2014 Trauma and Dissociation Conference

The conference focused on clinicians, child abuse survivors, and loved ones working together in order to share knowledge that will empower, enlighten, and benefit each uniquely. Our goal is that trauma survivors will leave the conference with the tools and knowledge that can be used in everyday life; that supporters acquire a better understanding of trauma and dissociation and its effects on survivors; that clinicians gain skills that will be useful when treating dissociative clients. Workshops and plenaries will be presented by experts in their fields – see speaker list below.

The conference will be held in Seattle, WA at the DoubleTree by Hilton near Sea-Tac Airport. Please go to the “Hotel and Lodging” tab for more information on rooms and accommodations.

If you would like to register, please go to the form and do so as soon as possible. At this time registration is set up by days.

All of the professional workshops have been approved for credit units by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. (provider #1975-362). You will find information concerning CEU’s on the schedules.

If you are interested in donating or supporting this conference, please go to that tab in the menu. If you don’t see an option that suits your needs, please contact Patricia Goodwin at felicity4us2@gmail.com.

Donations are appreciated. We depend on donations in order to put on the conference and for financial scholarships for those in need of help attending the conference.

We apologize that for the comfort of attendees, we must limit this conference to 350 people. We will keep you updated when we begin to fill up.

We thank everyone who has helped to support this conference.

Who was invited?

Survivors of trauma and/or those who have dissociative disorders. We would love to see everyone here. You do not need to be a member of IGDID to go to the conference. You will get a chance to meet and hear others who have experienced trauma. Here is a place where you will participate in gaining coping skills and information that will be beneficial in your everyday life as well as sharing with others as you feel comfortable. All are invited to every workshop and plenary.

Supporters of survivors. If you have a family member, friend, or associate who has experienced trauma, they are also welcome. This is your chance to become more familiar with the needs of survivors as well as hearing valid and reliable information about trauma and dissociation. All are invited to every workshop and plenary.

Mental Health Clinicians. All mental health clinicians are welcome to attend. There will be several presenting on different aspects of trauma and dissociation. Otherwise, this conference will be helpful for you in your practice, especially to learn more about treating dissociative identity disorder. The speakers are experts in their fields. You are also welcome to attend all workshops and plenaries.

Students. This is a great opportunity for you. We are also seeking volunteers who could work a couple hours in return for registration fees.

 

Who are the Speakers and Topics?

Colin Ross, MD

THE PROBLEM OF ATTACHMENT TO THE PERPETRATOR – Plenary – 1 CEU
TREATMENT APPROACHES: HOST RESISTANCE, ORIENTING ALTERS TO THE BODY AND THE PRESENT – Workshop – 1 CEU
TREATMENT APPROACHES: MAKING FRIENDS WITH PERSECUTOR ALTERS, TALKING THROUGH TO THE VOICES – Workshop – 2 CUE’s
Sandra L Paulsen, Ph.D.
“LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF TRAUMA” – All Day Workshop 7 CEU’s
INTUITION AND SPIRITUALITY: GUIDANCE ON THIS SIDE OF THE VEIL – Plenary – 1 CEU
Ellie Fields, MS, LPC, CPC
MIND BODY CENTERING AND HEALING PRACTICES FOR SELF-CARE – Workshop – 1 CEU
‘TAPPING’/THOUGHT FIELD THERAPY FOR SELF REGULATION – Workshop – 2 CEU’s
Marvin Thomas, MSW
BUILDING YOUR OWN PERSONAL VILLAGE – Workshop – 1 CEU
THE ART OF GROWING A PERSONAL VILLAGE – Closing Plenary – 1 CEU
Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW, RYT
HELP FOR THE HELPER: A HOLISTIC TRAUMA TOOL KIT – Workshop – 2 CEU’s
YOGA MODALITIES IN SOCIAL WORK AND PSYCHOTHERAPY – Workshop – 1 CEU
David Calof
CLINICAL APPROACHES TO CHRONIC SELF-INJURY, SELF-MUTILATION, AND SELF-HARM SYNDROMES – Plenary- 1 CEU
Laura Brown Ph.D.
“YOUR TURN FOR CARE: SURVIVING THE AGING AND DEATH OF PERPETRATORS N YOUR FAMILY” Workshop – 2 CEU’s
Lynn Crook
COURAGE – YOUR NAME IS COMEDY IMPRO! – Workshop – I CEU
Joan Golston, DCSW, LICSW
Boundaries: What’s Inside, What’s Outside, What’s Me, What’s Not – And Why is it All So Darn Important, Anyway? Plenary – 1 CEU
Victoria Hodge, MSW
Expressing Through Writing: Techniques for Processing” 1 CEU
WRITING TOOLS TO EXPRESS EMOTION– Workshop 2 CEU’s
Gina Vance, CLC, CMHT,CCHT, RBT
Title: IT’S ALL HEALABLE workshop – 1 CEU
Nedra Johnson, LMFT
Title: WRITING CREATIVE NONFICTION ESSAYS TO WEAVE A COHERENT INNER NARRATIVE 1 ceu
Lani Kent/ Art studio collage work.