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 New England Society for the 
Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation

 

 

"Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation"

  • 17 Mar 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Lesley University, Brattle Campus, The Washburn Commons, 10 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • 35

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • CEs cost $20 per registrant.
  • Any one working in an agency who is not in private practice and/or those who are retired from the profession. CEs cost $20 per registrant.
  • Any 4 or more registrants who register at the same time with one check or credit card will receive a 10% discount. $288 for 4; $432 for 6, etc. please call the NESTTD office 508-964-2234 with credit card information or send check. CEs cost $20 per registrant.
  • CEs cost $20 per registrant.
  • Current students and current faculty.
    CEs cost $20 per registrant.

FUNDAMENTALS of COMPLEX TRAUMA and DISSOCIATION

MARCH 17, 2018


Online registration for this event is closed, 

but you can still register on Saturday 

from 8:30 to 9 am at the event site.


Lesley University, Brattle Campus, The Washburn Commons,

    10 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138


Morning Program and Afternoon Workshops

9:00 am - 4:30 pm



Joanne Twombly, MSW, LICSW
Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation (3CE)*

Please note: Due to a death in her family, Joanne Twombly will not be presenting the morning session. Sandra Dixon will speak and present in her place, using Joanne's Powerpoint and videos.

The renowned researcher and clinician, Bessel van der Kolk says, "Dissociation is the essence of trauma".  Our most challenging clients, those with “complex traumatic stress disorders,” struggle with the long-term effects of insecure or disorganized attachment compounded by the impact of multiple instances of overt trauma.  


This program is designed for graduate students and behavioral health and social service providers, and those who are new to learning about and working with the complex trauma spectrum. Topics introduced in the morning session will include the concept of developmental trauma, the basics of relevant neurobiological research, core problems of survivors, assessment of dissociation, and the stages of trauma treatment. The afternoon workshops will allow for exploration of more specific aspects of helping clients with the impacts of trauma and dissociation.
    
About the Presenter: 

Joanne H. Twombly, MSW, LICSW is in private practice in Waltham, MA where she works extensively with people with complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders. She also provides trainings and consultation in EMDR and IFS. She has had several book chapters published on EMDR, EMDR and Internal Family Systems, and on working with Perpetrator Introjects. Her commitment to providing the optimal space for healing has resulted in her becoming an EMDR Trauma Recovery HAP Facilitator, a certified consultant in EMDR, Internal Family Systems Certified, and an American Society for Clinical Hypnosis Consultant. She is the past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation and served on various committees and the board of the International Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation where she received their Distinguished Achievement Award in 2010.


* The Institute for Continuing Education and the New England Society for Study of Dissociation are co-sponsors of this program.  This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC.  The Institute for Continuing Education is an NBCC approved continuing education provider, No. 5643.  The Institute for Continuing Education is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.   All scheduled sessions are approved for CE credit, with the exception of the following workshop:  Emotional Freedom Techniques ( ETF): A Self Applied Acupressure Technique to Process and Relieve Symptoms of Trauma.


~Lunch Break: 12:30 pm -1:15 pm~


(Sorry, lunch boxes are no longer available for purchase online)

 

Afternoon Breakouts (1.5 CEs Each)*

* The Institute for Continuing Education and the New England Society for Study of Dissociation are co-sponsors of this program.  This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC.  The Institute for Continuing Education is an NBCC approved continuing education provider, No. 5643.  The Institute for Continuing Education is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.   All scheduled sessions are approved for CE credit, with the exception of the following workshop:  Emotional Freedom Techniques ( ETF): A Self Applied Acupressure Technique to Process and Relieve Symptoms of Trauma.


Participants choose two of the 1.5 hour afternoon breakouts to complete their day.

