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Treating Trauama: Therapeutic approaches to developmental trauma, intimate partner violence, trauma & special populations, and PTSD
Saturday, August 17 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Trauma is more and more at the forefront of counselling in all contexts and trauma-informed therapy is evidence-based practice. Drawing on years of experience in Canada and the Middle East, this workshop offers a current understanding of trauma and practical resources for counsellors committed to ‘best practice’ principles.
Dr. Susannah-Joy Schuilenberg, RPC, MPCC-S, CCTP, DAAETS, ACS is a psychotherapist with several years of experience treating all forms of trauma. She has pursued expertise in trauma-informed practice and trauma processing, including the depression, anxiety, and grief that is part of reconciling the experience of life-altering events. She was invited to participate in a trauma research project for the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs in 2010. Since then, she has also participated in research with Stanford University, Faculty of Medicine, The New England Research Institute, and the National Center for PTSD. In 2017, she was named a founding member of the PTSD Clinicians Exchange, a resource for trauma therapists around the world. In addition to trauma, she provides support for employers and employees to address compassion fatigue and burn out, and consults on developing mentally healthy workplaces. In the professional community, Susannah-Joy offers clinical supervision and Master Classes, and serves as an ethics consultant for a number of organizations. She has been a member of the World Health Organization Global Clinical Practice Network since 2012 and served as a field reviewer for the ICD-11- Mental and Behavioural Disorders, which was completed in May 2019 and is expected to be implemented by January 2022.
Susannah-Joy is co-founder & Director of Clinical Services for William & Associates Counselling Services, a private psychology practice she and her husband, Bill (also a psychotherapist) founded in 2015 when they returned to Canada after 7 years in Kuwait.