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Join us for a Three Part Seminar on Trauma

Presented by: Gwenn Nusbaum, LCSW, BCD

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, March 13 and 27, 2013 from 10:00am-11:30am for all three seminars

At the Washington Square Institute, 41 East 11th Street 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003

To Register see below.

Narratives of Trauma and the Trauma of Telling: Risks and  Opportunities in the Survivor’s Disclosures of Sexual Abuse and Other Childhood Betrayals

“Tell all the truth and tell it slant
Success in circuit lies…
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind.”
(Emily Dickinson)

One of the salient dilemmas adults with histories of childhood sexual traumas face as well as those who have experienced significant betrayals, i.e. children who have grown up in alcoholic and abusive families, is whether to tell someone—especially the non-perpetrating parent, typically the mother—about their experience, and if so, how and when. Timing, pacing, and preparation for what may happen following such disclosures is of utmost importance in order to optimally mitigate against the risks of re-traumatization. Yet, opportunities for post-traumatic growth may also abound. Using theoretical and case material, this three-part seminar will:

Gwenn A. Nusbaum, LCSW she has trained therapists on the subject of childhood sexual trauma and treatment of dissociation, PTSD, and other trauma-related disorders since 1990. She is a Certified Group Therapist, Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Worker, and also received certification in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis from Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, as well as certification in treating eating disorders, addiction and other compulsions from William Alanson White. Gwenn’s articles appear in Group and Psychoanalytic Psychology and she has presented state-wide as well as internationally on the subject of treating traumatized women. She is Chair of the Trauma Studies and Treatment Committee for the New York State Society of Clinical Social Workers and is on the Steering Committee of The Anna Keefe Women’s Center at Training Institute for Mental Health. Gwenn is also senior faculty of the Postgraduate Group Therapy Department as well as a Training Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. A Relational psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, Gwenn maintains a private clinical and supervisory practice in the East Village and also writes poetry which has been published in several literary journals as well as in Psychoanalytic Perspectives.

$45 per workshop/series $120
$25 per workshop staff 
$20 candidates and students per workshop

Susan A. Klett, LCSW-R, BCD, NCPsyA, Director of Continuing Education, WSI
Email: sk409@columbia.edu

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Washington Square Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Washington Square Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Participants in the conference will receive 3 CE credits.

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