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Recorded Webinars


 Eli Somer, PhD

Eli Somer, PhD

 Gaia Poloni, MSc, DClinpsy

Gaia Poloni, MSc, DClinpsy

Trauma & Addictive Behaviors: From Maladaptive Daydreaming to Sexual Addictions

Presenters: Eli Somer, PhD & Gaia Polloni, MSc, DClinpsy

Dr. Eli Somer is a full clinical professor of psychology at the University of Haifa School of Social Work and director of the Maladaptive Daydreaming Research Laboratory. He is founder and scientific advisor of Trauma and Dissociation Israel (TDIL), associate-founder and past president of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD). Dr. Somer is also past president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). He has published over 100 scientific publications in the field.

www.somer.co.il

Gaia Polloni is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with the Italian Psychological Society, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society, a registered Clinical Sexologist with the Italian Federation of Scientific Sexology, and a Chartered European Psychosexologist. She is a teacher at the following Psychotherapy and Sexology schools: Centro Terapia Cognitiva in Como; Centro Terapia Cognitiva in Turin; and Associazione Italiana Sessuologia Psicologia Applicata in Milan. She is also an EMDR Therapist and a member of the following professional organizations: Italian Society of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Italian Society of Andrology; European Federation of Sexology; European Society for Sexual Medicine; Associazione Italiana Sessuologia Psicologia Applicata, and European Society for Trauma and Dissociation. Gaia lived in England for a number of years and is fluent in English.

https://www.gaiapolloni.com/

What is this webinar about? 
This live webinar was recorded on September 15, 2018. In the first half of this webinar, Eli Somer, PhD, will give a talk titled, 'Maladaptive Daydreaming: an unrecognized mental health problem'. This webinar will focus on maladaptive daydreaming (MD), or daydreaming disorder, a psychological concept first introduced in 2002 to describe a time consuming absorption in fantasy that can create distress and/or interfere with social, academic, vocational or other important areas of functioning. Research findings show a relationship between MD and dissociative absorption, ADHD, OCD, depression and anxiety. Evidence suggests MD could fit the description of a behavioural addiction. Studies indicate that a subgroup of individuals with MD have been subjected to adverse childhood experiences such as emotional neglect or abuse, or social anxiety and isolation suggesting a potential emotional regulation role for MD. Participants in this webinar will be able to identify MD, know how to assess it and consider possible relevant intervention strategies.

In the second half of the webinar, Gaia Polloni, MSc, DClinpsy will discuss 'Trauma, Sexuality, and Sex Addiction'. Though dissociation is currently a topic of great interest in the world of psychology, there is not much literature that explores the correlation between dissociative disorders and sexuality. Dissociative patients with a history of sexual traumas can suffer from a variety of problems, such as sexual dysfunctions, sexual orientation or gender identity conflicts, compulsively compliant sexuality, sexual addiction and even somatoform dissociation. Sexual addictions can take many forms and can involve both criminal and non-criminal behavior. Ms. Polloni will explain in detail her clinical approach to individuals for whom disturbed sexuality is intertwined with their trauma histories. She will present case examples and specific strategies and interventions she uses in her practice.

Why Should I Attend This Webinar?
Learn about the relationship between absorption in fantasy (maladaptive daydreaming), dissociative absorption, and adverse childhood experiences. Add to your knowledge about the interplay between sex addictions and  trauma. You can submit questions throughout the live webinar for the presenters to answer during their Q&A sessions. 

Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the diagnostic criteria for maladaptive daydreaming disorder.

  2. Explain the role of psychological trauma in a subgroup of people with maladaptive daydreaming.

  3. Understand the relationship between psychological trauma and sexual addictions.

  4. Utilize treatment strategies for sexual addiction reviewed in the webinar.

Recorded Webinar Registration Fee (available for viewing until December 15, 2018) 

  • Regular Registration $69 USD

  • Emerging Professionals $49 USD

  • Students $39 USD

  • All courses are intermediate level unless otherwise specified

  • No CE credits available for Recorded Webinars

  • Recorded webinars can be viewed on any laptop or desktop computer

  • Recordings are viewed online and are not available to download.


 Dr. Paul Miller

Dr. Paul Miller

 Dr. Colin Ross

Dr. Colin Ross

Psychotherapy for Psychosis: EMDR and Other Approaches

Presenters: Paul Miller, MD, DMH, PRCPsych & Colin Ross, MD

Professor Paul W. Miller, MD, DMH, MRCPsych, is a psychiatrist; accredited EMDR Trainer-in-training within EMDR Europe and an EMDR institute facilitator. He has served as Chair of the training subcommittee, EMDR UK and Ireland Association and introduced EMDR therapy to psychiatry in Northern Ireland’s National Health Service. In January 2011 he founded Mirabilis Health – a private psychiatrist-led clinic specializing in EMDR therapy. Professor Miller is a popular international speaker on topics including EMDR therapy for psychosis. He is currently Visiting Professor, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, School of Nursing and is exploring the use of EMDR therapy within The Centre for Maternal, Fetal and Infant Research (MFIR).  www.mirabilishealth.co.uk

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

What is this webinar about? 
This webinar was recorded on August 25, 2018. In the first half of the webinar, Dr. Miller will present a methodology for assessing & understanding psychosis in a trauma-sensitive formulation, and the application of EMDR therapy and associated psychotherapies to the treatment of psychosis. Four of Dr. Miller’s ICoNN categories will be described, that allow the experienced EMDR clinician to utilize both the standard 8-phase/3-pronged protocol and modified protocols to effect clinical improvement. ICoNN means the Cognitions of Negative Networks. Clinical examples, including some from Dr. Miller’s recent book, EMDR Therapy for Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses, will be included and unpacked in a meaningful stepwise manner. Clinically, encouraging outcomes have been observed and those who respond positively can achieve long-term symptom control without the need for medication.

