Trauma Education Essentials


2 hour Webinar with Lisa Schwarz on August 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm EDT

2 hour Webinar with Lisa Schwarz on August 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm EDT

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August 26 at 6:30 pm ET. Harnessing the Power of Perpetrator Ego States. This webinar is for health professionals and trainees. All prices are in USD.

Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you immediately. A couple of days before the webinar, we'll send you a reminder email along with a link to access the live webinar and a pdf of the slides. See CE information below if you are purchasing CE credits.

This presentation addresses the practical and process issues relevant to working with parts of self which are creating obstacles and blocks to trauma resolution and healing.  These overt and covert ego states confound and create unease in therapists, complicate client’s day-to-day functioning and are sophisticated, well-constructed and resilient in doing the “jobs” they were created to do.  Examples of these behaviors include but are not limited to: aggression, manipulation, massive dysregulation, control through “loss of control”, self-injury and the camouflage of passive-aggressiveness.

Disarming the fear of being “seen” while simultaneously meeting the need to be “seen” and dismantling the root/source of the pain that created the need for these behaviors and cognitions is the focus of this training.  The ultimate goals are accessing the strengths, heart and soul of these challenging ego states in order to support internal cooperation, communication and co-consciousness, as well as re-consolidating emotional learning that perpetuates these negatively valenced states. Ultimately utilizing perpetrator parts as a resource aids in allowing for a productive integration into one’s whole. You can submit questions throughout the live webinar for the presenters to answer during their Q&A sessions. 

Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed.
Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed is a Pennsylvania state licensed psychologist, consultant, and international educator based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Beulah, Colorado. She is the developer of the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) and has spent the past 28 years dedicating her work to creating innovative methods for working with dissociative disorders (including medical/somatic dissociation), attachment disorders, and gestational trauma.  She is a certified Trauma Model practitioner from the Colin Ross Institute, trained in Robert Schrei’s Sourcepoint Therapy, and practices Usui Reiki Ryoho. Lisa’s clinical work and teaching provides a combination of psychotherapy, neuroscience, and spirituality in facilitating holistic healing from traumatic events. She is the primary author of “The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective Techniques for Treating Complex PTSD” (Routledge 2017) with CRM featured as the cover story in Newsweek in April 2017. Full speaker bios can be found here.

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

1. Appreciate the range of perpetrator ego-states with which clients may present, and the nature of the traumatic "root experiences" that cause them to drive destructive behaviour.

2. Work more directly and effectively with perpetrator ego-states by identifying the nature of the relationship between a client and their perpetrator ego-state(s), and understanding their protective functions.

3. Understand the theory and practice involved in using perpetrator ego-states as a neurobiological and relational resource in psychotherapy.

6:30 – 7:25      Lisa Schwarz’ presentation
7:25 - 7:30 Break
7:30 - 8:15       Lisa Schwarz’ presentation
8:15 - 8:30 Questions & Answer Period

For Students: Welcome! Please email your proof of status to We are unable to send you the link to the webinar until we have received your document. See the FAQ section on our website for details on acceptable documents.

2019 Registration Fee

  • Early Bird Rate $49 until August 20th, 2019. Regular Registration $59 USD.

  • Early Bird Student Rate $29 until August 20th, 2019. Regular student rate $39 USD. The student rate is for full-time students only.

  • All courses are intermediate level unless otherwise specified.

  • Registration to a live webinar includes access to the recorded webinar as well which will be emailed to you within a few hours of the live webinar ending.

CE credit information

  • 2 CE credit for this 1 hour live webinar (APA, NBCC, NAADAC) available at checkout for an additional $5 USD.

  • 1.75 ASWB CE credits available at checkout for an additional $5 USD.

  • Trauma Education Essentials, #1673, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Trauma Education Essentials maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 08/30/2018 – 08/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.75 continuing education clock hours.

  • IMPORTANT: we can only provide CE credit hours for the time that you actually attend the live webinar which is based off the time you sign in to the live webinar and when you sign off. For example, if you sign in an hour late to a 2 hour live webinar, you will receive the amount of CE credits hours associated for the one hour attended, not for the 2 hours that were paid for. This is a requirement of the regulatory boards. No refunds will be provided for CE credits missed due to being late or leaving early.

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