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The New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD) is an organization devoted to providing education, training, and resources on the effective treatment of psychological trauma, complex trauma and dissociation.

Founded in 1984, NESTTD is incorporated as a nonprofit organization. The society has its headquarters in Massachusetts and has members from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 

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Upcoming events

    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Lesley University, Brattle Campus, The Washburn Commons, 10 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138


    MARCH 16, 2019

    Registration is now open.

    Morning Plenary Session

    and Afternoon Workshops

    9:00 am - 4:30 pm


    Lesley University, Brattle Campus, The Washburn Commons,

        10 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138

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

    Sandra Dixon, PsyD

    Morning Plenary:  9 am - 12:30 pm

    Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation

    Summary description of plenary session: Many trauma experts formulate their therapeutic approaches to clients on the basis of their conceptualization of "complex traumatic stress disorders." Yet what are these? The renowned researcher and clinician, Bessel van der Kolk says, "Dissociation is the essence of trauma," and yet few graduate schools teach anything about dissociation. Our most challenging clients 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 who are new to learning about and working with the complex trauma spectrum. Among topics introduced in this workshop will be the concept of developmental trauma, attachment research, basics of relevant neurobiological research, core problems of survivors, assessment, barriers to collaborative therapeutic relationships, and types of therapies.

    Sandy Dixon received her master's degree in 2003 and doctorate in clinical psychology in 2005 from Antioch University New England. She has a private practice in Arlington, MA. In addition to providing therapy for individuals and couples, she consults with the Harvard Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, providing expert medical opinions and assessment for veteran clients, and guest lectures at Harvard Law School on trauma and working with veterans.

    She was previously on the faculty at William James College, teaching graduate students in the clinical psychology doctoral program about working with clients who have experienced trauma and working with veteran clients. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD), and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). She is co-chair of the Program Committee of NESTTD.


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

    (REGARDING LUNCH, PLEASE NOTE: the 45-minute lunch break does not allow a comfortable amount of time for eating out. Lunch boxes are available for purchase when you register--please select one of the options listed on the form. Otherwise, bringing your own lunch is a good option.)


    Afternoon Breakouts -- Two sessions

    Session One: 1:15 - 2:45 pm

    Session Two: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

    To complete the day, participants choose one workshop from each of the 1.5 hour afternoon breakout sessions.

    Please be aware that some workshops may have limited space due to room size and could be closed for registration at some point. 

    *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. THIS ALL-DAY PROGRAM IS WORTH 6 CES. NO PARTIAL CREDIT IS GIVEN.

    Bios of Presenters.

    (The list of presenters' bios also appears at the end of this page, following the workshop descriptions.)


    Session One: 1:15 - 2:45 pm (choose from five options)

         Robert Bonazoli, LICSW

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

    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.


         Wendy Forbush, LICSW

    Recognizing and Assessing Dissociative Phenomena in Your Office                                  


    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.


          Dominique A. Malebranche, PhD

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

    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.


         Michelle Napoli, DAT, ATR-BC, REAT, LMHC

    Culturally Centering Trauma Sensitive Art Therapy: An Introduction and Critical Dialogue

    This workshop presents an overview of my research to find an ethical and culturally centering approach to strengthen identity formation as an approach to trauma treatment.  I will introduce Indigenous methodology as a way to deconstruct and critically analyze how oppression continues to be perpetuated in mental health systems.  I also look to the arts as a process that supports and facilitates a non-verbal exploration to support sovereignty and cultural reclamation. In this workshop we will begin a critical dialogue about how the arts can construct a sustainable, ethical, and culturally congruent path to dive deeper into forming identity amidst a legacy of erasure post genocide, and trauma exposure generally.


         Julie Thayer, PsyD

    Treating Complex Childhood Trauma by Targeting the Building Blocks of Resilience: An Overview of the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framework

    This workshop will provide an introduction to the Attachment, Regulation and Competency framework, a core components treatment model developed to provide a framework for intervention with youth impacted by complex trauma and their caregiving systems. It will provide an overview of  complex childhood trauma, explain the core intervention targets of ARC, and utilize experiential activities, discussion, and case applications to demonstrate the implementation of the ARC framework with children and their surrounding systems.


    Session Two: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (choose from four options)


    Kimberly Cherry, MMFT, LMFT                      Carla R. Rosinski, MA, LMHC


    Developing a Critically Conscious Approach to Trauma Work

    Trauma work requires that we are present and hold compassionate space in therapy while honoring the intersectional identities of our clients. Each of us is influenced by the dominant culture, so it is necessary to purposefully dismantle our own normative assumptions.  This workshop aims to engage participants in critical self-reflection as a significant tool in developing the self of therapist and a critically conscious approach to therapeutic practice.


