Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute 


Friday, April 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM EDT
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Mount Sinai Hospital 
600 University Ave.
Toronto, ON M5G1X5

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Connie Kim 
Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute 
416-586-4800 x2473 
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Psychological Trauma: Level I 

**NEW DATES:  Friday April 27, Saturday April 28 & Friday June 22, Saturday June 23, 2018
Fridays 9am-5pm; Saturdays 9am-12:30pm (all 4 days to be attended)

Faculty: Clare Pain, MD, Lisa Andermann, MD, Janina Fisher, PhD, and other guest faculty

This interactive workshop brings together a team of experienced clinicians to explore and discuss the foundations of trauma and resilience. Although unresolved traumatic experience can have many expressions, understanding components of attachment, mentalizing, dissociation, affect regulation, addictions and refugee trauma enables therapists of any discipline feel more effective. This is especially so when working with individuals who have suffered chronic trauma and also relevant for acutely traumatized patients.

Didactic and experiential learning, live demonstration interviews with simulated patients, attendee examples and vignettes will bring the clinical material to life and illustrate the applied principles in practice.

Course Faculty

Clare Pain, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Course Director, Psychiatrist at University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry, directs the Psychological Trauma Program at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, and co-directs the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration. She has taught extensively on psychological trauma, refugee and global mental health.

Lisa Andermann, MD, FRCPC is an associate professor of psychiatry who works at the Mount Sinai Ethnocultural ACT team and Psychological Trauma Clinic as well as the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture and the New Beginnings Clinic for newcomers at CAMH.

Janina Fisher, Ph.D. clinical psychologist, is the Assistant Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute,  a research and trauma treatment center founded by Bessel van der Kolk, former president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, and a former instructor at Harvard Medical School.  An international writer and lecturer on the treatment of trauma, she is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma (in press) and author of the forthcoming book, Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors (in press).



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Cancellation and Refund Policy

A $50.00 handling fee will be deducted upon cancellation.  Refund requests must be received in writing at least 2 weeks prior to the start date.  In this 2 week period, 50% will be refunded. However, after the start of the workshop, no refunds will be given.