New England Society for the 
Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation




  • 28 Sep 2019
  • 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
  • 29


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


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



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.


PO Box 772,

Hingham, MA 02043

(508) 964-2234

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software