          Heather Finn, LICSW

    Somatic Regulation and Embodied Attunement: An Introduction to Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART)

    SMART is an innovative mental health therapy for complexly traumatized children and adolescents for whom regulation of emotional, behavioral and interpersonal life is a primary problem.  The goal of SMART is to expand the repertoire of regulating experiences for children and their caregivers with the aim of nurturing healing and growth. This innovative, child led, treatment approach utilizes movement, multi-sensory tools, and embodied play to support improved regulation, attachment building and more integrated processing of traumatic experiences.  This workshop will provide a basic introduction to Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), through exploring the essential role that Somatic Regulation and Embodied Attunement play in improving co-regulation, developing rhythms in relationship, and supporting self-regulation for children, adolescents and their caregivers.  Participants will learn how to identify and utilize tools of regulation in therapy to support children and adolescents in becoming more organized, flexible, expressive, and able to engage effectively in the present moment.


         Dominique A. Malebranche, PhD

    Identify-based Trauma: An Experiential Exploration of Self in Context

    This workshop will utilize experiential exercises to explore individual and relational experiences of cultural bias and benefit. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their own social identities and consider ways to engage in applied knowledge in clinical and supporting contexts.


         Peter Pruyn, LMHC

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

    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. 


    Bios of Workshop Presenters

    Robert Bonazoli, LICSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in Boston’s Back Bay. He is trained in IFS, EMDR, and DBT, and has completed post-graduate fellowships in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy and general outpatient psychotherapy through Harvard Medical School’s Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention. He is an adjunct professor at Boston College’s Graduate School of Social Work where he teaches classes in Adult Psychological Trauma and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, teaches community classes in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and serves as a Mindfulness Instructor with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s “Mind the Moment” program. He has over 25 years of experience working with community organizations including the Pine Street Inn, City Year, the Massachusetts Commission on National and Community Service, Advocates, Inc., and served as co-founder and Managing Director of the ALS Therapy Development Institute.


    Kimberly Cherry, MMFT, LMFT, RYT200 (she/her/hers) is a queer, white, cisgender psychotherapist and clinical supervisor who specializes in trauma work and affirming therapy for LGBTQ-identified individuals. For the past decade she has evolved in her use of an integrative, mind-body-spirit approach while utilizing specialized training in EMDR, meditation and mindfulness, and yoga.  She is a PhD student at Lesley University in the Counseling and Psychology program interested in exploring the practice of supervision from the perspective of transgender therapists. Parallel to therapeutic practice, she believes that critical reflection on intersectionality and centering subjugated voices in research is important in helping us develop a more socially just and equitable concept of what healing in psychotherapy can mean.


    Heather Finn, LICSW is a practicing psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults who have been impacted by chronic adversity and traumatic stress. She graduated from Smith College School for Social Work in 2001, and has seventeen years’ experience working with trauma impacted individuals in both outpatient and residential treatment settings.  In her tenure at the Trauma Center at JRI, Heather served as the Clinical Director, a contributing developer of the Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) model, and lead co-author of the article “The Boy Who Was Hit in the Face: Somatic Regulation and Processing of Preverbal Complex Trauma,” published through the Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma in 2017.


    Heather is currently a founding partner of SMARTmoves, LLC, providing supervision, consultation and training in SMART to clinicians working in both outpatient and residential treatment programs. She has particular interest in the healing role that movement and embodied treatment interventions can have in healing from adversity, supporting relational growth and enhancing resilience on individual, family and community levels.  In addition to her work with SMARTmoves, LLC, Heather also maintains a private practice where she provides adolescent and adult psychotherapy and parent consultation in Boston, MA.


    Wendy Forbush, LICSW has been a therapist, supervisor, or consultant in agency and private practice settings for 30 years. Working first in outpatient alcohol and drug treatment, she developed an interest in how the effects of both early childhood neglect and overt trauma interfered with clients' recovery. In the '90s she co-led male sexual abuse survivor groups and trained in both DBT and in EMDR. When several BPD clients failed to make gains with DBT, her team diagnosed previously unrecognized DID, and they then made efforts to learn how to recognize and treat these clients.



    Dominique A. Malebranche, PhD is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Trauma Center in Brookline, MA, where she specializes in mind-body interventions for individuals with complex trauma exposure, including gender-based violence and exploitation through Project REACH. A counseling psychologist by training, she is a graduate of the University of Missouri where she studied multicultural psychology and education and worked to develop cultural competencies in clinical and organizational systems. She utilizes mindfulness and compassion-based approaches to address trauma response and mental health for cross-cultural populations as well as to promote social justice initiatives. Dr. Malebranche has contributed to compassion-based intervention research for Veterans with PTSD, facilitated mindfulness groups on race-based stress, and, most recently, is working to develop a program to implement Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) for special populations such as survivors of human trafficking and youth with histories of commercial sexual exploitation. Her work strives to enhance social consciousness and provide access to mental health services for disenfranchised populations and global mental health efforts.


