Assessment & Treatment of Traumatized Children & Adolescents (ONLINE)

Jan 14, 2013 08:00am -
Jun 15, 2013 05:00pm

Event Description

Do you encounter cases in which no matter what strategy you employ, the traumatized child still isn't getting better?

If so, then this comprehensive ONLINE course, Assessment and Treatment of Traumatized Children and Adolescents with Dissociative Symptoms and Disorders is a must for you in the convenience of your home!

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This 6-month course starts on January 14, 2013!

Join our team of internationally known experts who have specialized in trauma and dissociation for several decades and learn about how to treat those “resistant cases!”

Joyanna Silberg, Ph.D., Frances S. Waters, DCSW, Sandra Wieland, Ph.D. & Renee Potgieter Marks, Ph.D. will provide a comprehensive course from assessment to integration with children of all ages who have all degrees of dissociation and all levels of co-morbidity.

General Description: This program is designed for clinicians in both private and public sectors. This course begins with an introduction to theories of dissociation, and looks at trauma and dissociation in children and adolescents from a historical perspective. The course then covers methods of assessment, assessment tools, and differential diagnosis across the spectrum of dissociative pathology. The psychotherapy section presents a model that integrates child developmental theory, attachment theory and family systems theory with an understanding of how trauma affects the developing brain. The therapy enriches purely cognitive behavioral perspectives with an emphasis on processing emotions related to traumatic events through creative expression and sensitivity to attachment dilemmas in traumatized children. The course addresses techniques for looking at difficult symptoms such as self-injury, trance states, rage reactions and sexual acting out. The course ends with a review of techniques for intervening within the systems that affect the child and adolescent such as family dynamics, social services, schools, and the legal arena. The effect of this work on the therapist through counter-transference will be discussed. 

Overall Course Objectives:
At the end of this experience, participants will be able to

  • diagnose dissociative symptoms and disorders in traumatized children and adolescents
  • discuss how to intervene with the traumatized child with dissociative symptoms to promote healthy development
  • identify skills needed to conduct individual psychotherapy to treat complex trauma in children and adolescents, to work with their caregivers, and to interface with other pertinent professionals in the child's life. 

Here is what others have said about this training:

"I just want to say thank you. My adopted daughter's therapist took your course, and she has improved in so many ways. So glad you are doing this!"    Parent

"This course has forever changed my life and the way I see the world of Dissociative Disorders! It has been a very enriching experience and the format of reading materials woven into discussion groups with peers and experienced clinicians was very helpful and interesting as part of the learning process! I would love to take another course that is focused on adult Dissociative Disorders. Thank you so much!" Student
“I personally think it was a very complete and very well taught class… I look forward to more classes.”  William Gallucci

“I thoroughly enjoyed the class and keep learning from the readings while continuing my studies… I greatly look forward to the next child course.”  Françoise Pierredon

How to start the registration process:

1. Write Mirel Goldstein, M.S., M.A., LPC, to be sure that there is room in the class currently forming. Please do not use voicemail, Mirel does not have an ISSTD telephone line, and much prefers email. If you have a special circumstance, first write her about it, and then make additional arrangements with her if necessary.

2. You may send along, at that time, electronic versions of your CV and your current license to practice your profession in your jurisdiction. If you cannot scan your license to email it, then fax it to 703-610-0234. If you are a student, then you are required to have a letter from your department chairperson stating that you have their permission to participate in this additional academic activity.

3. We invite participation by licensed mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors) who are personally treating a child or adolescent with Complex PTSD, a significant trauma history, or dissociative symptoms; master or doctoral students in area of psychology, social work, or counseling; educators in human services. We do accept educators and other professionals in related field with permission by Fran Waters, Faculty Director.

Continuing Education Sponsor

CE Learning Systems, LLC

NBCC - CE Learning Systems, LLC is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (Provider # 5951) and a cosponsor of this event/program. CE Learning Systems, LLC may award NBCC-approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for the content of this event.

ASWB – ISST-D's Continuing Education Co-sponsor, CE Learning Systems, is approved by the Association of State Social Work Board's ACE program (ASWB Provider # 1020) to provide continuing education courses. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

NAADAC – ISST-D's Continuing Education Co-sponsor, CE Learning Systems, is approved by the National Association of Addiction and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC Provider # 410) to provide continuing education courses. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

APA - ISST-D's Continuing Education Co-sponsor, CE Learning Systems, is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Event Type:Child Training
Category:ISSTD Professional Training
Early registration ends on Dec 14, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Dec 15, 2012 and ends on Jan 13, 2013.
Late registration starts on Jan 14, 2013.



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