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 New England Society for the 
Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation

 

 



Upcoming events

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
    Register

    Fran Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT




    Missing Link in Complex Trauma in Children:  Recognizing and Treating Dissociation


    MORNING PROGRAM;  9 am to 12:30 pm

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

     

    Free to NESTTD Members!


    Summary of Program:  Children with complex trauma often present with a plethora of disturbing symptoms, and consequently receive multiple diagnoses, myriad and increased dosages of medications, and numerous treatment episodes, but the symptoms persist. Consequently, these children experience repetitive failed placements, including foster and adoptive, residential and hospitalizations. 


    Frequently, the missing link to successful treatment with children of complex trauma is their dissociative symptoms that profoundly impact their mood, behavior, identity, memory sensations and attachments.  However, most clinicians don’t recognize signs of dissociation and therefore are unable to effectively intervene.


    This training will provide an overview from the assessment to the treatment process of children with dissociative symptoms.  Core dissociative symptoms, differential diagnoses, dissociative checklists and interviewing process for clear and accurate assessment of a dissociative disorder in children and adolescents will be highlighted. 


    A three-phase treatment protocol will be described beginning with creative stabilization and empowerment techniques tailored to learn about and engage the child’s internal world, to expand the child’s window of tolerance and to build self-reflection across all states of the child.  Trauma processing strategies that consider the child’s dissociative system for successful processing will be discussed. While from the beginning integrative techniques will be utilized, the last phase of treatment will highlight specific interventions to complete the process of unifying the traumatized child.


    Throughout this training, clinical cases, artwork, and DVDs will demonstrate the assessment and treatment process.


    Fran Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT, is an internationally recognized trainer and consultant in the field of childhood trauma, abuse, and dissociation. As an invited presenter, she has conducted extensive training programs nationally and internationally ranging from a day to 5 days in Europe, Africa, Australia, South America, and North America on a variety of related topics. She is the author of Healing the fractured child: Diagnosing and treating youth with dissociation, and past president of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSTD). She is a Fellow of the ISSTD, and received ISSTD's Presidential Award and ISSTD’S Cornelia Wilbert Award, the Media Award from American Professional Society on Abuse of Children for her 3 Part DVD on Trauma and Dissociation of Children, and the William Friedrich Memorial Child Sexual Abuse Research, Assessment and/or Treatment Award  from Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.  She maintains a private practice in Marquette, MI.


    *Click here for CE Information.

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
    • 17
    Register

    Fran Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT



     

    Challenges in Treating Severely Impaired Dissociative Children & Adolescents

    An Advanced Training

    Intensive Program  1:15 pm to 4:30 pm

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

     

    You must attend the Morning Program to attend the Intensive. Space is limited.

      Cost of attendance:  Members $70*; nonmembers $85


    * Please note:  Cost of Intensive programs are not included with membership



    Summary of Intensive Program:  Children with dissociation often have high levels of comorbidity and resistance to traditional therapy.  They have experienced significant early and persistent trauma that can severely impair their ability to develop healthy attachments and manage their emotions and behavior.  Many of them have birth and preverbal trauma, severe attachment disturbances, disruptive and aggressive states.

         

    This advanced workshop will examine how to intervene with dissociative youth who have significant disturbances in severe attachment disturbances, preverbal trauma, aggressive states, and eating disorder. Clinical DVDs will show intervention techniques of a youth that experienced pre-birth and birth trauma held in implicit memory, a breakthrough of an adolescent with severe attachment impairment, and a teen with aggressive state.  Other case studies will be discussed as well. 



    Fran Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT, is an internationally recognized trainer and consultant in the field of childhood trauma, abuse, and dissociation. As an invited presenter, she has conducted extensive training programs nationally and internationally ranging from a day to 5 days in Europe, Africa, Australia, South America, and North America on a variety of related topics. She is the author of Healing the fractured child: Diagnosing and treating youth with dissociation, and past president of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSTD). She is a Fellow of the ISSTD, and received ISSTD's Presidential Award and ISSTD’S Cornelia Wilbert Award, the Media Award from American Professional Society on Abuse of Children for her 3 Part DVD on Trauma and Dissociation of Children, and the William Friedrich Memorial Child Sexual Abuse Research, Assessment and/or Treatment Award  from Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.  She maintains a private practice in Marquette, MI.



