Workshops, sessions, institutes

(See the agenda page» for an at-a-glance look at all 3 days)

Monday  |  Tuesday  |  Wednesday

Monday, Oct 26

7:30am

Registration opens

8:30-10am

Welcome and Plenary session
Healing the Mind, Healing the Body: Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma
Janina Fisher, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist and instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk, Brookline, MA

10-10:30am Break

10:30am-12n Workshops A1-A7 (choose 1)

Workshop A1
Broken Bonds: Traumatic Attachment and Affect Dysregulation
Janina Fisher, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist and instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk, Brookline, MA

Workshop A2
Trauma-Informed Treatment: How schools can support treatment of children who have experienced abuse
Stephanie D’Costa, MS, PhD Candidate in School Psychology, UW-Madison

Workshop A3
Animal Hearts—Farm Animals as Co-Therapists for Families Impacted by Trauma
Dana Barre, MBA, MS, Heartland Farm Sanctuary, Madison, WI

Workshop A4

Investigating Child Sexual Abuse in the Digital Age
Detective Cynthia Murphy, MSc, detective, certified forensic examiner, City of Madison Police Department, Madison, WI


Workshop A5
Pushing Boundaries: Playing with Pleasure and Aggression in Sexual Abuse Treatment
Lucy McLellan, RDT-BCT, LCAT, Oasis therapist, Canopy Center, Madison, WI
Michelle Ayres, MS, LMFT, Oasis therapist and clinical intern coordinator, Canopy Center, Madison, WI

Workshop A6
Sexual Development Birth through Puberty: “What is Normative?”
Geraldine Crisci, MSW, Counseling, Consultation and Training, Toronto, ON, Canada

Workshop A7
Staying Well in the Work
Jennifer Wilgocki, MS, LCSW, Child and Family Therapist, Midwest Center for Psychotherapy and Sex Therapy, Middleton, WI

Noon-1:15pm

Lunch (on your own)

Noon-4:30pm

Healing Connections—Drop in to spend some soothing time with animals.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary
Dana Barre, MS, founder and executive director, Heartland Farm Sanctuary, Madison, WI

1:15-2:45pm Workshops B1-B7 (choose 1)

Workshop B1
Healing Attachment Trauma in Children Through an Integrative Family Therapy and EMDR Approach—Part 1
Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP, co-founder and treatment team member, Attachment and Trauma Center, Omaha, NE

Workshop B2
Navigating Murky Waters: Assessing Readiness for Reunification After Sibling Incest—Part 1
Bianca Harper, PhD, clinical assistant professor, University of Southern California, School of Social Work, Los Angeles, CA

Workshop B3
Medical Evaluation of Suspected Child Sexual Abuse—Differentiating Between Sexual Abuse vs. Other Medical Conditions or Injuries—Part 1
Barbara Knox, MD, medical director, UW Child Protection Program, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin–Madison
C. Jill Poarch, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Wisconsin Department of Justice, medical-forensic training advisory consultant, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, Middleton, WI

Workshop B4
Conducting “Sexual Abuser Risk of Sexual Harm to Children Assessments” Using the ROSAC—Part 1
Robert J. McGrath, MA, president, McGrath Psychological Services, P.C., Middlebury, VT

Workshop B5
Supporting Parents to Promote Sexual Health and Safety for Their Kids
Janet Rosenzweig, PhD, vice president, Child Abuse America, Chicago, IL

Workshop B6
Interviewing Preschool Children—Part 1
Linda Cordisco Steele, MEd, senior trainer and child forensic interview specialist, National Children’s Advocacy Center, Huntsville, AL

Workshop B7
Historical Trauma: A Challenge or Key to Treating People of Color Who Have Experienced Abuse—Part 1
Dawn Shelton-Williams, MSW, LCSW, Shelton-Williams Therapy and Consultation Services, LLC, Brown Deer, WI
Patricia A. Parker, CSW, consultant, P.A. Parker Consultants, Milwaukee, WI

2:45-3pm Break

3-4:30pm Workshops C1-C7 (choose 1)

Workshop C1
Healing Attachment Trauma in Children through an Integrative Family Therapy and EMDR Approach—Part 2
Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP, co-founder and treatment team member, Attachment and Trauma Center, Omaha, NE

