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SDPA CE Event - Using Mental Imagery

  • 11/11/2017
  • 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • SDPA Office


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Michelle Warfield, Ph.D. Creative Imagination Specialist

Trauma research shows us that traumatic experience affects the mind, brain, and body. Further, Affective Neuroscience research indicates the relationship between the brain, thoughts, and emotion. This research highlights the need for trauma treatment interventions to be integrative, holistic, and flexible, and uniquely tailored to each individual’s presented needs on the continuum of trauma treatment. It also underscores the need to include trauma treatment interventions that will serve to heal the mind, emotions, and body; and contribute to brain functioning which supports emotional regulation. The use of Mental Imagery is a mindful, cognitive technique that when practiced with safety and relaxation and a few other prerequisites, can transform depression, anxiety, physical pain, and relationship difficulties; and contributes to integrated emotional, mental, physical, social balance and psychological health. 

This workshop is designed to help you:

1.     Summarize Affective Neuroscience research findings that show the relationship between thoughts, brain, and emotion.
2.     Identify what the trauma literature tells us about the effect of traumatic experience on the mind, brain, and body
3.     Discuss the benefits of Mental Imagery in the process of healing from trauma.
4.     Identify technique for the application of Mental Imagery in the treatment of trauma, including the use of guided and discovered images, and the altering of distressing images.
5.     Demonstrate through participation in a guided imagery group exercise where you will discover, see, and sense your own images, to be followed by group discussion of your individual experience of images.  


Dr. Warfield is a Clinical and Forensic Ph.D. Psychologist, licensed in the States of California, New York, and Colorado. She is an expert in the field of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and trauma with research in Perceived Control and Dissociation, Anxiety, and Depression; and has provided many years of trauma treatment and assessment in private practice, and state and federal institutions. She is also an expert in the area of Mental Imagery for mind-body health and healing. She provides Mental Imagery psychoeducational seminars, trainings, and workshops throughout the United States. Dr. Warfield is currently publishing a book in this area of expertise.

Attendance Policy: CE Credit and Certificates will not be issued to those who arrive later than 15 minutes or leave early from any course scheduled time. This policy is highly enforced to ensure compliance with APA Guidelines.

Cancellation Policy:  No refund will be given to any registered individual who is a no-show to a course. Any individual canceling within 72 hours of a course will be charged 50% of the course fee.

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San Diego Psychological Association
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.  Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92123

Diana Garza
Office Manager
(858) 277-1463
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