Deep Brain Reorienting

Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR)

Healing Attachment Shock

Portsmouth NH: 

Introduction: September 20, 2019

Master Class: September 21, 2019

Taught by Frank Corrigan, MD, FRCPsych (Glasgow, Scotland) 

Registration open for Introduction to DBR Friday, September 20, 2019, 10-5 pm

Portsmouth, NH

Registration open for Master Class on DBR Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9-5 pm

Portsmouth, NH

Introduction workshop is for those just learning DBR 

DBR Master Class is only for those who have taken the Intro

Brought to you by Deirdre Fay, LICSW, Jeri Schroeder, LCPC, Ryan Chandler, LCMHC, MLADC & Celia Grand, LICSW


"Bringing Frank Corrigan over to the U.S. has been a dream of mine ever since I first met him in Dublin over fifteen years ago. His enormous intelligence, coupled with humility and compassion, helped me integrate neurobiology into the work I was doing with clients, especially those with traumatic dissociation. 

Clinicians in the UK and Ireland have turned to Frank repeatedly to integrate the most cutting-edge clinical applications, empowering them to trust themselves in supporting their clients to shift painful states. 

And the new work that Frank has been developing is brilliant and practical. Its subtlety allows clinicians to shift implicit attachment patterns (arguably the most difficult patterns of all) with little or no disruption. Having had the privilege of studying and training with Frank, I knew his work would support what you are already doing. 

It's an honor to bring him to the United States and share his wisdom with you. I look forward to being with you in the workshop."

~Deirdre Fay, LICSW


Description of the training

This training arises from Frank's work over the past forty years in integrating clinical observation with neuroscience theory. His focus has been on the brainstem: in situations of traumatic experience and attachment disruption, clinically-relevant residues can be left without conscious awareness of their origins. The natural physiological sequence in the midbrain structures is stored in implicit memory and can be accessed through attention to emotional distress in the present – especially when the events precipitating them have been experienced as shocking. New experiences of relational adversity, not just those triggering past response sequences, can also be approached in this way. Attachment shock may underlie many different ego states or be a newly traumatic experience.


Learning Objectives

There are 6 Continuing Education units available for the Introductory day 

and 6 Continuing Education units pending for the Master Class

Participants will be able to....

  •  design neurobiological interventions based on clinical assessments
  •  discuss Attachment Shock 
  •  plan clinical interventions of traumatic experience and attachment disruption  
  •  identify the Innate Alarm System and the Innate Connection System, the microsecond responses to unexpected and unwanted relational/interpersonal events
  •  apply the emergence of different perspectives and physiological states so the implicit memory sequences are transformed
  •  utilize reorienting in relation to memory reconsolidation  
  •  describe the implicit memory sequences (Bowlby's Internal Working Model) established very early in life that are associated with dysfunctional responses in the present 


In addition, the Master Class will support participants to be able to...

  •  discuss brain stem theory and how re-orienting creates memory reconsolidation 
  •  compare brain stem processing versus emotional processing 
  •  identify stages in brain stem sequencing 
  •  apply theory into clinical practice
  •  plan clinical interventions for phase oriented trauma treatment

 

"Frank Corrigan is one of the most erudite, fascinating and adventurous scientists I have had the privilege of calling my mentor, colleague and friend. His refreshingly novel approach to working with the indelible imprints of trauma takes us on a journey through the labyrinth of brain science and opens up new vistas of healing. His work restores our faith in the power of human connection and offers a beacon of hope amidst the buzz world of ‘evidence based’ practice." 

