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The Missing Link in Complex Trauma: Recognizing and Treating Dissociation in Children and Adolescents

Frances S. Waters, LMSW, DCSW, LMFTSpeaker: Frances S. Waters, LMSW, DCSW, LMFT

 

Date: October 1st & 2nd, 2020

 

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Location: The Highland Country Club (1922 Highland Heights) London, Ontario

 

 

 

 

Cost:

 

Early Bird Registration (Before September 15th, 2020)
$395.00 plus hst = $446.35

 

Group Rate (3-5 people)
$385.00 plus hst = $435.05  per person

 

Group Rate (6 or more)
$375 plus hst =$ 423.75  per person

 

Regular Rate (After September 15th, 2020)
$410.00 plus hst = $463.30

 

For group rates, please contact us for an invoice and total quote.

 

*A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE WILL BE ISSUED*

 

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations received 2 weeks prior to the event will be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior to the event are not eligible for a refund, however, you may send a colleague in your place or select another SOS workshop that is offered within the same year of an equal or lesser value.

 

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About This Workshop

Healing the Fractured Child

Children with complex trauma often present with a plethora of disturbing symptoms, and consequently receive multiple diagnoses, myriad and increased dosages of medications, and numerous treatment episodes, but the symptoms persist. Consequently, these children experience repetitive failed placements, including foster and adoptive, residential and hospitalizations.


Frequently, the missing link to successful treatment with children of complex trauma is their dissociative symptoms that profoundly impact their mood, behavior, identity, memory sensations and attachments. However, most clinicians don’t recognize signs of dissociation and therefore are unable to effectively intervene.


This 2 day training will provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment process of children with dissociative symptoms. Core dissociative symptoms, differential diagnoses, dissociative checklists and interviewing process for clear and accurate assessment of a dissociative disorder in children and adolescents will be highlighted.


A three-phase treatment protocol will be described beginning with creative stabilization and empowerment techniques tailored to learn about and engage the child’s internal world, to expand the child’s window of tolerance and to build self-reflection across all states of the child. Trauma processing strategies that consider the child’s dissociative system for successful processing will be discussed. While from the beginning integrative techniques will be utilized, the last phase of treatment will highlight specific interventions to complete the process of unifying the traumatized child.


Throughout this training, clinical cases, artwork, and DVDs will demonstrate the assessment and treatment process.

 

 

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About the Speaker

Frances S. Waters, LMSW, DCSW, LMFT Frances S. Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT, is an internationally recognized trainer, consultant, and clinician in the area of childhood trauma, abuse, and dissociation, and has presented extensively, including training programs in America, Europe, Africa, & South American, and Australia. She has specialized in the field of child abuse for over 40 years.

 

Ms. Waters is the past President of The International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) and has served on many committees with ISSD, including currently co-chair of ISSTD’s Child & Adolescent Committee, and Faculty Director of the Child Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Programs. She also serves on Editorial Board of the Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, contributing guest editor for the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, and on the national Advisory Board of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence.


Ms. Waters is author of Healing the Fracture Child: Diagnosing and Treating Dissociative Youth (2016) and has published many chapters and articles on childhood trauma and dissociation.

 

Ms. Waters is the executive producer of two training videos, The Traumatized Child: Understanding and Parenting the Traumatized Child, and Trauma & Dissociation in Children specifically geared toward child forensic evaluators and prosecutors.

 

Ms. Waters received the 2008 Media Award from American Professional Society on Abuse of Children for her production of Trauma and Dissociation in Children, the 2012 ISSTD’s Presidential Award for her faculty directorship of ISSTD’s Psychotherapy Training Course on Child & Adolescent Trauma and Dissociation, and the 2019 Cornelia B. Wilbur Award for her research, training and clinical work in the field of trauma and dissociation and, the 2019 William Friedrich Memorial Child Sexual Abuse Research, Assessment and/or Treatment Award from Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. She is a fellow of ISSTD. She maintains a private practice in Marquette, MI.

 

 

 

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Course Objectives

Frances S. Waters, LMSW, DCSW, LMFT

 

  • Participants will learn how to detect, assess and diagnose traumatized children with dissociation.
  • Participants will learn specialized techniques to work with self-states for stabilization, empowerment, and expanding their window of tolerance.
  • Participants will learn strategies for trauma processing and integration of the dissociative youth.

 

 

 

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Registration

 

Registration is limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

 

Payment may be made by cheque, payable to Solutions on Site. Cheque must accompany registration form. Registration by fax, phone or e-mail accepted if cheque is received in the mail within two weeks of registration. Post dated cheques not acceptable for early registration.

 

Rates:

 

Early Bird Registration (Before September 15th, 2020)
$395.00 plus hst = $446.35

 

Regular Rate (After September 15th, 2020)
$410.00 plus hst = $463.30

 

Group Rate (3-5 people)
$385.00 plus hst = $435.05  per person

 

Group Rate (6 or more)
$375 plus hst =$ 423.75  per person

 

 

 

For group rates, please contact us for an invoice and total quote.

 

 

Alternate Payment:
Payment can be made by debit or with a credit card through our secure PayPal checkout system . No registration to PayPal is necessary. Early bird rates available through checkout system.

 

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Questions? Contact Solutions On Site at 226-268-2307 or  e-mail us.

 

 

 

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations received 2 weeks prior to the event will be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior to the event are not eligible for a refund, however, you may send a colleague in your place or select another SOS workshop that is offered within the same year of an equal or lesser value.

 


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