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Digital Seminar

The Craft of Treating Trauma: Applying Core Skills

Deany Laliotis, LICSW
1 Hour 55 Minutes
Mar 18, 2023
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How do we navigate the emotional landscape with a client when their present is more about the painful past or dreaded future? In this workshop, you will learn core skills to assist your clients in navigating the delicate balance of present, past and future. These valuable tools will strengthen your client’s sense of agency while they work to put past experiences in perspective, be more fully in the present, and instil hope for the future. In this session, you will discover how to:

  • Help clients approach and observe their emotional responses without getting overwhelmed
  • Identify and work with parts of self that get activated in the present
  • Develop a future vision beyond symptom relief, with more adaptive ways of thinking, feeling, and responding


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 2.0 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy, Inc.

Deany Laliotis, LICSW, is a world-renowned trainer, consultant, and clinician in EMDR therapy. She's authored several book chapters and articles on EMDR therapy and is the Founder and Director for The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy, Inc., in Washington, DC.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Deany Laliotis is the founder and director of The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy, Inc. and maintains a private practice. She is an EMDR trainer and consultant and receives compensation. She receives royalties as a published author, and she receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Deany Laliotis is a member of the DC Metro Area Society of Clinical Social Work; the Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs; the EMDR International Association; and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).


  1. Apply three strategies to facilitate dual attention in order to regulate the client’s affect.
  2. Practice at least one strategy to help the client identify and observe parts of self that get activated under certain circumstances in the present.
  3. Demonstrate how to guide clients in creating a vision for the future including at least one situation or a time where they will think, feel, and respond more adaptively to similar situations.


  • How to facilitate emotion regulation using dual attention, non-verbal cues and reflection
  • Strategies for working with parts of self to process present challenges
  • Using the Observe Self to increase emotional awareness
  • Skills to guide your clients beyond symptom relief, towards motivation, readiness for change and a sense of agency for managing future challenging situations
  • Limitations of this strategy based on limited research

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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