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 New England Society for the 
Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation

 

 

Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming events

    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Lesley University, Brattle Campus, The Washburn Commons, 10 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138
    • 159
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    FUNDAMENTALS of COMPLEX TRAUMA and DISSOCIATION

    MARCH 17, 2018


    Lesley University, Brattle Campus, The Washburn Commons,

        10 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138


    Morning Program and Afternoon Workshops

    9:00 am - 4:30 pm



    Joanne Twombly, MSW, LICSW
    Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation (3CE)*

    The renowned researcher and clinician, Bessel van der Kolk says, "Dissociation is the essence of trauma".  Our most challenging clients, those with “complex traumatic stress disorders,” struggle with the long-term effects of insecure or disorganized attachment compounded by the impact of multiple instances of overt trauma.  


    This program is designed for graduate students and behavioral health and social service providers, and those who are new to learning about and working with the complex trauma spectrum. Topics introduced in the morning session will include the concept of developmental trauma, the basics of relevant neurobiological research, core problems of survivors, assessment of dissociation, and the stages of trauma treatment. The afternoon workshops will allow for exploration of more specific aspects of helping clients with the impacts of trauma and dissociation.
        
    About the Presenter: 

    Joanne H. Twombly, MSW, LICSW is in private practice in Waltham, MA where she works extensively with people with complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders. She also provides trainings and consultation in EMDR and IFS. She has had several book chapters published on EMDR, EMDR and Internal Family Systems, and on working with Perpetrator Introjects. Her commitment to providing the optimal space for healing has resulted in her becoming an EMDR Trauma Recovery HAP Facilitator, a certified consultant in EMDR, Internal Family Systems Certified, and an American Society for Clinical Hypnosis Consultant. She is the past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation and served on various committees and the board of the International Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation where she received their Distinguished Achievement Award in 2010.


    * The Institute for Continuing Education and the New England Society for Study of Dissociation are co-sponsors of this program.  This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC.  The Institute for Continuing Education is an NBCC approved continuing education provider, No. 5643.  The Institute for Continuing Education is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.   All scheduled sessions are approved for CE credit, with the exception of the following workshop:  Emotional Freedom Techniques ( ETF): A Self Applied Acupressure Technique to Process and Relieve Symptoms of Trauma.


    ~Lunch Provided 12:30 pm -1:15 pm~

     

    Afternoon Breakouts (1.5 CEs Each)*

    * The Institute for Continuing Education and the New England Society for Study of Dissociation are co-sponsors of this program.  This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC.  The Institute for Continuing Education is an NBCC approved continuing education provider, No. 5643.  The Institute for Continuing Education is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.   All scheduled sessions are approved for CE credit, with the exception of the following workshop:  Emotional Freedom Techniques ( ETF): A Self Applied Acupressure Technique to Process and Relieve Symptoms of Trauma.


    Participants choose two of the 1.5 hour afternoon breakouts to complete their day.

    1:15 pm - 2 45 pm and 3:00 - 4:30 pm


    Click Here for Speaker Bios

     

    1:15 pm - 2:45 pm


    Internal Family Systems (IFS): A Practical Introduction for Clinicians Working with Trauma & Dissociation

    Robert Bonazoli,  LICSW


    This workshop will offer an overview of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) framework for understanding trauma and dissociation, and offer some practical, immediately usable tools to begin to integrate this frame. The purpose of this workshop will not be to dive fully into the mechanics of the formal IFS model, but instead to develop a shared understanding of its core assumptions and concepts and to develop and practice a concrete basic toolbox based on that framework which clinicians can immediately put to work. It will also serve as a primer for those interested in pursuing formal IFS training.


    Cultural Trauma: Understanding the Dynamics of Social Inequality and Mental Health

    Dominique A. Malebranche, Ph.D.


    This workshop will include an introduction to the association between trauma theory and social oppression through didactic and experiential activity. Participants will learn about the mental health implications of intersectional oppression, assess their own level of cultural humility, and begin to identify opportunities to apply knowledge in their personal and professional lives. 


