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COURSE THREE – Trauma as it is Seen in the Clinical Setting, from Infancy Onwards

COURSE THREE - Trauma as it is Seen in the Clinical Setting, from Infancy Onwards

Course Coordinator: Kas Tuters

Seminar Leaders: Elizabeth Tuters, Lindsay Barton, Susan Moore, Joseph Fernando, Clare Pain, Oren Gozlan

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020 (6 evenings)

Fees: $360

Preregistration is required.

** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – This course will be conducted online.

In this course we will be looking at the many ways that trauma presents itself in our clinical practices – from mild and cumulative to overwhelming. We will start by discussing the circumstances that traumatize infants and children. Then we will examine what factors and vulnerabilities produce trauma in the teen years. In adulthood overwhelming trauma can produce the paralyzing Zero Process in our psyche. We will also examine the traumatizing factors that affect the marginalized segment of our population, i.e. refugees, immigrants, homeless people. Another segment that experiences discrimination through social biases and prejudices are the many individuals who struggle with gender and sexual issues and can end up being traumatized.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  1. To understand what makes an individual vulnerable to feelings of trauma.
  2. To understand the different phases in our lives and the way that trauma impacts us in these phases of our life.
  3. To understand from the perspective of the marginalized person what can create trauma in their specific position in society.
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Elizabeth Tuters, MSW, RSW, Dip. TCPP, FIPA

Infant/Child/Adolescent/Adult Psychoanalyst in Private Practice; Co-director of Infant Mental Health Studies; Officer, Board of Directors; Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists, Faculty/Supervisor CICAPP, Faculty TPS&I.

Lindsay Barton, MA, RP, CAPCT

Private Practice. Clinical Member Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists, Faculty CICAPP, University of Guelph-Humber (Early Childhood Studies); Candidate at TIP.

Susan Moore, PhD, RP, FIPA

Psychoanalyst in private practice for adults, children and adolescents. Member of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society and Faculty of the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis. Graduate of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society Child and Adolescent Analytic Program, Montreal.

Joseph Fernando, MD

Psychoanalyst in private practice in Toronto, for 30 years. Member, TPS. Training and supervising analyst, and Director, Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis.

Clare Pain*, MD

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Toronto, Director of Psychological Trauma Program at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Oren Gozlan, PsyD, CPsych, ABPP

Psy.D., C.Psych., ABPP, is a clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst in private practice in Toronto. His book Transsexuality and the Art of Transitioning: A Lacanian Approach won the American Academy & Board of Psychoanalysis’ annual book prize for books published in 2015. He is also the winner of the Symonds Prize (2016). His recently published edited collection titled Critical Debates in the Transsexual Studies Field: In Transition (Routledge) was a runner up for the 2019 Gradiva Award.

* By invitation.

The Extension Courses are eligible for Section 1 CME credits (0.5 credits/hour).

Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2020/2021 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount. Refunds must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the beginning of a course. A handling fee of $30 will be retained. After these two weeks, fees cannot be returned.

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