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Upcoming Live Webinars

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Upcoming Live Webinars


November 1,  2018

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

 Leah Keating, Ph.D., C.Psych. (Supervised Practice).  ( See full bio here. )

Leah Keating, Ph.D., C.Psych. (Supervised Practice).
(See full bio here.)

 Jenna Mackay, MA, MSW, RSW ( see full bio here )

Jenna Mackay, MA, MSW, RSW (see full bio here)

What Queer Folks Say They Need from Trauma Therapists

Leah Keating, Ph.D., C.Psych. (Supervised Practice) & Jenna MacKay, MA, MSW, RSW

Leah Keating is completing the York University Postdoctoral Fellowship program under the supervision of Dr. Robert Muller. She also works as a clinician in two private practices. Her clinical work is focused on complex trauma, LGBTQ2SIA issues, emotion regulation, and eating disorders.

 Jenna MacKay is a Toronto-based qualitative researcher and therapist. Jenna has completed a MSW (2017, University of Toronto) and a MA in Psychology (2012, Carleton University).  Her work has focused on trauma and health equity, with a focus on women and LGBTQ people’s experiences of mental health. Click here for detailed speaker bios.

What is this webinar about? 
This webinar is intended assist health professionals when working with LGBTQ+ people who have experienced trauma. Two queer-identified, early career therapists and researchers, who have experience working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, will facilitate this webinar. The workshop will briefly review of what is known about trauma among LGBTQ+ populations.

Each facilitator will present findings from Ontario-based research in which they have collaborated. These studies have examined LGBTQ+ adults’ experiences of trauma therapy, and bisexual people’s mental health. This research focuses on different types of trauma, as well as microaggressions (or insidious trauma) that LGBTQ+ participants have experienced when accessing mental health care. Participants in these studies reported heterosexist and cis-sexist experiences accessing care, which pose a barrier to accessing and benefiting from trauma therapy. Based on these findings, the presenters will explore practical strategies to improve the mental health care of LGBTQ+ people through a trauma-informed lens.

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 behaviours that LGBTQ+ people may experience as harmful to their therapy.

  2. Identify ways therapists can make trauma therapy more accessible to LGBTQ+ people.

  3. Demonstrate increased awareness of practical steps to improve therapists’ practice with LGBTQ+ individuals.

  4. Increase their understanding of, and use of, appropriate language when working with the community.

Registration Fees - This is a 2 hour webinar

  • Regular Registration $55 USD

  • Emerging Professionals $35 USD

  • REGISTRATION IS FREE FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS.

  • Trauma Education Essentials is pleased to offer this live webinar at no cost to students with proof of current fill-time student status. See FAQ's for more information on student status.

Schedule
7:00 – 7:55      Review of what is known about trauma among LGBTQ+ populations, and Research Findings
7:55 - 8:00       5 minute break
8:00 - 8:50       Practical strategies to improve the mental health care of LGBTQ+ people through a trauma-informed lens
8:50 - 9:00       Question & Answers

CE credit information

  • 2 CE credits for this 2 hour live webinar (APA, NBCC, NAADAC) available at checkout for an additional $6 USD.

  • 1.75 ASWB CE credits available at checkout for an additional $6 USD.

  • Trauma Education Essentials, #1673, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, 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.

  • Click here for more info on CE credits. CE credits are only available for live webinars, and are not available for recorded webinars.

 

November 12, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

 Fran Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT ( see full bio here )

Fran Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT (see full bio here)

 Ana Gómez, MC, LPC  ( see full bio here )

Ana Gómez, MC, LPC
(see full bio here)

Dissociation in Children & Adolescents

Presenters: Fran Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT & Ana Gómez, MC, LPC,

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.    

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”.

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.

Why Should I Attend This Webinar?
Learn from two internationally renowned experts who both work with children and adolescents with complex trauma. You will benefit from hearing approaches to assessment, diagnosis and treatment of dissociative symptoms in children and adolescents. 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 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.

