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Moving Toward Wholeness: Self-States and the Treatment of Trauma
The Friday Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Category: Scientific Programs

Moving Toward Wholeness:
Self-States and the Treatment of Trauma

Presented by Heather Craige, LCSW

In this 2-hour presentation, Heather Craige will explore psychoanalytic self-state theory and illustrate its application to the treatment of painful, dissociated states originating in childhood trauma. 

We all move through varied states of mind from hour to hour and day to day. In relative health, this movement is fluid and there is a sense of an integrated “I” encompassing all states of mind. However, when a person has grown up with caregivers who are unpredictable, mis-attuned or frightening, dissociated self-states may develop. These self-states hold sensations, images, feelings, sounds, scents, distorted views of the self, procedural memories, object-relation schemas, and toxic projections, sequestered into sectors of the personalty, as if in quarantine. 

Although protective, these states take up valuable real estate in the personality and exact a high rent. Our speaker will present a psychoanalytic approach to dissociated self-states that gradually enlarges the patient’s capacity to “know what they know and feel what they feel,” and so move toward a more cohesive way of being in the world. 
CLOSED: Registration Full

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 
Where: VENUE CHANGE! The Friday Center (click here for Map and Directions)
Time: 10 am - 12 noon, registration and refreshments being at 9:30 am
Cost:  $45 ($50 at the door if there are seats availableNo Charge for PCC members, full-time students with ID, LDC staff members and trainees in the departments of social work, psychology and psychiatry.
CME credits:2 / CE Credits: 2 Category A / NBCC: 2 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance

Heather CraigeAbout the Presenter: Heather Craige, LCSW is a psychoanalyst and clinical social worker providing psychoanalytic treatment, supervision and consultation in Raleigh, NC. During 30 years of practice, she has developed a particular interest in using object relations, attachment, and relational approaches to treat adult survivors of chronic childhood trauma.  Heather is a graduate in adult psychoanalysis from the UNC-Duke Psychoanalytic Education Program, now a component of the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas (PCC). She also completed the child and adolescent psychotherapy program at the Washington School of Psychiatry. Heather was a founding member of the Board of the Lucy Daniels Foundation, where she coordinates the Foundation's psychoanalytic treatment program for creative writers. She was also a co-founder of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center of NC. Heather has published articles on the subject of termination in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and Psychoanalytic Inquiry. She has served in a variety of roles in the psychoanalytic community, including Board Chair of the NC Psychoanalytic Foundation (now part of the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas), and is currently a member of the PCC faculty.  As a member of the Center’s Community Service Committee, Heather leads the team that brings Circle of Security Parenting facilitator training to North Carolina each year.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe what is meant by a self-state in ordinary human experience;
  2. Employ at least one metaphor that illustrates a psychoanalytic approach to working with dissociated self-states.

Fee $45 ($50 at the door)
No Charge for PCC members, full-time students with ID and trainees in the departments of social work, psychology and psychiatry.  Needs based scholarships are available upon request. Contact our administrator for details.

Target Audience:  Open to mental health professionals and anyone else with an interest in this topic.  This program is at an intermediate instructional level.

CLOSED: Registration Full

CE & CME Information:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6518. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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