Trauma Stabilization: A Map and Rules for the Road

Friday, May 1, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont 
6 CE Contact Hours

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Sharon Gold-Steinberg, PhD

Here is what attendees had to say in 2018 when Dr. Gold-Steinberg presented "Trauma Stabilization: A Map and Rules for the Road": 
"Workshop was extremely user friendly, helpful, and can be applied right away."
"Really appreciated the speaker's knowledge, transparency, willingness to demonstrate, and provide a lot of examples and tools for different stages of treatment."
"Excellent presentation- Excellent graphic concepts."
"Conference was excellent - presenter was well prepared and knowledgeable. Very much appreciated the very comprehensive hand-outs!"
"Speaker did an excellent job of repeating/reframing questions asked by audience. Engaging, transparent speaker. Excellent pace and stayed on schedule. Outstanding handouts - easy to follow along and stay focused."
"Dynamic presenter, with many ideas of tools to establish a collaborative therapeutic relationship." 

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Course Description: 

Stabilization is the first and foremost order of business when dealing with the treatment of trauma. This workshop will draw on the wisdom and tools of the masters in the field while providing a coherent roadmap and “rules of the road”.  Dr. Gold-Steinberg will guide clinicians through the too often unwieldy terrain of helping traumatized clients develop realistic treatment goals, learn skills for safety and regulation, and integrate competing or conflicting parts of self.
Learning Objectives - at the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

1. Differentiate the clinical presentation of post-traumatic stress disorder and attachment wounding.
2. Apply criteria for working within each of the 3 phases of a trauma treatment plan.
3. Describe 2 strategies each for regulating client states of hyperarousal, hypoarousal, and flashback.
4. Explain how to use mindfulness to support the leadership of a client’s Wise Self.
5. Describe how to use a strength-based approach in responding to self-harming or maladaptive behaviors of clients.
6. List three strategies that clinicians can employ to cultivate a therapeutic alliance that is compassionate, boundaried, and emphasizes the therapist’s role as guide rather than rescuer.

Sharon Gold-Steinberg, PhD, is a University of Michigan trained clinical psychologist and maintains a private psychotherapy and consultation practice in Ann Arbor. She specializes in the treatment of trauma and attachment loss, is a certified practitioner of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and co-creator of, a website offering meditations, inspirations, and psycho-educational resources for therapists.
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Friday, May 1, 2020
Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Coffee and Registration
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Know What Kind of Trauma You are Treating 
  • Stay in Your Lane 
10:00 AM -10:15 AM
Break and Refreshments 
10:15 AM - 11:30  AM
  • Know Your Role on the Journey                 
  • Know Your Boundaries
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Obey the Speed Limit 
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch in the Retreat cafeteria and included with your registration)
1:45 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Rules of the Road for Part of Self Work 
  • Dealing with Drivers with a Death Wish
  • No Triggered Drivers
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
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