Upcoming Workshops: Details on Fall 2018 program to come soon!


October 20: Nancy Napier - Morning program and afternoon Intensive

November 9 - FAS program (PLEASE NOTE: THIS DATE IS TENTATIVE AND MAY CHANGE--UPDATE TO COME)

December 1- Dr. Diane Poole Heller - All-day program


Upcoming events

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421


    Nancy Napier, MSW, LMFT


    Saturday, October 20, 2018


    Half-day Program: 9 am - 12:30 pm


    Unblocking What's Stuck: 

    Using Somatic Experiencing®

    and Body-Based Parts Work 

    to Support Trauma Resolution


    Many psychotherapists have the experience of encountering seemingly intractable client issues. Healing may be blocked by unmetabolized, unintegrated aspects of traumatic experience expressing as parts, sub-personalities, ego-states, etc. Healing may also be blocked by trauma-based coupling dynamics (neurons that fire together wire together). These include traumatic associations that lead to pervasive anxiety, anger, or other forms of sympathetic arousal. They also include traumatic dissociations that lead to lack of awareness, shut down, collapse, and other dissociative phenomena. These dynamics operate outside conscious awareness and exert a great deal of power, activating compelling survival responses that clients with trauma histories often experience in the course of daily life. 


    The presentation focuses on treatment approaches drawn from Somatic Experiencing®, parts work, and hypnosis and includes lecture, video with descriptive clinical commentary, Q & A.  It also includes a video of a demonstration offered at a training workshop. 


    Nancy Napier, MA, LMFT is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in private practice in New York City.  She is also an author and teacher and, for well over a decade, has been on the faculty of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. She offers her own professional workshops on subjects including resolving shock trauma, parts work, the optimal future self, spirituality and mindfulness, self-of-the-therapist issues, and more, as well as workshops for the public on various topics. She is author of Recreating Your Self: Increasing Self-Esteem Through Self-Hypnosis; Getting Through the Day: Help for Adults Abused as Children; and Sacred Practices for Conscious Living, all published by W. W. Norton, as well as Sacred Practices for Conscious Living, 2nd Edition, and Meditations & Rituals for Conscious Living (co-author), published by Lotus Blossom Press.


    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421


    Nancy J. Napier, LMFT


    Intensive Program:

    Utilizing "Therapeutic Dissociation" and Corrective Experiences

    to Enhance Somatically-Oriented Trauma Resolution


    Saturday, October 20, 2018


    1:15 - 4:30 pm


    The afternoon will emphasize work with “therapeutic dissociation,” a means of differentiating the present-day adult state from states/parts that represent unmetabolized trauma, attachment challenges, and other overwhelming experiences. It will also emphasize corrective experiences, where the activated nervous system will have an opportunity to access somatic and psychological states of being protected, seen, or otherwise appropriately met in order to help resolve unmetabolized experiences. There will be didactic information and then practice in dyads or triads. Examples of work with uncoupling younger parts from the present-day adult self will be offered.


    Nancy Napier, MA, LMFT is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in private practice in New York City.  She is also an author and teacher and, for well over a decade, has been on the faculty of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. She offers her own professional workshops on subjects including resolving shock trauma, parts work, the optimal future self, spirituality and mindfulness, self-of-the-therapist issues, and more, as well as workshops for the public on various topics. She is author of Recreating Your Self: Increasing Self-Esteem Through Self-Hypnosis; Getting Through the Day: Help for Adults Abused as Children; and Sacred Practices for Conscious Living, all published by W. W. Norton, as well as Sacred Practices for Conscious Living, 2nd Edition, and Meditations & Rituals for Conscious Living (co-author), published by Lotus Blossom Press.



    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM


    FRIDAY AFTERNOON SERIES CONTINUES!


    Friday, November 9, 2018


    (Please note: this date may change due to scheduling

    conflicts; please check website for updates.)


    1:00 - 4:30 PM


    DETAILS TO COME SOON!

    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


    Diane Poole Heller, PhD


    All-day Program:

    When Unresolved Attachment Trauma is the Problem: Working with Avoidant and Disorganized Clients


    Saturday, December 1, 2018



    DETAILS TO COME SOON!

    • 09 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM


    Gary Bailey, MSW


    Half-day Program


    Saturday, February 9, 2019


    9:00 am - 12:30 pm


    DETAILS TO COME SOON!

    • 09 Feb 2019
    • 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM


    Gary Bailey, MSW


    Intensive Program


    Saturday, February 9, 2019


    1:15 - 4:30 pm


    DETAILS TO COME SOON!

    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


    FUNDAMENTALS PROGRAM


    Saturday, March 16, 2019


    9:00 am - 4:30 pm


    DETAILS TO COME!

    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM


    Bethany Brand, Ph.D.


    Half-day Program


    Saturday, April 6, 2019


    9:00 am - 12:30 pm


    DETAILS TO COME SOON!

    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM


    Bethany Brand, Ph.D.


    Intensive Program


    Saturday, April 6, 2019


    1:15 - 4:30 pm


    DETAILS TO COME SOON!

Past events

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
Inclement Weather Policy: Please see this site after 5:30 a.m. on the day of the event for updates.
The Society offers four events per year:  Three half-day workshops offering 3 Continuing Education units and one full day workshop offering 6 Continuing Education units.

Our presentations are open to all members of the professional mental health community, including students and others interested in mental health issues.  Enrollment in the Intensives will be limited to licensed mental health professionals.


Half-day workshops are FREE to members. If you are not a member you may attend the workshop for a fee and register online or on site. There is a fee for the full-day workshop, however members pay a reduced rate. All Introductory Workshops, which are in addition to those mentioned above, charge a registration fee, regardless of membership status.


Half-day workshop rates:

  • Members: Free -- Pre-registration strongly encouraged. You may pre-purchase CEs by registering online
  • Regular Non-members: $75
  • Agency Employees/Retirees $50
  • Student/Agency employees/Retirees: $30
The cost for CEs is $25 for both members and non-members. CEs can be purchased at time of registration or on site at the meeting. 

For out of town guests the website Tour Lexington has some good information on travel to Lexington. http://www.tourlexington.us/gettingto.html

Above is a list of our upcoming events and links to register. **It is important to arrive to events no later than 8:45 a.m. to allow time to check in at the registration table.


The majority of our events take place at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library at 33 Marrett Rd in Lexington, MA.

Map to Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library