Workshop C2
Navigating Murky Waters: Assessing Readiness for Reunification After Sibling Incest—Part 2
Bianca Harper, PhD, clinical assistant professor, University of Southern California, School of Social Work, Los Angeles, CA

Workshop C3
Medical Evaluation of Suspected Child Sexual Abuse—Differentiating between Sexual Abuse vs. Other Medical Conditions or Injuries—Part 2
Barbara Knox, MD, medical director, UW Child Protection Program, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin–Madison
C. Jill Poarch, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Wisconsin Department of Justice, medical-forensic training advisory consultant, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, Middleton, WI

Workshop C4
Conducting “Sexual Abuser Risk of Sexual Harm to Children Assessments” Using the ROSAC—Part 2
Robert J. McGrath, MA, president, McGrath Psychological Services, P.C., Middlebury, VT

Workshop C5
Understanding School Climate to Prevent Sexual Abuse, Harassment, and Bullying
Janet Rosenzweig, PhD, vice president, Child Abuse America, Chicago, IL

Workshop C6
Interviewing Preschool Children—Part 2
Linda Cordisco Steele, MEd, senior trainer and child forensic interview specialist, National Children’s Advocacy Center, Huntsville, AL

Workshop C7

Historical Trauma: A Challenge or Key to Treating People of Color Who Have Experienced Abuse—Part 2
Dawn Shelton-Williams, MSW, LCSW, Shelton-Williams Therapy and Consultation Services, LLC, Brown Deer, WI
Patricia A. Parker, CSW, consultant, P.A. Parker Consultants, Milwaukee, WI


4:30pm Close

5-6pm Yoga

Sponsored by Dragonfly Hot Yoga
Please join us for a complimentary hour of yoga, instructed by Dragonfly Hot Yoga (voted Madison Magazine’s 2014 best yoga studio). Bring comfortable clothes and your yoga mat (a limited number of mats will be available).


Tuesday, Oct 27

7:30am

Registration opens

8:30-10am

Welcome and Plenary session
The Essential Ingredients of Ethical Attunement in the Treatment of Complex Development Trauma
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, executive director, Center for Contextual Change; Skokie, Elmhurst, and Chicago, IL

10-10:30am Break

10:30am-noon Workshops D1-D7 (choose 1)

Workshop D1
Compassionate Self Care: Meditations to Empower People Who Empower Others
Cathy Cornell, MSW, LCSW, clinical director, Oasis Program, Canopy Center Inc., Healing and Family Support Services, Madison, WI

Workshop D2
Fostering Inclusive Practice: Working with LGBTQ Survivors of Violence
Owen Karcher, MA, Oasis therapist, Canopy Center, Madison, WI

Workshop D3
Wisconsin Crime Lab Evidence Collection Kit—New and Revised
C. Jill Poarch, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Wisconsin Department of Justice medical-forensic training advisory consultant, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, Middleton, WI

Workshop D4

Healing the Children Most Harmed: A Developmental and Attachment Play Therapy Approach
Rainbow Marifrog, MA, LMFT, Private Practice, Madison, WI


Workshop D5
Restoring Tenderness—Exploring Gentleness in the Aftermath of Sexual Violence
Lucy McLellan, RDT-BCT, LCAT, Oasis therapist, Canopy Center, Madison, WI

Workshop D6
Protective Parent Panic
Anna Salter, PhD, psychologist, Department of Corrections, Madison, WI

Workshop D7
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: An Introduction
Jennifer Wilgocki, MS, LCSW, Child and Family Therapist, Midwest Center for Psychotherapy and Sex Therapy, Middleton, WI

Noon-1:15pm

Lunch featuring Anita Mandley


Cultural and Historical Traumas: The Invisible and Silent Barriers to Healing and Change
Additional fee. Attendees receive 0.1 CEUs.



