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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 (APA) available at checkout for an additional $10 USD

May 14, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

  Julie Valenti  

Julie Valenti  

  Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed  

Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed  

Adaptations of Trauma Model Therapy

Presenters: Julie Valenti & Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed. 

Julie Valenti, formerly a medical/surgical nurse, is the owner of the Wisdom and Recovery Healing Center located in Portland, Oregon. She recently authored the book Knowing How-20 Concepts to Rewire the Brain

Lisa Schwarz is a psychologist, consultant, and international educator. She is the primary author of “The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective Techniques for Treating Complex PTSD” with CRM featured as the cover story in Newsweek in April 2017. Click here to see detailed speaker bios.

What is this webinar about? 
In the first half of this webinar (6:00-7:30 pm), Julie Valenti will give a talk titled, 'Knowing How: 20 Concepts to Rewire the Brain: Lasting Recovery from PTSD due to Childhood Trauma". With the help of the therapist, clients are often capable of understanding why childhood attachment conflicts/confusion has caused a myriad of problems in their adult life. In addition, they often understand what they can do differently to make their lives more fulfilling… But what is often missing from the session work is the know-how to make a lasting change in the form of “brain rewiring” or what’s more commonly known as, neuroplasticity. This webinar will cover in detail, the fundamental 20 Concepts from the book Knowing How by your webinar facilitator and author, Julie Valenti. 

In the second half (7:30-9:00 pm), Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed, will discuss, 'The Comprehensive Resource Model: An Integrated Treatment Approach to Trauma'. The Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) is a neurobiologically-based, emotion-focused treatment model which catalyzes the mind/body to safely access intolerable, affective trauma memories by utilizing layers of internal resources.  These resources include attachment neurobiology, breathwork skills, somatic resources, connection to the natural world and relationship with self/intuition. This webinar will introduce CRM clinical conceptualization, an overview of the neurobiological looping systems  of trauma and healing in CRM, and an outline of the resources used for safe trauma processing. 

Why Should I Attend This Webinar?
This is an opportunity for you to learn valuable tools to educate your clients on brain rewiring to facilitate long-term recovery, identify triggers, learn effective anchors to end regressive behaviors, and learn how to use intelligent and mature communication when conflicts arise.

Objectives

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

1. Describe Julie Valenti’s 20 concepts to rewire the brain.

2. Describe treatment techniques for PTSD that follow from the 20 concepts model.

3. Describe the main components of Lisa Schwarz’s Comprehensive Resource Model.

4. Describe treatment techniques for trauma within the Comprehensive Resource Model.

 

June 16, 2018

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

*2 hour webinar

 Andrew Moskowitz, PhD  

Andrew Moskowitz, PhD
 

Psychotic symptoms, trauma and dissociation: Understanding the connections

Presenter: Andrew Moskowitz, PhD

Dr. Moskowitz is a Professor of Psychology, at Touro College Berlin. He is the President of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation. Click here to see detailed speaker bio.

What is this webinar about? 
In this webinar, the current understanding of the relationship between psychotic symptoms, trauma and dissociation will be explored. We will begin with a discussion of the concepts of psychosis, trauma and dissociation – clarifying points of confusion and disagreement. Then we will discuss two symptoms typically considered to be central to schizophrenia – hallucinations (primarily auditory verbal hallucinations) and delusions – both of which are significantly related to trauma and dissociation, but in different ways. Finally, we will consider the clinical implications for this, including issues of assessment, treatment and the possibility of new diagnoses blending trauma, dissociation and psychotic symptoms.

Why Should I Attend This Webinar? 
Have you ever been unsure of how to understand certain symptoms in your traumatized clients and found yourself asking, 'Is this psychosis or dissociation and how to do I tease this apart?' Learn from a leading world expert about the complex interplay between psychotic symptoms, trauma and dissociation, as well as approaches to assessment and treatment. 

Objectives:

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

1)    Explain why auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) are better conceptualized as dissociative instead of psychotic in nature

2)    Recognize which ‘delusions’ are common in dissociative identity disorder and why

3)    Explain possible connections between trauma, memory and delusions

4)    Describe at least two clinical implications of viewing psychosis, delusions or hallucinations from a trauma/dissociation perspective

Registration Fees - This is a 2 hour webinar

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

July 21, 2018

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

 Dr. Colin A. Ross 

Dr. Colin A. Ross 

 Dolores Mosquera, MA, Psy  

Dolores Mosquera, MA, Psy  

Talking to the Voices in Traumatized Individuals

Colin A. Ross, MD & Dolores Mosquera, MA

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

Dolores Mosquera is a psychologist and psychotherapist, EMDR Europe Trainer and supervisor, and the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders in Spain. Click here to see detailed speaker bios.

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.

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.

 

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 discuss, 'Trauma and Nutrition'. In the second half of this webinar Colin Ross, MD, will give a talk titled, 'Sexual Trauma and Eating Disorders'. Details Pending. Sign up for our monthly newsletter for updates!

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.

Objectives

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

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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

Presenters: Eli Somer, PhD & Gaia Polloni, MSc

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, Gaia Polloni, MSc, CPsychol. will discuss, 'Trauma, Sexuality, and Sex Addiction'. In the second half of the webinar, Gaia Polloni, MSc, CPsychol. will discuss 'Trauma, Sexuality, and Sex Addiction'. A history of childhood trauma, including sexual abuse, is common in people with sex addictions. These addictions can take many forms and can involve both criminal and non-criminal behavior. The trauma can also result in conflicts about gender and sexual orientation. 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.

Objectives:

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

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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 & 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 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.  

Objectives

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

- Explain the importance of having a wide variety of tools for regulating clients and self

- Utilize a wide variety grounding and emotion regulation skills

- 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) 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.  

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.

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