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Events

In this page you'll find information about our past events. If you are a member, you'll be able to see the recordings, pictures, resources, and information from the event.

On Sunday, June 4th, 2023, our association had the privilege of launching with the remarkable presence of Janina Fisher. Her impactful contributions set the tone for an extraordinary event. We were thrilled to witness the enthusiasm and energy radiating from each of the hundred participants. It was truly a testament to the shared passion and dedication within our community.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the launch event, and we look forward to building a bright future for our association with your continued support. Watch the video!

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Social Gathering and Book Presentation

We had an exceptional evening on September 27th. The atmosphere was charged with enthusiasm as we engaged in meaningful conversations, exchanged ideas, and rekindled our passion for trauma therapy. Antonieta Contreras, the author of Traumatization and Its Aftermath, captivated the audience with her insights into the complexities of trauma. It was an evening filled with energy, camaraderie, and invaluable perspectives that continue to resonate with us as we move forward in our professional journeys.

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Clinical Panel

On November 12, NYCATT hosted an afternoon of community and learning centered around a panel discussion of a client experiencing C-PTSD symptoms.

The afternoon began with an opportunity to connect with old friends, meet new colleagues, and gather healthy and delicious snacks.

Next, 6 distinguished therapists, each of whom represented a different therapeutic modality used in the treatment of trauma, gave a short presentation of their method. We were treated to presentations by Nancy Napier for SE, Dolores Mosquera for EMDR, Chris Ratte for IFS, Gregg Carson for CT, Eileen Russell for AEDP and Lana Epstein for SP.

Following the overview of these therapies, Yael Shayne, LCSW, PLLC presented the case of a traumatized client to the panelists, who then discussed various treatment possibilities from the perspective of their varied modalities. Amy

Gladstone, our Moderator, peppered the discussion with in-depth questions and Yaelle Yoran, our timekeeper, made sure that everyone had an opportunity to speak.

The discussion was engaging both in highlighting the differences between these modalities and in pointing out the ways in which these various therapies overlap and are all working toward the goal of changing the emotional valance of memory. The attendance to this event was high and the feedback extremely positive.

We at NYCATT can’t thank our panelists enough for the thought and care they put into making this day the huge success that it was.

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Dolores Mosquera Master Class

On November 13, Dolores Mosquera, the Director of a clinic in Coruna, Spain specializing in the treatment of Trauma and Dissociative Disorders, led a training in using her Progressive Approach to treat Dissociative clients with EMDR. The day was chock full of useful information and illustrated by videos of Dolores’ work with highly traumatized clients.

 

Dolores taught us once again why she is in such demand as a master clinician and trainer. She has promised to come back again next year to teach a workshop on working with Personality Disorders, and we will post the date of that workshop as soon as it is confirmed. Although Dolores is an EMDR trainer, her clinical insight, clarity and wisdom are highly applicable whether or not you are trained in EMDR.

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SueAnne Piliero Core Self Reclamation Therapy Workshop

On January 28th, 2024, SueAnne Piliero captivated the audience with an inspiring presentation on Core Self Reclamation Therapy (CSRT), a groundbreaking clinical model aimed at dismantling the framework of the Wounded Self to restore the Core Self back to their birthright of love. SueAnne's passion for the subject was palpable, and the insights shared were enlightening. As she skillfully delved into the intricacies of CSRT, SueAnne demonstrated a profound understanding of the therapeutic landscape. Her ability to articulate complex concepts and connect various psychotherapy models showcased not only her expertise but also her dedication to advancing the field. SueAnne's presentation left an indelible mark, leaving the audience eager to explore the transformative potential of CSRT and we are appreciative of her invaluable contribution to the realm of trauma therapy.

Gina Colelli's Master Class

On April 7th, 2024, Gina Colelli, LCSW, delivered an insightful master class on history taking for trauma clients. With over three decades of experience specializing in trauma, complex PTSD, anxiety, and depression, Gina provided invaluable expertise in using the genogram to create rapport with clients. Her session covered the challenges clinicians face in developing effective treatment plans based on comprehensive case conceptualization. Gina demonstrated how the Genogram is a powerful tool for fostering therapeutic relationships and understanding clients' family trauma and attachment history. Her presentation was enriched by an engaging demonstration of how to construct a Genogram, offering practical insights for clinicians.

The event concluded with a lively discussion among attendees on various topics, further fostering a sense of community.

A Day with Janina Fisher: A Transformative Experience

On May 19th, we had the distinct pleasure of spending an entire day with the esteemed Janina Fisher. Her exceptional ability to connect with the audience created an intimate atmosphere, making each participant feel as if they were conversing with her in the comfort of their own living room. Janina's eye contact, attunement, and genuine responses combined with her profound wisdom and wit made the experience truly unparalleled.

 

During the event, Janina explained the development and principles of Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST). She eloquently described the reasons behind creating TIST and provided a comprehensive overview of this innovative modality. To bring the concepts to life, she shared real client examples, demonstrating how TIST can effectively support individuals who are experiencing severe dysregulation.The day was filled with insightful discussions, practical demonstrations, and interactive sessions that kept the large audience engaged and attentive. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with many attendees expressing their appreciation for Janina's clear and compassionate teaching style.

 

NYCATT is deeply grateful for Janina Fisher's support and her invaluable contribution to our organization. Her presence and expertise have left a lasting impact on all who attended, reinforcing our commitment to providing effective trauma care.

Working with Dysregulated Clients

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On May 30th, 2024 we hosted our inaugural Zoom consultation meeting. Antonieta Contreras presented the latest research and practical approaches to understanding dysregulation, highlighting the clear distinctions between autonomic and emotional dysregulation. Her insights provided valuable guidance on effectively identifying and addressing each type. The remainder of the session was dedicated to answering questions from attendees, focusing on how these concepts apply to specific cases they presented, facilitated by Antonieta and Nancy Payne

Bringing The Body Into Trauma Treatment

On June 20th, 2024 Lana Epstein hosted our second Zoom consultation meeting. Her presentation on the importance of integrating body-focused approaches in trauma work was mezmerizing. Her clarity and engaging delivery made the session fly by. Participants had their questions about the subject answered, and they discussed uncertainties about their clients' experiences.

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