ISSTD Professional Training : Introduction to the Treatment of Complex Trauma - Part 1
Dates: November 22, December 13, 2014 and January 24, February 21, March 28, April 11, 2015
Meeting Time: Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
130B Grand Street
Faculty: Deborah Cohen, LCSW, BCD
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone- 917-426-2183
Email Deborah Cohen For Approval To Take The Course
Course Information: This is a completely newly designed course for mental health professionals who wish to develop or further enhance their knowledge and skills in working with clients who have chronic-trauma related disorders.
The course is given in two parts, each of which consists of 6 sessions of 2 ½ hours. Part 1 is geared toward professionals with a limited background in working with those with chronic trauma. Course registrants do not need to currently be working with a client with chronic PTSD in order to take this course.
The course will focus on the etiology of chronic trauma, its clinical picture, tools of assessment, the phase oriented approach to trauma and treatment pitfalls and therapeutic alliance. The course is partly didactic, based on the assigned readings, and partly discussion of the “Case of Erica”, a teaching case which unfolds in a naturalistic progression over 4 classes.
Intended Participants: Participants must receive approval of the faculty member to attend. Participants must be licensed mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, accredited psychotherapists, etc.) who are interested in developing their skills in treating clients with chronic trauma related disorders. For Part 1 of the course, there is no need to have a client with a chronic trauma-related disorder.
Other health professionals, e.g., medical physicians and nurse practitioners, are encouraged to inquire about their interests with Lynette Danychuk to determine if their background might fit the seminar content. While we are not interested in a homogenized group, and like diversity, we also must attend to the need to provide an educational experience where people's basic backgrounds will allow for individual growth in the context of growth for the group as a whole.