December 2-5, 2021
(In-Person) Level 1, Level 2 & Advanced Workshops
Wyndham Celebration; Kissimmee, FL
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (L1, L2, ADV)
|Thursday, December 2, 2021||6:00 pm - 9:30 pm|
|Friday, December 3, 2021||8:30 am - 7:00 pm|
|Saturday, December 4, 2021||8:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Sunday, December 5, 2021||8:30 am - 12:00 pm|
- Participant reception Friday, December 3 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.
- Registration does not include transportation, parking, hotel or meals.
- Detailed workshop schedules, Faculty (L1 & L2), and other materials will be available to participants, online, two weeks before the start date. Workshop materials will be available in electronic form only.
- Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or notepad to access workshop material - connection to WiFi and access tp power strips will be available in the classroom.
- The event hotel is located 15 miles from Orlando International Airport.
ADVANCED WORKSHOP DETAILS
Hypnosis for Treatment of Trauma, Attachment, and Dissociation
The incidence of trauma and neglect is very high across a wide range of mental disorders presenting for counseling and psychotherapy. In addition to the trauma-specific conditions of PTSD and dissociation, childhood abuse, neglect, and parental dysfunction, as well as adult experiences of intimate partner violence and combat often underlie or contribute to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, interpersonal difficulties, and personality disorders.
This workshop will present a phase-oriented approach to the treatment of trauma, neglect, attachment, and dissociation, with an emphasis on instilling the necessary client capacities to process and resolve adverse childhood and other trauma-related experiences effectively. In addition, it will provide sufficient information for participants new to the advanced workshops as well as more senior practitioners looking for specialized training in trauma, attachment, and dissociative disorder applications.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this workshop, you will be able to describe:
- The three components of the phase-oriented treatment of trauma and dissociation.
- The Poly-Vagal Theory and state its relevance to establishing a neurophysiological substrate for trauma processing and attachment repair.
- The importance of prioritizing neglect repair and related implicit memory modification hypnotic strategies.
- Tour dissociative disorders and an introduction to a phase-oriented approach to treating them.
- And apply an empowering approach to trauma resolution integrating selected DBT techniques with clinical hypnosis.
CME/CE Eligibility: 21 Hours
Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center Celebration Area
Louis Damis, Ph.D., ABPP, FASCH
Dr. Damis is a Diplomate with the American Board of Professional Psychology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology, the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and holds ASCH Certification in Clinical Hypnosis with Consultant Status. Dr. Damis is a Past President of the Florida and Washington DC Societies of Clinical Hypnosis and has taught hypnosis for over 25 years for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. He works extensively with developmental trauma and attachment disorders and was a recent Guest Editor for a special issue of the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis on Hypnosis and Trauma. Dr. Damis is a Clinical Health Psychologist who established Integrative Health Psychology, PA, in 2003 and maintains a private practice along with his work as an instructor, author, and consultant.
Amy Taylor, Psy.D., HSP
Taylor is a licensed psychologist who received her degree from Spalding University. She completed an internship at the Veteran's Affairs in Huntington, West Virginia and received intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy from the Linehan Institute. She specializes in treating trauma and attachment-based disorders, specifically dissociative and conversion disorders. Taylor began learning hypnosis following the internship and uses it in her practice daily. She leads a co-ed DBT group in her private practice and provides individual therapy using DBT, hypnosis, and interpersonal techniques grounded in attachment theory. She is on the Education Committee for the ASCH and is the Early Career Representative for the Kentucky Psychological Association.