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The ABCD Essentials of Psychological Trauma: Affect, Biology, Culture & Dissociation

A practical skills-based course to understand and treat psychological trauma as it relates to a range of office-based clients


Clare Pain MD with guest faculty

Friday May 14, Saturday May 15 and Friday July 16, Saturday July 17
This continuing education workshop provides a practical skills-based approach to the office-based treatment of patients suffering from a range of the effects of psychological trauma. The ABCs of essential aspects of psychological trauma will be taught - from affect regulation, to the biological underpinnings, the importance of the lens of culture, and management of symptoms including dissociation. In addition to didactic learning, experiential learning provides live demonstration interviews with simulated patients by faculty and participants, bringing the clinical material to life and illustrating the applied principles in practice. 
Suitable for supervisory faculty, psychiatrists, GP-psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, nurses.

Accreditation will be sought.
Participants can enroll in the workshop only or apply for the MSPI Certificate Psychotherapy Program.  Certificate candidates (minimum requirement - 2 years experience as a credentialed health professional and psychotherapist) are expected to complete the workshop and participate in 20 hours of one-on-one or small group supervision with an MSPI psychotherapy supervisor within a 2-year period.  Study credits are given for all group-learning activities.


Registration is now closed. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to be informed of future workshops, please email Connie at .  Thank you!


Cancellation and Refund Policy

A $50.00 handling fee will be deducted upon cancellation.  Refund requests must be received in writing at least 2 weeks prior to the start date.  No refunds will be given after this time.
For more information, please contact Connie Kim, Administrative Coordinator, at