Seminar and Webinar Program

“Our brains will continue to take in new information and construct new realities as long as our bodies feel safe.”

—van der Kolk

A ten-month seminar program for psychotherapists and related professionals interested in developing greater expertise in working with complex trauma and dissociation while staying abreast of recent trauma-related research and treatment advances—now accessible over the internet in a remote learning webinar format! The Webinar Program runs each year from September to June, but participants can join at any point during since all webinar broadcasts are recorded and available in an online archive for later viewing or reviewing. The recorded series for 2012-13 is also available at a discounted cost.

This year, there are two Level I seminars, “Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma,” one airing one Monday per month from 12-2 pm EST for the US, Canada, and Europe and the second timed for Australia, New Zealand and Asia. A second year seminar program for previous graduates of Level I entitled “Principles and Challenges of Trauma Treatment,” is being broadcast one Monday per month from 12-2 pm EST. For graduates of the second and third year program, Level III and Level IV webinar series have also been developed.

Sample of topics to be covered:

  • Implications of the neurobiological research for trauma treatment
  • “The body keeps the score:” the somatic legacy of trauma
  • Using mind-body techniques in traditional talking therapy
  • Disorganized attachment and the therapeutic alliance
  • Dissociative phenomena in the everyday lives of survivors
  • Working with shame and self-loathing
  • The challenges of self-destructive behavior

Advanced Webinar Programs 2013-14

The Level I seminar series dates for the US, Canada and Europe:

  • September 23, October 21, November 18, December 9, 2013
    January 20, February 10, March 17, April 21, May 12, June 16, 2014

The Level II webinar series dates:

  • September 30, October 28, November 25, December 16, 2013
    January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28, May 19, June 23, 2014

The Australian Level I webinar is scheduled one Tuesday per month from 9-11 am Melbourne time. Download the Schedule and Registration Form.

It is also not too late to register for Levels III and IV either. Just download the appropriate form and send it in to be included.

For more information about the webinar program, download Frequently Asked Questions. To register for a Level I webinar, download a Level I Schedule and Registration/Payment Form. To register for a Level II webinar, download a Level II Schedule and Registration/Payment Form. For Level III, download the Level III Schedule and Registration/Payment Form. For Level VI, download the Level IV Schedule and Registration/Payment Form. Group rates from previous levels will be honored for participants who wish to continue.

Fill out the Registration Form and provide credit card authorization or send a check with the appropriate registration fee to Dr. Fisher to: 4225 Howe Street, Oakland, California 94611 USA. A registration confirmation will be returned via email.

Tuition: $475 for the series of ten webinars including unlimited access to the recordings of each session until January 2015. Monthly payment plans and generous group rates are available for groups of 3 up to 20.

Webinar Testimonials

“I love the webinars and find them extremely helpful to me. It‘s changing the way I hear what clients tell me about themselves.”

—Brenda Bly, Canada

“I will take this opportunity to let you know that I am loving the webinar. It is filling in the gaps that I had noticed in my work, articulating so beautifully what I had not been able to articulate, filling it out, advancing my thoughts and developing my skills in a way that I can access the information, with my own voice, when I am sitting with clients. Thank you. I am embodying the information and that feels really wonderful.”

—Liane Odze-Silver