Subjugation, Mind Control, and Cultural Betrayal: Attachment Healing through Relational Connection (Washington, DC Regional Conference)

Arlington, VA US
October 25, 2024 to October 26, 2024

This event will be an in-person event, and we do not plan to livestream or record this event at this time.


Join us in Arlington, VA this October for our Washington, DC Regional Conference, featuring Daniel Shaw, Richard Loewenstein and Jennifer Gómez. This conference brings together three distinct presentations addressing the multifaceted impact of trauma, exploring narcissistic abuse, dissociative identity disorder (DID), and cultural betrayal trauma, with a focus on therapeutic strategies and systemic change. Daniel Shaw introduces the theory of the traumatizing narcissist, highlighting the subjugation and recovery process for victims. He contrasts this with traditional models by Kernberg and Kohut, focusing on the narcissist's delusional omnipotence and its impact on victims. Richard Loewenstein discusses the complexities of transference and countertransference in DID treatment, emphasizing the challenges posed by traumatic transference and mind control transference (MCT). He explains how MCT, prevalent in patients with histories of severe abuse, complicates therapy and prolongs treatment due to the patients' fear of being understood. Jennifer Gómez centers her workshop on U.S. Black women and their experiences of sexual abuse, utilizing Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory (CBTT) to explain within-group violence and its effects on mental health. She advocates for Relational Cultural Therapy (RCT) and the liberation health framework to enhance cultural competency and trauma-informed care, proposing institutional changes to address systemic harm. Common themes include the recognition and understanding of trauma's pervasive effects, the therapeutic challenges in treating deeply embedded trauma responses, and the need for culturally sensitive and competent approaches in therapy. Learning outcomes focus on equipping therapists with strategies to address narcissistic abuse, DID, and cultural betrayal trauma, fostering a comprehensive understanding of these issues to promote healing and systemic transformation.

Potential to Distress
Yes

Target Audience

Intermediate
Advanced

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the traumatizing narcissist and strategies to address narcissistic abuse
  • Explain transference and countertransference as they relate to traumatic transference and mind control transference when treating dissociative identity disorder
  • Discuss cultural betrayal trauma as well as understand its applicability to multiculturally competent therapeutic work
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 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.
  • 12.00 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 12.00 continuing education credits.
  • 12.00 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 12.00 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
Course opens: 
05/01/2024
Course expires: 
11/30/2024
Event starts: 
10/25/2024 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/26/2024 - 5:30pm EDT
ISSTD Member cost:
$349.00
Your Price:
$399.00
Rating: 
0

Seminar Schedule

All times listed below are in US Eastern Time.

Friday, October 25, 2024

9:00 AM - 10:30 AMThe Relational System of the Traumatizing Narcissist - Shaw
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMBreak
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMThe Relational System of the Traumatizing Narcissist (continued) - Shaw
12:30 PM - 2:00 PMLunch (on own)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Traumatic Transference & Mind Control Transference - Loewenstein
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMBreak
4:00 PM - 5:30 PMTraumatic Transference & Mind Control Transference (continued) - Loewenstein

Saturday, October 26, 2024

9:00 AM - 10:30 AMTraumatic Transference & Mind Control Transference (continued) - Loewenstein
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMBreak                                                                                                                                                
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMTraumatic Transference & Mind Control Transference (continued) - Loewenstein
12:30 PM - 2:00 PMLunch (on own)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Cultural Betrayal, Sexual Abuse, & Black Women: Healing Perspectives from
Relational Cultural Therapy, the Liberation Health Framework, & Dreamstorming - Gómez
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMBreak
4:00 PM - 5:30 PMCultural Betrayal, Sexual Abuse, & Black Women: Healing Perspectives from
Relational Cultural Therapy, the Liberation Health Framework, & Dreamstorming (continued) - Gómez
Hilton Arlington
950 N Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22203
United States

ISSTD has secured a limited number of hotel rooms at reduced room rate of $169. This rate is available until the block is full or until the cutoff date of September 24, 2024, whichever comes first.

Closest Metro Stops
Ballston-MU (Orange and Silver Lines)
This metro stop is connected to the hotel.

Meet Our Presenters

Daniel Shaw, LCSW
Daniel Shaw LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City and in Nyack, New York. After many years of psychoanalytic training, he went on to study Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Janina Fisher; and completed Fisher’s certification in Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatmment (TIST), which integrates Structural Dissociation Theory, Affect Regulation Theory and Internal Family Systems concepts.

He has extensive experience helping individuals with the negating impact of being in relationship to highly narcissistic significant others; and he has 30 years of experience helping cult survivors to heal from traumatic abuse in cults. He lectures and teaches to professional audiences internationally, and he provides individual clinical consultation and leads clinical consultation groups via teleconference.

Prior to entering the mental health profession, he trained as an actor at Northwestern University and with the renowned teacher Uta Hagen in New York City. He later worked for more than a decade as a missionary for an Indian guru. His eventual recognition of cultic aspects of this organization led him to become an outspoken activist in support of individuals and families traumatically abused in cults. Simultaneous with leaving this group in 1994, he began his training in the mental health profession, becoming a faculty member and supervisor at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York. His book, Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation, was published in 2014 for the Relational Perspectives Series by Routledge and was a runner-up for the distinguished Gradiva Award. In 2018, he was honored by the International Cultic Studies Association with the Margaret Thaler Singer Award for advancing the understanding of coercive persuasion and undue influence. His second book, Traumatic Narcissism and Recovery: Leaving the Prison of Shame and Fear, was published by Routledge in 2021.