Schedule
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) $39 USD

  • 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

  • 3 CE credits for this 3 hour live webinar (APA, NBCC, NAADAC) available at checkout for an additional $10 USD.

  • 2.75 ASWB CE credits available at checkout for an additional $10 USD.

  • Trauma Education Essentials, #1673, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, 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 2.75 continuing education clock hours.

  • Click here for more info on CE credits. CE credits are only available for live webinars, and are not available for recorded webinars.

 

December 4, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

 Doug Bremner, MD  ( see full bio here )

Doug Bremner, MD
(see full bio here)

 John N. Demos, MA, LCMHC , BCIA-EEG ( see full bio here )

John N. Demos, MA, LCMHC , BCIA-EEG (see full bio here)

The Neurobiology of Trauma

Presenters: Doug Bremner, MD & John N. Demos, MA, LCMHC, BCIA-EEG

Dr. Douglas Bremner is Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology and Director of the Emory Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (ECNRU) at Emory University School of Medicine and the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 

John Demos earned his Master’s degree in Mental Health counseling in 1994 from Vermont College of Norwich-University. He is licensed by the state of Vermont as a Clinical Mental counselor, certified by the National Registry of Neurofeedback Providers, and the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) in EEG. John’s book Getting Started with Neurofeedback is required reading for all candidates who are aspiring to become certified by BCIA. Click here for detailed speaker bios. 

What is this webinar about? 
The first half the webinar is titled, “The Neurobiology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” Dr. Bremner will discuss how psychological trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are associated with lasting effects on the brain and physical health. Studies in animals show that stress is associated with changes in brain regions involved in memory including prefrontal cortex, cingulate, hippocampus, amygdala, and other connected brain regions. Stress also affects brain circuitry involving the noradrenergic and cortisol systems. The hippocampus has been shown to be a brain region that uniquely has the ability for neurogenesis, or the ability to grow new neurons in adulthood. Stress inhibits neurogenesis and treatments of stress can reverse this. This has been shown in animal studies and extended to patients with PTSD treated with paroxetine or phenytoin, which increase hippocampal volume as seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as lead to improvements in memory. Functional imaging studies also show alterations in medial prefrontal cortex and amygdala in PTSD that reverse with treatment. These findings have pointed to a brain circuitry underlying PTSD.

 The second half of this webinar is titled, “Neurofeedback and Trauma: History and Current Developments.” John Demos will provide an overview of neurofeedback for trauma disorders. Neurofeedback targets both cortical and subcortical or limbic areas of the brain including the insular cortex as well as several areas of the limbic system. It is based on the principles of operant conditioning developed by B.F. Skinner. No electrical currents are delivered to the brain or scalp in neurofeedback. Trainees are given auditory and visual feedback based on brain wave patterns. Sometimes training protocols are guided by statistics. Some clinician’s augment Neurofeedback training with psychotherapy interventions such as EMDR, guided imagery and family systems therapy (flooding and implosion are not used). Trainees are taught standard coping skills before treatment begins which may include one or more of the following: diaphragmatic breathing and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) training, grounding, journaling and other relaxation techniques. A recent study by Bessel van der Kolk with 21 in the experimental group and 20 on the wait list achieved an approximate 70% success rate among training participants. Fortunately, this method works well in the private sector; institutionalization is not a necessary component of the treatment regimen. Other Neurofeedback protocols will be reviewed that have also met with success.

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

  1. Recognize the role of norepinephrine and cortisol in the stress response.

  2. List research findings related to changes in the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex and amygdala in early stress.

  3. Discuss the role of animal models for stress and how they are applicable to traumatized populations.

  4. Describe the history of neurofeedback and current developments in the field.

  5. Explain the use of neurofeedback for treatment of PTSD.

Schedule
6:00 – 7:15       Dr. Bremner’s presentation
7:15 - 7:30        Questions and Answers
7:30 - 7:35        5 minute break
7:35 – 8:45       Dr. Demo’s presentation
8:45 – 9:00       Questions and Answers

Registration Fee

  • Regular Registration $69 USD

  • Emerging Professionals $49 USD

  • Students (full-time) $39 USD

  • 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

  • 3 CE credits for this 3 hour live webinar (APA, NBCC, NAADAC) available at checkout for an additional $10 USD.

