New England Society for the 
Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation



Upcoming Workshops: Details on Fall 2018 program to come soon!

October 20: Nancy Napier - half-day program

November 9 - FAS program

December 1- Dr. Diane Poole Heller - Full-day program

Upcoming events

    • 27 Apr 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Farr Conference Center at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Rd. Lexington, MA 02421
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    Three Therapeutic Models: Concepts and Demonstrations of Working with Traumatic Experiences: IFS, EMDR, AEDP (3CE)

      April 27, 2018
    1:00 - 4:30 PM

     The Friday Afternoon Series, NESTTD's new and exciting program, will present three models of working with traumatic experiences: Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). Each presenter will give an overview of her model followed by a live demonstration illustrating the concepts and interventions at the core of her approach. This will be followed by an open panel/audience discussion of the similarities, differences and benefits of each model. The three panelists are Suzanne Borstein, PhD (EMDR); Rina Dubin, EdD (IFS); and Molly Eldridge, LICSW (AEDP).


          Suzanne Borstein, PhD, is an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant in EMDR as well as an EMDRIA-Approved Continuing Education Provider. She presents locally, regionally and nationally. Her private practice is in Cranston, RI, where she does individual and adjunctive therapy and leads EMDR consultation groups.

         Rina Dubin has a private practice in West Newton, MA, where she sees individuals and couples and provides consultation to individuals, dyads, and small groups. She is a Trainer for Internal Family Systems and has been very excited about the expanded skill base that IFS and other therapies have brought into our work.

         Molly Eldridge, LICSW, has been in private practice on Cape Cod for over 25 years. She utilizes many clinical models while specializing in AEDP.  As a certified AEDP supervisor, she offers individual supervision and runs several training groups on Cape Cod and in the Boston area.

    Event will be held in the Farr Conference Center at the Scottish Rite Museum and Library (National Heritage Museum)
     33 Marrett Road (Rt 2A East) Lexington, MA

    Cancellation Policy for events: No refund is given if cancellation request is received within 1 week of event date. Prior to 1 week of event date a full refund will be made.

