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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Friday, November 7 • 10:00am - 5:15pm
Dissociation, Re-Enactment & Relational Dilemmas with Traumatized Patients

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ROOM 509 
The New School
66 W. 12th Street, NY, NY 10011; (5nd floor; Building is between 5th and 6th Avenues).

In treating patients who struggle with the aftereffects of trauma or chronic shock, we, as clinicians, can sometimes unwittingly enable or perpetuate their trauma cycles. In this advanced Master Class for those with clinical experience in treating trauma, we will examine the Trauma Role System to deepen the understanding of the therapist's role in negotiating difficult moments in the patient's treatment. This session uses dramatic techniques to identify and embody the trauma dynamic in order to consider the following: how efforts to protect the individuals with whom we work can enable the trauma cycle; how our own unformulated material can enter the treatment relationship; and how an understanding of the psychodynamics of this process can aid us in negotiating the subtle, tender edge of therapeutic versus re-traumatic human exchange.


Craig Haen, PhD, RDT, CGP, FAGPA, LCAT

Craig Haen, PhD, RDT, CGP, FAGPA, LCAT, SYMPOSIUM CHAIR, has been working clinically with people impacted by interpersonal, developmental, and familial trauma for 15 years, including the training of crisis teams and schools in responding to the immediate aftermath of mass trauma events. He has a private practice in White Plains, New York where he treats children, adolescents, adults, and families. He is a graduate adjunct faculty member at NYU... Read More →

Maria Hodermarska, MA, RDT, CASAC, LCAT

Maria Hodermarska, MA, RDT, CASAC, ICADAC, LCAT, is a licensed creative arts therapist, a registered drama therapist, a credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor and an internationally certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor. She has been a professor in the graduate program in drama therapy at NYU Steinhardt since 1995. Currently Maria works as a drama therapist for Project Common Bond, an international program for young people who... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Room 509 (New School) 66 W. 12th Street