PAST PRESENTATIONS

2 Day Conference with Dr. Joyanna Silberg on Trauma and Dissociation in Children

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: ORT House (Camden), 126 Albert Street, London, NW1 7NE

When: 15 & 16 September 2016: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Tickets/Cost: Regular: £225 / 5% Discount: Book 5-9 / 10% Discount: Book 10 or more / Pay over several months: £250 (total)

 

Course Description:

  • Intensive 2 day training on working with traumatised children.

  • You will gain an improved understanding about the role of consistent attachment in treating dissociation in children.

  • You will learn about the importance of accepting negative aspects of “the self” or healing from trauma.

  • You will learn how to practically apply a developmental approach to understanding dissociation.

  • Invaluable insight into helping children who suffer from severe trauma and/or dissociation.

  • 2 Days (14 hours) of CPD points awarded

When Children Are Caught in the Middle: Trauma and Divorce

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: Pikesville, MD

When: March 29, 2016 (8:45am-4:00pm)

Cost: $149

 

This workshop will look at both the trauma of divorce itself and what happens to children in the system when they are abused within the family and the family goes through a divorce. Concepts such as parental alienation, and coaching regarding sexual abuse will be covered. Working with families to minimize the trauma will be emphasized, and learning to differentiate between situations of high conflict and situations of abuser-victim dynamics.

 

Please Note: If you are a Level II participant, please register and indicate that you will pay by check so that you will not be charged the full fee. 

Building Attachment Across States: 
Healing the Spectrum of Dissociative Symptoms in Children and Adolescents

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: Knoxville, Tennessee

When: March 5, 2016 (8:30am-12:15pm)

 

This presentation will begin with a historical overview of clinical manifestations that may now be best understood as dissociative symptoms, and a theoretical model will be presented that integrates neuroscientific findings with developmental theories. Dr. Silberg will highlight techniques that can be used to help children with dissociative symptoms become more receptive to treatment, and help bypass the avoidance strategies that lead to shutdown states, amnesia, and identity confusion.

The largest data base available on traumatized children from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network indicates that dissociation predicts risky behavior, disrupted placement and hospitalization and that these children often receive a diagnosis of psychosis. However, the new evidence-based treatments for complex trauma do not yet directly address dissociation. Dr. Silberg will demonstrate creative techniques for using art, play and visualizations that promote children and adolescents to return from this ultimate loss of self. Vivid case examples will help illustrate the points.

2015 ISSTD Australia/New Zealand Regional Conference

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

When: Nov. 27-29, 2015

 

Assessment and Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation in Children and Adolescents (9am-5pm, Nov. 27):  This presentation will introduce a developmental understanding of dissociation and describe how early symptoms of trauma and dissociation are manifest in young children and adolescents. A treatment model will be presented that moves logically through education about trauma symptoms through teaching affect regulation and mastering traumatic memories. Children's artwork and writings will be presented that help to illustrate the impaired sense of identity that traumatized children may experience. The presenter will introduce ways of communicating even to young children that will help them understand the effects of trauma and how to use skills to overcome the disabling effects of their experiences.

 

The Childhood Roots of Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders (9am-10am, Nov. 29): This presentation will examine how trauma in early childhood affect development and how severe trauma is manifested in the symptoms of young children. Example of early dissociative phenomena in children will be presented with an emphasis on how to distinguish pathological dissociation from normative fantasy in young children. The presentation will introduce some basic concepts in the treatment of childhood survivors of severe trauma.

A Step by Step Approach to working with Dissociative Children and Adolescents

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: Anchorage, Alaska

When: October 2, 2015

 

This all-day workshop begins introduces a step by step approach to treating dissociative children with histories of complex trauma. The workshop begins with a theoretical introduction to dissociation in children and adolescents which is an integration of developmental theory, affect theory, attachment theory, and interpersonal neurobiology.  Participants will come to understand affective experiences as the “psychic glue” of identity. The presenter will introduce the EDUCATE model for approaching therapy with dissociative youth which organizes a sequence of carefully paced interventions that move from psychoeducation, through affect regulation to trauma processing.  The therapy approach emphasizes focusing on transition moments that precede the onset of automatic dissociative responses.  Therapists can amplify the client’s affective experiences  at those moments and thus enhance the client’s sense of personal effectiveness and self-determination.  This workshop will also address how to reduce the attachment dilemmas of dissociative children who harbor parts of the self that have not attached to their current caregivers.  Participants will learn techniques for looking at difficult symptoms such as self-injury, trance states, rage reactions and sexual acting out. Clinicians finishing this workshop will have a better understanding of how to approach dissociative symtpomatology in young people, and how to intervene with the traumatized child with dissociative symptoms to promote healthy development and self-awareness.

