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(NEW) Online Training – Integrating Somatic Approaches into Work with Fragmented Parts

November 30 Login to Zoom 12:45 pm ; Training 1:00 pm-4:15 pm (EST) $99, 3 CEUs Presenter: Janina Fisher, Ph.D. Zoom, MD + Google Map

The assumption that the goal of trauma treatment is to process traumatic event memories has been unquestioned for many decades. Now, advances in our understanding of trauma have directed us toward a somewhat different goal: the resolution of the implicit components of memory that continue to intrude long after the events are over. From that perspective, traumatic experiences do not have to be processed unless necessary to resolve the implicit memories that are still activated in present time. To further complicate the issue of memory, fragmentation of the personality results in confusion of past and present. Some parts block acknowledgement of the trauma, while other parts are desperate to tell someone what happened, still fearful that they are in danger even now.

Each part anxiously anticipates a repetition of the past without any sense that ‘it’ is over. How do we help patients resolve their past when the past is still the present for the parts?

The Ferentz Institute, Inc. is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CEU approval for all trainings is also granted to Psychologists, LCPC’s and MFT’s and approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and the Board of Examiners for Psychologists in Maryland. Reciprocity has also been granted for clinicians in Washington, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, Massachusetts and Texas.  If your state is not among this list, we encourage you to check with your state licensing board to see if they will grant reciprocity.
The Institute maintains full responsibility for all programming. In order to provide Category 1 CEUs for all of our trainings, the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners requires online workshops to be live, interactive, and experienced in real time. Therefore, none of our trainings are recorded for later viewing.


Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the most common challenges in successful memory work with fragmented, dissociative and personality disordered clients
  2. Differentiate the characteristics of a “memory repair” focus from a “memory processing” focus
  3. Describe the use of self-compassion techniques in resolving traumatic memory



  • A neurobiological approach to understanding memory work


  • Special challenges posed by dissociative fragmentation and splitting

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  • A repair approach: healing traumatic wounds


  • A protocol for implicit memory processing with complex clients


  • Questions and discussion
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