk-in fee is $95.00.


Registration Closed

CE Credit

This seminar includes 3 hours of continuing education credit from our co-sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars. To view the CE accreditation statement click here. View our cancellation/refund policy.

Getting to the Venue

For directions to Andover Newton Theological School, click here. The seminar will take place in the chapel, and parking is available anywhere on campus, even in spots marked ‘reserved.’

Event Details:


1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA

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