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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews a very special guest, Dr. Janina Fisher! Laura has admired Janina Fisher’s work for years. In this conversation, you will hear Janina discuss the relationship between complex trauma and the Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis, as well as how her training method, Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST) can heal attachment and trauma wounds. Whether or not you’re a therapist, you won’t want to miss this important and interesting discussion!

Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and a former instructor, at Harvard Medical School. An international expert on the treatment of trauma, she is an Advisory Board member of the Trauma Research Foundation. Dr. Fisher is the author of ‘Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation’ (2017), ‘Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: a Workbook for Survivors and Therapists’ (2021), and ‘The Living Legacy Instructional Flip Chart’ (2022). She is best known for her work on integrating mindfulness-based and somatic interventions into trauma treatment. 


Dr. Janina Fisher’s website – www.janinafisher.com

Buy Janina Fisher’s Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors book on Amazon here.

Buy Janina Fisher’s Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: a Workbook for Survivors and Therapists on Amazon here.

Special offer for therapists:

Attend a free webinar presented by Dr. Janina Fisher on October 7, 2022. In this live webinar, Healing the Shame of our Fragmented Selves, Janina will address helping clients who struggle with shame and self-loathing. 

As a special gift, when you register for the free webinar, you’ll also get access to two one-hour trainings from Dr. Fisher so you can learn the foundation of her Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment model right away: 

  1. Healing the Fragmented Self After Trauma. Understanding trauma-related fragmentation as a survival response is vital to all therapists working with victims of abuse, domestic violence, or even combat.
  2. Stabilizing the Unstable. Dr. Fisher shows you how to work with severely traumatized individuals with self-destructive and addictive behaviors, eating disorders, and suicidality. You will gain critical insights into working with these clients and feel more confident knowing how to serve them.

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This episode is also sponsored by Trauma Therapist Network. Learn about trauma, connect with resources and find a trauma therapist near you at www.traumatherapistnetwork.com. We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available.

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Podcast produced by Pete Bailey – https://petebailey.net/audio 

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September 22, 2022

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and owner of a group practice, the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She is also the host of Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and the founder of the Trauma Therapist Network, a website for learning information about trauma and finding resources and help for trauma.

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