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Healing the Child Survivor


PIE - Psychotraumatology Institute Europe


Joyanna Silberg, Ph.D. is the coordinator of Trauma Disorder Services for Children and Adolescents at Sheppard Pratt Health System and the Executive Vice-President of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse& Interpersonal Violence. Her psychotherapy practice specializes in children and adolescents suffering from dissociative symptoms and disorders, and her forensic practice specializes in child sexual abuse. She is past-president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) and contributing editor to the society?s journal, the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. She is the recipient of the 1992 Walter P. Klopfer Award for her research, and the 1997 Cornelia Wilbur Award for clinical excellence. Dr. Silberg is the editor of The Dissociative Child and co-editor of Misinformation Concerning Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Survivors. She has written numerous articles on trauma and dissociation in children and adolescents and has presented nationally and internationally on child abuse, psychotherapy, and protecting abused children in family court.


2007 - 21. und 22. März


2007 - 21. und 22. März: 380,00 €
Gebühren für alle Termine: 0,00 €

Einzahlung der Gebühr bitte auf das Konto:

Kontoeigner: PIE - Helga Matthess

Kontonummer: 200 010 395

Bankleitzahl: 350 500 00

Bank: Stadtsparkasse Duisburg

IBAN: DE04 3505 0000 0200 0103 95


Seminar - PIE012
Healing the Child Survivor

This workshop begins with a look at chronic traumatization in children and adolescents from a historical perspective and covers the physiological effects of trauma on the brain and related impairments in chronically traumatized children. The course then covers methods of assessment, assessment tools, and differential diagnosis across the spectrum of severity pathology. The workshop introduces the concept of dissociation in chronically traumatized children as a window for understanding their internal world. The psychotherapy section presents a model that integrates child developmental theory, attachment theory and family systems theory with an understanding of how trauma affects the developing brain. The therapy enriches purely cognitive behavioral perspectives with an emphasis on processing emotions related to traumatizing events through creative expression and sensitivity to attachment dilemmas in traumatized children. The workshop addresses techniques for looking at difficult symptoms such as self-injury, trance states, rage reactions and sexual acting out. The course ends with a review of techniques for intervening within the systems that affect the child and adolescent such as family dynamics, social services, schools, and the legal arena. Clinicians finishing this workshop will have an understanding of how to intervene with the traumatized child with dissociative symptoms to promote healthy development.

Participation in this program will enable you to?


  1. identify how chronic trauma affects multiple modalities of functioning.
  2. utilize techniques for sensitive interviewing of traumatized and dissociative children
  3. develop a treatment plan for traumatized children that encourages integration across modalities.
  4. address the treatment challenges of entrenched self-destructive symptoms in traumatized children
  5. analyze the family dynamics that sustain dysfunctional coping in traumatized and dissociative children and adolescents.
  6. become familiar with the legal challenges brought up by cases with traumatized.



The workshop will be of interest to professionals who assess and assist chronically traumatized children. Detailing the childhood development of the trauma-related psychopathology in adults, the workshop will also inform professionals who assess and assist adult survivors of chronic childhood traumatization.


Seminar auf Englisch .

Wednesday Registration 9.00 h.
  Opening 10.00 h.
  Lunch 13.00 h. till 14.00 h.
  Conclusion 17.30 h.
Thursday Opening   9.00 h.
  Lunch 12.30 h. till 13.30 h.
  Conclusion 17.00 h.

PIE012-01 (2007 - 21. und 22. März)