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Seattle Conference Colin Ross, Melissa Angle, John R. Sealy

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Seattle Conference Colin Ross, Melissa Angle, John R. Sealy

Post by felicity on 5/2/2014, 6:03 pm


Thursday May 22, 2014 at 8:00 AM PDT
Friday May 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM PDT
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DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport
18740 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98188

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Del Amo Behavioral Health System

Trauma Resolution Techniques for PTSD and Sexual Addiction

A Two-Day Seminar & 9 CEU/CE's

May 22 - 8 am to 4:30 pm, May 23 - 8 am to 12:30 pm

Del Amo Hospital is pleased to offer this two-day Seminar in Seattle, WA featuring the following presentations:

"A Dissociative Model: Strategies for Treating PTSD" Colin A. Ross, M.D.

"The Spectrum of Emotions: An Application Model for PTSD Treatment" Melissa Engle, MS, ATR, LPC

"Problematic Hyper-Sexuality/Addiction as a reaction to Trauma" John R. Sealy, M.D.


Dr. Ross Colin A. Ross, M.D. is an internationally renowned clinician, researcher, author and lecturer in the field of dissociation and trauma-related disorders. Dr. Ross is a past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Alberta in 1982 and completed his training in psychiatry at the University of Manitoba in 1985. The Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma was founded in 1995 by Colin A. Ross,M.D. and is currently contracted to provide management and psychiatric treatment services to Del Amo Hospital, in Torrance, California, Timberlawn Mental Health System, in Dallas, Texas, and Forest View Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Ross’ book, The Trauma Model: A Solution To the Problem of Comorbidity in Psychiatry, was first published in 2000, with a second edition appearing in 2007.

Mellissa Melissa Caldwell-Engle, M.S., L.P.C., A.T.R. is the Executive Clinical Director at The Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma. Ms. Caldwell-Engle clinically manages three programs directed by Colin Ross, M.D. She completed her graduate work at Emporia State University and holds an M.S. in Art Therapy as well as an M.S. in Clinical Psychology. Ms. Caldwell-Engle has worked with a variety of trauma related disorders including: dissociative disorders, addictions, PTSD, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder and the comorbid client. She is an internationally recognized speaker on the effects of trauma and the comorbid client.

John R. Sealy, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A. is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He received his M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Michigan where he received the David S. Diamond Award for Excellence. Dr. Sealy completed his Internship and Residency in Adult and Child Psychiatry with Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Since 1973, Dr. Sealy has been in private practice, and maintained the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He has volunteered as Medical Director for the Switzer Learning Center in Torrance, CA, and later as President of the Board. Dr. Sealy started with Del Amo Hospital in 1990 as the Clinical Director of Adult Services and in 1992 became Medical Director of the hospital for several years. Since 1991, Dr. Sealy has led the Sexual Addiction Recovery Program at Del Amo Hospital as the Medical Director. He has served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity and published in the same journal. He received the Carnes Award from the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health in 2005. He was voted one of the Best Doctors in America for the Pacific Division in 1996 and continues as a distinguished speaker on Problematic/ Addictive Sexual Behavior for over 35 years.

This Program will:
1 Describe how structural dissociation integrates together PTSD and a wide range of comorbidities.
2 Describe how self-blame is a core feature of suicidal ideation in trauma survivors.
3 Explain common concurrent psychiatric disorders associated with problematic sexual addictive disorders including PTSD.
4 Identify diagnostic criteria and treatment approaches for problematic/sexual addictive behavior.

5 Illustrate treatment techniques for PTSD through case examples.6 Describe how the Spectrum of Emotions Model can be applied to PTSD.

$55 Before April 28, 2014

$70 Thereafter

Students will receive $15 off

Sign up now. Seats are limited.

*Course meets the qualification for 9 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and /or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; Del Amo Hospital, PCE# 5064.

** Del Amo Hospital is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16292 for 9 contact hours.

** This program has been approved for 9 CEU hours by the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

No Refunds provided after May 16th, 2014
Register Now! here - https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=tpcdhtlab&oeidk=a07e97sa6080653d688

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Re: Seattle Conference Colin Ross, Melissa Angle, John R. Sealy

Post by felicity on 5/2/2014, 6:45 pm

I am going to go to this conference if anyone wants to join me??II

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Re: Seattle Conference Colin Ross, Melissa Angle, John R. Sealy

Post by menagerie on 5/3/2014, 11:57 am

Wow, this sounds fantastic! You'll have to fill us in on what you learn. So cool that Colin Ross will be at our conference!


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