The Virtual Western Canadian Trauma & Mental Health Conference

Presented by Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP, Jennifer Abel, Ph.D., Alexia Rothman, Ph.D., Judith Matz, LCSW, Patti Ashley, Ph.D. & Peter Addy, Ph.D.

Live Streaming on June 1, 2022

$249.00

6 Hours  |   Pre-approved for CEU’s

Description

This online course will be streaming live on June 1, 2022 from 8:30am – 4:00pm PT, 10:30am – 6:00pm CT, 11:30am – 7:00pm ET after purchase.

Breaks
9:30am – 9:40am Pacific time, 11:30am – 11:40am Central Time, 12:30pm – 12:40pm Eastern Time
10:40am – 10:50am Pacific time, 12:40pm – 12:50pm Central Time, 1:40pm – 1:50pm Eastern Time
11:50am – 12:40pm Pacific time, 1:50pm – 2:40pm Central Time, 2:50pm – 3:40pm Eastern Time
1:40pm – 1:50pm Pacific time, 3:40pm – 3:50pm Central Time, 4:40pm – 4:50pm Eastern Time
2:50pm – 3:00pm Pacific time, 4:50pm – 5:00pm Central Time, 5:50pm – 6:00pm Eastern Time

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until July 4, 2022. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on May 31, 2022. 


DBT focused Trauma Treatment: Critical Interventions to Address Complex Cases presented by Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective form of treatment for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  However, many of these individuals have rarely developed life skills to build a proactive and responsive life versus a defensive and reactive one. Skills acquisition, daily practice, and generalization are critical for our clients to develop an effective interdependent adult life. Dr. Webb will provide a brief discussion of DBT and its relationship to the Biosocial model, the neurological impact of trauma on the developing brain and how to address specific diagnoses via the skills.  She will discuss the importance of integrating DBT skills at the earliest point of treatment and utilizing skills as a foundation for life.


Practical Strategies for the Treatment of the Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia presented by Jennifer Abel, Ph.D.

Worry is transdiagnostic. Excessive worry not only leads to generalized anxiety disorder, it’s very often a significant factor in the development of depression, more severe anxiety disorders, and many medical disorders. Therefore, it is crucial to learn effective worry treatments. In this segment you will learn the two key factors about the nature of anxiety and the treatments that address those factors. You will also learn five reasons why people worry and how to address them clinically.


Internal Family Systems Therapy: Step-by-Step Procedures for Healing Traumatic Wounds and Alleviating Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Addiction and More presented by Alexia Rothman, Ph.D.

Through instruction, video demonstration, and experiential exercises, Alexia D. Rothman, Ph.D., Certified IFS therapist and consultant and colleague of Dr. Richard Schwartz (founder of IFS) will show you step-by-step how to apply the most effective, empirically validated IFS interventions to help your clients connect with and understand their conflicting parts to facilitate deep, lasting healing.


From Body Shame to Body Positivity: A Compassionate Approach to Weight and Wellbeing presented by Judith Matz, LCSW

No matter what type of clinical practice you have, you’ve likely heard clients express shame about their body size. When people are at war with their bodies it can impact all areas of their lives, including anxiety and depression, relationships, and self-worth—as well as their relationship with food. It’s imperative that clinicians learn an alternative therapeutic framework in which to support physical and psychological wellbeing for people of all sizes. In this presentation, you’ll learn how a paradigm shift can empower clients to end chronic dieting, make peace with food, and to respect and feel at home in their bodies.


Understanding and Treating Core Shame in Trauma Treatment: A Neurophysiological Approach presented by Patti Ashley, Ph.D.

Shame and trauma are often linked. Current research on how trauma impacts individuals has changed the course of treatment for many clinicians. Furthermore, when implicit core shame is not identified, progress with clients may be slower and less effective. Shame can push clients to hide their innermost feelings because the self reflection needed to help them improve can activate dysregulated emotional states and

Impact one’s emotional safety. Shame often goes undetected in a therapy session because it is like an infectious disease that lies untreated due to symptoms that may be difficult to recognize.

This presentation helps clinicians recognize the non-verbal, unspoken, and often unseen aspects of core shame in clinical work. Identifying the neurophysiological development of shame and trauma throughout the lifespan can drastically improve treatment outcomes. Evidence-based tools and techniques that break the spell of core shame and trauma related to anxiety, depression, and other mental health diagnoses help clients reconstruct a more authentic self.


Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: Breakthrough Treatments for Complex Mental Health Disorders. presented by Peter Addy, Ph.D.

