Advancing Excellence in Treating Complex Trauma

Presented by Kathleen Martin, LCSW

November 14, 2019

Yellowknife, NT, Canada

8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Treating complex trauma is complicated. This one day workshop will review key concepts and then delineate specific steps necessary to treat complex trauma efficiently and effectively. A partial list of the steps includes: increasing positive affect tolerance; accessing, identifying and working with parts of the personality; treating dissociative phobias; treating dissociative cognitive errors; time orientation; and reprocessing the maladaptively stored information. Case examples will be used to demonstrate the implementation of these steps.


1.     Define non-realization

2.     Give 2 examples of non-personification

3.     Explain why increasing positive affect tolerance is the first step in treating dissociation

4.     State 3 factors that indicate that a client is ready for exposure to the traumatic material

About the Instructor

Kathleen Martin, LCSW is an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant and Trainer and specializes in trauma and dissociation in her private practice in Rochester, NY, USA. She has published an article entitled How to Use Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique to Access and Work with Emotional Parts of the Personality and has another one in press on the importance and art of time orientation. She developed a strategy called Oblique Time Orientation that is detailed in this later article. She also wrote a chapter for a book on Eating disorders entitled Structural Dissociation in the Treatment of Trauma and Eating Disorders.



Continuing Education Hours

6.5 EMDRIA continuing education credits will be offered.


Tuition for this workshop is $260 (Can) (early bird) until September 30, 2019

APNWT members' fee will be $190 (Can) until September 30, 2019

After September 30, 2019 the rates increase $75 (Can)

Registration and Payment


To register please fill out the online registration form. Once your online registration is received you will receive confirmation via email with details on how to pay the tuition fees. This confirmation email will be sent by Andrea Gillispie, organizational assistant to Kathleen Martin. Jodi Kapicki, Yellowknife organizer, will receive your payment.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancelling your attendance at this workshop after you have registered and made payment will invoke the refund policy below.

Refund requests must be in writing and received at least 3 weeks prior to the start of this workshop. A full refund will be given up to 21 days prior to the start of the workshop. After that no refund will be given unless your spot can be filled by someone on the waiting list. If your spot can be filled, a full refund minus a $50 processing fee will be given.


All grievances must be in writing to and will be replied to within 5-10 business days.


5402-50th Ave (YK1 Portables), Yellowknife, NT, Canada

For directions please contact Jodi Kapicki at (867) 873-6440

This facility is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If special accommodations are required, please notify Jodi Kapicki, workshop organizer.


For Questions Please Contact:

Jodi Kapicki: (Yellowknife organizer)


Andrea Gillispie: (assistant to Kathleen Martin)


To register please fill out the online registration form.