Workshops for Mental Health Professionals:

Treating Developmental Sexual Abuse: A Relational, Neurobiological, and Body Based Approach to Treatment

When: April 26, 9-1pm

Location: 25 East Washington, 15th Floor Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60602

Cost: Early Bird (Until March 31): $135, Regular: $160

4 CEUs (LMFT, LCPC, LCSW, and Licensed Clinical Psychologists)

Presented by: Tovah Means, MS, LMFT

As professionals, we will encounter childhood sexual trauma on our caseloads, whether known and stated or dissociated and unknown.  Yet, as common as it is in society and in our offices, understanding and addressing the unique treatment challenges that come from childhood sexual abuse can be overwhelming, disturbing, and confusing as it is barely touched upon in graduate training. At Watch Hill Therapy, we want to help professionals deepen their understanding, way beyond trauma informed, to help this population and to help support the inevitable impact that you will face due to the nature of doing trauma work.

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More than Trauma Informed: Working with Traumatized Individuals and Couples Beyond the Basics

When: June 21, 8:30am-1:30pm *Date has changed from May 17*

Location: 25 East Washington, 15th Floor Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60602

Cost: Early Bird: 155, Regular: 175

5 CEUs (LMFT, LCPC, LCSW, and Licensed Clinical Psychologists)

Presented by: Laura Gossin, MS, LMFT and Tovah Means, MS, LMFT

Working with traumatized individuals and couples can be a demanding, challenging task for individual and couple’s therapists. Working as a part of a treatment team can be vital to our our success in helping clients’ process and integrate trauma, be a buffer against vicarious trauma, and is essential in navigating the unavoidable transference/countertransference reactions in working with survivors. At Watch Hill Therapy we use this approach when treating clients and will be sharing the many pieces of the model we use to support survivors and therapists.

In this workshop you will learn about the systems of support that our client’s need as they face their own complications in relationships due to the impact of early childhood trauma and neglect, how to collaborate and use consultation to break through stuck and challenging issues, the need to integrate multiple forms of treatment to address the client’s somatic/unprocessed/intrusive symptoms, and some of the common issues that we face as therapist’s working with traumatized populations.

Laura and Tovah have been collaborating on cases together for many years and are also engaged in various other systems of support in treating complex trauma cases. For more information about this workshop, read here.

For more information about learning objectives and registration, go to:

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