Upcoming CE Event: Childhood Trauma: The Invisible Wounds and Lifetime Effects
Date/Time: Friday, June 5, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Place:Your Choice! (We will offer a Zoom Meeting link after your registration)
Cost: $35.00 for NVCP Members / $55.00 for non-NVCP Members / $20.00 for Clinical Students
Program Overview: This training is designed to give participants a deeper understanding of the complex and long-term injuries that can occur as a result of childhood trauma. The documentary Cracked Up: The Long Arm of Childhood Trauma, featuring Saturday Night Live Veteran Darrell Hammond, will be presented. Expert panelists will lead a discussion about the difficulties in assessing, treating, and living with the effects of childhood trauma. Specifically, panelists will elicit documentary reactions from participants and encourage reflection on common invisible injuries such as shame, self-blame, abandonment, and neuroadaptations as well as secondary effects such as substance abuse, self-harm, and maladaptive relationship patterns.
Participants will learn to:
1. Identify and describe 5 invisible injuries of childhood trauma
2. Identify and describe the impact of stigma on the trauma recovery process
3.Reframe experienced childhood trauma as an injury versus illness
4. Facilitate a healing narrative when working with clients who have experienced a childhood trauma
Speakers: Amy Heard, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Vienna, VA. She obtained her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University in 2000. Dr. Heard works with individuals and couples, specializing in treatment of medical issues including chronic pain, pelvic pain, migraines, neurological conditions, cancer, sexual dysfunction and fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue. She uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Sensorimotor Therapy techniques within a biopsychosocial model to help clients build skills that strengthen the mind-body connection
and move toward building more meaningful lives. Diane Hoekstra, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Fairfax, VA. She obtained her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia and working towards advanced certification as a sensorimotor practitioner. She emphasizes Attachment Theory in her psychotherapy and works from a somatic perspective treating adults and adolescents with a variety of presenting concerns,
including trauma and spiritual exploration. Lynn Piper, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Animal Assisted Therapist and published author with a private practice in Springfield, VA. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a PhD in clinical psychology and has obtained advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Areas of specialty include recovery from traumatic/stressful experiences, substance abuse, stress management, depression, anxiety, relational issues, and women’s issues.
Register here: To register and pay online go to the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists (VACP) registration page located at www.vapsych.org/nvcp-event. You have the option to login (for members) or enter your email address (non-members) at the bottom, which will advance you to the registration page. Individuals who are not VACP/NVCP members will need to create a login to register, but do not need to be members. There is also an icon on the left of the VACP website that has “NVCP CE” on the calendar. Mailed-in registrations and refunds will not be offered for this special event. Once registration and payment have been submitted, participants will receive an email confirmation with a private Zoom meeting link. If using a tablet or phone, you will need to download the Zoom app.
All questions can be directed to: DrDuffing@