1:15 pm - 2 45 pm and 3:00 - 4:30 pm


Click Here for Speaker Bios

 

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm


Internal Family Systems (IFS): A Practical Introduction for Clinicians Working with Trauma & Dissociation

Robert Bonazoli,  LICSW


This workshop will offer an overview of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) framework for understanding trauma and dissociation, and offer some practical, immediately usable tools to begin to integrate this frame. The purpose of this workshop will not be to dive fully into the mechanics of the formal IFS model, but instead to develop a shared understanding of its core assumptions and concepts and to develop and practice a concrete basic toolbox based on that framework which clinicians can immediately put to work. It will also serve as a primer for those interested in pursuing formal IFS training.


Cultural Trauma: Understanding the Dynamics of Social Inequality and Mental Health

Dominique A. Malebranche, Ph.D.


This workshop will include an introduction to the association between trauma theory and social oppression through didactic and experiential activity. Participants will learn about the mental health implications of intersectional oppression, assess their own level of cultural humility, and begin to identify opportunities to apply knowledge in their personal and professional lives. 


Understanding and Managing Self-Harming Behaviors: An Introductory Workshop

Tracey McHugh, LICSW


This workshop will assist case managers and newer clinicians in understanding the dynamics and causes of self-injurious behaviors. It will also offer some strategies to assist the client in decreasing the behaviors, while helping to alleviate the concern of the helping professional.


Vicarious Traumatization:  The Effects of Trauma Exposure on the Helping Professional                                                                    

Lisa M. Rocchio, Ph.D.


Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of the most common effects of trauma exposure on the helping professional, and will explore the general and specific changes that typically accompany vicarious traumatization.  In addition, participants will learn how to assess the effects of their own trauma exposure and will acquire practical strategies for ameliorating and transforming the effects of vicarious traumatization in themselves and in their work.  Finally, attendees will learn specific strategies for preparing themselves to work in the field of traumatic stress and interpersonal violence.  This workshop is appropriate for all attendees.


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Recognizing  and Assessing Dissociative Phenomena in Your Office                                   

Wendy  Forbush,  LICSW   

                                                 

Using clinical examples and  role play, this workshop will illustrate how  to recognize whether  dissociative symptoms are transient PTSD-subtype, or suggest the dissociative disorder end of the complex trauma spectrum in adult clients.  Emphasis will be placed on  the importance of distinguishing the nature and extent of dissociation for case conceptualization and treatment planning . The session  is designed for  behavioral health  clinicians.


Everything I Wish Someone Had Told Me about Treating Trauma Before I Worked in Community Mental Health

Peter Pruyn, LMHC

 

Most graduate programs in mental health do not require a course in trauma.  Meanwhile, the most common first job for many graduates is working in community mental health where clients with significant trauma histories are the norm.  In this session I will present the most important points about working with trauma that I wish I had known before making that transition.  This workshop will begin with a centering exercise followed by polling the audience for what specific trauma topics you would like to cover most.

While this session is designed for behavioral health professionals, anyone is welcome. 



Introduction to the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency Framework: Treating Complex Childhood Trauma by Targeting the Building Blocks of Resilience

Julie Thayer, PsyD


This workshop provides an introduction to the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework. ARC is a components-based intervention model for treating complex childhood trauma that draws from research on normative childhood development, traumatic stress, attachment, and risk and resilience. Attendees will learn more about complex trauma and how to identify its impacts, and hear about how to work with youth and their caregivers through domains of intervention and treatment targets that have been identified to best support resilient outcomes.


Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT):  A Self Applied Acupressure Technique to Process and Relieve Symptoms of Trauma                     

Caitlin Williams,   M.Ed., LMHC  PLEASE NOTE: This workshop, Williams EFT, is full and it cannot be chosen for the second time slot. 


This event requires a registration fee for both Members and Non-Members. There is no member discount for this event. 


This event takes place at Lesley University Brattle Campus.
Click here for map: http://www.lesley.edu/map/ and here for walking/parking instructions: LESLEY UNIVERSITY BRATTLE CAMPUS Directions.pdf


FUNDAMENTALS FLYER.PDF

   

 1) the basic principles of staying proactively grounded as therapists working with Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders; and 2) the opportunity to explore and develop a toolbox of resources to assist with staying grounded. The workshop will include didactic material, experiential exercises, and demos.” 

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