    Michelle Napoli, DAT, ATR-BC, REAT, LMHC holds a doctorate in Art Therapy, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Board Certified Art Therapist, and Registered Expressive Arts Therapist.  Michelle has been a counselor, educator and supervisor for over 12 years specializing in cross-cultural arts-based trauma treatment.  Michelle’s research looks at the ethical engagement of Indigenous Methodology in clinical approaches, specifically with communities post genocide. She is active in language reacquisition and cultural reclamation efforts with her Tribe in California, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.  She is also the founder of the Survivor Quilt Project, which focuses on preventive and proactive approaches to intergenerational trauma, specifically regarding issues of incest.


    Peter Pruyn, LMHC is a psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma.  He is influenced by humanistic, psychodynamic, and mindfulness approaches and utilizes EMDR, spirituality, and expressive therapies including art, sandtray and music.  Peter interned at a shelter for homeless veterans and the Lesley University Student Counseling Center, and has worked at a methadone clinic in the South End and a community mental health clinic in Everett.  He is a member of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma & Dissociation and is currently in private practice in Cambridge.  His favorite self-care activities include piano, meditation, cycling, writing, guitar, photography and improv comedy.


    Carla R. Rosinski, MA, LMHC (she/her/hers) is a sex positive mental health clinician and supervisor with 20 years of experience working in community mental health and activism within the LGBTQ community. As a queer, white, cisgender sex therapist, she has a particular focus on intersectional feminism, equity, and justice. For the past 8 years, Carla has been in private practice primarily serving transgender and non-binary folks, their partners, and their families. She is currently a PhD student at Lesley University in Counseling & Psychology preparing to begin research that explores how we can disrupt normativity and liberate sexuality and gender from a dysfunctional culture. Ultimately, Carla is actively working towards creating space for clinicians to explore how to embrace sex positivity in their personal and professional lives.


    Julie Thayer, PsyD is a licensed psychologist whose clinical work focuses on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults impacted by complex trauma. She is also a Certified ARC Trainer and Consultant. Dr. Thayer received her master’s and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in June 2014. She has experience providing a range of clinical services in school-based, in-home, college counseling, outpatient, and inpatient settings. She completed a two-year fellowship at Metrowest Behavioral Health Center at JRI, focused on the treatment of complex trauma, and subsequently worked in clinical and administrative roles at both Metrowest Behavioral Health Center and the Trauma Center at JRI. She has a special interest in providing trauma-informed caregiver consultation and groups, clinical supervision, and dyadic treatment approaches. 

    This event takes place at Lesley University Brattle Campus.
    Click here for map: and here for walking/parking instructions: LESLEY UNIVERSITY BRATTLE CAMPUS Directions.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.” 
    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421

    Bethany Brand, PhD

    Registration is open!

    Saturday, April 6, 2019

    Morning Program: 9 am - 12:30 pm

    The Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders

    (TOP DD) Network Study (3CE)*

    Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

    33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421

    Free to NESTTD members. Registration is open.

    Summary of program: The TOP DD Network Study is a web-based psychoeducation program for patients with dissociative disorders (DD) and their psychotherapists. This international program aims to enhance DD patients’ ability to 1) understand, accept, and regulate their emotions; 2) recognize and manage their symptoms; and 3) gradually improve their ability to maintain their safety and  enhance their self-understanding.  It also aims to teach therapists a conceptualization of DD patients’ symptoms and some basic interventions that stabilize DD patients’ struggles with self-harm and suicidality.  This online program, in conjunction with individual psychotherapy, is associated with reduced symptoms, improved quality of life and hopefulness, and enhanced emotion regulation. Bethany Brand will describe Network study participants’ progress throughout the study and present an overview of the program.  In this morning program, she will also discuss and demonstrate some of the basic stabilization techniques taught in the TOP DD program.

    Bethany Brand, PhD, is a Psychology Professor at Towson University and she specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma-related disorders   She has over 25 years of clinical and research experience.  Dr. Brand has been honored with numerous research, teaching and clinical awards and served on several national task forces that developed guidelines for the assessment and treatment of trauma-related disorders. Dr. Brand is the Principal Investigator on a series of international treatment studies of patients with dissociative disorders as well as studies that are developing methods for distinguishing dissociative disorders from other conditions including malingering. She has served as an expert witness on trauma in forensic cases at the state, federal, and international level.

    *Click here for CE Information.

    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
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    Bethany Brand, PhD

    Registration is open!

