This event is hosted by the Middlesex County Unit.
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Treating Complex Trauma Using a Parts Perspective
Date: Wednesday, December 9th from 6:00-8:00pm
Zoom login information will be emailed to you once you register.
Description: Join Kere Loughlin-Presnal, LCSW, as she leads a workshop focusing on the treatment of complex trauma. In her work as a trauma therapist, Kere has sought to integrate client-empowering clinical approaches into her practice. Parts work allows for a non-pathologizing framework that can assist clients in moving from a place of "stuckness" to one of curiosity, self-understanding, and transformation.
The main objectives of the workshop are:
- Help to strengthen and deepen understanding of developmental/complex trauma and how it differs from classic PTSD or single-incident trauma
- Introduce the concept of a "parts perspective" and the potential benefits of incorporating a parts perspective into clinical work
- Discuss how to begin to incorporate a parts perspective in clinical work and explore a variety of clinical applications
- Discuss complementary clinical perspectives that blend well with a parts perspective (attachment theory, Polyvagal Theory, etc.)