Past events

15 Apr 2018 Dolores Mosquera, MA, Master Class: “How to Move Safely from Stabilization to Processing Traumatic Memories When Working with Dissociative Disorders: Micro-processing Procedures Using EMDR Therapy” (3.5 CE)
14 Apr 2018 Dolores Mosquera, MA, Full-Day Program: "Practical Tools to Work with Dissociative Processes" (6 CE)
17 Mar 2018 "Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation"
03 Feb 2018 Anne Westcott, LICSW, AFTERNOON INTENSIVE PROGRAM: "Experiential Exploration of Regulation Tools and State Shifts" (3CE)
03 Feb 2018 Anne Westcott, LICSW, MORNING PROGRAM: "Discovering the Strengths Within: Children’s Bodies are a Pathway to both Psychological Injury and Recovery" (3CE)
02 Dec 2017 Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, AFTERNOON PROGRAM - "Collaborative Systemic Treatment of Family Violence" (3CE)
02 Dec 2017 Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, MORNING PROGRAM: "Relational Interventions: The Great Integration for Working with Complex Developmental Trauma" (3CE)
13 Oct 2017 NEW FRIDAY AFTERNOON SERIES: "Trauma, Attachment and the Body: An Introduction to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy" presented by Lana Epstein, MA, LICSW (2CE)
23 Sep 2017 Anna Salter, PhD, FULL DAY PROGRAM "Understanding the Psychology of Offenders and Victim-Perpetrator Dynamics: The Importance to Clinicians and Clinical Work with Victims" (6CE)
08 Apr 2017 Ruth Lanius MD, PhD : AFTERNOON INTENSIVE “The Therapeutic Process of Working with a Fragmented Self: Toward Communication and Wholeness”
08 Apr 2017 Ruth Lanius MD, PhD “Challenging Moments in Trauma Treatment: Working with Complex Dissociation“
18 Mar 2017 "Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation"
25 Feb 2017 Lynn Sanford presents: "I Am Bad So I Do Bad: The Power of Shame"
03 Dec 2016 Deb Dana LCSW presents AFTERNOON INTENSIVE "Bringing Polyvagal Theory Into Your Clinical Practice"
03 Dec 2016 Deb Dana LCSW presents " The Rhythm of Regulation: Building Safety from a Polyvagal Perspective"
18 Sep 2016 Bruce Ecker LMFT and Sara K. Bridges PhD Present "Coherence Therapy: Training Intensive "
17 Sep 2016 Bruce Ecker LMFT and Sara K. Bridges PhD Present "Memory Reconsolidation in Psychotherapy: Utilizing the Innate, Core Process of Transformational Change"
02 Apr 2016 Constance Dalenberg, PhD, Intensive "Building Relationships and Regulation Skills in Dissociative Populations"
02 Apr 2016 Constance Dalenberg, PhD "Countertransference and Transference Crises in Working with Traumatized Clients"
12 Mar 2016 Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation: What Every Clinician Needs to Know
30 Jan 2016 Joanne Twombly, LICSW Intensive
30 Jan 2016 Joanne Twombly, LICSW " Using Hypnotic Language to Make Your Interventions More Effective"
05 Dec 2015 Aline Zoldbrod, PhD, Intensive
05 Dec 2015 Aline Zoldbrod, PhD “Exploring the role of overt and developmental trauma in women’s desire, arousal and willingness for sex”
13 Sep 2015 Dan Hughes PhD, Intensive
12 Sep 2015 Dan Hughes, PhD, “The Challenges of Treating and Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Developmental Trauma: Understanding and Treating Blocked Trust and Blocked Care”
01 May 2015 Full Day workshop - Trauma and Contemplative Practice: Exploring the Territory (Co-sponsored by NESTTD)
22 Mar 2015 Anne Hallward, MD, Intensive *SUNDAY*
22 Mar 2015 Anne Hallward, MD - NEW DATE, DAY, AND TIME -SUNDAY Traumatic Silence and Shame: in the Victim, Perpetrator, Bystander Triangle
14 Mar 2015 Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation: What Every Clinician Needs to Know
31 Jan 2015 Frank G. Anderson, MD “Meds and Meditation: Key Components to Healing Trauma"
06 Dec 2014 Stephen W. Porges, PhD "Connectedness as a Biological Imperative: Understanding trauma through the lens of the polyvagal theory"
18 Oct 2014 Elizabeth Bowman, MD Intensive
18 Oct 2014 Elizabeth S. Bowman, MD "How Trauma Shows Up in the Body: Recognizing, explaining, treating"
05 Apr 2014 Relentless Shame and Interpersonal Trauma: A Psychodynamic Exploration Informed by the Language of Dissociative Processes, Richard Chefetz, MD
04 Apr 2014 Richard Chefetz, MD Intensive - Working Through Impasse in Complex Trauma Treatments: A Multi-case Conference Focusing on Dissociation, Enactment, and Negative Therapeutic Reaction
15 Mar 2014 Essential Skills for the Successful Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation, Suzanne Hoffman, PsyD
01 Feb 2014 Patricia Papernow, EdD Intensive
