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Our November 16th workshop is sold out!
If you are interested in attending, please email us at info@traumaedessentials.com to be placed on a wait list in case there is a cancellation.

Understanding and Treating Complex Trauma: Level 1

Friday, November 16, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Toronto, Canada
The Gladstone Hotel

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Presented by:

Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC, is a psychiatrist in the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Canada. See full bio below.

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Presented by: 

Marlene Duarte Giles, MSW, RSW

Marlene Duarte Giles MSW, RSW is a Clinical Social Worker with the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, Canada. See full bio below. 

Location: 

The Gladstone Hotel, The North Ballroom, 1412 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON, Canada. This is a beautiful space with hardwood floors, exposed brick, and a lot of natural light. The Gladstone Hotel is fully accessible
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Event Description:

Trauma Education Essentials is pleased to present this 1-day interactive workshop titled 'Understanding and Treating Complex Trauma: Level 1' for health professionals and trainees in psychology, social work, psychotherapy, nursing, counselling, and medicine, as well as other allied health areas. Gain foundational knowledge, insights and skills for working with adults who have experienced childhood trauma. We will first explore the importance of a sequenced, yet flexible, approach to treatment that is grounded in strategies related to enhancing safety and stabilization. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of the therapeutic relationship and how trauma-informed principles can guide collaborative interventions. Common issues that arise in the therapeutic relationship, including traumatic reenactments, will be explored, and a discussion on how to recognize vicarious traumatization and approaches to minimize risk will follow. The facilitators will also explain how interventions, rooted in an understanding of the neurobiology of trauma, can be personalized to your clients specific needs. A wide range of skills will be demonstrated by the facilitators so that attendees can leave feeling confidant in how to apply the tools they have learned.  Space will be limited as the workshop will be highly interactive, and skills-focused. 

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the term complex trauma and recognize how symptoms and behaviours can often be better understood as attempts to self-regulate and cope.
2. Identify ways in which traumatic stress impacts the body and brain, including cognitive functioning.
3. Name top-down and bottom-up techniques for coping with both hyper- and hypo-arousal.
4. Define the term ‘traumatic reenactment’ and name specific treatment strategies for working through reenactments.
5. Describe physical, behavioural, psychological, and emotional signs of vicarious traumatization.

Who should attend?

Health professionals and trainees in psychology, social work, psychotherapy, nursing, psychiatry, counselling, and medicine, as well as other allied health areas, who work with people that have experienced complex trauma, or are interested in learning more about this area. This workshop aims to deepen your understanding of the impact of trauma, and will focus on practical treatment strategies and skills. Content is at an introductory to intermediate level. 

Rates (in US dollars):

- Regular: $135 USD      
- Student (full-time): $80 USD
- Group rate: 20% off each individual registration for groups of 5 or more people from the same organization or program. Email info@traumaedessentials.com for more information.
- Lunch is included with the cost of registration. Gluten-free, lactose-free, and vegetarian options are available. During registration you will be asked about any dietary issues or preferences. Fresh fruit will be available in the morning, and coffee, tea, and water will be available all day. 
- Contact us for more information at info@traumaedessentials.com
- A certificate of attendance will be emailed to you following the event.
- No CE credits are available for this workshop.
- Distance participation is not available for this event and it is not being recorded. 
- Full refunds are available up until October 31, 2018. After that date, no refunds are available but you are welcome to send a colleague in your place.

Full Bios: 

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Marlene Duarte Giles, MSW, RSW

Marlene Duarte Giles MSW., RSW is a Clinical Social Worker with the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, Canada. She has worked as a clinician for over 20 years, and within the Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP), a day treatment program for women who have experienced childhood trauma, for the past 18 years. She holds expertise in providing trauma informed psychotherapy to individuals who have experienced interpersonal trauma.

She has published in the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation related to her work in WRAP. In addition, she teaches as an Adjunct Lecturer within the Factor-Inwentash School of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Toronto. Marlene started her career in Vancouver, BC as an Addictions Group Therapist, working within various community agencies, Burnaby Correctional Center for Women, and Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. Marlene finds spending time in nature with her family restorative.

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Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Dana Ross, M.D. is a psychiatrist in the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Canada. The Trauma Therapy Program specializes in treating those who have experienced childhood interpersonal trauma. She practices trauma-focused individual and group therapy, and is a lecturer in the Division of Equity, Gender and Population at the University of Toronto. 

Dr. Ross completed her psychiatry residency in Ontario, Canada, at the University of Toronto and at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She completed a Master of Neuroscience degree at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta and finished her undergraduate degree in psychology at York University in Toronto. She recently began her first term on the international Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Board of Directors. She has had numerous speaking engagements across North America with a focus on trauma, education, and psychotherapy. Dr. Ross co-chairs the Trauma Talks conference (www.traumatalks.ca) in Toronto which is a conference focused on the concept and practice of trauma-informed care. 

Dr. Ross was born in Inuvik in the Northwest Territories in Northern Canada and is of Dene descent. She identifies as Métis. Her interests outside of psychiatry include writing, movies, and painting. 

 

In-Person Workshop

Understanding and Treating Complex Trauma: Level 2

Friday, April 12, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Toronto, Canada

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Colin Ross, MD

Colin Ross, MD, is a psychiatrist and the Director of hospital-based Trauma Programs in Denton, Texas, Torrance, California, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has been running a hospital Trauma Program in the Dallas area since moving to Texas in 1991. He is the author of 200 papers and 29 books.
See full bio below.

