Friday May 29, 2015 at 8:30 AM EDT
Saturday July 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Mount Sinai Hospital 
600 University Ave.
Toronto, ON M5G 1X5

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Connie Kim 
Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute 
416-586-4800 x2473 

Back to Basics: Treatment of Psychological Trauma
Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute

Faculty: Janina Fisher PhD, Clare Pain MD, Lisa Andermann MD, Edred Flak MD, Athena McClelland RN, Alex Tarnopolsky MD 

This interactive workship 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 epecially 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 illustrating the applied principles in practice.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Apply effective approaches to trauma patients with affect dysregulation, dissociation and addictions
  • Assist the patient in intergrating the meaning of their trauma, and enhance resilience in patients with unresolved trauma
  • Adapt techniques for new Canadians and refugeees
  • More confidently manage the challenges of establishing, maintaning and navigating the therapeutic alliance when working with trauma survivors

Guest Faculty:


Janina Fisher, PhD, 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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Workshop Fee:                $745


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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.  No refunds will be given after this time.