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Free Live Video Event: Building Authentic Connection in Virtual Therapy

June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0

Building Authentic Connection in Virtual Therapy

Keys to Effective Complex Trauma Treatment During the Pandemic

Friday, June 26 from 12-1 pm ET (9-10 am PT)

Featuring Deany Laliotis LICSW and Deborah Korn Psy.D.

Those of us who treat clients that are severely traumatized and dissociative struggle to figure out how to help them maintain their connection to the present during times of chronic and prolonged uncertainty. Working in an online environment amplifies these inherent challenges. Deborah will talk about the delicate balance between memory processing and stabilization interventions to help navigate this unknown territory, working moment to moment.

Plan to join us as Deborah and I explore how to address the pandemic’s amplified impact on clients with a history of chronic abuse and neglect. We’ll answer your questions about virtual sessions and best practice. And we’ll take you step by step through fine-tuned approaches and strategies that can help your clients stay connected in the present during this time of chronic and prolonged uncertainty.

You’ll learn how to

  • use ritual, rhythm and repetition in virtual sessions to create the sense of safety vulnerable clients count on us to provide
  • adapt and supplement EMDR protocols, modify treatment plans and fine-tune pacing for complex trauma treatment in a virtual setting
  • tap into video’s unique capabilities to create experiences of reciprocal attunement with song, poetry, yoga and deep eye contact
  • use pandemic-related triggers to access past traumatic memories
  • collaboratively seek meaning in the crisis, create resources for client self-regulation and identify occasions of hope for the future
  • prepare to work with intense emotions and reactions arising from a client’s trauma history during this time of unprecedented grief, isolation and uncertainty
About Deany

​Deany Laliotis, LICSW, is an international trainer, clinical consultant, and practitioner of EMDR therapy, specializing in the treatment of traumatic stress disorders and attachment issues. She’s been on the faculty of EMDR Institute, Inc. since 1993 and is currently the Director of Training. Most recently, Deany has co-authored a chapter on EMDR Therapy with Dr. Francine Shapiro in Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Psychological Disorders as well as an article titled, “EMDR and the Adaptive Information Processing Model: Integrative Treatment and Case Conceptualization,” in the Journal of Clinical Social Work. Deany was recently awarded the Francine Shapiro award for excellence by the EMDR International Association.

About Deborah

Deborah L. Korn, PsyD, maintains a private practice and serves as a faculty member at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Boston. She has been on the faculty of the EMDR Institute for the past 16 years and is the former Clinical Director of the Women’s Trauma Programs at Charter Brookside and Charles River Hospitals. Dr. Korn has authored or co-authored several prominent articles focused on EMDR treatment, including a recently published, comprehensive review of EMDR applications with Complex PTSD. She is an EMDRIA-approved consultant in EMDR and a past board member of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation. She is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. She presents and consults internationally on the treatment of adult survivors of childhood abuse and neglect and various other trauma-related topics. She has been a regular presenter at the EMDR International Association Conference and was invited to present EMDRIA’s first “Masters Series” class. As a clinician and consultant, Dr. Korn integrates and draws from many different clinical models (AEDP, EMDR, hypnosis, sensorimotor psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy, internal family systems, cognitive-behavioral therapy, ego state models, and various trauma/dissociation models). In treating and consulting on complex, chronically traumatized cases, she believes that it is important to carry a large toolbox and to remain flexible and integrative in terms of case conceptualization and treatment planning. 


June 26
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0
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VA United States