    Understanding and Managing Self-Harming Behaviors: An Introductory Workshop

    Tracey McHugh, LICSW


    This workshop will assist case managers and newer clinicians in understanding the dynamics and causes of self-injurious behaviors. It will also offer some strategies to assist the client in decreasing the behaviors, while helping to alleviate the concern of the helping professional.


    Vicarious Traumatization:  The Effects of Trauma Exposure on the Helping Professional                                                                    

    Lisa M. Rocchio, Ph.D.


    Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of the most common effects of trauma exposure on the helping professional, and will explore the general and specific changes that typically accompany vicarious traumatization.  In addition, participants will learn how to assess the effects of their own trauma exposure and will acquire practical strategies for ameliorating and transforming the effects of vicarious traumatization in themselves and in their work.  Finally, attendees will learn specific strategies for preparing themselves to work in the field of traumatic stress and interpersonal violence.  This workshop is appropriate for all attendees.


    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


    Recognizing  and Assessing Dissociative Phenomena in Your Office                                   

    Wendy  Forbush,  LICSW   

                                                     

    Using clinical examples and  role play, this workshop will illustrate how  to recognize whether  dissociative symptoms are transient PTSD-subtype, or suggest the dissociative disorder end of the complex trauma spectrum in adult clients.  Emphasis will be placed on  the importance of distinguishing the nature and extent of dissociation for case conceptualization and treatment planning . The session  is designed for  behavioral health  clinicians.


    Everything I Wish Someone Had Told Me about Treating Trauma Before I Worked in Community Mental Health

    Peter Pruyn, LMHC

     

    Most graduate programs in mental health do not require a course in trauma.  Meanwhile, the most common first job for many graduates is working in community mental health where clients with significant trauma histories are the norm.  In this session I will present the most important points about working with trauma that I wish I had known before making that transition.  This workshop will begin with a centering exercise followed by polling the audience for what specific trauma topics you would like to cover most.

    While this session is designed for behavioral health professionals, anyone is welcome. 



    Introduction to the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency Framework: Treating Complex Childhood Trauma by Targeting the Building Blocks of Resilience

    Julie Thayer, PsyD


    This workshop provides an introduction to the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework. ARC is a components-based intervention model for treating complex childhood trauma that draws from research on normative childhood development, traumatic stress, attachment, and risk and resilience. Attendees will learn more about complex trauma and how to identify its impacts, and hear about how to work with youth and their caregivers through domains of intervention and treatment targets that have been identified to best support resilient outcomes.


    Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT):  A Self Applied Acupressure Technique to Process and Relieve Symptoms of Trauma                     

    Caitlin Williams,   M.Ed., LMHC


    This workshop offers an introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques.  Attendees will learn the history of energy psychology and particularly EFT.  We will discuss when the method is applicable and identify a variety of issues it can be applied to.  I will teach the basic method and we will practice the method in the group.  I will demonstrate the method with a volunteer.  Questions will be addressed throughout the training.


    This event requires a registration fee for both Members and Non-Members. There is no member discount for this event. 


    This event takes place at Leslie University Brattle Campus.
    Click here for map: http://www.lesley.edu/map/ and here for walking/parking instructions: LESLEY UNIVERSITY BRATTLE CAMPUS Directions.pdf


    NESTTD FUNDAMENTALS FLYER.pdf

     

       

     1) the basic principles of staying proactively grounded as therapists working with Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders; and 2) the opportunity to explore and develop a toolbox of resources to assist with staying grounded. The workshop will include didactic material, experiential exercises, and demos.” 
    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
    Register


    April 14th, 2018

    FULL DAY PROGRAM



     Dolores Mosquera, MA

    Practical Tools to Work

    with Dissociative Processes (6CE)*


    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
    33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA  02421

     

     


    In recent years, the subject of dissociation has been generating a great deal of clinical interest. Dissociative clients present a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from those that are overt and highly noticeable to those so extremely covert and subtle that they often go unnoticed--even to the trained therapeutic eye.  Some of the most obvious dissociative symptoms (amnesia, not recognizing the therapist, losing dual attention, reliving a past event as if it were happening in the here and now) can be puzzling for clinicians.

