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Trauma Therapy: Working with and Transforming Abuse-Related Internalizations
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Professional LearnersThis workshop, part of the Continuing Professional Development Series for the Helping Professions and sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies and the College of Education and Human Services, will provide participants with an introduction to a theoretical model for working with trauma, based on the psychodynamic Internalization Model of Dr. Sandra Wieland, and a new understanding of the effects of trauma and neglect on the developing brain. Experiences of abuse (sexual, emotional, physical), witnessing abuse, and neglect can lead to changes in neurodevelopment, resulting in chronic and persistent activation of the fear-response, often manifesting as hypervigilance, anxiety and behavioral impulsivity.

Participants will learn how to listen for and identify the various abuse-related internalizations both in the ways in which clients talk about their life experiences and in the ways that they continue to live their lives. We will learn to understand the shame-based sense of self that is often the direct result of abuse and neglect and become familiar with specific corrective interventions that can help shift these internalizations into ones that are positive and self-affirming.

Over the course of the workshop, through didactic material, experiential exercises and role play, participants will learn how to develop effective clinical treatment strategies to help individuals who have been traumatized move beyond the trauma to healing and resolution.

Dates: Friday, June 14, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: South Orange Campus, Beck Rooms A&B
Tuition: $129

Upon completion of this workshop you will earn five CEUs, approved for continuing education for marriage and family therapists, alcohol and drug counselors, social workers, and professional counselors!

Register today!

Questions? Call us at (973) 761-9087 or e-mail us at

For more information please contact:
Kelly Wilk
(973) 761-9087


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