NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY FOR THE TREATMENT
OF TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION
of Complex Trauma
March 14, 2020 at 9am-4:30pm
Lesley University, Brattle Campus*
10 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138
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, behavioral health and social service providers, and psychotherapy providers who are new to learning about and working with the complex trauma spectrum. Topics introduced in the morning plenary session will include the concept of developmental trauma, attachment research, basics of relevant neurobiological research, core challenges of trauma survivors, assessment of dissociation and dissociative disorders, differential diagnoses, barriers to collaborative therapeutic relationships, and goals of therapy. The afternoon workshops will allow for exploration of more specific aspects of helping clients with the impacts of trauma and dissociation.
Starting at just $35 for students up to $80 dollars for a regular ticket you won't find a better deal around. We know you have a busy schedule, that is why we have packed a ton of information about serving clients with trauma and dissociation into just one day! After attending a morning plenary as well as two afternoon workshops of your choice you are even eligible for 6 Continuing Education credits.
Fundamentals is made up of two parts, the first a morning plenary, followed by your choice of two afternoon workshops. With the afternoon workshops we have three suggested tracks that one could choose, but the final decision falls to you as to what fits your interests the best.
To learn more about our workshops, speakers, etc visit our Fundamentals Expanded page!
*This event takes place at Lesley University Brattle Campus.
Click here for map: http://www.lesley.edu/map/ and here for walking/parking instructions: LESLEY UNIVERSITY BRATTLE CAMPUS Directions.pdf
Registration open now for all!!
Toni Herbine-Blank MS, RN
Senior Trainer, IFS Institute
Shame in Relationships
Saturday, April 4, 2020
9 am – 4:30 pm
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
Standard Members, Patrons and Sponsors: $110, Agency/Retired Members: $75; Student Members: $50
Non Members Standard: $175; Non Member Agency/Retired $150, Non Member Students: $75
6.0 CEs available to eligible participants
About the program: Feeling shamed and then shameful is arguably the most disturbing and uncomfortable of all human emotions. The hallmark of intimacy is the willingness and ability to share oneself with another, but feeling shameful blocks the vulnerability necessary for intimacy and strands us in protective cycles of blame, hopelessness, and despair.
This workshop will provide a brief overview of the Intimacy from the Inside out© method of IFS couple therapy with an emphasis on how toxic shame affects intimate relationships.
Toni Herbine-Blank MS, RN is a Senior Trainer for the IFS Institute and developer of the Intimacy from the Inside Out© curriculum for couple therapists. She presents on the topic of shame in relationship nationally and internationally. Toni lives and practices in Durango, Colorado with her husband Jordan and a menagerie of animals. Her book with co-authors Donna Kerpelman and Martha Sweezy is available on Amazon. Intimacy from the Inside out, Courage and Compassion in Couple Therapy
Brief video excerpts of her teaching are available on youtube: (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsE_6wHIiuLyiWeyZruiD3Q) and a session is on her website www.toniherbineblank.com
*See CE Information and register at our website at www.nesttd-online.org.
Registration is now open to all!
FRIDAY AFTERNOON SERIES PRESENTS:
Joanne Twombly LICSW
Perpetrator Parts and Non-Verbal Communication:
What Every Therapist Should Know
Friday, April 24, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library
33 Marrett Road
$65 for Members, $75 for Nonmembers, $30 for students
Program Description: Have you ever had a trauma client who was great at getting under your skin? Whom you dreaded seeing? Where you and the client got into repetitive struggles or you became sleepy or distracted? Or where you have seemingly important discussions that don't lead anywhere? This talk will demystify some of these situations through discussion of various styles of non-verbal communication including countertransference/transference patterns and the concepts of projective identification and reenactment which help to make sense of all this.
Through a combination of didactic presentation, demonstration, and case examples focusing on perpetrator, victim, and rescuer/bystander parts, participants will learn to sort out, identify their responses to, and develop a useful road map for decoding, working with, and eventually resolving clinical material from clients for whom the non-verbal is a necessary and meaningful mode of communication.
Participants will be able to:
1. Identify common countertransference patterns and struggles.
2. Identify different kinds of perpetrator parts and functions.
3. Describe enactments that take place during therapy sessions.
4. Develop treatment strategies.
5. Learn to unlock countertransference reactions through an Internal Family Systems practice.*
*No Internal Family systems (IFS) training necessary.
Joanne H. Twombly, MSW, LICSW is in private practice in Waltham, MA where she works extensively with people with complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders, and in addition, 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, and has been named a Fellow in 2020.
*Cost for CEs is $25.