Soldier's Heart Summer Institute Presents:

Trauma, Healing and the Human Spirit

June 28-30, 2018

Gideon Putnam, Saratoga Springs, New York

15 CE's

Meet our Presenters:

(The presentation schedule and complete bio of each presenter as well as specific details of their presentations can be found by scrolling down. )

 

Dr. Edward Tick, Keynote Speaker

Navigating the Apocalypse: From Military to Global Trauma

Edward Tick, PhD, is co-founder and director of Soldier’s Heart, Inc.  He is an acclaimed

psychotherapist, healer, educator and author. His groundbreaking book War and the Soul

introduced warrior spirituality and soul dimensions to the understanding and healing of violent trauma.

Dr. Roger Brooke

An archetypal approach to working with people suffering the psychological wounds of war

 

Roger Brooke, Ph.D., ABPP, is Director of the Military Psychological Services and Professor of

Psychology at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. He is a Board certified clinical psychologist and 

served as a Paratrooper in the South African military.

Kate Dahstedt, MA

Sexual Trauma: Helping a Nation Heal

Kate Dahlstedt MA is a clinical psychotherapist  and co-founder of Soldier's Heart. She is an

experienced group leader and has over 30 years of clinical experience in sexual assault and death

and dying in addition to her work with military veterans. 

Paul Henderson, JD, LT COL (ret.)and Smadar Yaish, LCSW

Purification from Trauma and the Breathwork Process

Paul Henderson, JD, LTC(r) is a retired US Army officer, veteran of the Vietnam War, lawyer,

Soldier's Heart workshop facilitator, and certified master practitioner for breathwork. 

Smadar Yaish, LCSW-r is an Israeli Defense Force veteran, psychotherapist, and certified

master practitioner for breathwork.

Robert Emmet Meagher,PhD

Wounded Warriors, Wounded Nation

Robert Emmett Meagher is Professor of Humanities, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts.

His publications include a list of books, translations, and original plays. He has led and served in a

range of programs to understand and heal war’s inner wounds.

John Ostwald, MA

Trauma: Effects on the Family and Caregivers

John R. Ostwald is a Professor Emeritus (Psychology), newspaper columnist, Viet Nam era veteran

and author of War, Sacrifice and Coming, Home. His work has been presented on TV, radio, and

at national conferences. 

Charles Pacello, MA

Theater and Ritual: The Power to Transform at the Deepest Level

Charles Pacello. MA, is a speaker, life coach, teacher, counselor, actor, author, and humanitarian.

He is an An Air Force veteran and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy as well as an expert in

healing PTSD, trauma, depression, and other issues that emerge from conflict and violence.

Sebastian Perumbilly, PhD

Applying Soldier’s Heart Transformational Model in Couple and Family Therapy

Sebastian Perumbilly, Ph.D., LMFT is a clinical fellow and an approved clinical supervisor of the

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He currently serves as a core-faculty

in the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program at Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT.

Mary Tendall, MA

Finding Grace Through Trauma

Mary Tendall is a licensed psychotherapist first contracted by the VA in 1992 because of her work with

severe trauma. She has been honored to work with and learn from hundreds of veterans and their families

and has written numerous articles, led retreats, and taught seminars both nationally and internationally.

Cost:  $495 (includes $50 fee for CE's* and lunch on Thursday). Registration includes a non-refundable cancellation fee of $125. Cancellation must be made by June 7th. 

For those unable to attend the entire program, the cost is $195 for Thursday only (9:00-4:15).

The cost for Friday or Saturday only is $150 (8:30-12:45)

Lunch is included on Thursday. No other meals will be provided. 

 

 

The Summer Institute will be held in Saratoga Springs, NY at The Gideon Putnam.  Contact the hotel to book your room and use reservation code 9NB8ZE in order to receive a discounted rate of $159/night. There are a limited number of discounted room available, so book early to guarantee the best rate. The hotel has a free shuttle to downtown Saratoga Springs as well as to the Saratoga Amtrak train station.

Continuing Education Credit is sponsored by Program Services Continuing Education for Licensed Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, Mental Health Counselors, Addiction Professionals and in most states for Nurses.  Continuing Education Credit is available for most licensed mental health professionals depending on state board requirements. 

 

Program Services has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider #: 5978. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Program Services is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Psychologists need to attend the entire event - partial credit is not available.  Program Services is an approved sponsor of continuing education with the American Psychological Association.  Program Services maintains responsibility for the content of the program. 

