Workshops For Mental Health Professionals

More than Trauma Informed: Working with Traumatized Populations Beyond the Basics 

When: January 25th, 2019: 9am– 12pm

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

Cost: $125 

3 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 client’s 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.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the key systems of support traumatized populations need to navigate and use to address the impact from their early childhood experiences.
  • Understand the importance of working collaboratively across systems for the successful treatment of trauma.
  • Learn the forms of treatment that we use to address trauma from a bottom-up approach and moves away from more cognitive interventions.
  • Identify key challenges that will arise within the treatment system and how to use them to advance treatment.


Workshops For the Community

Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®) Experiential Workshop  


Presented by Jennifer L. Rolnick, Psy.D., Certified TRE® Provider

As mammals, we have a unique, naturally occurring shaking/tremor response that occurs in the body to release the excess charge after significant stress or a traumatic event. Created by Dr. David Berceli, TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. TRE® is a series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma.  When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.

In this workshop, you will be taught the TRE® exercises and brought through a tremor session. It is experiential and is intended for those who are new to TRE® or who need a refresher, so that you can practice TRE® on your own. This modality is for anyone who serves others, is seeking a natural and effective tool for reducing the impact of everyday stress on their mind and body, and wishes to increase their ability to facilitate healing. No prior level of physical fitness or special ability is required.

Register Here: $40 per person

Location: Bluebird Wellness, 3817 N Pulaski St, Chicago, IL 60640