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Online Study and Consultation Group Sessions
Study and Consultation Group:
6 Sessions on Complex
Trauma and Dissociation
with Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN

6 sessions

From January 24th,
2024 
to June 19th, 2024 

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Eastern 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific CA/USA 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mountain CA/USA 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM London, UK 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Madrid, Spain 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Berlin, Germany 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Copenhagen, Denmark 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Helsinki, Finland

Live Online Sessions via Zoom

(60 days access to the recording)

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18 hours

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Intermediate

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Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, MFTs, LPCs, graduate-level Counselors, any other mental health professionals/providers.

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$85 USD per session
$99 CAD + Tax per session

Sessions not sold separately

Total cost for the 6 sessions is:
$510 USD
$594 CAD + Tax 


Join Kathy Steele for a stimulating combination of study and case consultation for complex trauma and dissociation. Six monthly groups of 3 hours each will focus on selected clinical topics chosen by Kathy as being particularly clinically relevant. Every month she will provide a 1 hr. lecture that includes specific clinical skills related to each topic, followed by group discussion, and then 90 minutes of case consultation.  This unique program is designed to help therapists hone their skills and provide a rich forum for discussion and consultation.

 

01 SESSION
Working with Disorganized Attachment

Wednesday, January 24th 
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET (60 days access to the recording)

Disorganized attachment is the bedrock of developmental trauma and a central focus of treatment. We will explore how it develops and manifests and discuss practical approaches to treatment using the therapeutic relationship and boundaries as a healthy structure.

 

Participants will be able to:

1. Identify at least two (2) manifestations of disorganized attachment.

2. Explain collaborative relational approaches that take into account both the need for attachment and the need for defense.

02 SESSION
Psychological Defenses as Relational Strategies

Wednesday, February 21st
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET (60 days access to the recording)

We are familiar with defenses in general, such as avoidance of emotions, aggression, or projection. But often defenses are employed to protect against vulnerability and authenticity in the therapeutic relationship. We will discuss several ways in which clients can engage with the therapist that block adaptive relationship and stall therapy, and practical interventions to reduce these defenses.

 

Participants will be able to:

1.  Distinguish animal defenses against threat from psychological defenses.

2. List at least five (5) psychological defenses that impact the therapeutic relationship.

03 SESSION
Enactments

Wednesday, March 27th
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET (60 days access to the recording)

Enactments of trauma are unconscious and inevitable replays of trauma in the therapeutic relationship with individuals with developmental trauma. Participants will learn the signals for the presence of enactments and specific approaches to help the client link the enactment to the past so it does not need to be acted out in the present.

 

Participants will be able to:

1.  Identify enactments related to both the client and therapist’s histories.

2. Utilize at least two (2) interventions to help the client reflect on current behavior and link it to the past.

04 SESSION
Decision Making About Boundaries

Wednesday, April 24th
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET (60 days access to the recording)

How do we decide whether to use email, texts or phone calls outside of therapy? When should we increase sessions in length or frequency? And when do these boundaries need to be limited? Participants will learn which clients benefit from some flexibility and which do not. We will also explore countertransference issues of caretaking, rescue, guilt and urgency that may influence the decision -making process of the therapist regarding boundaries.

 

Participants will be able to:

1.  Identify which clients might benefit from boundary flexibility, and what types of boundaries can be altered, and how countertransference can affect their decisions about boundaries.

2. Discuss how to re-assert boundaries with a client who is not benefitting from them.

05 SESSION
Idealized Fantasies

Wednesday, May 22nd 
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET (60 days access to the recording)

Clients often have specific idealized fantasies about the past, themselves, perpetrators, and the therapist that can be maladaptive. These may significantly interfere with therapy. We will examine various common idealized fantasies and how they protect the client, as well as interventions to decrease the maladaptive positive affect associated with these fantasies.

 

Participants will be able to:

1.  List at least two (2) functions of idealized fantasies of self and others.

2. Apply at least two (2) interventions to identify and decrease the maladaptive positive affect associated with these fantasies.

06 SESSION
Complex Transference

Wednesday, June 19th 
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET (60 days access to the recording)

In developmental trauma clients acquire many strategies that help them relate to others in the absence of secure attachment. These strategies are often maladaptive and lead to multiple and contradictory transference patterns with the therapist. Clients may be alternately passive, aggressive, competitive, seductive, seeking attachment, and avoiding it, and may experience themselves as the victim in relation to the therapist, while expecting the therapist to rescue them. Participants will learn how to recognize these patterns and find compassionate ways to address them directly, promoting more adaptive and secure attachment strategies.