Noon-4:30pm

Healing Connections—Drop in to spend some soothing time with animals.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary
Dana Barre, MS, founder and executive director, Heartland Farm Sanctuary, Madison, WI

1:15-2:45pm Workshops E1-E7 (choose 1)

Workshop E1
Harnessing the Natural Cycles of Change: A Live Demonstration of the Collaborative Stage Model for the Treatment of Trauma—Part 1
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, executive director, Center for Contextual Change; Skokie, Elmhurst and Chicago, IL

Workshop E2
An Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)—Part 1
Anita Mandley, MS, LCPC, director of Adult Services and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, The Center for Contextual Change, Skokie, IL

Workshop E3
Reunification in Sibling Sexual Abuse Cases: First Question Asked, Last Goal Achieved—Part 1
Geraldine Crisci, MSW, Counseling, Consultation and Training, Toronto, ON, Canada

Workshop E4
Adolescent Offenders—Part 1
Anna Salter, PhD, psychologist, Department of Corrections, Madison, WI

Workshop E5
Working Effectively with Latino Families and Survivors—Part 1
Fabiola Hamdan, MSSW, senior community social worker, Dane County Department of Human Services, Madison, WI
Celia Huerta, MS, LPC, bilingual adult, child, and family psychotherapist, The Rainbow Project, Madison, WI

Workshop E6
Trauma-Informed Interviewing—For Both Adult and Child Sexual Assault Investigations—Part 1
Miriam Falk, assistant attorney general, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training and Standards Bureau, Madison, WI
Officer Karla Lehmann, Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

Workshop E7
Intra-Familial Sexual Abuse: When the Abuse Happens Between Children—Part 1
Robin McGinnis, MSW, executive director, Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Char Rivette, MSW, LCSW, executive director, Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, Chicago, IL

2:45-3pm Break

3-4:30pm Workshops F1-F7 (choose 1)

Workshop F1
Harnessing the Natural Cycles of Change: A Live Demonstration of the Collaborative Stage Model for the Treatment of Trauma—Part 2
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, executive director, Center for Contextual Change; Skokie, Elmhurst, and Chicago, IL

Workshop F2
An Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)—Part 2
Anita Mandley, MS, LCPC, director of Adult Services and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, The Center for Contextual Change, Skokie, IL

Workshop F3
Reunification in Sibling Sexual Abuse Cases: First Question Asked, Last Goal Achieved—Part 2
Geraldine Crisci, MSW, Counseling, Consultation and Training, Toronto, ON, Canada

Workshop F4
Adolescent Offenders—Part 2
Anna Salter, PhD, psychologist, Department of Corrections, Madison, WI

Workshop F5
Working Effectively with Latino Families and Survivors—Part 2
Fabiola Hamdan, MSSW, senior community social worker, Dane County Department of Human Services, Madison, WI
Celia Huerta, MS, LPC, bilingual adult, child, and family psychotherapist, The Rainbow Project, Madison, WI

Workshop F6
Trauma-Informed Interviewing—For Both Adult and Child Sexual Assault Investigations—Part 2
Miriam Falk, assistant attorney general, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training and Standards Bureau, Madison, WI

Workshop F7
Intra-Familial Sexual Abuse: When the Abuse Happens Between Children—Part 2
Robin McGinnis, MSW, executive director, Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Char Rivette, MSW, LCSW, executive director, Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, Chicago, IL

4:30pm Close


Wednesday, Oct 28

Post-Conference Advanced Training Institutes

8:30am

Registration opens

9-10:15am Institutes G1-G5 (choose 1)

Institute G1
Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents
John Briere, PhD, Associate professor of psychiatry and psychology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; director, USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center (USC-ATTC), National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Cheryl Lanktree, PhD, Research assistant professor, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; project director, University of Southern California-Adolescent Trauma Training Center (USC-ATTC), National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Institute G2
Understanding and Treating Self-Injury: Once an Obscure Psychiatric Symptom, Now an Alarming Mainstream Problem
Wendy Lader, PhD, MEd, CEO of Mending Fences, a residential substance abuse program; co-founder and clinical director of the S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends) ALTERNATIVES® Program

Institute G3
Innovative Techniques for Treating Traumatized Children and Youth
Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S Child and family therapist and clinical consultant, Toronto, ON, Canada

Institute G4
Translating Neurobiology for Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Complex Trauma
Geraldine Crisci, MSW, Counseling, Consultation and Training, Toronto, ON, Canada

Institute G5
The Offending Narrative: How Sex Offenders Think and How They Get Into the Minds of Victims
Anna Salter, PhD, psychologist, Department of Corrections, Madison, WI

10:15-10:30am Break

10:30-11:45am

Institutes continue

11:45-1pm

Lunch (on your own)

1-2:30pm

Institutes continue

2:30-2:45pm Break

2:45-4pm

Institutes continue

4pm Close

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