This introductory workshop presents up-to-date findings on how academic and corporate researchers are investigating these same substances as breakthrough medicines to heal trauma, depression, substance use, and other debilitating conditions. At the same time, your clients and members of the general public may be using psychedelics in order to treat their own complex mental health disorders. Learn about current and historical use of “ecstasy”, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, ketamine, and other psychedelic substances The limitations and risks of psychedelic-assisted therapy will be addressed.  Participants will learn five steps for incorporating psychedelic-informed practices into their treatment. Become a psychedelic-informed clinician so that your clients can talk about their experiences and intentions without fear of judgment or pathologizing. Help them identify risks as well as how their psychedelic use may align with your treatment outcomes.


DBT focused Trauma Treatment : Critical Interventions to Address Complex Cases presented by Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP

  • Neurobiological Building Blocks
  • Creating the Learning Container
  • The Foundational Skills: Mindfulness & Dialectics
  • Naming to Tame: Emotion Regulation

Practical Strategies for the Treatment of the Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia presented by Jennifer Abel, Ph.D.

  • About Worry and Generalized Anxiety
  • Fighting Worry and Anxiety Fuels it
  • Alternative Directions in Mindfulness
  • Worry and Anxiety Spirals – GAD treatment
  • Problem Solving Strategies

Internal Family Systems Therapy: Step-by-Step Procedures for Healing Traumatic Wounds and Alleviating Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Addiction and More presented by Alexia Rothman, Ph.D.

  • Evolution of the Model
  • Composition of the Psyche
  • Case conceptualization in IFS
  • Working with Protective Parts
  • Healing the Traumatic Wound

From Body Shame to Body Positivity: A Compassionate Approach to Weight and Wellbeing presented by Judith Matz, LCSW

  • Understanding the problem
  • The Diet Binge-Trap
  • Empowering Clients Through Attuned Eating
  • Cultivating a Healthy Body Image

Understanding and Treating Core Shame in Trauma Treatment: A Neurophysiological Approach presented by Patti Ashley, Ph.D.

  • The definition and origins of implicit core shame.
  • The neurophysiological effects of trauma and shame.
  • How shame goes undetected by clinicians.
  • How shame itself can be shaming.
  • Using Erikson, Piaget, and other developmental models to pinpoint where core shame originated.

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: Breakthrough Treatments for Complex Mental Health Disorders. presented by Peter Addy, Ph.D.

  1. What even are psychedelics? The five categories of psychedelic and psychedelic-adjacent medicines
  2. Recent clinical research
  3. Mechanisms of action: Why is this therapeutic?
  4. Asking questions: Who uses psychedelics; what, when, where, why, and how they use psychedelics

DBT focused Trauma Treatment : Critical Interventions to Address Complex Cases presented by Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP

  • Learn each standard DBT skills module and two supplemental modules.
  • Explore the different modes of skills groups to set up the most effective program for your practice.

Practical Strategies for the Treatment of the Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia presented by Jennifer Abel, Ph.D.

  • Identify the anxiety spiral in order to catch worry and panic early.
  • Discuss the cycle of negative reinforcement and stop it by using the latest and most effective methods of exposure and response prevention.
  • Develop skills to treat all 3 aspects of social anxiety: skills deficits, irrational beliefs and physiological anxiety.

Internal Family Systems Therapy: Step-by-Step Procedures for Healing Traumatic Wounds and Alleviating Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Addiction and More presented by Alexia Rothman, Ph.D.

  1. Present the origins and development of the Internal Family Systems Model, including empirical support for the model and the current status of research using IFS to treat depression and post traumatic stress disorder.
  2. Provide an overview of IFS theory, the basic principles and assumptions of the model, and its treatment implications.
  3. Describe the three major components of the psyche as outlined by IFS (parts, burdens, and the Self) including the characteristics of and assumptions regarding each component as they relate to clinical practice.

From Body Shame to Body Positivity: A Compassionate Approach to Weight and Wellbeing presented by Judith Matz, LCSW

  • How the 5 components of the diet-binge cycle result in chronic dieting
  • How understanding the body of research related to weight and health helps clients develop positive, sustainable behaviours to support physical and emotional wellbeing

Understanding and Treating Core Shame in Trauma Treatment: A Neurophysiological Approach presented by Patti Ashley, Ph.D.

  • Identify the neurophysiological effects of trauma and implicit core shame, and how they impact the autonomic nervous system’s sense of safety and connection.
  • Define core shame and identify the non-verbal, sensory, and implicit cues.

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: Breakthrough Treatments for Complex Mental Health Disorders. presented by Peter Addy, Ph.D.

  1. Understand who is likely to use psychedelics and why in order to better identify client use and understand their use in context
  2. Differentiate between different categories of psychedelics to better assess risks and improve treatment outcomes

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP is a licensed psychologist and serves as an advisor to the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA).

She has practiced in numerous community settings including clinics that treat underserved communities of colour, clients with developmental disabilities, and clients suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. She worked at the largest mental health clinic at the time in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area that specialized in treating clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She has practiced DBT in community mental health centres and developed two special DBT-oriented treatment programs for clients with developmental disabilities and borderline-intellectual functioning.