     

    This workshop will illustrate ways to work with both overt and covert dissociative processes. Clinicians will learn to identify the dissociative language and will be given tools to decipher the underlying messages.  Participants will also learn different grounding techniques and procedures to expand the window of tolerance.

     

    Various approaches used in a variety of complicated clinical situations when working with the system of parts will be illustrated through video examples.


    Dolores Mosquera is a psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in severe and complex trauma, personality disorders, and dissociation. Dolores is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP) in A Coruña, Spain­—a 3-clinic private institution initially founded in 2000 as LOGPSIC. She collaborates with two different Domestic Violence Programs, one focused on Women Victims of DV and another one on Males with Violent Behavior. She belongs to the Spanish National Network for the Assistance of Victims of Terrorism, and also collaborates with an organization aiding victims of emergencies, accidents, violent attacks, kidnapping and other traumatic incidents.

     

    Dolores has extensive teaching experience leading seminars, workshops, and lectures both nationally and internationally. She has published numerous books and articles on personality disorders, complex trauma, and dissociation, and is a recognized expert in this field. She also teaches in several Universities, and collaborates supervising Clinical Psychologists in postgraduate training programs from all over Spain.


    * Counseling:  The Institute for Continuing Education and the New England Society for the Study of Dissociation are co-sponsors of this program.  This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC.  The Institute for Continuing Education is an NBCC approved continuing education provider, No. 5643.  The Institute for Continuing Education is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.


    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.
    • 15 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Watertown Center for Healing Arts 22 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
    • 25
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    April 15th, 2018

    Master Class

    Limited to 30 people



     Dolores Mosquera, MA

     


    “How to Move Safely from Stabilization to Processing Traumatic Memories When Working with Dissociative Disorders: Micro-processing Procedures Using EMDR Therapy” (3.5CE)*


    This will be the first time this workshop material

    will be presented in the U.S.!


    Watertown Center for Healing Arts 22 Mt. Auburn Street

    Watertown, MA 02472

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

     

    Phase oriented treatment serves as an excellent guide to structure the work with clients suffering from dissociative disorders. Many trauma therapists struggle when it comes to deciding on how to proceed with trauma work, since some cases never seem stable enough. A progressive approach in working with traumatic memories may be implemented safely; the key is identifying possible indicators in each client. This workshop will illustrate specific micro-processing techniques that both increase client stabilization and allow for working with parts of the traumatic memories.



    Dolores Mosquera is a psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in severe and complex trauma, personality disorders, and dissociation. Dolores is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP) in A Coruña, Spain­—a 3-clinic private institution initially founded in 2000 as LOGPSIC. She collaborates with two different Domestic Violence Programs, one focused on Women Victims of DV and another one on Males with Violent Behavior. She belongs to the Spanish National Network for the Assistance of Victims of Terrorism, and also collaborates with an organization aiding victims of emergencies, accidents, violent attacks, kidnapping and other traumatic incidents.

     

    Dolores has extensive teaching experience leading seminars, workshops, and lectures both nationally and internationally. She has published numerous books and articles on personality disorders, complex trauma, and dissociation, and is a recognized expert in this field. She also teaches in several Universities, and collaborates supervising Clinical Psychologists in postgraduate training programs from all over Spain.


    Continuing Education Credits: 3.5 CE

    Eligible for 4 EMDRIA Credits

    Registrants must have completed EMDRIA - approved  Level 1 or 2 training


     * Counseling:  The Institute for Continuing Education and the New England Society for the Study of Dissociation are co-sponsors of this program.  This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC.  The Institute for Continuing Education is an NBCC approved continuing education provider, No. 5643.  The Institute for Continuing Education is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.


    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.


    • 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
    • 57
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    NEW FRIDAY AFTERNOON SERIES



    "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).


    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

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. http://www.tourlexington.us/gettingto.html

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

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Phone: 508-964-2234

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