The Complexities of Complex Trauma Part I - Live Teleseminar Hosey

May 19, 2021 to October 20, 2021

The course will focus on the etiology of chronic trauma, its clinical picture, tools of assessment, the phase oriented approach to trauma and treatment pitfalls and therapeutic alliance. The course is partly didactic, based on the assigned readings, and partly discussion of the “Case of Erica”, a teaching case which unfolds in a naturalistic progression over 4 classes.

Course Format: 6 sessions Teleseminar Format; 2.5 hour sessions each.
Course Dates: Wednesdays, May 19, June 23, Jul 21, Aug 18, Sep 22, Oct 20, 2021
Meeting Time: 5:30 - 8:00pm US Eastern Time

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Target Audience

Licensed mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, accredited psychotherapists, etc.) who are interested in developing their skills in treating clients with chronic trauma related disorders. For Part I of the course, there is no need to have a client with a chronic trauma-related disorder. 

This course content is at the beginning/intermediate level.

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05/19/2021 - 5:30pm EDT
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10/20/2021 - 8:00pm EDT

Jillian Hosey, MSW RSW, is a Clinical Social Worker and Trauma Therapist in Private Practice in Toronto Canada, providing comprehensive assessment and treatment to children, youth, and adults who are struggling with PTSD and complex PTSD, attachment and developmental trauma, and dissociative disorders. Informed by Interpersonal Neurobiology and a psychodynamic approach, Jillian's clinical practice tailors her treatment approach to each unique client’s needs, incorporating various treatment modalities including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Polyvagal Theory, and various theories and treatments of complex trauma and dissociative disorders. Jillian is a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant and is a facilitator for the AGATE Institute (Ana Gomez Attachment Trauma Education), which provides specialized training to EMDR therapists working with children and youth. Jillian has presented on integrating the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) into EMDR Therapy at the Child and Adolescent Complex Trauma Conference 2019 and the SSP Gathering with Dr. Stephen Porges 2019.  She is a founding partner of the Healing Therapy Alliance (HTA) and the PsychoSomatic Trauma Initiative in Toronto, which are collectives of integrative Psychotherapists, Wellness Therapists, and Addictions Counselors that provide a collaborative, team-based approach to healing the whole person and is grounded in neuroscience and trauma-specific, evidence informed practices.


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ISSTD uses Zoom for our live teleseminar courses. Information on system requirements can be found here. A guide to live teleseminar courses will be provided to registrants approximately two weeks before the course begins via the course portal.