Intimate deception through pornography, affairs, cybersex and prostitutes create an
unexpected relationship rupture and throw a couple into crisis. Understanding the impact of
betrayal trauma and what tools can be used to help clients heal is critical to recovery. This
presentation will blend my expertise in trauma and post-traumatic stress, training in
neuroscience SPECT imaging, EMDR and brain optimization to open up the world of betrayal
trauma by providing evidence-based interventions and strategies aimed at reversing the
impact. I believe we can help those impacted by sexual betrayal live again by recapturing their
true identity and restoring their brains, bodies and minds to health. I will also be presenting a
new resource called The Empowerment Wheel and will be giving participants opportunity to
consider how to use it with clients. This tool and others will be used in order to help betrayed
partners move into greater opportunities for problem solving and empowered choices.
Together we will explore effective new tools for building resources and empowerment.
Presented by: Sheri Keffer, Ph.D.
- Analyze trends in Partner trauma recovery and consider how to use a multi-layered trauma model “The Dirty Dozen”
- Discuss myths and depathologize betrayed partners by looking through the lens of present trauma, shame, and wounds of commission
- Create a plan for intervention by interacting with partner conversations (from powerless to powerful) by using Dr. Keffer’s Empowerment Wheel