Azita Sachmechian – Mindful Art Therapy and Emotional Regulation

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Azita Sachmechian – Mindful Art Therapy and Emotional Regulation

Faculty:
Azita Sachmechian
Duration:
5 Hours 12 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jan 21, 2013

Description

 

Increase treatment success and help you deal with difficult clients

The capacity to maintain a calm state of mind even at the time of crisis creates a strong cornerstone for successful psychotherapy. When faced with crisis, the dysregulated individual who is often suffering from psychological disorder becomes dysfunctional and comes to treatment.

Due to the nature of crisis, clinicians end up regulating their overstressed client’s session after session without being able to dig into the pathology. Due to the high popularity of evidence-based programs, many clinicians are mandated to follow certain time-bound protocols to address the diagnosis. Treating acutely stressed individuals in the context of managed care policies becomes extremely challenging and a source of major stress for the clinician. These pressures, in addition to often being the target of emotional outbursts from their dysregulated clients who project their pain and transference onto them, make the clinician the prime target of emotion dysregulation, as well.

In this course, you will discover new techniques to help your clients regulate efficiently as well as how to teach these techniques to your clients to increase treatment success. Through art therapy and mindfulness, clients will finally be able to move past the crisis and deal with the real issues at hand. You will explore Mindful-Art therapy techniques to help you remain emotionally regulated while dealing with very difficult clients.

 

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Outline

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Introduction to emotion regulation and dysregulation
  • Brain circuitry and emotion regulation
  • Effect of art therapy and emotion regulation
  • Mindfulness and emotion regulation
  • Emotion dysregulation in borderline personality disorder
  • Emotion dysregulation in PTSD
  • Emotion dysregulation in general public

CURRENT TREATMENT AND APPROACHES AVAILABLE FOR ADDRESSING EMOTION DYSREGULATION

  • DBT
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Sensory Motor Psychotherapy
  • Accelerated Experiential/Dynamic Psychotherapy

ART THERAPY AND EMOTION REGUALTION: CURRENT APPROACHES

  • Emotion regulation through use of clay
  • Emotion regulation through use of paper
  • Multimedia approach

WORD OF CAUTION: ART MATERIAL TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT

  • Paint and dysregulation
  • Size of the paper and dysregulation

CASE STUDY OF ART BECOMING DYSREGULATING​

INNOVATIVE EMOTION REGULATION TECHNIQUES IN EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS AND MANAGED CARE

  • Visual Distancing
  • Visual Perceptual Shift
  • Grounding
  • Perceptual body awareness

HAND-ON EXPERIENCE

  • Image making of the bodily sensation

CASE STUDIES AND APPLIED MINDFUL-ART THERAPY TECHNIQUES

PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE TECHNIQUES IN THE CONTEXT OF EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS.

  • Evidence-based programs general structure
  • Techniques through assessment phase
  • Techniques through treatment phase

MINDFULNESS-BASED EMOTION REGULATION TECHNIQUE FOR CLINICIANS

  • Amplified Groundedness (shifting gear technique)

ART ACTIVITIES AND PARTICIPATIONS; HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE:

  • Visualizing a very difficult client
  • Practicing perceptual awareness and groundedness
  • Build your own ways of “Shifting Gear”

CASE STUDY OF MINDFULNESS BECOMING A SOURCE OF DYSREGULATION

Faculty

Azita Sachmechian, MA, LMFT, ART-BC,Related seminars and products: 1


 

Azita Sachmechian, MA, LMFT, ART-BC, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Art Therapist. She has nearly a decade of experience working with children and their families at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Sachmechian earned her Masters of Arts–Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute, Encino, California. She has taught art therapy to master level students in Pacific Oaks College as well as psychiatry interns at Cedars Sinai Hospital.

Ms. Sachmechian is certified in evidence-based programs such as Triple P Parenting and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. She is currently running a research study at Cedars Sinai Hospital, studying the effect of Mindful-Art therapy techniques on parents of premature babies at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Ms. Sachmechian maintains a private practice in Los Angeles and is a member of the California Association of Marital and Family Therapist (CAMFT), the Southern California American Art Therapy Association (SOCALATA), and the American Art Therapy Association (AATA).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Azita Sachmechian maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Azita Sachmechian is a member of the California Association of Marital and Family Therapist (CAMFT); the Southern California American Art Therapy Association (SOCALATA); and The American Art Therapy Association (AATA).

 


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