Online Child Course Schedule 2016
Session 1 Readings: Jan. 19 - 26 - History, Theory, Neurobiology
Session 1 Discussion: Jan. 27 - Feb 5 - Renée Potgeiter Marks
Session 2 Readings: Feb. 6 - 10 - Assessment & Differential Diagnosis
Session 2 Discussion: Feb. 11 - 19 - Frances S. Waters
Session 3 Readings: Feb 20 - 24 - Understanding Family Dynamics
Session 3 Discussion: Feb 25 - March 4 - Sandra Baita
Session 4 Readings: March 5 - 9 - Stabilization- Part 1
Session 4 Discussion: March 10 - 19 - Frances S. Waters
Session 5 Readings: March 20 - 25 – Stabilization - Part 2
March 26 – April 2 – Spring Break
Session 5 Discussion: April 3 - April 9 - Joyanna Silberg
Session 6 Readings: April 10 - 14 - Working with Systems
Session 6 Discussion: April 15 – April 24- Sandra Baita
Session 7 Readings: April 25 – April 30 - Trauma Processing- Part 1
Session 7 Discussion: May 1 - 11- Joyanna Silberg
Session 8 Reading: May 12 - 16 - Trauma Processing- Part 2
Session 8 Discussion: May 17 - 26 - Renée Potgeiter Marks
Session 9 Reading: May 27 - 31 - Integration & Post Integration
Session 9 Discussion: June 1 - 8 - Frances S. Waters & Sandra Baita
June 9 - 11 Evaluation and Goodbyes - All
For prerequisites, registration, and further information contact ISSTD by email at email@example.com and a member of the faculty will response at their earliest convenience.
How to start the registration process:
1. Write ISSTD Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org to be sure that there is room in the class currently forming.
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.
Course 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. 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"!