Diagnosis & Treatment of Relational Trauma


Diagnosis and Treatment of   Relational Trauma     
Dr Steve Reed Ph.D. 
Clinical Psychologist 
Seattle (USA)    

The workshop will focus on how to differentially diagnosis the primary attachment disorder and the varying degrees of dissociated trauma. Additionally, a clear step by step approach of implementing character work such as self-activation, affect regulation and defense analysis to help prepare the client to engage in the trauma work in a safe way.  Trauma work will include managing flashbacks, abreactions, identifying dissociation, understanding and recognizing perpetrators & sociopathy, techniques for working with the body and dreams. The use of dreams will be used to enrich the process of integration of dissociated traumatology. Current research in neuroscience and traumatology and the treatment implications will be presented.  My goal is this seminar will be informative, interactive and fun.   

This workshop is unique because it combines the effective integration of character work and trauma work for clients who have core attachment disorders or personality disorders with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).   

ONLY 3 workshops! 
5-6 October 2016 
10-11 October 2016 
13-14 October 2016 

Learning Objectives                                       
Diagnosis of Personality Disorders and degrees of Trauma  
How to systematically develop ego strength in client and consolidate therapeutic relationship Assess and work with different degrees of dissociation  
How to effectively manage flashbacks and abreactions  
To become familiar with using Dream Work in treating clients with trauma  

DAY 1    
8.30am – 9.00am Registration and morning coffee  
9.00am – 10.40am Session 1:  A) Introduction    B) Differential Diagnosis of Personality Disorders    C) Differential Concepts and Interventions  
10.40am – 11.00am Morning Tea  
11.00am – 12.45pm Session 2:   A) Disorder of the Self Triad - building Ego Strength   B) Transference Countertransference- common therapeutic issues   C) Case presentation/ group exercise  
12.45pm – 1.30pm – Lunch  
1.30pm – 3.10pm Session 3:   A) Current research findings in neuroscience and traumatology with PTSD  B) Assessing degrees of Dissociation    
3.10pm – 3.30pm – Afternoon Tea  
3.30pm – 4.50pm  Session 4:   A) Introduction to Trauma Work  B) Understanding the perpetratovr- assessing sociopathy   C) Dream work with Trauma  
4.50pm – 5.00pm – Closing questions  


9.00am – Workshop commences 
9.00am – 10.40am Session 1:  A) Techniques for managing Flashbacks and abreactions   B) Techniques for creating an inner   
10.40am – 11.00am Morning Tea  
11.00am – 12.45pm Session 2:  A) Case presentation and group exercise system in the client to process trauma  
12.45pm – 1.30pm – Lunch  
1.30pm – 3.10pm Session 3:  A) Trauma Work: body techniques and Dream Work  
3.10pm – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea 
3.30pm – 4.50pm Session 4:  A) Trauma Work- integrating character work, PTSD and Dream Work 
4.50pm – 5.00pm Closing questions   

About the Workshop Presenter  
Dr. Steve Reed is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice for over 30 years in Bellevue, Washington, USA specializing in Personality Disorders and Trauma. He has served on the Masterson Institute faculty for 25 years.  He has taught over 100 workshops and study groups in the USA and Canada as well as supervised many therapists in the integration of Personality Disorders and Trauma.  He has taught at the graduate level at Seattle Pacific University and Chapman College.  He has published several chapters including “Psychotherapy of Disorders of the Self with Trauma.” (In Masterson J.F. Personality Disorders: Through the Lens of Attachment Theory and the Neurobiological Development of the Self- A Clinical Integration) and Countertransference to Patients with Personality Disorders and Trauma (in A Therapist Guide to the Personality Disorders: The Masterson Approach) Dr. Reed is a member of the American Psychological Association. His professional interests include early attachment development, neurobiology, dissociative disorders, spirituality and dream work.  Dr. Reed and his wife Cindy have been married for 35 years with three adult children and two grandsons.  His personal interests include running triathlons (including the Western Australian Ironman), gardening, reading, dreaming and painting.