Complex Trauma & Dissociation: EMDR Enhanced Psychodynamic Treatment

  • 10/18/2020
  • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • ZOOM - Virtual Symposium

Registration

  • UNLICENSED student with valid student ID
  • UNLICENSED student with valid student ID

ZOOM Symposium 


Sandy Shuleshko, M. Ed., LMHC, NCC, CAP, CEDS

Sunday, October, 18, 2020

10:00 am - 1:30 pm

9:30am - Registration

3 CE CREDITS OFFERED

PRESENTATION:

Complex trauma symptoms differ from those of classic Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Judith Herman (1992) defines the key complex trauma symptoms as alterations in affect regulation, consciousness, self-perception, perception of the perpetrator, relationships to others, and in systems of meaning.  Complex psychological trauma in childhood develops from prolonged, chronic exposure to interpersonal traumatic experiences – physical, sexual and emotional torture. The perpetrator controls and manipulates the victim for their narcissistic pleasure, using denial to place the blame onto the child, and in turn creating long-lasting shame. Complex trauma causes the development of the personality to shift to one that has disorganized attachment as a foundation.

Effective treatment approaches combine the use of psychodynamic psychotherapy with ego state therapy and EMDR. John G. Watkins, the originator of ego state therapy, defines it as “a psychodynamic approach in which techniques of group and family therapy are employed to resolve conflicts between various ego states that constitute a family of self within a single individual” (1993). Francine Shapiro, the originator of EMDR, found that memories of traumatic events are stored in the limbic system of the brain. The bilateral processing with EMDR helps to release them so that they can be reprocessed and desensitized. The clinical case presentations illustrate this approach during treatment.

PRESENTER:

Sandra Shuleshko is a licensed mental health counselor located in Port St. Lucie FL.  She comes to psychotherapy as a second profession following 22 years working in research and development in the aerospace industry.  She found that working alongside engineers prepared her to work with complex clients. She is a nationally certified counselor (NCC), a certified addictions professional (CAP), and a certified eating disorders specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. She completed EMDR training in 2005 through the International Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Institute, Inc. She is a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and specializes in the treatment of complex posttraumatic stress disorder and the dissociative disorders .  Her experience includes Dissociative Identity Disorder, and Dissociative Amnesia caused by ritual abuse and mind control organized abuse.  She also treats addictions and eating disorders.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Explain how EMDR adds to the psychotherapeutic treatment of complex trauma and dissociative states.
  2. Describe the difficulties and challenges clinician's face when treating complex trauma and dissociation.
  3. Discuss how the patient is helped to integrate self-states successfully.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY

RATE

MEMBER

$35

NON-MEMBER

$50

STUDENT MEMBER

VALID STUDENT I.D.REQUIRED

FREE

STUDENT NON-MEMBER

VALID STUDENT I.D.REQUIRED

$10


REFUNDS WILL BE PROVIDED UNTIL 4/16/2020 LESS A $10 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

 This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for 3 CE credits. 

SEFAPP is an approved continuing education provider by the Agency for Health Care Administration of the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (BAP #587, expires March 31, 2021). Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities.  SEFAPP and Division 39 are committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological  Association's Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to SEFAPP Administrator at (954) 597-0820.


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