    Saturday, April 6, 2019

    Intensive Program: 1:15 pm  - 4:30 pm

    Incorporating the Findings of TOP DD with Severely Dissociated Clients: Anticipating, Understanding, and Working through the Roadblocks to Stabilization (3CE)*


    You must attend the Morning Program if you register for the Intensive. Space is limited. Box lunches available for $10.

    This program is not free to members.

    Members $70; nonmembers $85

    About the program: Bethany Brand will present in more detail some of the exercises used in the TOP DD Network study.  There are a series of practice and journaling exercises patients complete as part of the program.  She will discuss common “roadblocks” that highly dissociative patients may present when attempting to stabilize their safety including common phobic reactions to dissociated self-states, their bodies and sensations, and their emotions.  Through role plays and discussion, she will demonstrate how to work with severely dissociative clients to gradually help them develop self-understanding and acceptance so they can tolerate feeling, knowing and experiencing disowned aspects of themselves.

    Bethany Brand, PhD, is a Psychology Professor at Towson University and she specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma-related disorders   She has over 25 years of clinical and research experience.  Dr. Brand has been honored with numerous research, teaching and clinical awards and served on several national task forces that developed guidelines for the assessment and treatment of trauma-related disorders. Dr. Brand is the Principal Investigator on a series of international treatment studies of patients with dissociative disorders as well as studies that are developing methods for distinguishing dissociative disorders from other conditions including malingering. She has served as an expert witness on trauma in forensic cases at the state, federal, and international level.

    *Click here for CE Information.

    • 03 May 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Scottish Rite Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA


    Debbie Korn, PsyD

    Friday, May 3, 2019

    1:00 - 5:00 pm

    Registration will open in early March.

    Integrating Contemporary Models of Trauma Treatment: Case Conceptualization, Decision Making and Interventions

    Program Description: This workshop is designed to help clinicians, who use a variety of therapeutic approaches, consider how to organize treatment plans and make moment-to-moment decisions about which interventions may best meet their clients’ needs. To establish a framework for this task, Dr. Debbie Korn will 1) introduce a clear clinical map to guide the integration of ideas and strategies from IFS, EMDR, AEDP (and perhaps a sprinkling of other models for good measure); 2) discuss different lenses for conceptualizing complex trauma cases; 3) highlight each model’s most useful concepts and interventions; 4) explore common denominators across the models; and 5) identify each model’s unique contributions. Throughout the workshop, video recordings will be used to demonstrate the integration of these treatment models and to facilitate discussion.


    Note:  Please be advised that this workshop is appropriate for all interested clinicians whether or not you are familiar with IFS, EMDR, and/or AEDP.  Also, though this workshop is, in a sense, a follow-up to last year’s Spring Friday Afternoon Panel Presentation focused on these 3 compelling models, participation in that program is not a pre-requisite in any way for this upcoming event.

    Debbie Korn, PsyD, maintains a private practice in Cambridge, MA, and is an adjunct training faculty member at the Trauma Center in Boston. She has been on the faculty of the EMDR Institute for the past 25 years and is the former Clinical Director of the Womens’ Trauma Programs at Charter Brookside and Charles River Hospitals. Dr. Korn has authored or coauthored several prominent articles focused on EMDR, including a comprehensive review of EMDR applications with Complex PTSD. Dr. Korn is an EMDRIA-approved consultant and a past board member of NESTTD. She is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. She presents and consults internationally on the treatment of adult survivors of childhood abuse and neglect. She has been a regular presenter at the EMDR International Association Conference and was invited to present EMDRIA’s first “Masters Series” class. As a clinician, teacher, researcher, and consultant, Dr. Korn is known for her knowledge and integration of many different clinical models. In treating and consulting on complex, chronically traumatized cases, she believes that it is important to carry a large toolbox and to remain flexible, practical, and integrative.

Past events

09 Feb 2019 INTENSIVE PROGRAM: Gary Bailey: My Identity Matters: The Intersection of Trauma and Racism
09 Feb 2019 MORNING PROGRAM: Gary Bailey: Race Still Matters: Between the World and US
01 Dec 2018 When Unresolved Attachment Trauma is the Problem: Working with Avoidant and Disorganized Clients
09 Nov 2018 Shamed and Shaming: Their Role in the Experience and Treatment of Trauma
20 Oct 2018 Afternoon Intensive: Utilizing "Therapeutic Dissociation" and Corrective Experiences to Enhance Somatically-Oriented Trauma Resolution
20 Oct 2018 Morning Program: Unblocking What's Stuck: Using Somatic Experiencing® and Body-Based Parts Work to Support Trauma Resolution
27 Apr 2018 NEW FRIDAY AFTERNOON SERIES: Three Therapeutic Models: Concepts and Demonstrations of Working with Traumatic Experiences: IFS, EMDR, AEDP (3CE)
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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