Program Services and  Soldier's Heart have no conflicts of interest with regard to promotion or content delivery for this event.  For further inquiries regarding conflict of interests please email karen@programservices.org.

 

For more information about approvals visit the approval page at www.programservices.org.

All inquiries regarding CE credits should be made to karen@programservices.org.

Complete Biographies and Program Descriptions:

EDWARD TICK, PhD

Navigating the Apocalypse: From Military to Global Trauma

 

War and apocalypse are archetypal as well as horrible literal realities.  We seem trapped in both today.  Military service and combat offer wisdom for understanding, preparing for, coping with and transforming trauma and healing its breakdown.  This experiential/didactic workshop will apply lessons learned from combat veterans to our collective understanding and response to the contemporary global trauma we must all learn to navigate and demonstrate holistic individual and collective trauma healing approaches through “spirituality in community.”

 

Learning Objectives:

 

1.  Participants will describe six of universal dimensions of violent trauma

2.  Participants will define global trauma and its numerous component wounds

3.  Participants will describe six spiritual and communal dimensions of trauma and its healing

4.  Participants will describe how to apply the model of archetypal warriorhood to surviving and transcending traumatic injury

Bio: Edward Tick, PhD is co-founder with Kate Dahlstedt and director of Soldier’s Heart, Inc.  He is credited with introducing warrior spirituality and soul dimensions to the understanding and healing of violent trauma.  He is a transformational healer, psychotherapist, educator and author of War and the Soul, Warrior’s Return, The Practice of Dream Healing, and other books and numerous articles on veterans, psycho-spiritual growth, trauma healing and poetry.  With over 40 years clinical experience, he has been the Pentagon’s subject matter expert trainer on PTSD and Moral Injury for the US Military, taught at numerous academic and veteran institutions, and has led 17 healing journeys to Viet Nam and 20 to Greece. 

ROGER BROOKE, PhD

An archetypal approach to working with people suffering the psychological wounds of war

 

After an introductory presentation on the archetypal model for addressing the psychological wounds of war, Dr. Brooke will present a number of clinical vignettes of an archetypal reframing of common issues. This reframing transforms what are regarded as psychiatric symptoms into callings from the soul and directions for deep healing. Two of the vignettes will show how to put recurring nightmares permanently to sleep.

 

Learning objectives: 

1. Participants will be able to describe an archetypal approach to addressing the psychological wounds of war known diagnostically as posttraumatic stress disorder.

2. Participants will be able to recognize some common symptoms of PTSD as callings from within the psyche for transformative healing.

3. Participants with training in counseling and psychotherapy will be able to apply the archetypal model to recurring nightmares 

 

Bio: Roger Brooke, Ph.D., ABPP, is Director of the Military Psychological Services and Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. He is a Board certified clinical psychologist whose professional development was in South Africa in the 1980s, where he served as a Paratrooper and worked with the victims of violence on both sides of the conflict at that time. Steeped in the Jungian psychoanalytic field for forty years he is author of Jung and Phenomenology and numerous clinical articles.  Roger is President of the Soldier’s Heart Board of Directors.

KATE DAHLSTEDT, MA

Sexual Trauma: Helping a Nation Heal

 

With the recent rise of the #MeToo movement our nation has exploded with reports and accusations of sexual abuse on a scale never seen before. The sometimes-shocking revelations speak to deeply entrenched beliefs, behaviors and norms that have lived in our national darkness for far too long. It is not just the victims involved who are injured. As the light begins to shine, we are all impacted as sexual beings. In this experiential workshop we will explore how sexual abuse is a national trauma affecting us all and point to some ways we can heal together.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to differentiate different kinds of sexual abuse.

2. Participants will be able to explain the impact of public sexual abuse revelations on our national morale

3. Participants will be able to discuss and describe ways our communities can address and heal from this epidemic.

  

Bio: Kate Dahlstedt MA is a clinical psychotherapist who created the Soldier’s Heart Model of healing with Dr. Ed Tick. She is an experienced group leader and has over 30 years of clinical experience in sexual assault and death and dying in addition to her work with military veterans. She currently directs the Soldier’s Heart Military Families Project and Athena’s Shield for Women. She is the author of several journal articles and book chapters and is also an adjunct professor at Southern CT State University. As co-founder of Soldier’s Heart, she leads intensive veteran healing retreats and journeys.

