An Educational Series on the Psychology of Trauma and Related Conditions
About The Workshop
When traumas happen to or around us, we are often left feeling lost, overwhelmed, and alone. We don’t know what to do next and we have a hard time believing that things can get better. As psychologists who commonly treat the symptoms of trauma and stress, we recognize how important it is to empower our communities to understand some of their own reactions that may seem confusing to them. In addition, we want to assist our community in regaining a sense of control and peace throughout their lives.
This workshop was designed to provide an experiential opportunity to do just that. We aim to give audience members insight into the clinical understandings of trauma and related diagnoses (such as PTSD) as well as concrete tools and strategies to cope with the effects of such. We will also use this workshop to highlight the research surrounding post-traumatic growth and talk to participants about how healing and recovery are possible and obtainable with the right knowledge and support.
Samantha Dover, M.C. is a Registered Provisional Psychologist in Edmonton, AB. Prior to working in the psychotherapy field, Sam spent 5 years working for the Zebra Child Protection Centre where she was front line supporting families affected by child abuse. Because of this, Sam has spent the last few years investing in research and training to allow her to specialize in treating those who have experienced loss or other traumatic events. In addition to her clinical practice, Sam also has webinars available through the Institute of Child Psychology and she is an associate faculty member at the City University of Seattle. Sam has also presented in various international conferences and has participated in numerous media appearances.
CORE MODULES (3 hours)
ADDITIONAL MODULES (Up to 4 hours)
Grief and Loss
"Sam is so calm and knowledgeable. I find the topics and strategies applicable. Thank you for sharing your time with us. My only wish would that be we could continue doing these sessions. I enjoy having the time to participate in these. I find them very beneficial and am sad today is the last day."
"Lots of inclusion by everyone. I felt that all participants were involved and open."
"I really enjoyed the discussion piece on Grief and Loss as I have found most people do not realize the broad range of different types that exist."
"Samantha did an amazing job we should be lucky she’s working in this field."
"All of this information I can apply directly to myself. However I will also utilize it in a leadership capacity and sharing it with others within my organization and our partners."