  • 2.75 ASWB CE credits available at checkout for an additional $10 USD.

  • Trauma Education Essentials, #1673, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, 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 2.75 continuing education clock hours.

  • Click here for more info on CE credits. CE credits are only available for live webinars, and are not available for recorded webinars.

 

 


January 23, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

 John Briere, PhD ( see full bio here )

John Briere, PhD (see full bio here)

Treating Risky and Compulsive Behavior in Trauma Survivors

Presenters: John Briere, PhD 

John Briere, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.  A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, he is recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association. He is author or co-author of over 140 articles and chapters, 15 books, and 9 trauma-related psychological tests. At USC, he teaches and consults in the burn unit, inpatient psychiatry, and emergency services. Dr. Briere’s newest book is Treating Risky and Compulsive Behavior in Trauma Survivors (Guilford, 2018).

What is this webinar about? 
This exciting webinar will draw from Dr. Briere’s upcoming book, Treating Risky and Compulsive Behavior in Trauma Survivors. He will outline a comprehensive treatment approach, including his Reactive Avoidance model (RAm), in a way that is clinically relevant and easy to understand. Associated interventions that directly address the emotional dysregulation and easily triggered states that lead to distress-reduction behaviors will also be explored. Reactive Avoidance model techniques will be introduced, including trigger management, mindfulness and metacognitive awareness training, urge and emotion surfing, behavioral replacement, harm reduction, and titrated processing of early implicit and explicit memories. 

Why Should I Attend This Webinar?
Learn practical interventions to safely process trauma- and attachment-related memories with your clients using a number of techniques from Dr. Briere’s Reactive Avoidance Model. 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: coming soon!

Schedule
6:00 – 7:15       Dr. Briere’s presentation
7:15 - 7:30        Questions and Answers
7:30 - 7:35        5 minute break
7:35 – 8:45       Dr. Briere’s presentation
8:45 – 9:00       Questions and Answers

2019 Registration Fee

  • Regular Registration $79 USD

  • Emerging Professionals $59 USD

  • Students (full-time) $29 USD

  • 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 24 hours of the live webinar ending.

CE credit information

  • 3 CE credits for this 3 hour live webinar (APA, NBCC, NAADAC) available at checkout for an additional $10 USD.

  • 2.75 ASWB CE credits available at checkout for an additional $10 USD.

  • Trauma Education Essentials, #1673, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, 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 2.75 continuing education clock hours.

  • Click here for more info on CE credits. CE credits are only available for live webinars, and are not available for recorded webinars.


February 25th, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

 Melissa Caldwell Engle, MS, ATR ( see full bio here )

Melissa Caldwell Engle, MS, ATR (see full bio here)

Trauma and its Impact on Relationships

Presenters: Pat Love, PhD, and Melissa Caldwell Engle, MS, ATR

https://www.healingspringsranch.com/our-team/addiction-treatment-experts/

http://www.patlove.com/

More details coming soon!

2019 Registration Fee

  • Regular Registration $79 USD

  • Emerging Professionals $59 USD

  • Students (full-time) $29 USD

  • 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

  • 3 CE credits for this 3 hour live webinar (APA, NBCC, NAADAC) available at checkout for an additional $10 USD.

  • 2.75 ASWB CE credits available at checkout for an additional $10 USD.

  • Trauma Education Essentials, #1673, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, 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 2.75 continuing education clock hours.

  • Click here for more info on CE credits. CE credits are only available for live webinars, and are not available for recorded webinars.


Details for our 2019 webinars to be released soon!

We can share that we're thrilled to have the following webinar speakers for 2019. More to come!

Christine Courtois, Ph.D.
Jim Knipe, PhD
Colin A. Ross, MD

 

 

Past Speakers Include: