The Complexities of Complex Trauma Part II Live Teleseminar Wertheimer/Groenendal
This course continues the information learned in Part I and will focus on betrayal and memory, treatment modalities, the role of attachment, applications of theoretical models, and secondary trauma. The course is partly didactic, based on the assigned readings. In addition, students must be prepared to discuss theories as applied to treatment of their own clients.
Course Format: 6 sessions Live Teleseminar; 2.5 hour sessions each.
Course Dates: Thursdays, Aug 19, Sep 23, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16, 2021 and Jan 13, 2022
Meeting Time: 2:00 - 4:30pm US Eastern Time
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 II, the student must be treating at least one client with a chronic-trauma related disorder and must have taken the Level I Part I course to register.
This course content is at the beginning/intermediate level.
Edward Groenendal, LCPC
Edward Groenendal, LCPC, is a graduate of The Illinois School of Professional Psychology and has been providing psychotherapy services since 2000. Having joined ISSTD at the start of his career, he has been an educator and presenter for both ISSTD and ESTD. His presentations at ISSTD conferences included subjects about:
- Is There a Host in a Client with a Dissociative Identity Disorder?
- Second Phase of Treatment of Trauma Disorders and Development of Self Reflection
- Assessment, Treatment and Underlying Dynamics in Working with Self-Harm
In addition, he has also presented on Sexual Issues in Therapy at local county mental health groups.
Currently he provides consultation to other therapists and is currently serving as President of The Northwest Illinois ISSTD Group. He also provides support and training to other therapists, who treat patients exhibiting complex trauma. He is working on a journal article, along with Dr. Willa Wertheimer, to be published about self-harm related to complex trauma.
He enjoys going out on long, cross-country drives and cooking (and eating), along with his wife Willa Wertheimer.
Willa Wertheimer, PsyD
Willa Wertheimer, PsyD, is a Chicago native, a graduate of De Paul University with a Psychology Major and Spanish Minor and received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
She began her 30+ years of service in Englewood's Chicago Bureau of Mental Health and The Chicago-Read Hospital, both areas serving marginalized and at-risk populations. She quickly developed an interest in working with survivors of trauma, abuse and combat. After joining the ISSTD, she became a regular presenter and educator, and has served on the Board of Directors for five years.
She has co-presented at ISSTD Annual Conferences since 2009 on topics ranging from phase-oriented therapy to neurological underpinnings of clinical presentations, to the treatment of self-harm. In 2010, she and her husband Ed Groenendal founded The ISSTD Northwest Illinois Component Group, and have contributed The System Assessment of Self-Harm (SASH) for helping self-harming clients.
Currently, they are working on an article about working with The SASH, and hope to develop a study of its efficacy. Both Ed and Willa enjoy the fellowship and shared ideas of learning communities.
- 15.00 APAThe International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- 15.00 ISSTD Certificate ProgramThis program is eligible for 15.00 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
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.