Transforming Trauma: Learning from the Past, Embodying the Present & Creating a Healthy Future (2022 Arizona Regional Conference)
NEW! The option to participate virtually in this conference has now been added. CE credits are only available to virtual participants who attend this event live via our online platform.
ISSTD is monitoring local, state and federal regulations regarding masking, vaccinations, and testing. We will provide final details of our COVID-19 policy approximately two weeks before the conference. ISSTD may require participants to wear face masks and provide proof of vaccines and/or negative test. We ask that everyone be respectful of the different beliefs of each person regarding these mitigation strategies and understand that each person has a different level of comfort at this time. Our primary goal is to keep everyone attending safe and healthy.
Participants will learn how to identify symptoms of posttraumatic stress and differentiate between manifestations of PTSD and dissociation. The presenters discuss how to work with challenging clients, particularly those who do not respond quickly to common interventions. Rooted in recent neuroscience and phase oriented treatment, Lynette and Lisa will outline foundational strategies for identifying and treating complex trauma and dissociation. Participants will have the opportunity to practice somatic grounding skills to facilitate coregulation and interrupt patterns of improve nervous system regulation and reduce intrusive thoughts & experiences. This training focuses on practical applications based on real life clinical experiences responding to the most challenging clinical moments, and includes an afternoon consultation clinic with Lynette and Lisa, who combined bring over 50 years of clinical experience supporting the most traumatized populations in the US and abroad. Participants will walk away with a deep understanding of what trauma is and how it impacts us, skills to cultivate embodied presence in sessions, and a roadmap for how we can reduce harm, cultivate healing, and pave a healthier path forward for both clients and communities.
At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:
- Identify impacts of trauma on individuals and systems
- Differentiate between hyperarousal related to PTSD and dissociative symptoms
- Practice three somatic grounding strategies to use in sessions with clients
- Apply techniques to support clients flooded by traumatic memory
- Pinpoint common struggles that arise with traumatized clients and identify potential solutions
Below please find the schedule for the conference.
Day One Schedule
|8:30 - 9:00 AM||Registration and Light Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 - 10:00 AM||A Health-Centered Approach to Healing - Behavior as adaptation to trauma. How people find the best ways to survive.|
|10:00 - 10:30 AM||Break|
|10:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Identifying Symptoms of Trauma: Differentiating hyperarousal, depersonalization and dissociative symptoms. How are these working or not working for the person?|
|12:30 - 1:30 PM||Lunch Break - Provided|
|1:30 - 3:00 PM||Historical Trauma and How it Shows Up in Session - Helping people learn what they weren’t allowed to learn in traumatic environments.|
|3:00 - 3:30 PM||Break|
|3:30 - 5:00 PM||Resourcing Clients Facing Nervous System Dysregulation|
Day Two Schedule
|8:30 - 9:00 AM||Light Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 - 10:30 AM||Simple Somatic Strategies for Therapist Self-Care|
|10:30 - 11:00 AM||Break|
|11:00 AM - 12:30 PM||Fostering Health in Relationship|
|12:30 - 1:30 PM||Lunch Break - Provided|
|1:30 - 3:00 PM||Consultation Clinic|
|3:00 - 3:30 PM||Break|
|3:30 - 5:00 PM||Consultation Clinic (continued)|
The Embassy Suites Scottsdale Resort is located less than a mile from Old Town Scottsdale, home to the Arts District, Entertainment District, the waterfront, and Fashion Square. The hotel five minutes from Scottsdale Stadium and downtown Phoenix is 12 miles away. The hotel features an on-site restaurant, two heated outdoor pools, and fitness center. Free hot breakfast buffet and complimentary evening reception are served daily for those staying on property.
- 12.00 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.
- 12.00 ASWB ACEThe 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 ProgramThis program is eligible for 12.00 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
Early registration ends September 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET. Prices will increase for emerging professional and professional/retired rates at that time by $50.
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- ISSTD defines a student as those enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree or certification in the mental health field and who have an interest in trauma and dissociation.
- ISSTD defines an emerging professional as mental health professionals who have completed an advanced degree and are in the first three years of their career (or first three years after graduation for researchers).
- If you do not fall into one of the above categories please register as Professional/Retired.
- These prices are for Tier I countries. For a list of countries by Tier click here. If you are located in a country that falls into Tier II-VI please contact ISSTD at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the appropriate discount code.
- Group rates are available for groups of five or more from the same hospital, facility, or university. Please email ISSTD HQ for assistance with group rates. For groups of 5-9 the discount is 10% off registration fees, for groups of 10 or more the discount is 15% off registration fees.
ISSTD is monitoring local, state and federal regulations regarding masking, vaccinations, and testing. We will provide final details of our COVID-19 policy approximately two weeks before the conference. ISSTD may require participants to wear face mask and provide proof of vaccines and/or negative test. We ask that everyone be respectful of the different beliefs of each person regarding these mitigation strategies and understand that each person has a different level of comfort at this time. Our primary goal is to keep everyone attending safe and healthy.
Cancellations must be received in writing via email or fax. A processing fee of $45 will be charged for cancellations received on or before Wednesday, September 28 at 5:00 PM ET. No refunds will be issued for no-shows. Refund requests will not be accepted after September 28, 2022. Not all requests will be granted. Substitutions for attendees are accepted until October 5, 2022.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 844.994.7783 for assistance.
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