Psychotraumatology

Scientific fundamentals and therapeutic models for treatment of trauma

Online Conference

Thursday 9 - Friday 10 - Saturday 11 May 2024
(all times are in UTC+1 time zone)

 

 

Breaking Boundaries, Building Bridges: Psychotraumatology's Global Symposium

We live in a time where understanding and addressing trauma is more crucial than ever. The intersection of mental health sciences and trauma research provides fertile ground for the development of innovative approaches and effective solutions. This congress emerges as a guiding light in this terrain, addressing fundamental themes that deeply impact the mental health and well-being of individuals and communities worldwide.
This conference, stands as a beacon of knowledge and global collaboration, bringing together distinguished minds in the field of psychotraumatology.
It’s a groundbreaking event that transcends geographical boundaries and adapts to the demands of our current digital world.
Join us in this unique experience where online connection becomes the bond that unites us in the pursuit of soul healing. We look forward for your participation in this journey of discovery and growth!

 


PROGRAM


DAY 1 - THURSDAY 9 MAY
Complex trauma and dissociation: definition and assessment

14.00 - 15.30 | Giuseppe Craparo - Theory and clinic of dissociative trauma
15.30 - 17.00 | Teresa Lopez-Castro - Research supporting an integrative framework for the treatment of co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders
17.00 - 18.30 | Elizabeth Hembree - Treatment of PTSD by prolonged exposure
18.30 - 20.00 | Stephanie S. SmithHealing therapies for trauma
20.00 - 21.30 | Sara Halligan - Understanding the role of socio-contextual factors in the development of child PTSD


DAY 2 - FRIDAY 10 MAY
The origins of trauma

14.00 - 15.30 | Clara Mucci - Traumatic effects and repair
15.30 - 17.00 | Erik de Soir - Acute trauma
17.00 - 18.30 | Orit Badouk Epstein - The development of the self in the presence of a frightening caregiver ("scare-giver") and the moves towards safety and growing
18.30 - 20.00 | Judith Herman - Truth and repair
20.00 - 21.30 | Ken Benau - Shame and pride in psychotherapy with relational trauma: From traumatic shame and dissociation to enlivened, pro-being pride


DAY 3 - SATURDAY 11 MAY
Perspectives and treatments

14.00 - 15.30 | Geert Smid - Brief eclectic psychotherapy for prolonged and traumatic grief
15.30 - 17.00 | Denise Hien and Lisa Litt Treating complex traumatic stress disorders in adults
17.00 - 18.30 | Work in progress
18.30 - 19.30 | Mirjam Mink - Nijdam - Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for PTSD

Program
Unit
1
Theory and clinic of dissociative trauma | Giuseppe Craparo
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Speaker
Giuseppe Craparo
Durata Modulo
1h 30m
Unit
2
Research supporting an integrative framework for the treatment of co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders | Teresa Lopez-Castro
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Durata Modulo
1h 30m
Unit
3
Treatment of PTSD by prolonged exposure | Elizabeth Hembree
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Durata Modulo
1h 30m
Unit
4
Healing therapies for trauma | Stephanie Smith
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Durata Modulo
1h 30m
Unit
5
Understanding the role of socio-contextual factors in the development of child PTSD | Sara Halligan

Following acute traumatic experiences, children are at risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder and other adverse mental health outcomes. This presentation will consider the factors that influence the development of persistent posttraumatic stress disorder following trauma exposure in children, with a focus on the role that social (e.g., family support) and contextual (e.g., prevailing levels of trauma) may play in determining outcomes. Preliminary findings from research with children growing up in a high adversity, middle income country setting will be presented.

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Speaker
Sara Halligan
Durata Modulo
1h 30m
Unit
6
In progress | Clara Mucci
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Durata Modulo
1h 30m
Unit
7
Acute trauma | Erik de Soir
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Durata Modulo
1h 30m
Unit
8
The Development of the Self in the Presence of a Frightening Caregiver ("scare-giver") and the Moves Towards Safety and Growing | Orit Badouk Epstein

Mary Main and Judith Solomon (1986) were first to identify fear as an important factor in the face of the child's attachment needs and development. They later named it as the Disorganized attachment status.Their research findings has given us a new lens into the way we perceive human behaviour that is evident in many of our most traumatized clients who are in close proximity to their frightening attachment figures ("scaregivers", Badouk Epstein, 2015). Many clients with complex trauma have suffered chronic childhood injuries to critical areas in their development. The purpose of this webinar is to further professional understanding of the ongoing impact of the client's attachment betrayal and trauma, and it's adaptation as a means of survival. The lecture will look at the role the therapeutic relationship has as a focal point in the client's healing process. I will demonstrate this by discussing a client who was diagnosed with DID and suffered extensive abuse at the hands of her parents and family members. This led to her becoming her parent's possession, both colonizing and fragmenting her body and mind. It was the safety and reliability of the therapeutic relationship which helped alleviate her dissociation and move towards feeling more, present, more real and more connected to the world surrounding her.

