PAST PRESENTATIONS

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The 35th ISSTD Annual International Conference 
 
Creative Movement Interventions with Traumatized Families

Facilitated by: Joyanna Silberg, PhD and Dahlia Silberg, LPC, BC-DMT
When: April 1, 2019 (1:30 PM - 6:00 PM)

Where: Sheraton New York Times Square, New York, NY

In this experiential four hour workshop the presenters will demonstrate with audience participation various creative movement interventions that can be used with families that have experienced trauma. These interventions allow clients to embody in action, dance, and psychodrama healing metaphors of therapeutic change. The didactic portion of the program will review neurobiological theories on how trauma affects initiative, motor movements, sensation, proprioception, and somatic experiences and discuss why creative movement interventions aimed at the whole body’s experience of trauma can be particularly helpful in healing. The participants will have an opportunity to create a movement intervention for a ”stuck” family in their practice by applying principles learned in the workshop. Issues such as dissociative responses, rage reactions, misattunement, cognitive distortions, and emotional dysregualtion will be addressed and creative exercises that target these issues will be demonstrated. At the end of the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to use these interventions to work on their own vicarious trauma and to deal with any self-critical cognitions that can interfere with their therapeutic effectiveness. 

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Individualizing Treatment for Children and Adolescents with Complex Trauma and Dissociation

Facilitated by: Joyanna Silberg, PhD

When: June 4, 2019 (Breakfast 8:30am-8:45am; Training 8:45am-4:00pm)

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

Course Fees: $159; 6 CEUs

In this workshop, Dr. Silberg will review current treatments that deal with complex trauma in children and adolescents and show how one can integrate in an eclectic way key components so that the individual needs of these special clients are addressed. 

 

This workshop will also address the complexity of timing in interventions as children fluctuate in their readiness for various interventions.

 

A special focus will be placed on how to address dissociative patterns which lead children and adolescents to avoidance, and how treatment resistance manifests itself in hyperactive responses, numbing or “Pseudo-health.” 

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Assessment & Treatment of Traumatized Children & Adolescents - Online

Instructors: Joyanna Silberg, PhD, Frances S. Waters, DCSW, Sandra Baita, PhD & Renée Potgieter Marks, PhD

When: January 16 - June 14, 2019

Course Fees: $644 for ISSTD members; $694 for non-members

This course begins with a brief historical perspective of childhood dissociation, an explanation of the effect trauma can have on infant/child neurobiology, and an introduction to theories of dissociation. The course then covers dissociative warning signs, differential diagnosis, methods of assessment, assessment tools, dissociative pathology across the spectrum. Psycho-education about trauma and dissociation to children and parents that illuminates an understanding of child’s confusing behaviors will be explained. Family dynamics that contribute to dissociative pathology in children and ways to work effectively with the family while building positive attachment between child and parents will be highlighted. Creative techniques that promote internal awareness/communication between self-states, stabilization, emotional regulation, somatic awareness, and management of triggers will be described.  Special attention will be given to working with the varied societal systems (schools, social services, legal system) with which the family is involved. A variety of treatment modalities and innovative techniques will be presented for processing trauma safely and furthering integration of the dissociative child.  Extensive case studies and specific examples will be used throughout the course to enrich the leaning. Participants can present case studies from their own practices to enhance discussion. 

Participants finishing this course will have a comprehensive understanding of how to intervene with the traumatized child with dissociation to promote resolution of trauma, integration and healing.   

Trauma Frozen in Time: The Online Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: Bergen, Norway

When: October 17, 2018

This course will discuss cutting edge research on the harm of exploitation of youth on the internet. This kind of exploitation includes the documented sexual abuse which is traded and sold online; online streaming; luring children and adolescents into relationships where they willingly send nude pictures; and organized sex rings use the material for creation of child sexual abuse material.

The conference is approved by the Norwegian Psychological Association to give 7 hrs credit as continued education in clinical psychology. 

How to Intervene in Child Dissociation

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: Pamplona, Spain

When: October 27-29, 2018

Price: 430€ - 550€ 

Course for psychologists, doctors, educators, social workers, and students in these disciplines.

The Hidden Dangers of the Internet to Vulnerable Youth

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: Chester Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, England

When: June 23-24, 2018

Price: 1 day: £155 | 2 days: £300 (by April 30); 1 day: £175 | 2 days: £340 (after May 1)

On the 23rd-24th June 2018, CTC Psychological Services and the International Society for the Study of Trauma (ISSTD) will be co-hosting a conference on Developmental Trauma and Dissociation. The conference will be held at the beautiful and luxurious Chester Grosvenor Hotel, right in the heart of the historic city of Chester.  CTCPS and ISSTD have joined together to create this exciting new conference on Developmental Trauma & Dissociation in children & adults. The two-day conference will consist of expert key speakers and exciting workshops, where you can learn and develop your knowledge and skills.  Presenters, parents, adopters & professionals provide workshops exploring techniques and themes; PTSD, EMDR in children, Parenting Strategies, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Yoga & Dissociation.

The 13th Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference
"Custody Litigation, Trauma, and Recovery"

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: Albany, New York

When: May 4-6, 2018

Sunday, May 6 (8:30am-9:30am); Keynote Address:  Joy Silberg, Ph.D.:  Glimmers of Hope

Joy will discuss some good news from the front lines of the family court system. 

The Hidden Dangers of the Internet to Vulnerable Youth

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: Cong. Keter Torah, New Jersey (USA)

When: April 22, 2018

There is no couvert for this event. Reservations can be made at www.projectsarah.org or call 973-777-7638. Walk-ins are welcome.