~ Dr Jessica Christie-Sands Chartered Psychologist (BPS Registered); Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC Registered); Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP Registered); EMDR Europe Approved Consultant; Certified Advanced Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, Certified Neurosequential Practitioner  

Training Outline

  • Theoretical input on the neurobiology and its practical applications
  • Video illustrating the protocol followed by discussion and questions
  • Live demonstrations
  • Practicum
  • Questions and discussion of clinical application including case consultation

Master Class Schedule

Morning: 

  • Introduction to Neurobiology of Deep Brain Reorienting 
  • Discuss Attachment Shock as it occurs with clients  
  • Identify the Innate Alarm System and the Innate Connection System the microsecond responses to unexpected and unwanted relational/interpersonal events  
  • Describe the implicit memory sequences (Bowlby’s Internal Working Model) established very early in life that are associated with dysfunctional responses in the present  
  • Identify stages in brain stem sequencing  


Afternoon:

  • Compare brain stem processing versus emotional processing  
  • Discuss Brain Stem theory to utilize reorienting in relation to memory reconsolidation  
  • Design therapeutic interventions based on clinical assessments  
  • Plan clinical interventions of traumatic experience and attachment disruption  

"Frank Corrigan has been one of the most significant teachers of mine since I first met him over fifteen years ago. His understanding of the brain, integrated with trauma treatment and attachment theory has radically altered the way I work with clients."

~Deirdre Fay, LICSW


Frank Corrigan, MD, FRCPsych [bio]

Frank Corrigan began his training in psychiatry in 1977 and was an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist in Scotland from 1985 until 2018, latterly working part-time as a specialist provider of trauma psychotherapy. He now works in private practice in Glasgow and specialises in complex trauma and dissociative disorders. He is an accredited practitioner and consultant with the EMDR Association (UK & Ireland), completed the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Trauma Training in 2010, and was previously approved for supervising and training in the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) for the treatment of complex trauma disorders.  

Recent publications include: Corrigan, FM, & Hull, AM (2018). The emerging psychological trauma paradigm: an overview of the challenge to current models of mental disorder and their treatment. International journal of cognitive analytic therapy and relational mental health, 2, 121-146

Schwarz, L., Corrigan, FM., Hull, AM., Raju, R. (2016). The Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM): novel approaches to the healing of complex trauma. Routledge, London. 

Corrigan, F.M., & Holstege, G. (2015) Tremor and trauma: the brainstem emotional motor system and recovery from traumatic experience, pp36-54, in Eds., Berceli, D., & Scaer, R. Shake it off naturally: reduce stress, anxiety, and tension with (TRE). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.  

Lanius, UF, Paulsen, SP, Corrigan, FM (2014) Neurobiology and treatment of traumatic dissociation. Springer, New York.  


"I have had the pleasure of getting to know Frank Corrigan over this past year and have been a fortunate recipient of a few sessions of the Deep Brain Reorienting process that he has developed. Frank, in my experience, is a lovely human being with a rare combination of having a big brain and warm, compassionate heart. He embodies his own work as well as shares it with other clinicians and treats patients. This embodiment, I believe, is where the development and unfolding of his work continues to evolve. I find it a privilege that Deirdre is bringing him here and we have the opportunity to learn from him directly."

~Jeri Schroeder, LCPC, Portland, Maine

How to Register

includes complimentary parking!

Early bird registration $197

Registration after August 4, 2019 is $239

Early bird registration $297  

Registration after August 4, 2019 is $359

Early bird registration 2 days $477

Registration for both days after August 4, 2019 is $569

Register for Introduction to DBR

Who would benefit from this course?

This workshop is suitable for all levels of clinicians interested in developing ways to integrate neurobiology of the brainstem, dissociation, and attachment theory 

Introduction workshop is geared toward beginning level of DBR; Master Class is designed for those who have previously taken the Introduction DBR

Social Workers, Counselors, Family Therapsts Psychotherapists, Mental Health Professionals, 

Body oriented therapists, Acupuncturists, Physicians, Nurses, Educators/Teachers  

CE Information

There are 6 Continuing Education units available for the Introductory day and 6 Continuing Education units pending for the Master Class 

CEs are an additional $35 per day

Continuing Education Credit is pending through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions: US-licensed Social Workers, Licensed Counselors, Nurses, and Psychotherapists