In the second half of this webinar, Dr. Ross will explain his model of a dissociative subtype of schizophrenia. He will discuss the relationships between trauma, dissociation and psychosis. According to Dr. Ross’ model, dissociative identity disorder (DID) and schizophrenia can be conceptualized as occurring on a spectrum. The spectrum goes: non-dissociative schizophrenia – dissociative schizophrenia – schizodissociative disorder – DID. As one moves right on the spectrum, one finds: more psychological trauma; more psychophysiology of trauma; more comorbidity; more structured auditory hallucinations; more voices that can be engaged in therapy; more response to psychotherapy; and less response to antipsychotic medications. Dr. Ross will discuss the idea that treatment strategies from the DID literature can be useful in the treatment of a subgroup of people who meet DSM-5 criteria for schizophrenia. He will provide an overview of some of these strategies.

Why Should I Attend This Webinar?
If you are interested in exploring a trauma-informed approach to working with people who have psychosis and a trauma history, this is the webinar for you! Two international experts will discuss psychotherapeutic approaches and treatment strategies for clients with psychosis.

Objectives

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

1.             Describe the relationships between trauma, dissociation and psychosis.

2.             Describe clinical implications of the relationships between trauma, dissociation and psychosis.

3.             Describe a method for trauma-informed assessment of psychosis.

4.             Describe treatment strategies for psychosis within a trauma-informed approach that draws on   EMDR, ego-state therapy and other approaches.

Recorded Webinar Registration Fee (available for viewing until November 25, 2018) 

  • Regular Registration $69 USD

  • Emerging Professionals $49 USD

  • Students $39 USD

  • All courses are intermediate level unless otherwise specified

  • No CE credits available for Recorded Webinars

  • Recorded webinars can be viewed on any laptop or desktop computer

  • Recordings are viewed online and are not available to download.


 Ralph Carson, PhD

Ralph Carson, PhD

 Colin Ross, MD

Colin Ross, MD

Trauma, Eating Disorders & Nutrition

Presenters: Ralph Carson, PhD, & Colin Ross, MD

Dr. Ralph Carson is the Vice President of Science and Innovation for the Eating Recovery Center’s BETR Program for loss of control eating in Chicago, IL. Dr. Carson has been involved in the clinical treatment of eating disorders for over 40 years. His unique background in health science and medicine (BS Duke University and B. H. S. Duke University Medical School) coupled with nutrition and exercise (BS Oakwood College, Ph.D. Auburn University) has prepared him to integrate neuropsychobiological intervention and proven psychotherapeutic treatment. Dr. Carson has honed his skills in communication and often-complicated science into enjoyable, practical, and informative workshops. He is currently Vice President of Science and Innovation for the Eating Recovery Center’s BETR Program for loss of control eating in Chicago, IL and consultant for the Pinegrove Behavioral Health and Addiction Center in Hattiesburg, MS. Ralph Carson, PHD has consulted with numerous addiction and eating disorder treatment centers throughout the country as well as being a highly sought-after speaker at various conferences and workshops. Additionally, Dr. Carson has set up several eating disorder programs and corporate wellness programs. He is an active board member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). He authored several popular books on nutrition, lifestyle practices, good health and the brain: Harnessing the Healing Power of Fruits and The Brain Fix: What’s the Matter with Your Gray Matter?   (205)

https://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com

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

What is this webinar about? 
This webinar was recorded on August 20, 2018. In the first half, Ralph Carson, PhD, will give a talk titled, 'Trauma and Nutrition'. Much like how nutrition and strength training are interdependent while building muscles, what we eat has a significant influence on how the brain heals during recovery from trauma. The brain only has so much reserve. The combination of abuse and neglect (trauma and poor eating habits) takes an even further toll on mental function. Fortunately, the brain is malleable and with proper nutrients: nerves are regenerated, proper circuitry is restored, neurotransmitters are replaced and optimal brain functioning is possible. New research has revealed how to design a food plan that maximizes the healing of the brain and expedites recovery.

In the second half of this webinar Colin Ross, MD, will give a talk titled, 'Sexual Trauma and Eating Disorders'. He will explain the relationship between childhood sexual abuse and eating disorders and will briefly review the genetics of eating disorders: the published data prove that genetics play a small role in eating disorders. Most of the talk will be clinical with anonymized case examples. Dr. Ross will describe how sexual trauma can result in many different eating problems including anorexia, bulimia and obesity. The same behaviors can occur in people with no history of sexual abuse, but if there has been sexual abuse it needs to be addressed in treatment. Unresolved conflicts and feelings from the sexual abuse are part of what drives the eating disorder.