 

PAUL HENDERSON, JD, LT COL (ret.), Smadar Yaish, LCSW

Purification from Trauma and the Breathwork Process

 

In this didactic/experiential workshop we will explore the tradition of purification, its necessity after trauma, the rituals surrounding it, and how it applies to returning warriors. Without purification, the body and mind cannot be fully cleansed from the toxins created by the experience of war and violent trauma. We will teach and demonstrate breathwork -- one technique of intensive purification using the element of air.

 

Learning objectives:

 

1.  Participants will be able to discuss the history, tradition, and importance of purification in warrior healing.

2.  Participants will be able to describe the breathwork method of purification using the element of air.

 

Bios: Paul Henderson, JD, LTC(r) is a retired US Army officer, veteran of the Vietnam War, lawyer, Soldier's Heart workshop facilitator, and certified master practitioner for breathwork. 

Smadar Yaish, LCSW-r is an Israeli Defense Force veteran, psychotherapist, and certified master practitioner for breathwork.

ROBERT EMMET MEAGHER, PhD

Wounded Warriors, Wounded Nation

Of all the invisible wounds inflicted by war, the deepest, most intractable, and least acknowledged is Moral Injury. What is even less known or acknowledged is that Moral Injury is contagious. This is where the firewall between war front and home front is sheer delusion. We are a morally wounded nation, and we will either heal together or not at all.  This didactic/experiential workshop will reveal the degree to which not just our service people but also all of us carry and are afflicted by national moral injury.

Learning objectives:

1. Participants will be able to trace the roots and discern the many faces of Moral Injury throughout world, national and military history

2. Participants will be able to describe the symptoms of the pandemic scale of Moral Injury in our military and nation

3. Participants will be able to define Moral Exhaustion and describe how to address it

Bio: Robert Emmett Meagher is Professor of Humanities, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts. His publications include a list of books, translations, and original plays, most recently: Herakles Gone Mad: Rethinking Heroism in an Age of Endless War; Killing from the Inside Out: Moral Injury and Just War; and War and Moral Injury: A Reader. He has led and served in a range of programs to understand and heal war’s inner wounds.

 

 

JOHN OSTWALD, MA

Trauma: Effects on the Family and Caregivers

 

Often unnoticed are the negative emotional consequences that affect family members and primary caregivers when a traumatic event occurs. This workshop will explore some of the challenges experienced by these supporters during the immediate aftermath of trauma and the long recovery process. In addition, strategies to promote healthy survivor and self-care will be discussed.  

Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to identify specific stressors experienced by family members and caregivers.

2. Participants will be able to describe strategies to minimize the impact of the above-mentioned stressors.

Bio: John R. Ostwald is a Professor Emeritus (Psychology), newspaper columnist (Saratogian/The Record), Viet Nam era veteran (In Shore Undersea Warfare Group II) and author of War, Sacrifice and Coming, Home whose work has been presented on TV, radio and at national conferences. 

CHARLES PACELLO, MA

 

Theater and Ritual: The Power to Transform at the Deepest Level

 

We have a fundamental need to understand the mystery of the incomprehensible cosmic order, to express the inexpressible that only song, dance, music, play, and metaphor can accomplish.  Theater tells a story while ritual calls us to unite with the unseen. In this workshop, we examine the spirit of both, identify their similarities, underscore their differences, and prepare the ground for a group activity where we will take a traumatic story from a trauma survivor’s life and re-enact it in a way that brings the two forms together.  Our goal is to touch on the power of catharsis hidden in the theatrical performance within the container of a sacred space.  We will engage in acting exercises to warm up the body, and awaken the creative spirit within.

Learning objectives:

 

  1. Participants will be able to describe the relationship between ritual and theater, their similarities and differences, and to understand the power of ritual to transform self and community.

  2. Participants will define the archetypes and their shadows living within each one of us.

  3. Participant will describe a mini-performance of a trauma story that synthesizes the different elements together into a ritual-play which amalgamates the healing power of both ritual and theater. 

Bio: Charles Pacello is a dynamic speaker, life coach, teacher, counselor, actor, author, and humanitarian with a Masters Degree from Goddard College.  An expert in healing PTSD, trauma, depression, and other stress-related issues that emerge from conflict and violence, he works with individuals and groups to provide the tools needed to heal, renew, and transform.  An Air Force veteran and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, he currently presides as Secretary for the Board of Directors of Soldier’s Heart and is a facilitator of the Los Angeles based non-profit, the Mindful Warrior Project (www.mindfulwarriorproject.org ).

