We will discuss and explore Kasia Kozlowska’s new book which applies approaches from Interpersonal Neurobiology and the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation to understanding and healing somatic problems. Our focus will be on the DMM. Kasia will not join us for this session, but will join us for a session later in November or December.
This is the first in the DMM Coffee House Somatic Series.
CSI offers a review of the book, and a summary list of intervention techniques. The book is available on Amazon in softcover, and as a free Kindle download. It is also available from Palgrave publishing in softcover and as an Open Access and free PDF or EPUB download.
Functional Somatic Symptoms in Children and Adolescents: A Stress-System Approach to Assessment and Treatment, Kasia Kozlowska, Stephen Scher, Helene Helgeland, 2020, Palgrave Macmillan.
Please bring your questions, or forward to them us beforehand. Here are some questions we can explore:
- What is your favorite takeaway from the book, something you didn’t know before?
- What is unclear?
- Figure 4.1, pp. 75-77, presents and intriguing graphic. Does it show that vast majority (>90%) of children presenting A+ and C+ SPS have functional neurological disorders (FND)?
- Figure 4.2 has an interesting Venn diagram. Do you have a case you can share which might describe a person/family in the intersection of all four circles? The circles represent the ANS, HPA axis, immune-inflammatory system, and brain stress system.
- Peppa the “paralyzed” dancer. In this DMM story, what level of neglect/abuse is her father engaging in? Is it sufficient to warrant the involvement of child protective services? What SPS do you think the father is using? Pp. 345-346.
- The Transitional Attachment Figure (TAF) should connect on both the feelings and doing levels. How do you connect on the doing level (p. 344), beyond Gestalt techniques? What homework assignments tend to work? How do you introduce counterintuitive doing techniques to parents?
- Is there a vignette which closely describes a recent case you had? What did you learn after reflecting on the book and your case? What might you have done differently? What might you add to the intervention list, from a DMM perspective?
- The authors use a mind-body-relationship approach. How do you feel about that?
Date: Tuesday, November 3 (live) & Thursday, November 5 (live), 2020 (Friday, November 4 in Australia/Asia)
Length: 60 minutes
Host/Facilitator: No host, open-group discussion
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Multiple sessions: Each session will be unique, please join both!
Session times: Times listed below, PLEASE NOTE, some computer calendars do not automatically handle the time zone conversion correctly.
Session A (live) (EU/US/India): Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 9:00 a.m. Seattle (UTC -7) (noon in Miami, 5:00 p.m. London, and 9:00 p.m. New Delhi.)
Session B (live) (US/EU/AUS/Asia): Thursday November 5, at 1:00 p.m. Seattle time, 4:00 p.m. in Miami, 9:00 p.m. in London, and (in Australia/Thailand/China on Friday) at 8:00 a.m. in Auckland, 7:00 a.m. in Sydney, 6:00 a.m. in Perth/China, and 4:00 a.m. in Bangkok. (ASIA participants should confirm the start time.)
Please note, all countries should be in sync with the switch to daylight savings time, but it’s best to confirm the session starting time. Check your time against Seattle and Miami times.
The follow up live session with Dr. Kasia Kozlowska will be special set to accommodate her busy Australian work schedule. Schedule details will be posted later.