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

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

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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 is an internationally recognized educator, trainer, consultant, and clinician in the area of childhood trauma, abuse, and dissociation.  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. See her full bio here.  

Ana M. Gómez is the founder and director of the Agate Institute. She is a trainer and a trainer of trainers for the EMDR Institute and EMDR-IBA, and 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”. See her full bio here.  

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

Registration Fee

  • Regular Registration $69 USD

  • Emerging Professionals $49 USD

  • Students (full-time) $29 USD

  • All courses are intermediate level unless otherwise specified.

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