Complex PTSD and Devlopmental Trauma

Monday, October 22, 2018 to Tuesday, October 23, 2018
9:00 am
The Highland Country Club
1922 Highland Heights
London , ON
Phone: 226-268-2307
Ontario CA
Event Description: 

Anxious and disorganized early attachment patterns intertwined with early childhood trauma (emotional deprivation, physical /sexual abuse) and the strain of adversity or ongoing victimization may lead some clients to experience chronic and complex intrapsychic and interpersonal reactions.  For some individuals, their adult lives are filled with a pool of unmet needs, a legacy of interpersonal turmoil, a range of disruptive trauma reactions and a deficit of skill, motivation and support to move beyond their past.  These individuals may become chronically depressed, have addictions and are vulnerable to ongoing victimization.

A conceptual framework for understanding and guiding your work with complex individuals will be discussed. An outline of key developmental pathways that are arrested by trauma will be presented. We will also review the definitions of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) and Developmental Trauma (DT) and discuss how it overlaps with Borderline Personality (BP) Disorder. An often over looked but fundamental dimension in CPTS and DT is the developmental and psychosocial impact of insecure attachment patterns on personality. An overview of key clinical approaches to respond to effectively to CPTS and DT will be presented.

Participants Will Learn To:

• Identify the core characterological features of Complex Trauma

• Distinguish PTSD, CPTSD, BPD, Developmental Trauma

• Understand, identify and work through client’s dissociative coping approaches

• Understand the intersecting dimensions of insecure attachment and Complex/Developmental Trauma

• Apply 4 key strategies for enhancing and maintaining our capacity to be a conscious and resilient professional

Speaker information

Natalie Zlodre M.S.W., R.S.W. is the Director of Community Resources and Initiatives, a trauma-informed consulting firm based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  She was Head of the Trauma and Resiliency Centre and Associate Director of Training at the Gail Appel Institute, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre in Toronto. Her professional focus is in the areas of: acute trauma, developmental/complex trauma and the impact of trauma on professionals and on mental health services. Natalie provides training, clinical consultation and supervision to mental health professionals and organizations. Her theoretical framework is trauma-informed and strength-based.
Natalie is an experienced training facilitator and has provided hundreds of presentations nationally and internationally.  She has educated psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, direct service workers, clergy and community workers.  She is known for her direct and lively style and her ability to translate complex theories about traumatic responses into relevant practices for post-traumatic growth in vulnerable populations.


Early Bird Rate (Before September 28th, 2018 ) $ 350 plus hst = $395.50
Group Rate (3-5 people) $340 plus hst = $ 384.20  per person
Group Rate (6 or more) $355 plus hst =$ 367.25  per person
Regular Rate (After September 28th , 2018 ) $375 plus hst = $423.75

To register, visit or call 226-268-2307



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