Trauma Education Essentials


Workshop on June 7, 2019. Transforming Trauma: Core Principles & Clinical Strategies

Workshop on June 7, 2019. Transforming Trauma: Core Principles & Clinical Strategies

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June 7th, 2019. Workshop: ‘Transforming Trauma: Core Principles & Clinical Strategies’ located in the Lancaster Theatre at the Palace Arts Center in the heart of historic downtown Grapevine, Texas, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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The venue is a 10 minute drive from DFW International Airport and directions and parking information can be found here. This is a workshop for health professionals and trainees. A few days before the workshop, we will send a reminder email with more info. See you in June!

The Lancaster Theatre at The Palace Arts Center
300 S. Main Street, Grapevine, Texas, USA, 76051

Event Description:

Trauma Education Essentials is pleased to present this 1-day workshop titled 'Transforming Trauma: Core Principles & Clinical Strategies' for health professionals and trainees in psychology, social work, psychotherapy, nursing, counseling, psychiatry and other areas of medicine, healthcare administrators and educators, as well as other allied health professionals. This dynamic workshop will cover core principles and clinical strategies that are useful in trauma therapy. Key concepts such as ‘attachment to the perpetrator’, the ‘locus of control shift’, and the idea that PTSD can be better understood as a disorder of the future will be explored in detail.

Throughout the day, the presenters will be exploring ‘Moments in Therapy’ that are common and important to both the client and therapist. Through case examples, presenter role plays, videos, and group discussion, the presenters will demonstrate how to use the core principles of trauma therapy to understand and successfully work through complex clinical interactions. Practical strategies related to the following common clinical encounters will be explored:  

-       Navigating Boundaries in the therapeutic relationship

-       Traumatic Re-enactments in the therapy session

-       Understanding and Transforming Self-injury

-       Addictions: the opposite of desensitization

-       An overview of the role of medication in the treatment of PTSD

-       The impact of trauma on sex and sexuality

-       Working with anger: transforming guilt and shame

The presenters will also bring their clinical expertise to discuss approaches for working with dissociative symptoms and understanding the function of “negative” behaviours. Join us for this exciting and interactive workshop! Space will be limited and we do anticipate selling out. 

Who should attend?

Health professionals and trainees in psychology, social work, psychotherapy, nursing, counselling, psychiatry and other areas of medicine, healthcare administrators and educators, 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 specific treatment strategies for a range of symptoms experienced by trauma survivors.

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

Registration rates:

- Early Bird Regular (available till May 1st, 2019): $159 USD      
- Regular rate (after May 1st, 2019): $179 USD
- Student (full-time): $110 USD
- Group rate: 15% discount for groups of 5 or more people from the same organization. Email for more information and to register.
- Please note that If you are registering as a student, proof of full-time status will be required. Please email proof of status to The group discount rate does not apply to students.

More Info

Contact us for more information at
Coffee, water and snacks during the breaks will be provided. Lunch is on your own and a list of nearby restaurants will be provided.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to you at the end of the 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.



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 A. Ross, or to learn about his inpatient trauma programs, or to purchase books, please visit The Colin A. Ross Institute


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 ( 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. 

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CE Credits

An application for 5 CE credits has been submitted to APA. We will provide updates here when we have more information or email us at if you would like us to email you directly once we’ve received the results of our submissions.

Transforming Trauma:  Core Principles & Clinical Strategies has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit.  Trauma Education Essentials is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  NBCC Approval No. SP-6937. There will be 5 NBCC CE credits available for attending this workshop. There is no additional charge for CE credits.