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New Recorded Content Available!

New content packages have been opened in the ISSTD Online Learning Center! Read on below for more information on these new pieces of recorded content.

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Changing Landscapes: Transforming the Way We Understand and Treat Complex Trauma (Toronto Regional Conference)

As therapists continue to see a need for increased trauma-informed services and approaches to mental health, becoming attuned to the differences between simple trauma, complex trauma, and dissociation is essential for determining how to proceed with respect to providing relevant treatment. By widening the lens through which therapists view and understand trauma, they make space for improved treatment outcomes and a more attuned therapeutic approach that lends to a more client-centered therapy that is tailored to each client’s unique needs and symptoms.

This event will explore the relevance of complex trauma and dissociation in clinical practices and how they can increase their knowledge and awareness in order to improve client treatment and outcomes. This conference will include workshops on the history of complex trauma and dissociation as it exists within theory and practice, screening and assessing for complex trauma and dissociative disorders, how to treat dissociative disorders in different settings, and getting additional support through a consultation clinic with our seasoned presenters.

Presentations Included:

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Shame, Trauma and Dissociation Package

The disempowering experience of relational trauma is synonymous with the experience of shame. It is this reality that informs our inclusion of and emphasis on the clinical subject of shame and its contribution to PTSD and dissociative disorders. The presentations in this package are informative as to how shame plays an important role in the formation of chronic trauma and dissociation, as well as its implications for treatment.

Presentations Included:

  • Shame and Its Relationship to Dissociation: Research Findings and Implications for Therapy in Those with Complex Trauma Disorders
  • Diminish, Deter, Destroy, Dissociate: The Passing On of Trauma
  • Treating Chronic Shame
  • Attackment, Shame, and Dissociation
  • Pride and Shame in Psychotherapy with Relational Trauma and Dissociative Disorders
  • An EMDR Model to Heal Intergenerational Trauma in Children & Parents with Complex Trauma
  • Reducing Shame, Promoting Dignity: A Model for the Primary Prevention of Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • The Use of Tompkins’ Innate Affect Theory and Nathanson’s Compass of Shame in Facilitating the Understanding and Treatment of DID

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Working with BIPOC Clients Package

Across the globe at this time, trauma is abundant. In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical strife, there are compounding challenges faced by marginalized populations. In the United States, 45% of children have been exposed to at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE), with one in ten children exposed to more than three adverse childhood experiences. A large representative survey of American adults found that 89.7% reported exposure to a traumatic event, with multiple trauma exposure the norm. For individuals who are part of marginalized communities, these numbers are even higher. 

As movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter have developed, the impact of societal trauma on marginalized communities has come to the forefront. In mental health, the compounded traumatic experiences these populations face need to be addressed, both among clinicians and in the treatment room. The presentations in this package place much-needed focus on the needs of traumatized people who have been wounded in part because of their skin color, their country of origin, their sexual orientation or simply their very way of being. 

Presentations Included:

  • The Role of Racism in Cultural Betrayal Trauma & Healing
  • Dissociation in Native Clients: Intergenerational Trauma, Mistrust and a Foot in the Door
  • Internalized Racism Saved My Life: Therapeutic Conversations About Race
  • Effective Practice and Service Delivery for Inuit: Understanding Historical Trauma
  • Violence Against Indigenous Women: Restoring Resilience
  • It’s Not All Better: Minority Stress & LGBTQ People
  • Cultural Betrayal Trauma & the Transgenerational Legacy of Inequality in Marginalized Young Adults
  • Racial Trauma, Neurons, and EMDR: The Path Towards an Anti-Racist Psychotherapy

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