2019 Online Child & Adolescent Course Schedule
Session 1 Readings: Jan. 18 - 23 - History, Theory, Neurobiology
Session 1 Discussion: Jan. 24 - Feb 2
Session 2 Readings: Feb. 3 - 8 - Assessment & Differential Diagnosis
Session 2 Discussion: Feb. 9 - 18
Session 3 Readings: Feb 19 - 24 - Understanding Family Dynamics
Session 3 Discussion: Feb 25 - March 5
Session 4 Readings: March 6 - 10 - Stabilization- Part 1
Session 4 Discussion: March 11 - 20
Session 5 Readings: March 21 - 25 – Stabilization - Part 2
(ISSTD Preconference/Conference-March 28 - April 1/Spring Break
Session 5 Discussion: April 2 – April 11 –Stabilization-Part 2
Session 6 Reading: April 12 -16- Working with Systems
Session 6 Discussion: April 17- 26- Working with Systems
Session 7 Readings: April 27 – May 1- Trauma Processing- Part 1
Session 7 Discussion: May 2 –11
Session 8 Reading: May 12 - 17 – Trauma Processing- Part 2
Session 8 Discussion: May 18 – 26
Session 9 Reading: May 27 – 31 – Integration & Post Integration
Session 9 Discussion: June 1-10
June 11 - 14 Evaluation and Goodbyes
For prerequisites, registration, and further information contact ISSTD by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the faculty will response at their earliest convenience.
How to start the registration process:
1. Write ISSTD Headquarters at email@example.com 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 master or doctoral student, 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"!
Cancellations are subject to a $45 cancellation fee and will only be accepted before the start date of the course. The course fee is not refundable if you withdraw from the course after the start of the course. All materials used for this course are subject to copyright laws and are not for duplication or distribution by course participants. Participants who cancel after receiving access to copyright material may be subject to additional fees based on the cost of these materials.
All registration fees are in US Dollars.