Why Should I Attend This Webinar?
Sexual abuse, eating disorders and poor diet and nutrition are often intertwined with each other. This webinar will help attendees understand these relationships and plan treatment that takes them into account. You can submit questions throughout the live webinar for the presenters to answer during their Q&A sessions. 

Objectives

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

  1. List ten key nutrients to include when designing a personal diet for brain recovery.

  2. Discuss what foods to avoid or minimize to prevent further brain deterioration and malfunctioning.

  3. Explain why antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of fruits and vegetables preserve brain    functioning.

  4. Interpret how dehydration, restriction and lack of variety inhibit the recovery of optimal mental functioning.

  5. Describe the relative roles of genes and environment in eating disorders.

  6. Describe the role of childhood sexual abuse in eating disorders and some treatment strategies for it.

 

Recorded Webinar Registration Fee (available for viewing until November 20, 2018) 

  • Regular Registration $69 USD

  • Emerging Professionals $49 USD

  • Students $39 USD

  • All courses are intermediate level unless otherwise specified

  • No CE credits available for Recorded Webinars

  • Recorded webinars can be viewed on any laptop or desktop computer

  • Recordings are viewed online and are not available to download.


 Colin Ross, MD

Colin Ross, MD

 Dolores Mosquera, MA, Psy

Dolores Mosquera, MA, Psy

Talking to the Voices in Traumatized Individuals

Colin A. Ross, MD & Dolores Mosquera, MA, Psy

Dr. Colin Ross is the Director of hospital-based Trauma Programs in Denton, Texas, Torrance, California and Grand Rapids, Michigan. See full details above. 

Dolores Mosquera is a psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in severe and complex trauma, personality disorders, and dissociation. She is an accredited EMDR Europe Trainer and supervisor. Dolores is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP) in A Coruña, Spain­—a 3-clinic private institution initially founded in 2000 as LOGPSIC. She collaborates with two different Domestic Violence Programs, one focused on Women Victims of DV and another one on Males with Violent Behavior. She belongs to the Spanish National Network for the Assistance of Victims of Terrorism, and also collaborates with an organization aiding victims of emergencies, accidents, violent attacks, kidnapping, and other traumatic incidents. Dolores has extensive teaching experience leading seminars, workshops, and lectures internationally. She has participated as a guest speaker in numerous conferences and workshops throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North, Central, and South America. She has published 15 books and numerous articles on personality disorders, complex trauma, and dissociation, and is a recognized expert in this field. She also teaches in several Universities, and collaborates supervising Clinical Psychologists in postgraduate training programs in Spain. She is co-author of the books “EMDR and Dissociation. The Progressive Approach” and “EMDR Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder”. Dolores received the David Servan-Schreiber award for outstanding contribution to EMDR in 2017.

https://www.intra-tp.com/

What is this webinar about? 
In the first half of this webinar (11:00 am-12:30 pm)  Colin Ross, MD, will give a talk titled, 'Talking to the Voices: A Technique in Trauma Therapy'. Most approaches to helping people with hostile or critical voices have something to do with either trying to get rid of the voice, such as by taking drugs until it fades away, or trying to ignore the voice or distract attention away from it. One problem with these strategies is that they all involve avoiding issues or emotions the voice may be bringing up. A key aspect to the work with hostile parts of the personality and voices is to understand their function and the meaning behind their disruptive behaviors.

In the second half (12:30-2:00 pm), Dolores Mosquera, MA, Psy, will discuss, 'Strategies for Treating Auditory Hallucinations'.  Many dissociative clients have difficulties with voices that are hostile and critical. The internal conflict is sometimes so strong that the person will even have difficulties carrying on with an ordinary conversation. One factor that affects this conflict is how the patient deals with the voices or parts of the self. A comprehensive approach is needed with the most complex cases where internal conflict can lead to harmful behaviors for the self and others. In these cases, transforming conflict through dialogue, compassion and understanding is essential. Specific procedures to work with the conflict in these clients, will be illustrated through cases and video examples.

Why Should I Attend This Webinar? 
Working with hostile or critical voices can be complex. This webinar will help further your understanding of the function and meaning of the voices, and you will learn practical treatment strategies to you use in session with your clients. You can submit questions throughout the live webinar for the presenters to answer during their Q&A sessions. 

Objectives

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

    1. Explain why, in trauma therapy, the goal is not to get rid of the voices.

    2. Describe the technique of talking through to the voices.

    3. List strategies for creating empathy for the voices and reframing them.

    4. Describe strategies for understanding why the voices say negative things, and changing what they say.

Recorded Webinar Registration Fee (available for viewing until October 16, 2018) 

  • Regular Registration $69 USD

  • Emerging Professionals $49 USD

  • Students $39 USD

  • All courses are intermediate level unless otherwise specified

  • No CE credits available for Recorded Webinars

  • Recorded webinars can be viewed on any laptop or desktop computer

  • Recordings are viewed online and are not available to download.