Transforming Traumatic Experience

Through the Process of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


Five-session seminar, October 5, 2018 – April 5, 2019

Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m

Location: 1629 K St, NW, Suite #300, Washington DC 20006


 Traumatic experiences can affect all areas of the personality including; sense of self, emotional regulation, bodily functioning, dreams/nightmares, cognitive thinking, perception, etc. Psychodynamic psychotherapy addresses these effects using a variety of techniques that bring about therapeutic change and healing to individuals, families and cultural groups suffering from traumatic experiences.

The Trauma Series which is in its fourth year uses a seminar format to provide a supportive, non-judgmental, interactive process where professionals who work with traumatized populations can further develop their empathic understanding and technical skills for working with those affected by event, social/cultural and developmental trauma.

The program is open to those individuals who have been with us for the last three years and those who will be joining for the first time this year.

05 Oct
The internalization of traumatic experience
02 Nov
Dreams and imagination:
From the persecutory concrete to symbolic dreams in the treatment of trauma
01 Feb
Sexual trauma and the body's ole in psychodynamic psychotherapy
01 Mar
Social and developmental trauma in the LGBTQ community:
Social projection, fear of "the other"
05 Apr
Empathy in treating trauma:
The therapist's self in holding and containing trauma in the therapeutic space

Program Faculty

Continuing Education Credit Hours

The full seminar provides 10 CE credits, including 2 CE credits for LGBTQ requirement


$100 for the series ($75 for NASW-DC members)

Limited to 15 participants