This challenging 11 month course is designed to help you deepen your skills so you can treat Complex PTSD and Structural Dissociation with confidence. We will meet via Zoom, once/month for 11 months, and members will meet on alternate weeks to practice new skills and discuss tough cases. Space is limited. Please note: Some knowledge of treating trauma, EMDR, and Internal Family Systems are all preferred, though not strictly required. Email me with a brief summary of your training experience if you are interested in this course, before signing up on smarttherapytools.com.
We will read and discuss the most important books in the field of trauma-informed care; study assessment along the dissociative spectrum, learn affectively-attuned psychoeducation, stabilization methods, attachment repair, and trauma resolution. You must sign up for the whole series, and commit to digging in and practicing these skills!
Why this course? Over the years, I have realized my consultation groups are not enough immersion for many people to go from a basic knowledge of, to the practice of trauma-informed, phase-oriented treatment. This program is designed to bridge the gap between a cerebral understanding of trauma-informed therapy and getting this material in your body. It will include lecture, demonstrations, and practice with colleagues.
Curriculum: You will learn a comprehensive curriculum infused with an awareness of Self and therapist parts: assessment, stabilization, attachment repair, and trauma processing, as well as some focus on shaping one’s ideal private practice (with or without a consulting component). Structural Dissociation, IFS, EMDR, Flash Technique, along with a taste of several other parts theories will be utilized.
Between Sessions: Group members read (or re-read) The Body Keeps the Score, Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors, My Grandmother’s Hands, as well as other resources along the way. Also between meetings, members will meet with other members by phone or video, to do consultations on each other’s challenging cases, and to practice techniques presented in the course as both client and therapist.
Schedule: Alternate Wednesdays 10-12 noon PST, beginning February 10, 2021, ends January 2022.
Cost: $95 for each two-hour whole group meeting (payable the week we meet)
Email me with questions or to save your space for this series email@example.com.