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On Demand Webinar with Fran Waters and Ana Gómez titled Dissociation in Children and Adolescents

On Demand Webinar with Fran Waters and Ana Gómez titled Dissociation in Children and Adolescents

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Webinar with Fran Waters and Ana Gómez on Dissociation in Children and Adolescents. Register for this recorded webinar featuring two experts in the field who will explore the relationships between complex trauma, dissociation, and attachment.

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Frances S. Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT, is an internationally recognized educator, trainer, consultant, and clinician in the area of childhood trauma, abuse, and dissociation, and has presented extensively, including training programs in Europe, Africa, South American, and North America.  She has specialized in the field of child abuse for almost 40 years. Ms. Waters is the past President of The International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) and has served on many committees with ISSD, including currently co-chair of ISSTD’s Child & Adolescent Committee, and Faculty Director of the Child Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Programs. She also serves on Editorial Board of the Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, contributing guest editor for the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, and on the national Advisory Board of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence.    

Ms. Waters is author of Healing the Fractured Child: Diagnosing and Treating Dissociative Youth (2016) and has published four chapters in The Dissociative child: Diagnosis, treatment & case management, and chapters in Dissociation in children and adolescents: Theory and clinical intervention, and EMDR and adjunct approaches with children: Complex trauma, attachment and dissociation.  She also has published numerous articles on childhood trauma and dissociation and forensic evaluation of children.  Ms. Waters is the executive producer of two training videos, The Traumatized Child: Understanding and Parenting the Traumatized Child, and Trauma & Dissociation in Children, that is geared toward child forensic evaluators and prosecutors.  

Ana M. Gómez, MC, LPC, is the founder and director of the Agate Institute in the US. Ana is a trainer and a trainer of trainers for the EMDR Institute and EMDR-IBA.  She is also a researcher and a national and international speaker on the use of EMDR therapy with children and adolescents with complex trauma, attachment injuries and dissociation. Ana is the author of “EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation” and several books, book chapters and articles on the use of EMDR therapy with children and adolescents with complex trauma and dissociation. She was the recipient of the 2011 “Distinguished Service Award” from the Arizona Play Therapy Association and the 2012 Sierra Tucson “Hope Award”.  Ana has developed several programs and protocols that include the EMDR-Sandtray protocol and the attachment-informed EMDR program to heal intergenerational trauma among others. Ana Has been the keynote speaker at numerous conferences in the US and around the world.   What is this webinar about? 
In the first half of the webinar, Fran Waters will discuss, ‘The Missing Link in Complex Trauma: Diagnosing Children with Dissociation’. She will review the warning signs of dissociation with clinical examples, along with the core signs of dissociation. In addition, she will explain the differential diagnosis of dissociative disorders and the more common disorders seen in children with dissociative symptoms.

In the second half of the webinar, Ana Gómez, MC, LPC will discuss, ‘Generational Wounds, Attachment and Dissociation in Children'.’ She will address key precursors in the development of dissociation in children and adolescents. The complex interactions between the caregiving system and the attachment system that lay the foundation for dissociative processes will also be covered. Caregiving behaviors that are frightening or role reversed, as well as contradictory and disoriented when the child’s attachment system is activated, appear to be highly implicated in the development of dissociation. These “hidden traumas” (Lyons-Ruth et al., 2006) represented by disrupted parental affective communication may be important predictors of early disorganization and dissociative symptoms. As a result, working closely with both the child and the caregiving system is pivotal when providing treatment to this population. This presentation will review etiological factors in the development of dissociation that serve as a foundation for the organization of a comprehensive treatment.

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

  1. Explain the common warning signals in complex trauma when working with children and adolescents.

  2. Describe core dissociative symptoms in children and adolescents.

  3. Identify the differential diagnosis of dissociative disorders in children and adolescents.

  4. List strategies from the EMDR-Sandtray protocol to identify, resource and stabilize trauma-related parts in children and adolecsents.

6:00 – 7:15       Fran Waters’ presentation
7:15 - 7:30 Questions & Answers
7:30 - 7:35        5 minute break
7:35 – 8:45       Ana Gómez’s presentation
8:45 – 9:00      Questions & Answers

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  • Spring Sale Full-time Student rate $35! (Regular rate for Students $49 USD)

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