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Building self-compassion after gender-based violence: toward reconnection of brain, mind, and body

Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, FRCPC
1 Hour 15 Minutes
Nov 10, 2022
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This recording will discuss treatment challenges such as ‘stuckness’ frequently encountered in trauma treatment.



PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 1.25 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Professor of Psychiatry is the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, services that specialize in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders. She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario.

Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. She has authored more than 100 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally She has recently published a book The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease with Eric Vermetten and Clare Pain.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Ruth Lanius has employment relationships with Western University of Canada, McMaster University, St. Joseph's Health Care, University of Western Ontario, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, London Health Sciences Centre, Robarts Research Institute, and the Lawson Health Research Institute. She receives grants from the National Defence (Canada), the Academica Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario, the Trauma Research Foundation, and the Canadian Institute of Health Research. Dr. Lanius receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Ruth Lanius is a fellow with the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, a member of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. She is a journal reviewer for several publications, to see a complete list contact PESI, Inc.


  1. Discuss the association of gender-based violence and shame.
  2. Describe how shame can frequently be associated with the feeling of being non-deserving of experiencing positive emotions, including pride, passion, and love.
  3. Demonstrate specific interventions aimed at reducing shame and increasing self-compassion will be illustrated through case examples. These interventions will draw on CBT, EMDR, DBT, mindfulness, compassion-focused therapy, and internal family systems approaches.


  • An integrative approach drawing on techniques such as EMDR, CBT, DBT, sensorimotor psychotherapy, neurofeedback, internal family systems, and ego state therapy will be demonstrated throughout the seminar through clinical case examples and role plays
  • Interventions aimed at resolution of key symptoms and barriers to treatment, including disembodiment, emotional detachment, self-mutilation, shame, positive emotion intolerance, lack of self-compassion, self-fragmentation, freezing/tonic immobility will be described and demonstrated through role plays
  • Effective means of preventing vicarious traumatization in therapists will be identified

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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