Trauma Education Essentials

Introducing Trauma Education Essentials

Introducing Trauma Education Essentials


Education for Health Professionals on Psychological Trauma and Trauma-informed care

Welcome! Trauma Education Essentials offers educational webinars for mental health professionals, and other health care providers, working with people who have experienced psychological trauma. We feature international experts in the field of trauma who cover a diverse array of clinically relevant topics, all delivered in a dynamic and interactive online format. Each live webinar features a question & answer period where questions from our attendees are answered by the presenter.  CE credits available. We look forward to meeting you at one of our webinars!

– Colin A. Ross, MD  &  Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC


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Upcoming Live Webinar

Talking to the Voices in Traumatized Individuals

July 21, 2018: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

 Dr. Colin Ross

Dr. Colin Ross

Presenter: Colin A. Ross, MD

Dr. Colin Ross is the Director of hospital-based Trauma Programs in Denton, Texas, Torrance, California and Grand Rapids, Michigan.  See full bio here. 

 Dolores Mosquera, MA, Psy

Dolores Mosquera, MA, Psy

Presenter: Dolores Mosquera, MA, PSY

Dolores Mosquera is an EMDR Europe Trainer and supervisor, and the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders in Spain. See full bio here.

What is this webinar about? 
In the first half of this webinar (11:00 am-12:30 pm)  Colin Ross, MD, will give a talk titled, 'Talking to the Voices: A Technique in Trauma Therapy'. Most approaches to helping people with hostile or critical voices have something to do with either trying to get rid of the voice, such as by taking drugs until it fades away, or trying to ignore the voice or distract attention away from it. One problem with these strategies is that they all involve avoiding issues or emotions the voice may be bringing up. A key aspect to the work with hostile parts of the personality and voices is to understand their function and the meaning behind their disruptive behaviors.

In the second half (12:30-2:00 pm), Dolores Mosquera, MA, Psy, will discuss, 'Strategies for Treating Auditory Hallucinations'.  Many dissociative clients have difficulties with voices that are hostile and critical. The internal conflict is sometimes so strong that the person will even have difficulties carrying on with an ordinary conversation. One factor that affects this conflict is how the patient deals with the voices or parts of the self. A comprehensive approach is needed with the most complex cases where internal conflict can lead to harmful behaviors for the self and others. In these cases, transforming conflict through dialogue, compassion and understanding is essential. Specific procedures to work with the conflict in these clients, will be illustrated through cases and video examples.

Why Should I Attend This Webinar? 
Working with hostile or critical voices can be complex. This webinar will help further your understanding of the function and meaning of the voices, and you will learn practical treatment strategies to you use in session with your clients. You can submit questions throughout the live webinar for the presenters to answer during their Q&A sessions. 


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. Explain why, in trauma therapy, the goal is not to get rid of the voices.

    2. Describe the technique of talking through to the voices.

    3. List strategies for creating empathy for the voices and reframing them.

    4. Describe strategies for understanding why the voices say negative things, and changing what they say.

Registration Fees

  • Regular Registration $69 USD
  • Emerging Professionals $49 USD
  • Students $39 USD
  • 3 CE credits for 3 hour live webinars (APA, NBCC) available at checkout for an additional $10 USD.
  • Click here for more info on CE credits
  • All courses are intermediate level unless otherwise specified
  • Your registration includes access to both the live webinar and the recorded webinar 

I envision these webinars as a place for learning and growth, as well as a meeting place for community-building and inspiration.
— Dr. Dana Ross