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Sushma Persaud, MSW, RSW

Sushma Persaud, MSW, RSW, is a registered social worker, psychotherapist who practices in the Trauma Therapy Program at Women's College Hospital. She is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Toronto, through the
Faculty of Social Work, and recently won a student-nominated teaching award.
See full bio below.

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Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC, is a psychiatrist in the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Canada. She practices trauma-focused individual and group therapy, and is a lecturer in the Division of Equity, Gender and Population at the University of Toronto.
See full bio below.

Location: 

Details TBD - Downtown, Toronto, Canada. This event will be fully accessible.

Event Description:

Trauma Education Essentials is pleased to present this 1-day interactive workshop titled 'Understanding and Treating Complex Trauma: Level 2' for health professionals and trainees in psychology, social work, psychotherapy, nursing, counseling, and medicine, as well as other allied health areas. The facilitators will explain the core principles of Dr. Colin Ross’ Trauma Model Therapy (TMT) and will illustrate treatment interventions, techniques and strategies from TMT with case examples. The problems addressed will include dissociation, self-harm, drug and alcohol use disorders, eating disorders, PTSD and borderline personality disorder. The presenters will describe how to explain fight, flight and freeze to trauma survivors. A wide range of skills will be demonstrated by the facilitators so that attendees can leave feeling confidant in how to apply the tools they have learned.  Space will be limited as the workshop will be highly interactive, and skills-focused. 

Prerequisite

There are no prerequisites, however, this is an intermediate level course and it will be assumed that all attendees have an introductory level of knowledge about complex trauma.

Who should attend?

Health professionals and trainees in psychology, social work, psychotherapy, nursing, counselling, psychiatry and other areas of medicine, as well as other allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Explain the concept of the locus of control shift, and how it leads to self-blame, self-hatred and self-punishment in trauma survivors.

2. Define the term the problem of attachment to the perpetrator and name specific treatment strategies for working with conflicted attachment in therapy.

3. Describe how to explain fight, flight and freeze to trauma survivors in terms of the symptoms of PTSD.

4. Describe specific treatment strategies for a range of problems experienced by trauma survivors.

5. Explain how to recognize dissociation in therapy and treatment strategies for it.

Rates (in US dollars):

- Early Bird Regular (available till March 12, 2019): $125 USD      
- Regular rate: $145 USD
- Student (full-time): $90 USD
- Group rate: 15% discount off of each individual registration for groups of 5 or more people from the same organization. Email info@traumaedessentials.com for more information.

More Info

Contact us for more information at info@traumaedessentials.com
A certificate of attendance will be emailed to you following the workshop.
No CE credits are available for this workshop.
Distance participation is not available for this event and it is not being recorded. 
Full refunds are available up until 2 weeks prior to the event. After that date, no refunds are available but you are welcome to send a colleague in your place.

Full Bios

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Colin Ross, MD

Colin A. Ross, M.D completed medical school at the University of Alberta and his psychiatry training at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and is the author of 200 papers and 29 books. He has spoken widely throughout North America and Europe, and in China, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. He has been a keynote speaker at many different conferences, and has reviewed for over 30 different professional journals. 

Dr. Ross is the Director of hospital-based Trauma Programs in Denton, Texas, Torrance, California and Grand Rapids, Michigan. He provides weekly cognitive therapy groups at all three locations, in person in Texas and by video-conference in Michigan and California. He has been running a hospital Trauma Program in the Dallas area since moving to Texas in 1991.

Dr. Ross has published a series of treatment outcome studies in peer-reviewed journals, which provide evidence for the effectiveness of Trauma Model Therapy. Many of his papers involve large series of cases, with original research data and statistical analyses, including a paper entitled ‘Trauma and Dissociation in China” in the American Journal of Psychiatry. For more information about Dr. Colin Ross, or to learn about his inpatient trauma programs, or to purchase books, please visit The Colin A. Ross Institute

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Sushma Persaud, MSW, RSW

Sushma Persaud, MSW, RSW, is a registered social worker, psychotherapist who practices in the Trauma Therapy Program at Women's College Hospital. She is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Toronto, through the Faculty of Social Work, and recently won a teaching award which was nominated by one of her students. Sushma facilitates a variety of trauma-focused groups and provides individual trauma therapy as well. She completed her Masters of Social work degree from the University of Toronto, and also completed a trauma placement at the Women’s Health Centre in 2006. She has been working in the Trauma Therapy Program since 2007.

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Dana Ross, MD

Dana Ross, M.D. is a psychiatrist in the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Canada. The Trauma Therapy Program specializes in treating those who have experienced childhood interpersonal trauma. She practices trauma-focused individual and group therapy, and is a lecturer in the Division of Equity, Gender and Population at the University of Toronto. 

Dr. Ross completed her psychiatry residency in Ontario, Canada, at the University of Toronto and at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She completed a Master of Neuroscience degree at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta and finished her undergraduate degree in psychology at York University in Toronto. She recently began her first term on the international Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Board of Directors. She has had numerous speaking engagements across North America with a focus on trauma, education, and psychotherapy. Dr. Ross co-chairs the Trauma Talks conference (www.traumatalks.ca) in Toronto which is a conference focused on the concept and practice of trauma-informed care. 

Dr. Ross was born in Inuvik in the Northwest Territories in Northern Canada and is of Dene descent. She identifies as Métis. Her interests outside of psychiatry include writing, movies, and painting. 

 

Customized Training

If your organization is looking for specific content, either via webinar or in-person training, please contact us at info@traumaedessentials.com. We are happy to collaborate with you to meet the educational needs of your organization.