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When Therapy Ends: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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About the Course:

The end of therapy is a challenging time, for clients and for therapists. Whether the client has done the work and is ready to move on – completed Stage Three of treatment – or therapy ends before that process is complete. In Stage Three, as clients move past dissociation as a defense, they address therapeutic concerns central to the sense of self. Existential questions arise, “Who am I? What does it mean to be me? How do I cope in an emotionally intimate relationship? How do I manage shame, conflict, other big feelings, and life issues while remaining present and connected? How do I grieve what was lost, all the time caught up in trauma?” When therapy ends before the client has completed Stage Three, the process becomes more complicated. Attachment and abandonment issues are intense, with emotions frequently difficult for both client and therapist. This workshop addresses issues and questions inherent in the third stage of trauma treatment, and issues faced when therapy ends prematurely, helping clients and therapists deal with the emotions of healing and letting go, and taking pride in using authentic life skills to create their future and their identity.

Publication Date:

12:00pm-1:30pm EST 2/7/20

Course Material Authors

Lynette Danylchuk, PhD

Lynette Danylchuk, PhD, has been working in the trauma field since mid-80, starting with Vietnam Vets and people with DID. She served 12 years on the original Board of Directors of Survivorship, and then worked for the Board of the Star Foundation for several more years. She had her private practice in San Mateo, California, where, in addition to working with clients, she did (and continues to do) periodic consultation and teaching where she sees a need, including a local graduate school, juvenile hall, or the county trauma-informed services conference. Lynette has been adjunct faculty to graduate schools in the San Francisco area where she has taught, and been a dissertation chairperson. She has given keynote speeches and workshops across the state and at annual conferences of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).
Lynette is a Past President of ISSTD .She has been an active society member since 1996. She has chaired the Volunteer Committee, and the Professional Training Program. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Conference Committee, the PTP Task Force, the EMDR/PTP Task Force, and Chair of Certificate Program Committee, and the UN Task Force

Kevin Connors, MS, MFT

Kevin J. Connors, MS, MFT is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in Long Beach, California and a frequent national and international presenter on complex trauma and dissociative disorders. He is co-author of Treating Complex Trauma and Dissociation: A practical guide to navigating therapeutic challenges. Kevin is the Senior Vice President at California Southern University in Costa Mesa, California directing the Hecht Trauma Institute, a global academic institution dedicated to advancing the education of clinicians treating interpersonal trauma.
He is a Fellow and Past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and served as Chair of their Annual Conference Committee for 8 years. Kevin also serves as Chair of the Institute on Violence, Abuse, & Trauma’s International Summit Planning Committee’s Adult Survivors of Childhood Maltreatment Track and as an Advisory Board Member to the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence. Kevin is currently exploring the role of shame and powerlessness in clients with complex trauma and dissociative disorders as well as in investigating the prevalence of dissociation among the general psychiatric population.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers, particularly those who work with sexual violence and ritual abuse. This course is appropriate for intermediate levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the underlying psychological mechanisms for the intergenerational transmission of sexual violence

  2. Critically assess social responses to ritual abuse through object relations theory

  3. Develop new insights into the treatment of ritual abuse within service systems that may not recognise ritual abuse as a specific form of sexual exploitation

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Course Number 102751
1.5 credit hour
  • Recorded Webinar
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