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Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) in the Treatment of Emotional Trauma

  • Friday, July 21, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom
  • 231


  • For current members of ISNR.
  • Psychologists, mental health clinicians, medical providers, social workers, educators/researchers
  • You must have a coupon code to register as a student. Contact from your school e-mail to request a code if one has not been given to you.

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Frank Corrigan, MD, FRCPsych

Course description:  (90-minute webinar) The hypothesis set out here is that this most basic urge to connect is dependent on circuits based in three main components of the brain stem. A clinical approach derived from these hypotheses, Deep Brain Reorienting, is briefly outlined as it provides a way to address the somatic residues of adverse interpersonal interactions underlying relational patterns and also the residual shock and horror of traumatic experiences. It is suggested that the innate alarm system involving the spinal cord and the locus coeruleus can generate a pre-affective shock while an affective shock can arise from excessive stimulation of the periaqueductal gray. Clinically significant residues can be accessed through careful, mindful, attention to orienting-tension-affect-seeking sequences when the therapist and the client collaborate on eliciting and describing them. This presentation will offer an overview of the reactive brain stem, Dr. Corrigan will provide an overview of a relatively new therapeutic approach that targets the brain stem, Deep Brain Re-Orienting.

Who is the Audience:

Psychologists, mental health clinicians, medical providers, social workers, educators/researchers

Level:  Intermediate, Advanced
Specific Learning objectives:

Based on the content of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    • Demonstrate grounding techniques based in the idea of the "Where Self"

    • Differentiate shock and horror responses from affective and defensive responses

    • Differentiate the different types of dissociation described in the DBR model
    • Identify the endogenous healing process and the blocks to its natural flow

      You will receive an email containing the link to join the webinar before the event. Please ensure that you test your access to Zoom at least two hours before the webinar begins.

      Fees: Webinar fee is $65.00 for all ISNR members. The fee for non-members is $90.00.  Student fee is $22 (email to receive coupon code).

      Continuing Education:

      • CE certificate is a separate fee of $15.00 for 1.5 CE hours.
      • 1.5 hour CE (Language listed below.*)
      • Purchase CE credit HERE.
      • This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 CE hours.


      This activity qualifies for 90 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

        BCIA will issue 1.5 credits towards BCIA re-certification for full attendance at this webinar.

        Instructor: Dr. Corrigan was a Consultant Psychiatrist in Scotland, UK, from 1985 until 2018. He trained in EMDR in 1999 and was an accredited consultant with the EMDR Association (UK & Ireland) from 2006 until 2022. He completed Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) Trauma Training in September 2010. He has also been a trainer in the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) (Schwarz et al 2016) for the treatment of complex trauma disorders. Since then, he has developed Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) as a therapeutic modality for the clinical sequelae of early attachment disruptions and for other post-traumatic presentations. He now uses DBR extensively in my clinical practice and provide training and supervision in its use.

        Satisfactory Completion:

        Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates available after satisfactory course completion.

        Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Susan Alvarez, ISNR Executive Administrator.

        ISNR 13876 SW 56th Street Miami, FL 33175

        Tel: 703-848-1994

        Fax: 703-738-7340

        Because these presentations will be done online, it will be the responsibility of the participant to provide adequate and appropriate computer availability as well as Internet connections that will support this webinar. All efforts and reasonable accommodations will be made to make the information accessible to persons with disabilities.

        While this presentation offers no risk in and of itself, it is the responsibility of the individual attendee to determine any risks involved in the implementation of the contents of this presentation.

        Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

        Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.  


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        Contact Info:

        Susan Alvarez
        Executive Director
        2146 Roswell Road

        Suite 108, PMB 736

        Miami, FL 33175
        Tel: (703) 848-1994

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