Trauma Education Essentials

Upcoming Webinars

Our webinars feature exciting topics and international experts in the trauma field. During the live webinar, you can ask questions and have them answered by the presenter during the Q&A!

Our live webinars feature exciting topics, international experts in the trauma field,
and an opportunity for you to ask questions and have them answered by the presenter during the webinar!
Click here for info on CE credits.


Harnessing the Power of Perpetrator Ego States

with Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed

In this webinar, Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed, will address the practical and process issues relevant to working with parts of self which are creating obstacles and blocks to trauma resolution and healing.  These overt and covert ego states confound and create unease in therapists, complicate client’s day-to-day functioning, and are sophisticated, well-constructed and resilient in doing the “jobs” they were created to do.  Examples of these behaviors include but are not limited to: aggression, manipulation, massive dysregulation, control through “loss of control”, self-injury and the camouflage of passive-aggressiveness.

The ultimate goals are accessing the strengths, heart and soul of these challenging ego states in order to support internal cooperation, communication and co-consciousness, as well as re-consolidating emotional learning that perpetuates these negatively valenced states. Ultimately utilizing perpetrator parts as a resource aids in allowing for a productive integration into one’s whole.

August 26, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 PM EDT

$49 USD Early Bird Rate
until August 20th (regular rate $59 USD). Student pricing available.



PTSD Treatment Guidelines and Clinical Care

with Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP

The U.S. health care system increasingly utilizes clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) based on stringent systematic reviews of research findings to inform decision-making about care. There are relatively few guidelines, however, that address mental and behavioral health conditions or that include psychological interventions. To address this, in 2010, the American Psychological Association adopted the Institute of Medicine (IOM) standards for clinical practice guidelines and selected the treatment of PTSD as a topic for review. The resul­tant recommendations, “Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Posttrau­matic Stress Disorder in Adults*,” were accepted in early 2017, to be accompanied by a companion Profes­sional Practice Guideline (PPG). 

The recommendations—along with the strengths and limitations--of the PTSD guidelines will be presented and its findings compared. Major recommendations of Professional Practice Guidelines and other authoritative writing for treatment of all forms of PTSD (including the Dissociative Disorders) will also be reviewed. Increasingly, emphasis is being placed on the significance of the relationship for the treatment of traumatized individuals, especially those who were interpersonally victimized. We will also discuss evidence-based relationship elements that are important to the success of treatment and have been largely ignored in the PTSD guidelines.

September 16, 2019
6:30-8:30 PM EDT

$49 USD Early Bird Rate until September 6th (regular rate $59 USD). Student pricing available.



Psychiatric Medications and Genetics: What Therapists Need to Know

with Colin A. Ross, MD

In this webinar, Dr. Ross will review psychiatric medications and genetics. For medications, he will focus on antidepressants and antipsychotics and for genetics he will focus on schizophrenia, depression, eating disorders and alcoholism. For genetics, he will also explain concepts like twin concordance and heritability estimates. The webinar will be designed for non-MD health professionals and trainees. It will not be necessary to have a background in either pharmacology or genetics to follow what Dr. Ross is saying.

October 8, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 PM EDT

$49 USD Early Bird Rate
until September 28th (regular rate $59 USD). Student pricing available.



Trauma Informed Care: A Focus on Ethics and Cultural Competence

with Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC

More details coming soon!

November 6, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 PM EST

$49 USD Early Bird Rate
until October 27th (regular rate $59 USD). Student pricing available.



How Psychological Stress Impacts Cognition

with Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC

One of the most common things that Dr. Ross hears from her patients who have lived through complex trauma is the phrase, “I think I have dementia.” People go on to report struggles with everyday memory, word recall, planning, focusing and other aspects of cognitive functioning. In this 1 hour webinar, Dr. Ross will give an overview of the latest research on trauma and cognition, and will also provide tips and approaches for coping with these stress-related symptoms on a day-to-day basis.

Date: TBD
12:00-1:00 PM EST

$29 USD Early Bird Rate
until November 22nd (regular rate $35 USD). Student pricing available.