Summer 2012 Training Institute
The Trauma Center is proud to announce its first annual Summer Training Institute!
ATTENTION: Registration for this event is now full. We have reached capacity for the training space and regret we cannot accommodate all interested persons. Please join us next summer!
Presenters: Senior Trauma Center Faculty: Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D., Frances Grossman, Ph.D., Margaret E. Blaustein, Ph.D., David Emerson, E-RYT, Elizabeth Warner, Psy.D.
Dates: Monday- Thursday, July 23 - 26, 2012
- The Complexity of Adaptation to Trauma
- The Transformative Power of Action: Improvisational Theatre, Movement and Play in Recovery from Trauma
- Trauma Experience Integration
- Attachment, Self- Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framework in Trauma Treatment
- Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART): Bottom- up Interventions in the Treatment of Trauma
- Treatment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Emotional Abuse and Neglect with Emphasis on Dissociative Parts
- Yoga and the Traumatized Body
|Day 1||12:00 P.M.||Registration: Please specify Child or Adult Track|
|12:30 - 5:15 P.M.||The Complexity of Adaptation to Trauma|
|Day 2||8:30 - 1:15 P.M.||Child Track: Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framework in Trauma Treatment|
|OR||Adult Track: Treatment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Emotional Abuse and Neglect with Emphasis on Dissociative Parts|
|6:45 - 9:00 P.M.||The Transformative Power of Action: Improvisational Theatre, Movement and Play in Recovery from Trauma|
|Day 3||8:30 - 1:15 P.M.||Child Track: Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART): Bottom-Up Interventions in the Treatment of Trauma|
|OR||Adult Track: Yoga and the Traumatized Body|
|Day 4||7:00 - 8:00 A.M.||Yoga Practice|
|8:30 - 12:00 P.M.||Trauma Experience Integration|
Location: Cape Point Hotel, Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Room reservations can be made by calling 800-323-9505 and referencing "Trauma Center Summer Training". You will need to use a credit card to guarantee the reservation. Individual cancellations require 72-hour notice in order to receive a deposit refund.
To make an online reservation at the Cape Point Hotel, please CLICK HERE, click "Reservations" then "Groups" and enter group code "TraumaCtr" and password "capepointhotel".
Group/Agency Rate - Register 5 people, get 6th person FREE
Full Rate - Workshop - $ 645
Prerequisites: This conference is appropriate for mental health clinicians who work with adults, children or families, as well as for allied providers (i.e., case managers, school personnel, milieu staff) and program administrators with interest in applying trauma-informed principles to their individual or programmatic work.
About the Faculty:
Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Trauma Center and Vice President of Behavioral Health and Trauma Services at Justice Resource Institute. Dr. Spinazzola is a member of The Forensic Panel and holds an appointment at Boston University School of Medicine. In his 13th year with the Trauma Center, Dr. Spinazzola remains actively involved with provision of direct services to individuals and providers, serving as a clinician, clinical supervisor, senior trainer, and as Associate Director of our Research Department. Dr. Spinazzola is Co-Director of the Complex Trauma Treatment Network, a national initiative to transform large regional and statewide systems of care, operated through our Center's Category II National Child Traumatic Stress Network site award. Dr. Spinazzola specializes in the assessment, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of complex trauma in children and adults, and is the author of a number of publications in this area as well as on the topic of youth violence prevention. Dr. Spinazzola holds particular interest in dissociative coping adaptations in survivors of chronic maltreatment and neglect and in the role of transformative action in the recovery process.
Frances Grossman, Ph.D., has been a supervisor and faculty member at the Trauma Center since spring of 2002. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Yale University in 1965, was on the faculty at Yale from 1965-1969 and has taught at Boston University since 1969. Currently she teaches Ethics in Psychology in the graduate program at Boston University and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Assessment and Treatment in the Masters in Counseling Psychology program at Lesley University. She and some colleagues wrote "With the Phoenix Rising", Stories from 10 Resilient Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (Jossey Bass, 1999) as well as more recent journal articles on resilient male abuse survivors.
Margaret E. Blaustein, Ph.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist whose career has focused on the understanding and treatment of complex childhood trauma and its sequelae. With an emphasis on the importance of understanding the child-, the family-, and the provider-in-context, her study has focused on identification and translation of key principles of intervention across treatment settings, building from the foundational theories of childhood development, attachment, and traumatic stress. With Kristine Kinniburgh, Dr. Blaustein is co-developer of the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) treatment framework (Kinniburgh & Blaustein, 2005), and co-author of the text, "Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents: How to Foster Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency" (Blaustein & Kinniburgh, 2010). She has provided extensive training and consultation to providers within the US and internationally. Dr. Blaustein is currently the Director of Training and Education at The Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline, MA, and is actively involved in local, regional, and national collaborative groups dedicated to the empathic, respectful, and effective provision of services to this population.
David Emerson, E-RYT, Coordinator of the Yoga Services Program at the Trauma Center, is an accomplished yoga instructor and founder of the Black Lotus Yoga Project, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the teaching of yoga to individuals with PTSD. Mr. Emerson was responsible for the implementation, supervision and oversight of the yoga intervention component of the two recent pilot studies conducted by Dr. van der Kolk to assess the utility and feasibility of yoga instruction with traumatized adults with PTSD. Mr. Emerson has extensive experience in the instruction of yoga with PTSD and mental illness populations, and has developed and conducted yoga groups for several rape crisis, domestic violence, mental health and veterans administration centers and clinics throughout Greater Boston.
Elizabeth Warner, Psy.D., has had a psychotherapy practice in Brookline for the last 20 years. Her specialization is in the area of child development, and the treatment of children and families. Special interests include adoption and adoptive families, the special nature of that attachment and implications for development, and the development of new treatments for complex trauma in young children. She spent 15 years working with severely disordered children including traumatized children and their parents, using innovative methodologies and the use of videotape study at the Language & Cognitive Development Center. In addition, she has worked in psychiatric inpatient and outpatient settings at Boston University Medical Center, schools and mental health clinics, providing therapy, teaching and consultation.