    *Click here for CE Information.


    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA


    Jayme A. Shorin LICSW and Robin Zachary LICSW


    Friday Afternoon Series

    November 8, 2019

    1:00 PM - 4:30 PM


    DETAILS TO COME!



    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421

    Janina Fisher PhD


    Saturday, December 7, 2019

    ALL DAY PROGRAM:  9 AM to 4:30 PM

    Location:  Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421

    REGISTRATION OPENS 10/1


    Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: 

    Overcoming Self-Alienation

     

    Program Summary:  Alienation from self is a survival strategy that maintains attachment to abusive caregivers by disowning one’s self as “bad” or “unlovable.”   Made possible by the innate ability of young children to create imaginary worlds in a frightening environment, the cost is a deeply painful failure of self-acceptance maintained by shame and self-loathing, dissociation, and denial.   Without internal compassion, it becomes difficult to take in the compassion and acceptance of others and impossible to tolerate rejection or criticism. 

     

    To overcome self-alienation, the therapy must focus on cultivating clients’ ability to observe painful emotions as communications from their disowned selves and then to provide the ‘missing experiences’ for which their child parts have longed, transforming the implicitly remembered experience of fear and threat.  Using strategies inspired by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems, we will explore the therapeutic power of welcoming home our most deeply rejected and disowned selves.


    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the relationship between early attachment trauma and alienation from self
    • Recognize the clinical signs of self-alienation
    • Teach clients to mindfully notice their distressing emotions and impulses as communications from child parts
    • Identify the contribution of child selves in surviving the trauma
    • Describe hypnotic and somatic interventions that create an increased somatic sense of connection or attachment to one’s self
    • Foster ‘earned secure attachment’ as the outcome of attachment bonding between adult and child selves


    Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is the Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an EMDRIA-approved Consultant, and former instructor, Harvard Medical School.  An international expert on the treatment of trauma, she is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma (2015), author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation (2017) and the forthcoming book, Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma (in press).  More information can be found on her website: www.janinafisher.com.  










    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421


    Usha Tummala-Narra PhD

    Clinical Issues and Diversity


    MORNING PROGRAM


    Saturday, January 25, 2020


    9 AM - 12:30 PM


    Free to NESTTD members!


    DETAILS TO COME!










    • 14 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Lesley University, Brattle Campus, The Washburn Commons, 10 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138


    FUNDAMENTALS of COMPLEX TRAUMA and DISSOCIATION

    (6CEs)*


    March, 2020


    Morning Plenary Session

    and Afternoon Workshops


    9:00 am - 4:30 pm


    Location:

    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. 



    Speaker TBD

    Morning Plenary:  9 am - 12:30 pm


    Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation

    Summary description of plenary session: 


    Presenter Bio:]


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


    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 the Treatment  of Trauma and Dissociation are co-sponsors of this program. CEs awarded only if participant attends until 4:10 pm. No CEs will be granted for partial attendance.



    Bios of Presenters.


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


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






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





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    Bios of Workshop Presenters




    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


       

     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.” 
    • 04 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421

    Toni Herbine-Blank, MS, RN, C-SP


    ALL-DAY PROGRAM


    SATURDAY APRIL 4, 2020


    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


    DETAILS TO COME!


    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421


    FRIDAY AFTERNOON SERIES


    Friday, April 24, 2020


    Details to Come!



    *Cost for CEs is $25.


Past events

03 May 2019 Friday Afternoon Series, Debbie Korn
06 Apr 2019 Bethany Brand INTENSIVE: Incorporating the Findings of TOP DD with Severely Dissociated Clients
06 Apr 2019 Bethany Brand MORNING PROGRAM - The Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders (TOP DD) Network Study
16 Mar 2019 Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation
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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