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2018 Hobart, Australia Regional Conference - Home

Integrating Neurobiology, Developmental Science and the Phase Approach to Psychotherapy of Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder

14-15 September 2018 | blundstone arena function centre

online registration ends 12 September 2018!

We are excited to announce our 2018 Regional Conference in Hobart, Australia. This one and a half day-workshop from Dr. Joan Haliburn and Dr. Jan Ewing will examine the integration of neurobiology, developmental science and the phase approach of psychotherapy of complex traumatic stress disorder. Conference registration includes morning tea on both days as well as lunch and afternoon tea on Friday. Early bird registration ends 31 July 2018.


Friday, 14 September 2018  |  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
When Theory Meets Practice: The "Big Four" Conceptual Models That Inform Treatment of Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder (CTSD)

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM              Registration Open

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM            Trauma Typologies: What is CTSD?
                                               The Neurobiological Model of Survival: A Clinician's Guide to 
                                               CTSD & The Brain

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM          Morning Tea

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM            Major Relevant Concepts from Attachment Theory & Trauma 
                                               Models of Psychopathology in Everyday Treatment of CTSD

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM              Lunch (Provided)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM              Structural Dissociation Models in the Treating CTSD and Integrating 
                                               the "Big Four" in Treatment of CTSD

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM              Afternoon Tea

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM              The Developmental and Neurobiological Trajectory of Attachment in
                                               Childhood and Adolescence and Its Relevance to the Psychotherapy
                                               of CTSD Through the Lifecycle

Saturday, 15 September 2018  |  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
A Phase Approach to the Psychotherapy of Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder (CTSD)

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM            Early Phase: Assessment, Stabilisation, Safety, Shame, Dissociation,
                                               and the Therapeutic Relationship Leading to Processing Trauma in
                                               the Middle Phase

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM          Morning Tea

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM            Middle Phase Continued: Dealing with Grief for What is Lost or
                                               What May Have Been
                                               Integration in the Late Phase and Ending

The ISSTD was formed in the early 1980ís and is the oldest international society to represent the interest of clinicians and researchers working with complex trauma and dissociative disorders. It is a non-profit, professional association, organized to develop and promote comprehensive, clinically effective and empirically based resources and responses to trauma and dissociation.


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