Treating Dissociative Children and Adolescents: Treatment Resistant Symptoms

Presenter: Joyanna Silberg, PhD

When: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (8:30AM - Registration/Breakfast; 8:45AM-4:00PM - Workshop)

Cost: $149

Where: Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 1726 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208

 

This is a class for practitioners with a trauma background who would like to focus on some of the most difficult childhood symptoms like rage reactions, shutdown states, and somatic symptoms. 

Click here for details about this training.

 

Please Note: If you are a Level II participant, please register and indicate that you will pay by check so that you will not be charged the full fee. 

 

For information about The Institute's other trainings and workshops, or how The Institute can come to you, go to our website at www.lisaferentz.com or emaillisa107107@aol.com.

18th Annual Conference on Critical Issues Facing Children and Adolesents

Presenter: Joyanna Silberg, Keynote Speaker

When: Thursday October 23, 2014

Where: Salt Lake City, Utah 

 

8AM-9:15AM: Keynote Address: Identifying Dissociative Symptoms in Children & Adolescents: Frontier Treatment in Trauma

 

10:45AM-12PM: Intervention Techniques for the Child Survivor

 

1PM-2:15PM: Children Who Fall Through the Cracks: Finding Solutions for Under-Served Children

 

3:45PM-5PM: Commercial Child Exploitation: The Lifetime Effects on Victims of Child Pornography

 

A Step by Step Approach to Treating Dissociative Children and Adolescents

 

When: October 10, 2014

Where: Delta Hotel 101 Lyon Street N, Ottawa

Register: CTSACT Members $150; Regular Fee $195; Student Rate (full time student) $100

 

This all-day workshop begins introduces a step by step approach to treating dissociative children with histories of complex trauma. The workshop begins with a theoretical introduction to dissociation in children and adolescents which is an integration of developmental theory, affect theory, attachment theory, and interpersonal neurobiology. Participants will come to understand affective experiences as the “psychic glue” of identity. The presenter will introduce the EDUCATE model for approaching therapy with dissociative youth which organizes a sequence of carefully paced interventions that move from psychoeducation, through affect regulation to trauma processing. Clinicians finishing this workshop will have a better understanding of how to approach dissociative symptomatology in young people, and how to intervene with the traumatized child with dissociative symptoms to promote healthy development and self- awareness. 

Protective Parenting: Custody Issues in Spousal and/or Child Abuse Cases

Presenter: Joyanna Silberg, PhD

When: September 18, 2014

Where:  Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP1129 20th Street, N.W., 4th Floor

Register: RSVP by April 18th to Britt Curtis at bc@ftlf.com

 

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell Family Law team invites you to an evening of sharing, dialogue and learning on: Protective Parenting: Custody Issues in Spousal and/or Child Abuse Cases.

- Identifying the Issues

- Understading Their Relevance

- Developing a Plan of Action

Arkansas Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Presenter: Joyanna Silberg, PhD

When: September 10, 2014

Where: Embassy Suites, 11301 Financial Centre Pkwy, Little Rock, AR 72211

 

Children Who Are Victims of Child Pornography (General Session: 1 hour)

Clinicians are seeing a new form of abuse in their practices. With the widespread availability of webcams, perpetrators are filming their victims and profiting. This form of exploitation is harmful to children in a variety of ways that magnifies the sequelae of child sexual abuse. Because it is difficult for these images to ever be removed from the internet, these children suffer a virtual, continual revictimization. This workshop will address the unique effects of this form of abuse and offer some treatment recommendations.

 

Treating Dissociative Symptoms in Children and Adolescents (3 hours)

The presenter will introduce the EDUCATE model for approaching therapy with children and adolescents with dissociative symptoms. This treatment model organizes a sequence of carefully paced interventions that move from psychoeducation, through affect regulation to trauma processing. The therapy approach emphasizes focusing on transition moments that precede the onset of automatic dissociative responses. Therapists can amplify the client’s affective experiences at those moments and thus enhance the client’s sense of personal effectiveness and self-determination.

Pressing Issues in Child Custody

Presenters: Julie Ancis, Barry Goldstein, Mo Hannah, Ph. D., Lessons Learned from Turned Around Cases, Joyanna Silberg, PH. D.

