Insights from Work with a Cohort of Child Victims of Organized Abuse

Abstract
In this presentation, the presenter will review therapeutic work with a cohort of children who have been victims of organized abuse. She will describe the symptom presentation and how the abusers accessed the victims. She will describe key principles that she utilized in this work including emphasis on past vs. present, dealing with compulsive behaviors, handling attachment dilemmas, handling extreme confusion about beliefs and identity, and techniques for work with the unusual self-states that presented. She will address the question of how to best characterize this population and the ways that their therapy may differ from therapy with other dissociative children and teens.

This session was originally presented as a live conference session in April 2021.

Target Audience

Intermediate 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:

  • Name three unique challenges of working with children who report being victims of organized abuse
  • Describe three ways to approach the attachment dilemmas these clients struggle with
  • Generate language that is psycho-educational about severe and organized abuse that could be understood by children and teens
  • Describe how compulsive behaviors originated in victims of organized abuse and how to desensitize the child to tolerating the triggers of these behaviors
  • Contrast the kind of unique relationship therapy offers the child with their past experiences of exploitative or objectifying relationships
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 APA
    The 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.
  • 1.50 ASWB ACE
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1.50 continuing education credits.
  • 1.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 1.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
Course opens: 
12/31/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2050
ISSTD Member cost:
$35.00
Your Price:
$55.00
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Presenter: Joyanna L. Silberg, PhD
Presenter Bio: Joyanna Silberg is a past-president of ISSTD and author of The Child Survivor: Healing Developmental Trauma and Dissociation, 2nd edition, May, 2021. She is an expert in childhood dissociation and the evaluation of sexual abuse. Currently, she serves as president of The Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence. She has lectured nationally and internationally on her treatment approach to child dissociation and on protecting children's rights in family court. She was past senior consultant for childhood trauma at Sheppard Pratt Health Center.

 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 APA
    The 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.
  • 1.50 ASWB ACE
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1.50 continuing education credits.
  • 1.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 1.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.

Price

ISSTD Member cost:
$35.00
Your Price:
$55.00
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