Trauma Studies Program | 9/28/2018-3/22/2019


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Psychodynamic Perspectives on Theory & Treatment
September 28, 2018 – March 22, 2019


Course Description

Trauma can have profound and far-reaching psychological effects.  Mental health professionals are frequently faced with trauma survivors experiencing a wide range of symptoms that are perplexing and seemingly inexplicable.

This in-depth program will address these complex symptoms looking through a theoretical lens informed by multiple psychodynamic theories including attachment theory, object relations, self psychology, and intersubjectivity to provide a rich and comprehensive understanding of trauma with a heavy emphasis on  clinical work.  The program is taught by highly skilled psychoanalysts and mental health professionals who have extensive experience in their particular areas of expertise.

Course Curriculum

The curriculum will address a wide range of topics including:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Mariann Hybels Miller, Ph.D.

History of Trauma
Classical Psychodynamic Perspectives on Trauma
Roberta Mirisch, Psy.D.

Post-Traumatic Nightmares
Sandra Garfield, Ph.D.

Neurobiology and Trauma
Zari Hedayat, Ph.D.

Attachment Trauma
Karen Beard, Ph.D.

Cultural Influences on Attachment Styles and Trauma Transmission
Carol Tanenbaum, Ph.D.

Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma
Alan Spivak, Ph.D.
Valérie Rubinstein von Raffay, Ph.D.

Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Incest
Michael Diamond, Ph.D.
Roberta Mirisch, Psy.D.

Traumatic and Chronic Illness
Jo Ann McKarus, Psy.D.

Combat Trauma, Massive Trauma and Culture
Carol Tanenbaum, Ph.D.

Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Trauma
Roberta Mirisch, Psy.D.

This program is designed to enhance the clinical skills of mental health professionals who work with adults and/or children, including psychologists, social workers, and MFTs as well as psychiatrists, other medical professionals, and clergy. The course will be of value to those who are new to psychodynamic thinking as well as seasoned clinicians looking to deepen their work with trauma survivors.


Important Disclosure: None of the planners or presenters of this CME/CE program has any relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

Accreditation Statement: LAISPS is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical
education for physicians. LAISPS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Physicians: LAISPS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 90 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certificate in Continuing Medical
Psychologists: LAISPS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LAISPS
maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: The Board of Behavioral Sciences no longer approves CE providers. However, LAISPS is approved by the APA to provide CE hours and the BBS will accept these hours for CE credit.

Please Note:

  • Participants must complete an online evaluation within 2 weeks of completing this CE/CME activity in order to receive credit.
  • According to APA guidelines, CE credit can only be awarded to psychologists for full attendance


The fee for this program is $1250 if registered by September 14th and it is $1300 if registered after September 14th.  Students and Interns may register at a discounted price of $1025 if registering by September 14th and $1075 if registering after September 14th.

Course Brochure

Trauma Studies Program Brochure (Front)

Trauma Studies Program Brochure (Back)

Additional information


Fridays starting September 28, 2018 – March 22, 2019


1:00pm – 3:00pm