When: August 10, 2014

Where: Conference Center, American Psychological Association Annual Conference

19th International Conference on Violence, Abuse & Trauma

 

The Backlash Against Child Abuse Victims & Their Advocates

Presenters: Ross Cheit and Joyanna Silberg

When: September 9, 2014  

 

Ethics of the Family Bridges Program and other Reunification Programs for Alienated Children

Presenters: Alan Rosenfeld and Joyanna Silberg

When: September 9, 2014  

What Can We Learn From Turned-Around Cases

Presenters: Joyanna Silberg, PhD and Stephanie Dallam

When: April 30, 2014 (2PM-3:30PM)

Where:  an online webinar

 

In this presentation, new information will be presented about the results of a case analysis of 27 custody cases involving the abuse of children. In these cases, a judge initially ordered the children into unsupervised contact with an abusive parent and then a later judicial decision protected the children from abuse. This sample is illustrative of failures common in family court where signs of child abuse are ignored and theories which blame the mother, such as accusations of parental alienation are relied upon. The case analysis shows that it is often the court-ordered custody evaluators who recommend access to the unsafe parent and experts in child abuse and domestic violence who correct the information for the court. This presentation will present recommendations derived from this case analysis about how to approach allegations of abuse in contested custody cases so that children are more consistently protected.

A Step by Step Approach to Treating Disssociative Children and Adolescents

Presenter: Joyanna Silberg, PhD

When: June 9, 2014 (8:30AM-4PM)

Where:  Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 1726 Reisterstown RoadPikesville, MD 21208

Cost: $149

 

This all-day workshop begins introduces a step by step approach to treating dissociative children with histories of complex trauma. The workshop begins with a theoretical introduction to dissociation in children and adolescents which is an integration of developmental theory, affect theory, attachment theory, and interpersonal neurobiology.  Please Note: If you are a Level II participant, please register and indicate that you will pay by check so that you will not be charged the full fee. 

Assessment & Treatment of Traumatized Children & Adolescents

Presenter: Joyanna Silberg, PhD

When: Jan 11, 2014 through June 17, 2014

Where:  Online

 

This comprehensive course taught in an online format is geared for practitioners who work with traumatized children. Taught by  a team of experienced international clinicians, this course will familiarize therapists with approaches that target dissociation in traumatized children including techniques for stabilization, processing trauma, dealing with memory deficits, interfacing with systems, and working with families.
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The ISSTD 30TH Annual International Conference

 

The Surprising and Counter-intuitive Lessons I Learned about Therapy for Child Dissociation

Presenter: Joyanna Silberg, PhD

When: November 14, 2013

Where:  Hilton Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

 

In this workshop, Dr. Silberg will cover some of the key insights that led to her theoretical model and treatment approach. Each of these insights will be illustrated with clinical material that will have applicability to practice with children and adolescents. Issues covered will be --how chaotic systems stabilize, how dissociative states should be seen as processes and not "entities", the important role of attachment in the resolution of dissociative states, the roles families unwittingly play in the encouragement of dissociation, the natural course of the disorder with and without intervention, and the necessary and contradictory stance of the therapist who must believe simultaneously that the client both can and cannot change. These major points will be illustrated with clinical vignettes and client's art work, writings and clinical work. This workshop is appropriate for all clinicians at all levels of skill.

The ISSTD 30TH Annual International Conference

 

Difficult Cases, Creative Solutions - Working with Complicated Cases of Dissociation in Traumatized Children and Adolescents

Presenter: Joyanna Silberg, PhD, Na'ama Yehuda, and Frances Waters

When: November 17, 2013

Where:  Hilton Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

18th International Conference & Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma

 

Improving Outcomes for Children in Family Court:

Updated Findings from Turned-around Cases

Where: Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, CA

When: September 8 (2:00pm – 5:30pm)

Presenter: Joyanna Silberg, PhD

 

Clinical Issues & Forensic Realities in Child Protection & Custody

When: September 10 (1:30pm-3:30pm)

Presenters: Joyanna Silberg, PhD, Dr Philip Kaplan, and Cynthia Cheathem

Understanding Dissociative Symptoms in Children and Adolescents Exposed to Developmental Trauma

 

Presenter: Joyanna Silberg, PhD

Where: Hartford Room, Commons Building, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

When: June 6, 2013


This presentation will highlight techniques that can be used to help children with dissociative symptoms become more receptive to treatment, and help bypass the avoidance strategies that lead to shutdown states, amnesia, and identity confusion.The largest data base available on traumatized children from the Northwestern University for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) indicates that dissociation predicts risky behavior, disrupted placement, and hosptiliziation and that these children often receive a diagnosis of psychosis. Yet, the new evidence-based treatments for complex trauma do not yet directly address dissociation. Physicians need to recognize that hallucination, both visual and auditory, may be evidence of dissociative flashbacks and indicative of PTSD, rather than psychosis and can be addressed with psychotherapy. This prsentation will help practitioners recognize what the new DSM5 dissociative subtype may look like in children and adolescents.

