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Upcoming Live Webinars


Registration fee for 3 hour webinars: 

  • Regular Registration $69 USD
  • Emerging Professionals $49 USD
  • Students $39 USD
  • 3 CE credits for 3 hour live webinars (APA, NBCC) available at checkout for an additional $10 USD.
  • Click here for more info on CE credits
  • All courses are intermediate level unless otherwise specified
  • Your registration includes access to both the live webinar and the recorded webinar

August 20, 2018

6:00 PM -9:00 PM EDT

 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. Colin Ross is the Director of hospital-based Trauma Programs in Denton, Texas, Torrance, California and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Click here to see detailed speaker bios. 

What is this webinar about? 
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.

 

August 25, 2018

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

 Colin Ross, MD

Colin Ross, MD

 Paul Miller, MD DMH MRCPsych

Paul Miller, MD DMH MRCPsych

Psychotherapy for Psychosis: EMDR and Other Approaches

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

Dr. Paul Miller set up Mirabilis Health, a multidisciplinary mental health team that is a centre of excellence for EMDR therapy. He is currently part of an International group of collaborators developing and researching the use of EMDR Therapy in Psychosis. He published, EMDR Therapy for Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses (Miller, 2015).

Dr. Colin Ross is the Director of hospital-based Trauma Programs in Denton, Texas, Torrance, California and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Click here to see detailed speaker bios. 

What is this webinar about? 
In the first 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.

In the second 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.

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:

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.

 

 


September 15, 2018

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

 Eli Somer, PhD  

Eli Somer, PhD  

 Gaia Polloni, MSc, CPsychol.  

Gaia Polloni, MSc, CPsychol.  

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.

Gaia Polloni is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with the Italian Psychotherapy Society, and a Chartered European Psychosexologist. Click here to see detailed speaker bios.

What is this webinar about? 
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.

 

 

October 3, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

*2 hour webinar

 Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC  

Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC  

 Sushma Persaud, MSW, RSW  

Sushma Persaud, MSW, RSW  

Introduction to Emotion Regulation Skills

Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC & Sushma Persaud, MSW, RSW

Dr. Dana Ross is a psychiatrist in the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Ross co-chairs the Trauma Talks conference (www.traumatalks.ca) in Toronto which is a conference focused on the concept and practice of trauma-informed care.

Sushma Persaud, MSW, RSW is a registered social worker who practices at Women's College Hospital in the Trauma Therapy Program located Toronto, Canada. Click here to see detailed speaker bios. 

What is this webinar about? 
What do you do when your client is feeling really overwhelmed or emotionally dysregulated? In this webinar we will explore foundational level skills and approaches to help your client (and yourself if needed) get more grounded and feel more present and less overwhelmed. The webinar speakers will be co-presenting and will demonstrate, with each other, the use of grounding and emotion regulation skills during the webinar so that attendees can immediately understand and observe how to use these skills in their clinical practice. 

Who should attend this webinar? 
This webinar is great for those early in their training or career, and for those more experienced who are simply looking to refresh their skills. 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 importance of having a wide variety of tools for regulating clients and self

  2. Utilize a wide variety grounding and emotion regulation skills

  3. Understand the difference between 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' emotion regulation strategies

Registration Fees - This is a 2 hour webinar

  • Regular Registration $55 USD
  • Emerging Professionals $35 USD
  • Students $25 USD
  • 2 CE credits (APA, NBCC) available at checkout for an additional $6 USD
 

October 18, 2018

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

 Jennifer Freyd, PhD  

Jennifer Freyd, PhD  

 Steve Frankel, Ph.D. J.D.  

Steve Frankel, Ph.D. J.D.  

Trauma, Ethics, & Betrayal

Presenters: Jennifer Freyd, PhD & Steve Frankel, PhD, JD

Dr. Jennifer J. Freyd is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. Freyd is a widely published and nationally-renowned scholar whose work focuses on studies of betrayal trauma, institutional betrayal, and sexual violence

 Dr. Steve Frankel is Board Certified Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and an Attorney at Law, who practices both professions in San Francisco’s East Bay.  He is a Clinical Prof. of Psychology at USC. Click here for detailed speaker bios. 

What is this webinar about? 
During the first hour and a half of the webniar, Dr. Jennifer Freyd will discuss 'Interpersonal and Institutional Betrayal Trauma'. Her presentation will include an explanation of betrayal trauma theory and information about institutional betrayal.  She will explain the dynamics of betrayal blindness and how that can impact memory and awareness of betrayal.  Dr. Freyd will also present research on the toxic nature of interpersonal and institutional betrayal, as well as research on both harmful and helpful responses to trauma disclosures.  

In the second half of the webinar, Dr. Steve Frankel will discuss 'Risk management principles for clinicians working with trauma survivors'. His presentation will explore the ethical and legal risks involved in working with survivors of traumatic experiences, ways to understand and predict those risks, and prophylactic steps to take toward their minimization and management. A range of major patient risk categories will be described, as are risks associated with clinicians. An approach to working with victims of trauma is outlined - one which is grounded in the conviction that well-being and a sense of security are best fostered when it is recognized that the safety of each party is interdependent on that of the other. 

Why Should I Attend This Webinar?
Learn how to respond well to disclosures of mistreatment as well as ideas about how individuals and institutions can constructively promote institutional courage. You will benefit from hearing about an approach to minimize ethical and legal risk when working collaboratively with trauma survivors. 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 current research on the prevalence and harmful effects of institutional betrayal.

  2. Describe some approaches and interventions for institutional betrayal.

  3. Describe ethical and legal risks in being a trauma therapist.

  4. Describe steps therapists can take to reduce their liability risk.

 

November 1.  2018

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

 Leah Keating, Ph.D., C.Psych. (Supervised Practice) 

Leah Keating, Ph.D., C.Psych. (Supervised Practice) 

 Jenna Mackay, MA, MSW, RSW  

Jenna Mackay, MA, MSW, RSW  

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 mental health care 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
  • Students Free. Trauma Education Essentials is pleased to offer this live webinar at no cost to students with proof of current student status. See FAQ's for more information on student status. 
  • 2 CE credits (APA) available at checkout for an additional $6 USD
 

November 12, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

 Fran Waters, MSW DCSW LMFT  ( see bio here )

Fran Waters, MSW DCSW LMFT  (see bio here)

 Ana Gomez, MD, LPC ( see bio here )

Ana Gomez, MD, LPC (see bio here)

Dissociation in Children & Adolescents

Presenters: Fran Waters, MSW DCSW LMFT & Ana Gomez, 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? 
Details coming soon! Sign up for our monthly newsletter for updates!

Objectives

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

- Coming soon!

 

 

December 4, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

 Doug Bremner, MD ( see bio here )

Doug Bremner, MD (see bio here)

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

 John N. Demos, MA, LCMHC , BCIA-EEG  (see 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? 
Details coming soon! Sign up for our monthly newsletter for updates!

Objectives

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

- Coming soon

 

 


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!

John Briere, Ph.D. 
Christine Courtois, Ph.D.
Dr. Pat Love