Register Today! Narrative Exposure Therapy with Torture Survivors in Exile: Overview and Adaptations

NCB's Measured Impact Webinar: Wednesday, 8/21/19 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT. Click here to register.

This session, designed for psychotherapists, will present a brief theoretical and practical overview of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), which has emerged in recent years as a promising evidence-based treatment for PTSD in torture survivors. The presentation will assume familiarity and skill with exposure treatments and is designed for psychotherapists.  The overview will cover the theoretical background for NET, basic components of the method, and references for some of the current research supporting NET.  The remainder of the presentation will focus on the presenter’s clinical experience in adapting NET while adhering to its core principles, always integrating NET into a more comprehensive psychotherapy.  Drawing on the presenter’s experiences, she will emphasize NET’s strengths as a flexible, principle-based treatment that can outwardly look very different across individual clients and circumstances.

Presenter:
Andrea Northwood, PhD, LP, Director of Client Services, Center for Victims of Torture

Objectives:  
This session is designed for psychotherapists working with survivors of torture. By the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to…
  1. Identify the theoretical foundations for NET.
  2. Identify the goals of NET.
  3. Identify the core elements of NET and their sequence in treatment.
  4. Identify the components of fear networks that NET addresses in slow-motion narrative co-construction.
  5. Identify issues involved in adapting NET for torture survivors in exile while maintaining fidelity to the NET method.
  6. Distinguish how to ask about a client’s “cold” and “hot” memory

Certificates of Completion are available for participants who attend the session and complete the pre- and post-knowledge assessments.

Date published: 

Monday, 22 July 2019

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