Dr. Webb currently resides in Nashville, TN where she has been serving clients in her private practice, Kairos. She continues to specialize in individual and group DBT as well as cognitive-behaviour strategies that address a myriad of clinical issues. She also offers special group therapies for adults and a dual-track of teen skills training that includes their parents.

She is currently working to adapt DBT for clients with severe and persistent mental illness (e.g. psychotic-based disorders).


Jennifer L. Abel, Ph.D. is an international speaker who has conducted over 300 workshops and seminars for mental health professionals and more recently keynote addresses to appeal to the general public and corporations. She was trained as a scientist-practitioner specializing in cognitive-behavioural treatment (CBT) and 3rd wave CBT for anxiety disorders in her clinical practice of over 20 years.  She served as the Associate Director of the Stress and Anxiety Disorders Institute at Penn State and has published many articles in professional journals on her work in anxiety and behavioural medicine. Dr. Abel has published three books; her first, Active Relaxation, was published in 2010 and received outstanding reviews from mental health care professionals and readers alike. Her most recent book is a best seller: The Anxiety, Worry, and Depression Workbook. The two therapeutic card decks she authored and co-authored are also very popular.


Alexia Rothman, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Atlanta, GA, since 2004.  She is a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist, an international speaker and educator on the IFS model, and a professional consultant for clinicians seeking to deepen their knowledge and practice of IFS through theoretical discussions, case consultation, technique practice, and deep, personal experiential work with their own internal systems.  Dr. Rothman has received extensive training in the IFS model, primarily from IFS developer, Dr. Richard Schwartz.  She has served as a Program Assistant for multiple Level 1, 2, and 3 experiential IFS trainings, and she offers workshops on the IFS model throughout the United States and abroad.  She currently co-hosts an Internal Family Systems-informed podcast, Explorations in Psychotherapy.

Dr. Rothman is a United States Presidential Scholar who graduated summa cum laude from Emory University as a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar.  She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she was an Edwin W. Pauley Fellow and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.  She has held adjunct faculty positions at Emory University and Agnes Scott College.


Judith Matz, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked in the field of eating problems and weight concerns for the past 30 years. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1980 and completed a post-graduate fellowship at Michael Reese Hospital in 1988 with an emphasis on eating disorders.

Judith is co-author of two books on the topics of eating and weight issues: Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Comprehensive Guide to Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating, and Emotional Overeating (2nd edition, 2014) and The Diet Survivors Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care (2006), and author of the children’s book Amanda’s Big Dream. She is also co-author of The Body Positivity Card Deck: 53 Strategies for Body Acceptance, Appreciation and Respect, and the forthcoming Making Peace With Food Card Deck.

Judith is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. Descriptions of her work have appeared in the media including the Psychotherapy Networker, New York Times, LA Times, Allure, Fitness, Self, Shape, Today’s Dietitian, Diabetes Self-Management, NBC News Chicago, Huffington Post Live, and she appears in the documentary America The Beautiful 2.

Judith has a private practice in Deerfield, IL where she offers counselling services and professional consultation.


International workshop presenter, author, and psychotherapist Patti Ashley, Ph.D, LPC, has integrated 40 years of experience in special education, child development, and psychology into her wholehearted work as a psychotherapist, author, international speaker, and authenticity architect coach. She brings unique insights into the identification and treatment of shame, trauma, grief, and dysfunctional family patterns.

Dr. Ashley owns and operates Authenticity Architects in Boulder, Colorado. Her inimitable Authenticity Architects model facilitates long-term changes in the brain and nervous system, helping clients break through unconscious barriers and rediscover a sense of self-love, belonging, and connection.

Patti has counselled a myriad of individuals, couples, families and groups in mental health agencies, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice settings. She also has many years of experience developing continuing education courses for physicians, hospital wellness programs, universities, and other organizations.

Dr. Ashley holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in psychology from the Union Institute and University, a Master of Education Degree in early childhood from Old Dominion University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in special education from James Madison University. She is the author of Living in the Shadow of the Too-Good Mother Archetype (2014), Letters to Freedom (2019), and Shame-Informed Therapy: Treatment Strategies to Overcome Core Shame and Reconstruct the Authentic Self (2020). 

For more information, please visit www.pattiashley.com


Peter H. Addy, Ph.D. earned his PhD in clinical psychology studying transcendence, wholeness, and transformation at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. As faculty at Yale University, he conducted research with atypical psychedelics including salvinorin A, THC, and ketamine. He has written and spoken about psychedelic science for over a decade, co-founded the Yale Psychedelic Science Group, and documented traditional healing and religious practices that incorporate psychedelic medicine in Mexico. He currently maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon where he offers therapy, clinical supervision, and professional trainings.

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