Insights from Work with a Cohort of Child Victims of Organized Abuse

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

When: April 11, 2021 (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM)

Where: Zoom Webinar

In this presentation, Dr. Silberg will review her therapeutic work with a cohort of children who have been victims of organized abuse. She will describe the symptom presentation and how the abusers accessed the victims. She will describe key principles that she utilized in this work including emphasis on past vs. present, dealing with compulsive behaviors, handling attachment dilemmas, handling extreme confusion about beliefs and identity, and techniques for work with the unusual self-states that presented. She will address the question of how to best characterize this population and the ways that their therapy may differ from therapy with other dissociative children and teens.

XFiles Series: Complex Clinical Cases with Children

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

When: April 16, 2021 (12PM-2:15PM ET)

Where: Zoom Webinar

Join us for this unique and extraordinary series where you can watch and learn from some of the best experts and master teachers in the field as they navigate through some of their most complicated child cases. You will be exposed to multiple theoretical frameworks and ways of looking at the clinical landscape of children with complex clinical presentations.  What theories and what approaches guided their clinical decision making and case conceptualization as well as the treatment strategies they used that proved effective will be presented. These master clinicians will share with us the dilemmas and intricacies they faced and how they resolved them as well as what they discovered from working with these cases that we all can learn from and utilize. A one-of-a-kind Online experience that students and practitioners should attend. This is an incredible opportunity to dive into the heart of clinical practice accompanied by some of the very best!

Grieving Our Lost World: The Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Adolescents

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

When: April 17, 2021 (9:30AM-4:30PM ET)

Where: Zoom Webinar

DC MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION 2021 SPRING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE presents a great line-up of speakers and presentation topics.

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From A to Z: The Course of Treatment with 3 Traumatized Youth

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

When: postponed to Fall 2021

This seminar will describe in-depth the full treatment of two contrasting clients with symptoms of complex post traumatic stress and dissociation. Key sessions where major breakthoughs occurred will be highlighted, and the method of continuing goal assessment to see how to address ongoing needs of the client. Discussion of issues in incest cases as well as survivor of organized abuse will be addressed. Dr. Silberg will describe her EDUCATE sequence for addressing dissociation in children and teens. Participants will be able to apply key concepts learned in this class to their own caseloads to identity where they are in treatment and what goals to address.