Richard J. Loewenstein, MD
Richard J. Loewenstein MD is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. He is the founder of, and from 1987-2020 was the Medical Director of The Trauma Disorders Program at Sheppard Pratt, Baltimore, MD, a national referral center for severely traumatized patients. He has been rated by U.S. News and World Report as among America’s top 1 % of psychiatrists. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT in 1975. From 1975-79 he did a psychiatric residency/postdoctoral fellowship, also at Yale University. From 1980-82, he did a research fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD. He is the author of over 100 papers and book chapters on dissociation, dissociative disorders, trauma disorders, dementia, delirium, somatic symptom disorders, and consultation-liaison psychiatry. He is the Section Editor, Dissociative Disorders, of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), DSM-5 Text Revision (DSM-5-TR). He is co-editor of the 4th Revision (in preparation) of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Guidelines for Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults. Since 2000, he has primarily been the lead author of the Dissociative Disorders chapter in Kaplan & Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry (CTP), with the 11th edition chapter in press. Since 2001, he has authored/co-authored chapters on treatment of dissociative disorders in all editions of the APA’s Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders. He is a distinguished life fellow of the APA and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the ISSTD. He is co-investigator and senior advisor to the longitudinal Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders (TOP DD) Study.

Jennifer M. Gómez, PhD
Jennifer M. Gómez, PhD earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon in 2017. She is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work and Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health at Boston University. Additionally, she serves on the Boards of the Center for Institutional Courage and End Rape On Campus. At ISSTD, she is a member of the Board, Scientific Committee, and Annual Conference Committee, and is a co-editor of the upcoming special issue of Journal of Trauma & Dissociation on intersectional oppression, dissociation, and healing in diverse marginalized people. Dr. Gómez’ research centers around cultural betrayal trauma theory (CBTT), which she created as a Black feminist theoretical framework for examining the impact of violence within the context of inequality on Black and other marginalized populations. Her research has been published in over 100 peer-reviewed journals, books, newsletters, regional and national media outlets, and the Open Science Framework. Her work has been funded by the Ford Foundation Fellowships Program, administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM), the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR)—National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University. Her transdisciplinary book, “The Cultural Betrayal of Black Women & Girls: A Black Feminist Approach to Healing from Sexual Abuse”, published by the American Psychological Association, won the 2024 ISSTD Frank W. Putnam Outstanding Book Award. In her book, Dr. Gómez centers Black women and girls through incorporating basic research on racism, intersectional oppression, and cultural betrayal trauma theory, as well as application in the form of culturally competent trauma therapy, radical healing in the Black community, and institutional courage to promote systems-level change. https://jmgomez.org 

 

Information about approvals for the full conference is included below. Participants attending the full conference will receive 12 APA and ASWB continuing education credits and 12 ISSTD Certificate Program credits. Information about credits for each session are included in the information for each session. Participants will receive individual certificates for each session attended for the sessions which they meet the requirements for. To earn credits, participants must attend the full session and complete a session evaluation for each session.

Available Credit

  • 12.00 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.

     
  • 12.00 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 12.00 continuing education credits.

     
  • 12.00 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 12.00 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.

    Available Credit

    • 12.00 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.
    • 12.00 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 12.00 continuing education credits.
    • 12.00 ISSTD Certificate Program
      This program is eligible for 12.00 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
     
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    Early registration ends August 28, 2024 at 5:00 PM US Eastern Time. Prices will increase for emerging professional and professional/retired rates at that time by $50. 

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    Cancellation Policy
    Cancellations must be received in writing via email or fax. A processing fee of $45 will be charged for cancellations received on or before Monday, September 30, 2024 at 5:00 PM ET. No refunds will be issued for no-shows. Refund requests will not be accepted after September 30, 2024. Not all requests will be granted. Substitutions for attendees are accepted until September 30, 2024.

    Grievance Policy
    ISSTD is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformation with the APA and ASWB grievance procedures.

    During this conference, conference organizers, presenters and staff will address any concerns that arise. Every effort will be made to address the concerns during the conference when possible. If these individuals are unable to address the participant’s concerns, the complaints and grievances shall be presented in writing to ISSTD Headquarters at cfas@isst-d.org. These will be forwarded on for review by the Virtual and Regional Conference Committee.

    Social Workers: Should social workers have a specific grievance, these grievances will be addressed by D. Michael Coy, LICSW. In situations where the social worker would have a conflict of interest, then, Christine Forner, MSW will review the grievance.

    ISSTD strives to resolve grievances in a manner that is in the best interest of the participant. All complaints and grievances are reviewed within 5 working days. Formal grievances are required to be written and emailed as directed above and will be responded to within 15 business days.

    Disability Policy (ADA)
    We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs. Please contact ISSTD Headquarters via email at cfas@isst-d.org or via phone at 844.994.7783 for assistance.

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    Fax: 888.966.0310