Nancy Riemer, LICSW: "Creativity, Improvisation and Trauma Treatment: When there is no Road Map--finding your way home"

  • 09 Jan 2010
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • National Heritage Museum Lexington, MA


  • Members may attend this event for free
  • If you are NOT a member of NESTTD but are employed full-time at an agency, are a student, or are retired, you may attend for a reduced fee
  • Non Member Registration Fee.

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The New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation presents

"Creativity, Improvisation and Trauma Treatment: When there is no Road Map--finding your way home"NR_index.jpg

Whether newcomers or veterans to providing trauma treatment, we inevitably discover, sooner or later, we’re in uncharted territory. It can feel like we are in over our heads; we start wishing either for the knowing consultant to instantly appear, or for a vacation, or even for retirement. What helps when these moments of helplessness occur?


In this presentation, we will briefly review the gold standard: the three-pronged approach to trauma treatment and rules to guide us when creativity and improvisation are all we have to rely on. We’ll hear about an innovative year-long treatment at a company traumatized by mass murder, as well as other creative techniques to help navigate the work of trauma therapists.

Following a brief and poignant case example that utilizes improvisation, there will be an opportunity, using imagination, to practice and apply one or more creative techniques that can be utilized in your own practice.


Please join us for a Connecting and Networking brown bag lunch immediately following Ms. Riemer's presentation.

About Ms. Riemer:

Nancy Riemer, LICSW, has been practicing psychotherapy for over 30 years. An avid learner, she has trained and become certified in numerous modalities, including hypnosis, EMDR, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Internal Family Systems.  With an integrative approach, much of her work has focused on psychological trauma recovery, spiritual development, and creativity.  Nancy has presented on trauma treatment, EMDR, IFS, hypnosis, mindfulness meditation and creativity.  She is a faculty member and the President-elect of NESCH, the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

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