SEBASTIAN PERUMBILLY, PhD

Applying Soldier’s Heart Transformational Model in Couple and Family Therapy

Military-service members’ (MSMs) combat experience of trauma and moral injury may generally exacerbate their readjustment back to civilian life, adversely affect their interpersonal relationships in family and community, and lower their overall physical, mental health and spiritual conditions.  Most of the traditional psychotherapy treatment programs for MSMs and veterans involve the use of individual and group therapy with unrelated group members and utilize theories primarily stemming from psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral traditions. In contrast, this presentation will address how MSMs and veterans can be treated in the context of couple and family therapy, utilizing Systems Theory (Systemic/Relationally-Focused Theory) with the integration of the Soldier’s Heart Transformational Model (SHTM). We will explore the unique opportunities the SHTM model provides to enhance systemically-focused couple and family therapy interventions, and provide clinical strategies to implement SHTM in the context of multifamily/multicouple therapy sessions with MSMs and veterans.

Learning Objectives

 

  1. Participants will describe the common relational challenges experienced by returning military service members in their homes and communities;

  2. Participants will list the common relational challenges experienced by spouses/partners and families of returning military service members; and,

  3. Participants will describe how the Soldier’s Heart Transformational Model (SHTM) can be effectively integrated in Systemic/Relationally-Focused Theory with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) clinical interventions.

Bio: Sebastian Perumbilly, Ph.D., LMFT is a clinical fellow and an approved clinical supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He currently serves as a core-faculty in the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program housed within the School of Health and Human Services at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut and is on the Soldier’s Heart Board of Directors.

 

 

MARY TENDALL, MA

Finding Grace Through Trauma

 

We have all experienced trauma.  When trauma remains unresolved it manifests in our defined identities, our perceptions of others, our world, our ability to self regulate emotions, and in our physical and spiritual senses of well being.

Through an integrated individual and/ or group approach, we in the healing professions have an opportunity to listen, teach, and mindfully interact with trauma victims in order to aid in enabling a portal which allows deep healing in a way that supports courage, safety, hope and a sense of grace.

 

Goals/Objectives:

 

  1. Participants will be able to describe the impact of trauma on the triune brain and demonstrate how it is taught to trauma victims as a way to enable cognitive understanding and a normalizing of symptoms.

  2. Participants will describe 3 diverse case studies of trauma treatment, which present an integrative approach to trauma treatment including the Soldier’s Heart Transformational Model.

 

Bio: Mary Tendall is a licensed psychotherapist first contracted by the VA in 1992 because of her work with severe trauma. She has been honored to work with and learn from hundreds of veterans and their families and has written numerous articles, led retreats, and taught seminars both nationally and internationally.

AUTHORS:

We proudly announce that we will have a premiere publication event for a major new book A Moral Injury Reader, edited by presenter Robert Emmett Meagher and containing chapters from Ed Tick and Charles Pacello.

In addition, our presenters’ books will be available: Roger Brooke, Jung and Phenomenology

Robert Meagher, Herakles Gone Mad, Killing from the Inside Out

John Ostwald, War, Sacrifice and Coming Home

Edward Tick, War and the Soul, Warrior’s Return, The Practice of Dream Healing

SCHEDULE:

THURS.

8:30 Opening Remarks

 9:00 Ed Tick – Navigating the Apocalypse: From

                            Military to Global Trauma

10:15 Break

 

10:30 Charlie Pacello – Theater and Ritual: The Power

                                     to Transform at the Deepest Level

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Kate Dahlstedt – Sexual Trauma: Helping a

                                       Nation  Heal

2:00 Break


2:15 Roger Brooke – An Archetypal Approach to

                                   Working with People Suffering the     

                                   Psychological  Wounds of War

                                     

4:15 – 5:15 Q & A and Closing

FRI.     

8:30 Opening

8:45 Bob Meagher – Wounded Warriors, Wounded

                                    Nation

10:15 Break

10:30  Paul Henderson/ Smader Yaish – Purification

          from Trauma and the Breathwork Process

12:30 – 1:00  Q & A

SAT

 

 8:30  Opening

 

 8:45  John Ostwald – Trauma: Effects on the Family      

                                        and Caregivers

 9:45  Break

 

10:00 Sebastian Perumbilly – Applying the Soldier’s 

      Heart Transformational Model in Couple and

      Family Therapy

 

11:00 Break

 

11:15 Mary Tendall – Finding Grace through Trauma

 

12:30 – 1:15 Q & A and Final Closing

 
 

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