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The Many Faces of Trauma: A Psychodynamic Approach to Understanding and Treating Victims of Trauma
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When: Friday, November 3, 2017
3:00 PM
Where: OSI Mangement
1629 K Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC  20006
United States
Contact: Michael Kaufman,LPC, IPI-Metro

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National Association of Social Workers DC Metro Chapter &

International Psychotherapy Institute - Metro



The Many Faces of Trauma: A Psychodynamic Approach to Understanding and Treating Victims of Trauma


Traumatic experiences change the structure of the personality so that the core-self, emotions, basic physiological processes and cognitive processes are altered and compromised. Trauma causes multiple types of distortions in each of these areas, such as: emotional flooding and/or numbing, cognitive misperceptions, dsregulation of emotions and physiological processes.

This seminar will examine techniques that can be used to address the different areas that have been effected by trauma, such as: breathing/ mindfulness, emotional regulation, reflecting on experiential awareness of inner states.


The seminar will also study importance of creating a safe environment to reconnect and process traumatic memories. The course provides a safe holding environment for therapists to process their secondary traumas that are activated in the countertransference reactions to patients traumas.


Dates of seminars:

Seminar 1. 11/3/17    The Core-Self and Developmental Trauma 

                                   Presenters: Michael KaufmanLPC

                                                      Maria Ross, LICSW


Seminar 2.    12/1/17   Trauma and the Impact on the Body

                                     Presenter: Maria Ross. LICSW


 Seminar 3     2/2/18     The Trauma of Divorce

                                      Presenter: Kate Scharff LCSW-C, LICSW 


 Seminar 4     3/2/18     Trauma and Self-Hatred

                                      Presenter: Michael Kaufman, LPC



Each session provides 2 contact hours of CE, 8 hours for the entire series.


Place:  1629 K St. NW Suite #300, Washington, DC 20006


Cost:: NASW DC members $15

           Non-Members: $25 or $85 for all four.


Payment will be collect onsite. Checks can me made payable to IPI-Metro.


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