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When:

Friday, May 19
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Where:

Adelphi University
Hauppauge Center
55 Kennedy Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788
 
 
Tagged: Continuing Education, School of Social Work, Hauppauge Education and Conference Center

Abandonment Trauma and Recovery Techniques

Event, Social Work CE, Continuing Education, Workshop


With Susan Anderson.


6 CE and 6 NYS OASAS clock hours
Cost of Workshop:
$115.00

Of all human fears abandonment is the most primal,” says Susan Anderson, a psychotherapist who has worked with the victims of abandonment trauma and its aftermath of self sabotaging patterns for more than 30 years. “Left unresolved, this deep personal wound can linger beneath the surface where it undermines self-esteem and interferes in our relationships from within.

This experiential training seminar explores the impact of abandonment trauma on children and adults. We examine how the abandonment grief process differs from other forms of bereavement and loss, and how unresolved abandonment trauma can interfere in adult functioning, most notably, in the ability to form primary relationships. We explore key features of post traumatic stress disorder of abandonment and how they differ from those of borderline personality disorder. We practice using Akeru, a program of recovery techniques for ameliorating core emotions stemming from abandonment wounds past and present which tend to accumulate as life progresses through its stages, and for overcoming abandonment’s post traumatic patterns of self sabotage. We use the methods of didactic presentation, experiential training, and intensive group sharing process.

Learning Objectives

  1. To provide an overview of abandonment trauma and recovery techniques.
  2. To explore abandonment syndrome, primal abandonment fear, the psycho biology of emotional conditioning, separation trauma, the distinction between the symptoms of PTSD of Abandonment and Borderline Personality Disorder, the impact of abandonment on adult functioning (i.e. the ability to form primary relationships, achieve long range goals, resist immediate gratification, struggle with patterns of self-sabotage, or evince self-esteem, etc).
  3. To create an experiential laboratory in which techniques specific to abandonment trauma recovery can be practiced in a safe space. 
  4. As a facilitator I work toward increasing group intimacy so that significant personal sharing of responses to the abandonment issue can occur. 

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susan-andersonAbout the Workshop Leader

Susan Anderson has specialized in overcoming abandonment trauma and it’s aftermath of self-sabotaging patterns for more than thirty years of clinical experience.  Founder of the abandonment recovery movement, she is author of The Journey from Abandonment to HealingThe Abandonment Recovery WorkbookTaming your Outer Child, and Black Swan: 12 Lessons of Abandonment Recovery.  For more info on her work, visit www.abandonment.net and www.outerchild.net


This program has been approved for CEU credits by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.
New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. At present, there is no procedure for granting partial credit for approved continuing education events. If there are any changes in State regulation, this policy will updated accordingly.  
 

For further information, please contact:

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516.877.4339
e – afreshman@adelphi.edu

Tagged: Continuing Education, School of Social Work, Hauppauge Education and Conference Center
 
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