 

The District of Columbia's Regional Conference on Children Exposed to Violence

 

Presenter: Joyanna Silberg, PhD

Where: Pryzbyla Center, 3rd Floor conference rooms, located on the campus of Catholic University of America at 520 Michigan Avenue NE in the District of Columbia

 

Abused Children in Family Court: An Unprotected Population?
When:
June 5, 2013 (8:30AM)

Abused children whose parents are going through a divorce and custody proceedings sometimes fall through the cracks in the system, as the animosity between the parents becomes the focus, and the children's symptoms are misunderstood as "litigation strategy." Because of this many children are exposed to violent parents as a result of custody orders. Dr. Joyanna Silberg and her  team under the auspices of DVLEAP and the Office on Violence Against Women have been collecting a sample of cases that have "turned around. " This means that while the child is a minor, the courts have recognized that the child was incorrectly placed with an abuser and corrected the decision, or the child has found his or her own way to freedom from abuse.  This presentation will review the current findings, showing the significance of the misdiagnosis of parental alienation, and the key importance of custody evaluations that miss red flags of abuse. The innovative approaches of families that have turned around these cases will be highlighted as well as the errors in custody evaluations. This presentation will highlight red flags of abuse that are sometimes missed and correct some of the myths that lead to these erroneous decisions.



Healing the Spectrum of Dissociative Symptoms in Children and Adolescents

When: June 5, 2013 (10:10AM)

Children who have suffered developmental trauma often present with hard to manage symptoms include rage reactions, forgotten behaviors, flashbacks, and dissociative shutdown states. In this workshop, Dr. Silberg will discuss these hard to manage symptoms and present practical interventions for work with children, families, and treatment centers that can help children gain control of these symptoms and move forward. This workshop will be filled with vivid case examples.Practitioners need to recognize that hallucination, both visual and auditory, may be evidence of dissociative flashbacks and indicative of PTSD, rather than psychosis and can be addressed  with psychotherapy. Participants will recognize that dissociative adaptations are common in populations with early developmental trauma. Participants will distinguish between imaginary friends in normal children and the voices, imaginary presences, and shifting identity states in dissociative children. Participants will recognize that  a dissociative child embracing  what feels foreign and shameful will lead to integration and health.

 

 

Practical Interventions for Traumatized and Dissociative Children

WhenMonday, March 18, 2013

8:30 AM - Registration/Breakfast

8:45 AM - 4 PM EDT - Workshop

WhereDoubletree Hilton Hotel, 1726 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208

Presenter: Joyanna Silberg, PhD

Cost: $139
CE Credits: 6

Children who have suffered developmental trauma often present with hard to manage symptoms include rage reactions, forgotten behaviors, flashbacks, and dissociative shutdown states. In this workshop, Dr. Silberg will discuss these hard to manage symptoms and present practical interventions for work with children, families, and treatment centers that can help children gain control of these symptoms and move forward. This workshop will be filled with vivid case examples, and time will be given for participants to brainstorm about their own difficult cases.



For information about The Institute's other trainings and workshops, or how The Institute can come to you, go to our website at www.lisaferentz.com or email lisa107107@aol.com





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A STUDY OF TURNED-AROUND CASES

Presenter: Joyanna Silberg, PhD

When: May 10, 2013


Dr. Joyanna Silberg and her research team under the auspices of DVLEAP and the Office on Violence Against Women have been collecting a sample of cases that have "turned around. " This means that while the child is a minor, the courts have either recognized that the child was placed with an abuser and corrected the decision, or the child has found his or her own way to freedom from an abusive court order that becomes sanctioned by the court. This presentation will review the current findings, showing the significance of the misdiagnosis of parental alienation, and the key importance of custody evaluations that miss red flags of abuse. The innovative approaches of families that have turned around these cases will be highlighted as well as the errors in custody evaluations. This presentation will offer preliminary suggestions  that emerge from studying these data.

 

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