Informative Resources to Assist You
In an effort to better serve the therapeutic needs of our clients, Associated Counselling has gathered the following list of resources to assist you:
Dissociation, Mindfulness, and Creative Meditations: Trauma-Informed Practices to Facilitate Growth
Written by Christine C. Forner
Description of the book:
Dissociation, Mindfulness, and Creative Meditations explores the potential of mindfulness and explains why this level of developmental human achievement is so precarious within traumatic stress, especially traumatic dissociation.
Christine has conducted interviews about her new book with various news sources, including:
The Morning Show on ABC News Radio
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
Quote from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation:
ISSTD seeks to advance clinical, scientific, and societal understanding about the prevalence and consequences of chronic trauma and dissociation.
The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is an international, non-profit, professional association organized to develop and promote comprehensive, clinically effective and empirically based resources and responses to trauma and dissociation and to address its relevance to other theoretical constructs.
Although they are primarily a professionally oriented society, they welcome both professional and lay members. Education is one of their primary goals. We work to achieve that goal partly through training programs, conferences and the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. The ISSTD has given awards to professionals and lay people who have contributed to the study of trauma and dissociation and to the ISSTD.
Quote from the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute:
The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) is an educational organization dedicated to the study and teaching of a somatic approach to clinical psychotherapy practice. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-oriented talking therapy that integrates verbal techniques with body-centered interventions in the treatment of trauma, attachment, and developmental issues.
SPI offers trainings and workshops for psychotherapists and allied professionals in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and courses for body therapists on somatic resources. The courses taught by SPI are based on principles of mindfulness and mind/body/spirit holism and informed by contemporary research in neuroscience, attachment theory, trauma, and related fields.
Quote from EEG Spectrum:
EEG Spectrum International, Inc. is a corporation founded to continue the work of EEG Spectrum, Inc., which was a seminal enterprise in the history of neurofeedback.
Today EEG Spectrum International, Inc. is recognized within the neurofeedback community as being in the forefront of the field as a result of its effectiveness in addressing a wide range of therapeutic applications. EEG Spectrum International, Inc. now has more than 600 Affiliates and Associates worldwide.
EEG Spectrum International, Inc. is currently assisting in research in the areas of autism, chemical sensitivity and substance abuse, as well as optimal performance for nonclinical populations. It is also involved in a study of the applications of the QEEG to neurofeedback practice.
Quote from the Baldwin Trauma Pages:
These Trauma Pages focus primarily on emotional trauma and traumatic stress, including PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) and dissociation, whether following individual traumatic experience(s) or a large-scale disaster. The purpose of this award-winning site is to provide information for clinicians and researchers in the traumatic-stress field. Specifically, my interests here include both clinical and research aspects of trauma responses and their resolution. For example:
Quote from the Trauma Center:
The Trauma Center is a program of Justice Resource Institute (JRI), a large nonprofit organization dedicated to social justice by offering hope and promise of fulfillment to children, adults, and families who are at risk of not receiving effective services essential to their safety, progress, and/or survival. The Executive Director of the Trauma Center is Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D., and the Medical Director and Founder of the Trauma Center is Bessel van der Kolk, MD, who is an internationally recognized leader in the field of psychological trauma.
Their mission is to help individuals, families and communities that have been impacted by trauma and adversity to re-establish a sense of safety and predictability in the world, and to provide them with state-of-the-art therapeutic care as they reclaim, rebuild and renew their lives.
Quote from the Sidran Institute:
Because many people underestimate the developmental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual injuries that can result when people experience or witness traumatic events, Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute, Inc. (formerly Foundation) is: