Developing a Treatment Group for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Thursday, January 10, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sarah St. Onge, PhD
Developing a Treatment Group for Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Critical Considerations in the Age of #metoo
The National Institute for the Psychotherapies
250 West 57th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10107
Most trauma therapists recognize three stages of treatment for survivors of sexual abuse: 1) Establishing safety and stabilization, 2) Exploring and healing traumatic experiences through memory, affect, bodily sensations, and cognitions, and 3) Reconnecting with others. Because interpersonal trauma disrupts attachment and social relatedness, and creates a sense of isolation, the final stage is a critical component of treatment. This presentation describes the development of a therapy group in a private practice to foster a relational context for healing, at the same time that #metoo testimonies were beginning to emerge. The Trauma Recovery Group model, which emphasizes personal empowerment, provided each person with an opportunity to share her trauma and bring a personal trauma-related goal into fruition through the exquisite support of the group.
Be able to name the three stages of trauma treatment
Learn how to develop a therapy group within one's private practice
Describe the process of running a Trauma Recovery Group for survivors of sexual abuse
Sarah St. Onge, Ph.D. is the Director of the Integrative Trauma Program at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Co-Chair of the Certificate Program in Integrative Trauma Studies, and faculty and supervisor at NIP. An EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Sarah is a certified EMDR therapist, and is completing her certification as a Somatic Experiencing practitioner. Sarah maintains a private practice in Manhattan where she provides integrative trauma treatment for children, adolescents and adults.
This event is approved for 2.0 CE contact hours for psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, and licensed mental health clinicians:
The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists. The National Institute for the Psychotherapies maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0059.
Personalized CE certificates will be distributed at the end of this event. Due to New York State requirements, persons arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving more than 15 minutes early will not receive a CE certificate.
$50 General Public
$40 Candidates & Students
$10 NIP Candidates
Refunds, & Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests made more than a week prior to the event will be given a full refund of registration fees. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation requests made within a week of the event or for no-shows on the day of the event.