 

Participants will be able to:

1.  Discuss at least two (2) common relational strategies in complex trauma that substitute for secure attachment strategies.

2. Employ at least two (2) ways to relate compassionately and collaboratively with clients to help them modify their relational approaches.

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About Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN

Kathy Steele has been in private practice since 1985, and with Metropolitan Psychotherapy Associates in Atlanta, Georgia since 1988. She was Clinical Director of Metropolitan Counseling Services, a non- profit psychotherapy and training center until 2016. She is a Past President and Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and has also served two terms on the Board of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Kathy served on the International Task Force that developed treatment guidelines for Dissociative Disorders, and on the Joint International Task Force that has developed treatment guidelines for Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She has received a number of awards for her work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD, an Emory University Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Cornelia B. Wilbur Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions from ISSTD. Kathy has (co)authored numerous book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and three books with her colleagues.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits:

1 CE credit/contact hour awarded per session

*CE credits also available for the home study version!

See our FAQ section below for more information

American Psychological Association (APA)   

Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Case consultation groups that are part of this program have not been pre-approved for continuing education credits/ hours. Participants should check their state’s licensure board regarding the acceptance of CE credits/hours for this program.

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)    

Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program.

Case consultation groups that are part of this program have not been pre-approved for continuing education credits/ hours. Participants should check their state’s licensure board regarding the acceptance of CE credits/hours for this program.

 

National Board for Certified Counselors   

Envision Counselling and Consulting has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7241. Programs that do not                          qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Envision Counselling and Consulting is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Case consultation groups that are part of this program have not been pre-approved for continuing education credits/ hours. Participants should check their state’s licensure board regarding the acceptance of CE credits/hours for this program.

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

CCPA has reviewed and approved the content of this program for 18 CEC. Case Consultation groups that are part of this program have been pre-approved for continuing education credits.

The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)  

This program is eligible for 18 CE Credits.

*A certificate with one (1) CE credit will be issue after each session. 

** The Certificate from CCPA will be issued upon completion of the entire program (6 sessions). Partial credit is not available.

***If you are unable to attend live, you can access the recording in the home study version, watch it in its entirety, and then pass a quiz with a score of 75% or higher. After taking the quiz, you will be able to download a certificate as proof of completion.

CE credits

FAQ

What are the requirements for obtaining CEs?

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in at the start of the live interactive session and logged out at the end, and attended the entire session to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire session. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following each session's completion. If participants watch the recording (home study) version of the sessions, they will have access to Self-Study CE credits after completion of a short quiz.

Do I have to pay extra for CE credits?

No. The cost of CE credits is included with your registration fee.​

If I cannot attend live, can I still get CE credits?

Yes. You can access the recording in the home study version, watch it in its entirety, and then pass a quiz with a score of 75% or higher. After taking the quiz, you will be able to download a certificate as proof of completion.

How do I access the home study version when it becomes available?

You will be emailed five (5) business days after the live event with instructions on how you can access Envision's online learning platform. Sign in to your online account: Locate the email and click on your personal sign-in link to set your password. You cannot locate the email we sent? Login directly through the platform. Copy and paste the link below into your web browser: https://on-demand.envisionworkshops.com/pages/home-page To login, use the email address you provided when you registered for the workshop. To create your password, click on "Forgot Password" and set up a password for your account. If you already have an account and password, use those credentials to login.

How long do I have to review the recording?

You will have 60 days to review the recording. The recording will be made available approximately five (5) business days after the live session.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds on purchased tickets are available up until 15 days before the date of the first live session. There is no refund after this date. Refunds will include the ticket price less a $50 processing fee for all refunds/price adjustments. *Prices subject to change. Refunds within 15 days of the first live session will be in the form of a credit. These credits do not expire. Please email registration@envisionservices.ca if cancellation is required.

If I have special needs or require accommodations, what do I do?

Email registration@envisionservices.ca at least five (5) business days prior to the live session to request accommodations or discuss your needs. Envision cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

If I have a complaint or grievance, who do I contact?

Please email registration@envisionservices.ca. All grievances must be in writing and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.

Is there commercial support or a conflict of interest for this presentation?

Kathy Steele receives a speaking honorarium from Envision. There are no known conflicts of interests or commercial support for this program. Envision does not receive any financial support for this presentation. Literature may be referred to during the presentation. Envision will not receive any book royalties and was not offered any financial incentives for the mention of those books. Please note that authors of these books will get a royalty from any sale made of their books as per their agreement with the publishing company. For more information on any potential conflict of interest or financial support, attendees may email Envision at registration@envisionservices.ca.

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