(NEW) Online Training – Understanding Dissociation in Traumatized Clients

Virtual Event

In this workshop, we will first explore the connection between early childhood disorganized attachment, affect dysregulation, the fight, flight and freeze responses and how the ongoing need to dissociate feels both necessary and, ultimately, disempowering for trauma survivors. Participants will also gain a greater understanding of the evolution of dissociation and the most common harbingers...

Online Training – Borderline Personality Disorder as a Traumatic Attachment Disorder

Virtual Event

Research over the last thirty years has demonstrated a clear relationship between experiencing abuse in childhood and a later diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. In this presentation, we will address how ‘borderline personality’ can be best understood as a trauma-related disorder. Exploring the effects of their traumatic attachment opens up new ways of working with...

(NEW) In Person Training – Working with Eating Disorders and Trauma Re-enactment Syndrome

Hilton Garden Inn 4770 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills

Many clinicians treat eating-disordered clients with varying degrees of success. It is a difficult, persistent problem that is particularly challenging because of its chronicity and high relapse rate. In-patient settings barter discharge for “goal weight”, yet patients often return, with no greater insight into the behavior. This workshop is for both beginner and advanced practitioners,...

(NEW) In Person Training – Emotional Intelligence, Self-compassion and Spirituality: Super Powers for Mental Wellness During Tragic Events

Hilton Garden Inn 4770 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills

During tragic events experienced through weather, fires, and shootings, the use of emotional intelligence is necessary to combat isolation, despair, and hopelessness. Identifying one’s emotional state acknowledges feelings and provides an opportunity for healthy connection. Since the brain and the sympathetic nervous system cannot tolerate  a flooding of negative information, expressive modalities including: Music therapy,...