Paul Valent

Paul Valent

MBBS, DPM, FRANZCP
Consultant liaison psychiatrist, psychotherapist, traumatologist,
Co-founder and past president Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,
Writer.

Wholist Perspective Series of Workshops

Fight and Flight
Workshop 1

This seminar introduces, through clinical cases, the dilemmas of how to conceptualise stresses and traumas and their consequences. PTSD and its limitations are discussed. Survival strategies fight and flight are introduced.
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Definition of Survival Strategies; Their Place in Stress and Trauma
Workshop 2

Survival strategies and their place in conceptualising trauma and its opposite, fulfilment, are introduced.
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Details of Survival Strategies
Workshop 3

Survival strategies are examined in more detail. Refer to the Survival Strategies Table from now on.
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Application of Survival Strategies to Diagnosis & Treatment
Workshop 4

This seminar indicates the worth of survival strategies in diagnosing post-traumatic symptoms. It discusses common ingredients of trauma therapies.
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The Life – Trauma Dialectic; From Survival to Fulfilment
Workshop 5

Life is a tapestry of many threads. The depth axis signals the way stations from instincts to existential meaning and purpose. Survival strategies are the threads that weave different pictures. Trauma tears the tapestry.
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Biological, Psychological and Social Aspects of Survival Strategies
Workshop 6

Survival strategies have biological, psychological, and social adaptive and maladaptive components. They express the greatest human joys and pains.
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Application of Survival Strategies to Definitions and Categorizations of Traumatic Stress and Fulfilment Phenomena
Workshop 7

Survival strategies help to categorise and articulate different pleasures, satisfactions, and their opposites.
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Application of Survival Strategies to Conceptualizing and Categorizing Anger and Guilt, Self-Esteem and Shame, Right and Wrong, Spirituality, and Sacred
Workshop 8

Survival strategies help to categorise and articulate  satisfactions and their opposites on moral, spiritual, and existential levels.
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Right and Left Brain Functioning
Workshop 9

This seminar distinguishes right and left hemisphere brain functions. How this applies to traumatology.
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The Wholist Perspective; a Clinical Example (FILM)
Workshop 10

Summary of the wholist perspective. Its illustration with a film.
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