Workshops

  • Each Fall and Spring, the Trauma Studies Center hosts a workshop featuring a prominent figure in the trauma field. We have been pleased to have some of the most important contributors to trauma theory and treatment come share their work with us. These events are popular and fill quickly, so please register early by contacting the Trauma Program Manager at trauma@icpnyc.org

Fall 2017 Workshops

 

Claiming Your Voice – Speaking Up and Defending Your Boundaries:

Introducing the Empowerment Self Defense Approach into Psychotherapy with Trauma Survivors

November 11, 2017 from 9:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M

At The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

      1841 Broadway at 60th Street

 This workshop is approved for 6 CE units. 

Many survivors of childhood abuse and neglect develop interpersonal patterns of submission and conflict avoidance. Cognitive understanding of these patterns does not necessarily lead to permanent change. Instead, the ability for self-efficacy and boundary setting often develop most efficiently and effectively through somatically experienced interventions.

Designed for mental health practitioners, this experiential workshop will:

  • Demonstrate how clients benefit from practicing activation of their voices and embodying somatically the experience of defending their boundaries.
  • Give participants the opportunity to experience in themselves the changes in affect, self-confidence and somatic state when embodied self-empowerment methods are practiced.
  • Provide examples of empowerment interventions that are suitable for psychotherapy practice.

About the Presenter:

The Workshop Presenter, Karen Chasen, is one of the founders of Prepare Inc., an internationally recognized organization that provides Violence Prevention programs and Empowerment Self-Defense training.

Please Note:

The workshop will be limited to 24 participants. Since much of the workshop will be experiential, participants should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers or rubber soled flat shoes.

Refund Policy: Please note that refunds for all Trauma Division events are available up until two weeks before the start of the workshop or module, unless otherwise stated.

Registration is for this workshop is closed. 

Please contact Jaclyn DiMarco, Interim Program Manager of the Trauma Studies Center, at trauma@icpnyc.org for more information or issues with your registration.

 


Click the + to learn more about past workshops.

Past Presentations:

  • Zoe Landers, LCSW, Antonieta Contreras, LCSW & Amy Bauman, PhD, LCSW  – Trauma 101
  • Stephen Porges, PhD – Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe
  • Bessel van der Kolk – Trauma and the Sense of Self
  • Phil Bromberg – Never the Rose without the Thorn: Dissociation, Human Relatedness and ‘Safe Surprises’
  • Richard Chefetz – Working with Ego States: A Clinically Focused Day on Dissociative Disorders
  • Pauline Boss – The Trauma of Ambiguous Loss: Working with Families of People Missing Physically or Psychologically
  • Michi Rose – Techniques to Harmonize and Heal Dualities & Intergenerational Healing
  • Deborah Korn – Building a Strong Foundation: EMDR Resource Development and Ego-strengthening
  • Laura Brown – Cultural Competence in Treatment Treatment
  • Janina Fisher – Working with Self Destructive and Suicidal Behavior
  • Kathy Steele – Implicit Conversations: Nonverbal Communication in the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
  • Dan Shaw, Shelly Rosen, and a Panel of Former Members of Cultic Groups – Cults and Trauma: A Conversation with Psychotherapists and Former Cult Members

Continuing Education Information

NYS Continuing Education Information

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the NYS Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education credit for licensed social workers.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists.

AASECT CE Credit Information

Select programs meet the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
(AASECT) and are approved for CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal
of certification.