Assessment and Treatment of Dissociation In Children and Youth

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: Ramat Efal, Israel

When: March 8 and 9, 2018

Lecture in English, with slides and materials available in Hebrew

Dissociation in Traumatized Youth: Approaching Families and Children

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: Oulu, Finland

When: March 12-13, 2018

Price: 430 Eur (+ VAT 24%)

Dissociation in Children and Adolescents: A Step by Step Approach

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: Helsinki, Finland

When: March 15-16, 2018

Price: 430 Eur (+ VAT 24%)

Treatment and Assessment of Traumatised and Dissociative Children

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: Glasgow, Scotland

When: March 26-28, 2017

Tickets/Cost:

Members early bird rate: £190

Members full rate (after 27/01/17): £210

Non members early bird rate: £225

Non members full rate: £250

 

Course Description:

This three-day 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. Case presentations and videos will enrich the didactic content.  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. Participants will have opportunities to practice skills and share case questions. Also included will be a discussion of the effect of online commercial exploitation of children, and how to work with families to rebuild attachment after trauma.

2017 ISSTD Conference

 

Symptoms and Treatment History of 70 Children Abused in a Child Pornography Ring

Presenter: Joyanna Silberg PhD, Primary Presenter; Richard J. Loewenstein, MD, Co-Presenter; Judith Gerstenblith, Co-Presenter

When: April 2, 2017

Description:

This presentation will describe the symptom presentation of 70 children presumed to have been abused in an organized child pornography ring. The treatment protocol used for these children, many of whom showed severe dissociative symptoms will be presented. The challenges of working with this population, including political and public relation challenges, will be discussed with an opportunity for the audience to discuss these findings, and offer solutions for improving widespread knowledge about this form of abuse.

Trauma and Dissociation in Children and Teens with Gender Issues: A Panel Presentation

Presenter: Frances S. Waters, LMSW, DCSW, LMFT, Chair; Na’ama Yehuda, MSC SLP, Primary Presenter; Joyanna Silberg, PhD, Co-Presenter; Frances Doughty, MFT, MFT, Co-Presenter

When: April 3, 2017

Description:

Gender issues in children and teens markedly increase risk of trauma, rejection, shaming, maltreatment, and bullying. The high prevalence of trauma also increases risks for dissociative coping and dissociative disorders in this population. This panel will discuss the clinical relevance of gender issues and influence of dissociation in assessment and treatment of trauma in children and teens who are gay, bisexual, transgender, or do not identify as either gender. The increased vulnerability to trauma that gender non-conformity brings on will be described, along with resulting clinical realities of dissociation, attachment impairments, disavowed parts of self, numbing, acting out, suicidal ideation, social isolation, academic issues, and selfharm that children and teens with gender issues bring into the therapy. Complicating factors and possible solutions in the treatment of trauma and dissociation in children and teens with gender issues will be identified, and ways to work with dissociated self-states, shame, disowning, and attachment risks and disruptions will be suggested. Panelists will look at sociological, psychological, psychotherapeutic, family-dynamics, and clinical perspectives of gender issues and trauma, along with developmental, social communication and coping perspectives. The potentially dissociogenic aspects of cultural, social, and parental/familial rejection will be presented along with possible pathways to their healing.

2017 Trauma and Attachment Conference

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: The conference will be held at the St. Catharines Golf Club, 70 Westchester Ave, St. Catharines, ON Canada (approx 10 minutes from Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake)

When: April 4, 2017

Tickets/Cost: 

Full 5-Day conference. Early registration: $700 + HST. After March 01, $800.00+ HST

 

Day 1 & 2 ~ April 1 & 2: Understanding the Foundations of Trauma and Attachment & Day 2 Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation – with Presenter: Lori Gill 
*Required for certification as trauma specialist. 

Day 3 ~ April 3: Childhood Abuse, Brain Development, Psychopathology and Addictions with presenter: Dr. Martin Teicher

Day 4 ~ April 4: Treating the Child Survivor with presenter: Dr. Joyanna Silberg

Day 5 ~ April 5: Expressive Arts Therapies to Promote Healing Following Trauma

Early Bird Rate available until March 01, 2016

*Price is inclusive of morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch on site

Trauma Frozen in Time: The Online Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 1726 Reisterstown Road Baltimore, MD 21208 United States

When: April 28, 2017

Tickets/Cost: $159.00, 6 CEUs

 

Course Description:

This course will discuss cutting edge research on the harm of exploitation to youth from the internet. This kind of exploitation includes the creation of child pornography which is traded and sold online; online streaming; luring children and adolescents into relationships where they willingly send nude pictures; and organized sex rings used for creation of child pornography.

Research on this burgeoning area of harm to children and adolescents is only beginning, but it is important for therapists to be updated about those current trends, the harm that can come to youth from this source, the widespread nature of this type of exploitation and some of the legal ramifications.  Through case examples, the participants will learn trauma treatment principles that are effective and those that are not as effective with this population, and the special problems that can arise from working with these victims who feel that their trauma never ends as the pictures of their abuse can remain online indefinitely.

Missing and Exploited Children Conference 2017

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

Where: Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

When: May 16-18, 2017

Tickets/Cost: $325 until April 30, 2017 and $350 thereafter

 

The Uses and Misuses of Psychological Science in the Study and Assessment of Sexual Abuse:

In this presentation Dr. Silberg will show common mistake often made in the assessment of sexual abuse based on misunderstandings of how to assess evidence of abuse, and misconceptions about the prevalence of false accusations.

These types of errors often occur in the context of custody situations where allegations of children and protective parents are viewed as strategies instead of signs and symptoms of abuse.

 

Are you a bystander?

In this presentation, Dr. Silberg will review some of the pressures professionals face when assessing the presence of sexual abuse, that may lead to denial or avoidance of evidence. This presentation will discuss ways to combat the pressures that lead professionals to overlook important evidence based on scientific findings about signs and symptoms of abuse and its prevalence.

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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