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Speaker
Orit Badouk Epstein
Durata Modulo
1h 30m
Unit
9
Truth and repair | Judith Herman
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Durata Modulo
1h 30m
Unit
10
Shame and pride in psychotherapy with relational trauma | Ken Benau

Following a brief definition of relational trauma, Dr. Benau differentiates characteristics of both adaptive and maladaptive shame and pride subtypes. Next, several relationships between embodied traumatic shame states (shame states) and disembodied dissociation, both as detachment and structural dissociation, are presented. Verbatim transcription from two psychotherapy sessions with a survivor of relational trauma will document one patient’s transformation from shame states, to adaptive pride, and finally pro-being pride. Pro-being pride is the experience of taking delight in one’s unique ways of being and relating to oneself, others, and in the world. There will be opportunity for conversation with participants toward the end of this presentation.

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Speaker
Ken Benau
Durata Modulo
1h 30m
Unit
11
Brief eclectic psychotherapy for prolonged and traumatic grief | Geert Smid

Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for Prolonged and Traumatic Grief (BEPPTG) is designed to address the unique needs of individuals with prolonged and traumatic grief. Prolonged grief refers to a clinical diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder (PGD) according to current international criteria (DSM-5-TR and ICD-11). Traumatic grief refers to a clinical diagnosis of PGD with comorbid (symptoms of) posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or major depressive disorder (MDD) following confrontation a traumatic loss of a loved one. Traumatic loss refers to the death of a loved one in the context of potentially traumatizing event(s), including homicide, suicide, violence, an accident or a disaster. BEPPTG is a flexible and adaptable approach, which can be tailored to meet the diverse needs of individuals faced with complex meaning attribution following loss. It integrates evidence-based cognitive behavioral interventions for persistent grief, post-traumatic stress and depression with culturally sensitive, meaning-focused and experiential interventions. BEPPTG consists of the following components: psycho-education about prolonged and traumatic grief; grief- and trauma-focused exposure; attribution of meaning, reengaging and activation; and symbolic interactions (e.g., writing assignments, imaginary conversations, rituals). This presentation introduces participants to all components of BEPPTG. Following introductory remarks on diagnosing prolonged and traumatic grief, the BEPPTG approach is explained. There is room for questions.

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Durata Modulo
1h 30m
Unit
12
Timing is everything: Pivoting and pacing in the treatment of complex PTSD and substance use | Denise Hien and Lisa Litt

Many clinicians feel knowledgeable about trauma or substance misuse, but often not both, and may lack specialized training or experience in approaching these dual concerns clinically. Similarly, many clinicians are confident in using exploratory, psychodynamic interventions and/or cognitive-behavioral and skills-based modalities, but feel uneasy about how and when to integrate these methods, particularly when working with co-occurring trauma and substance use issues. These issues are so frequently intertwined in complex ways and often only emerge as treatment progresses, creating challenges for clinicians around how to manage these complicated cases. This session is intended to help clinicians bridge these gaps in knowledge and practice by providing a unifying framework, examining the challenges of working with trauma and SUD, and engaging in a clinically focused conversation with the experts.

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Speaker
Denise Hien
Lisa Caren Litt
Durata Modulo
1h 30m
Unit
13
Work in progress
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Durata Modulo
1h 30m
Unit
14
Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for PTSD | Mirjam Mink - Nijdam
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Durata Modulo
1h 00m
Teachers
Giuseppe Craparo
Psychology
PhD in Psychology, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst and lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the 'Kore' University of Enna. He is also a founding member of the Italian Society of Clinical Psychodiagnostics (SIPDC), an ordinary member of the American… continua
Orit Badouk Epstein
Psychology
UKCP Attachment based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Supervisor Based in London, UK. She is a  teacher, a published writer and the Past Editor of the Journal, Attachment New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis. Orit specialises in attachment theory, complex trauma and… continua
Ken Benau
Psychology
Ph.D. has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1990, and maintains a private practice in Kensington, CA, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. He provides individual adult, couple, and family therapy, professional consultation, and training. Dr. Benau has expertise in working with children… continua
Sara Halligan
Psychology
Professor of Child and Family Mental Health at the University of Bath. Her research examines the development of trauma-related psychological disorders, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with a focus on young people. In the PTSD field, Professor Halligan has studied the cognitive-… continua
Denise Hien
Psychology
PhD, ABPP, is Senior Vice Provost of Research, Director and Helen E. Chaney Endowed Chair in Alcohol Studies at the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies, and Distinguished Professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ.… continua
Lisa Caren Litt
Psychology
Ph.D. is a recognized expert in the integrated treatment of traumatic stress and substance misuse. She is on the Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychology at The New School for Social Research where she oversees the Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling. Her Adjunct… continua
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Early Booking
€149.00
If you enroll by 21 April 2024
Full Ticket
€179.00
If you enroll from 22 April 2024 onwards
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