Friday, January 26, 2018
Presented by Laurie Kahn, MA, LCPC, MFA
When: Friday, January 26, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., followed by a 30 minute lunch break, and a book signing from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Fee: $75.00. Every registration includes a signed copy of "Baffled by Love: Stories of the Lasting Impact of Childhood Trauma Inflicted by Loved Ones" by Laurie Kahn. Attendees can have their books personalized by Laurie Kahn at the book signing from 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Where: Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center, 8324 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077
This seminar provides 3 CEU's.
“Love is why they come to therapy. Love is what they want, and love, they report, is not going well.”
Session Description by Laurie Kahn:
Many of my clients, when they were children, were abused by someone they believed to be trustworthy, someone who professed to love them. The implications of this kind of relational trauma are vast. One of the most damaging results is impairment of the ability to trust and the capacity to form healthy caring relationships. In this workshop we will explore the challenges to healing within and outside the therapeutic relationship, including inevitable empathic breaks, re-victimization of survivors, and the dynamics of betrayal blindness. I will describe a new perspective on the impact of childhood trauma as a traumatic experience of love. We will explore the centrality of the therapeutic relationship for helping clients to create new love stories in which respect, mutuality and compassion are foundational.
About Laurie Kahn:
Laurie Kahn, MA, LCPC, MFA is a pioneer in the field of trauma treatment. For more than thirty years, her ideas and expertise have served both people who have experienced childhood abuse and hundreds of clinicians she has mentored and consulted to. Laurie founded Womencare Counseling and Training Center and directs the Trauma Consultation Training Program. Her most salient contribution to the field is the concept of child abuse as specifically a traumatic experience of love. Laurie’s essays have been published in anthologies, and her articles and book reviews have appeared in the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation and the Journal of Trauma Practice. Her recent book, Baffled by Love: Stories of the Lasting Impact of Childhood Trauma Inflicted by Loved Ones, combines strands from her own personal story, along with those of her clients, to create a narrative full of resonance, meaning, and shared humanity.
Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers (LSW/LCSW), clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors (LPC/LCPC). License #’s 159.000226, 168.000209, and 268.000028.
IAODAPCA CEU's are not available at this time.
Questions? (847)933-0051 x 455