01 Feb 2014 The Complexity of Attachment Dynamics in Stepfamilies, Patricia Papernow, EdD
23 Nov 2013 Cece Sykes LCSW, Intensive
23 Nov 2013 An IFS (Internal Family Systems) Lens on Trauma, Risk-Taking and Addiction, Cece Sykes, LCSW
06 Oct 2013 Allan N. Schore, PhD Intensive
05 Oct 2013 The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy, Allan N. Schore, PhD, Full Day Event
20 Apr 2013 Essential Skills for the Successful Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation with Suzanne Hoffman, PsyD
02 Mar 2013 Deborah Rozelle, PsyD, Intensive
02 Mar 2013 Deborah Rozelle, PsyD " Mindfulness, Meditation and Trauma: Finding a Path Toward Post-traumatic Growth, Resilience and Flourishing"
26 Jan 2013 Pat Ogden, PhD: Implicit Conversations, "Not Me" Self States and Dissociation: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Perspective
01 Dec 2012 Introduction to Dissociation with Suzanne Hoffman, PsyD
17 Nov 2012 Bethany Brand, PhD, Intensive
17 Nov 2012 "Assessing and Treating Psychotic vs. Dissociative Disorder Patients: What are the Differences?" Bethany Brand, PhD
13 Oct 2012 Christine Courtois, PhD, Intensive
13 Oct 2012 "Death in the Life of the Therapist" Christine Courtois, PhD, ABPP
05 May 2012 Steve Frankel, PhD, JD Intensive
05 May 2012 Steve Frankel, PhD, JD "Dancing with the Risks: Safe Steps, Tricky Steps, Landmines"
28 Apr 2012 Introduction to Dissociation with Suzanne Hoffman, PsyD
04 Mar 2012 Kathy Steele, MN, CS Intensive
03 Mar 2012 Beyond the Basics: Special Issues in the Treatment of Complex Developmental Trauma Disorders, Kathy Steele, MN, CS
03 Dec 2011 Trauma Experience Integration (TEI) with Complex Child and Adolescent Clients, Margaret E. Blaustein, PhD
17 Sep 2011 Maggie Phillips, PhD, Intensive
17 Sep 2011 Finding the Energy to Heal Trauma and Dissociation, Maggie Phillips, PhD
30 Apr 2011 Does Child Abuse Permanently Alter the Human Brain?, Martin Teicher, MD, PhD
02 Apr 2011 Introductory Workshop: Identifying and Treating Dissociative Symptoms in Clients with Complex Trauma Histories, Joanne H. Twombly, MSW
05 Mar 2011 Treating Complex Trauma: Optimal Integration of Treatment Models, Debbie Korn, PsyD
22 Jan 2011 Amy Banks, MD: Understanding the Neuroscience of PTSD: Clinically Useful Applications
26 Sep 2010 Diana Fosha, PhD, Master Class
25 Sep 2010 Diana Fosha, PhD: The Birth of Transformance, Transformational Theory and AEDP Work with Attachment Trauma
24 Apr 2010 Basic Workshop on Dissociation
20 Mar 2010 Frances K. Grossman, PhD; Anne Westcott, MSW, LICSW & Meg Striepe, PhD: "Working with Dissociation and Parts in Couples and Family Work: A Collaborative Model"
09 Jan 2010 Nancy Riemer, LICSW: "Creativity, Improvisation and Trauma Treatment: When there is no Road Map--finding your way home"
31 Oct 2009 Richard B. Gartner, PhD
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The Society offers four events per year:  Three half-day workshops offering 3 Continuing Education units and one full day workshop offering 6 Continuing Education units.

Our presentations are open to all members of the professional mental health community, including students and others interested in mental health issues.  Enrollment in the Intensives will be limited to licensed mental health professionals.

Half-day workshops are FREE to members. If you are not a member you may attend the workshop for a fee and register online or on site. There is a fee for the full-day workshop, however members pay a reduced rate. All Introductory Workshops, which are in addition to those mentioned above, charge a registration fee, regardless of membership status.

Half-day workshop rates:

  • Members: Free -- Pre-registration strongly encouraged. You may pre-purchase CEs by registering online
  • Regular Non-members: $60
  • Agency Employees/Retirees $45
  • Student/Agency employees/Retirees: $30
The cost for CEs is $25 for both members and non-members. CEs can be purchased at time of registration or on site at the meeting. 

For out of town guests the website Tour Lexington has some good information on travel to Lexington.

Below is a list of our upcoming events and links to register. **It is important to arrive to events no later than 8:45 a.m. to allow time to check in at the registration table.

The majority of our events take place at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library at 33 Marrett Rd in Lexington, MA.

Map to Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library


32 Chase Avenue

Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: 508-964-2234

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