ImagoInsights

Trauma Informed Practice
for Imago Therapists

presented by Maureen McEvoy

This series of three 2-hour webinars explores using Imago interventions through a trauma informed lens when working with couples where one or both of the Partners is a survivor of complex trauma.

Program Description

Update your knowledge of the brain with one of Imago's leading experts in trauma. "Maureen McEvoy, MA, RCC has been working in the field of trauma for 30 years. She works with individuals, couples and groups. She is a long-standing instructor with the Justice Institute of BC, teaching other counselors skills for working with survivors of child sexual abuse and other traumas. She provides clinical consultations to a number of counsellors and agencies.

Many of her individual clients have experienced trauma, either recent or historical. Over the years she has developed a robust tool box, including training in EMDR, Developmental Needs Meeting Strategies, Somatic Experiencing and Sensorimotor Therapy along with earlier training in hypnosis and art therapy.

Maureen also works with couples where one or both of the partners is a trauma survivor – either recent or historical. She has taken many trainings to develop skills in couples work – Imago Relationship therapy, the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), The Developmental Model and most recently, Stan Takin’s PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy). She is a certified Imago Relationship therapist (Advanced Clinician) and Clinical Consultant. She also presents – along with her business partner Tamara Adilman – the Getting the Love You Want weekend workshop for couples.

Learning Objectives

The course will help you:

  • Understand Polyvagal Theory and how it applies to our work with couples
  • Be able to identify several characteristics of the Disorganized and disoriented attachment style
  • Develop trauma informed practices for your first session Learn to create a therapeutic frame to help your couples regulate
  • Understand the phenomenon of automating our partner
  • Help couples develop co-regulation skills
  • Develop grounding skills that support dissociative couples to be more present
  • Apply trauma principles to adapt the Imago dialogue to support highly traumatized couples
About Maureen McEvoy

Maureen McEvoy, MA, RCC has been working in the field of trauma and anti-violence for 30 years. She works with individuals, couples, and groups. She is a long-standing instructor with the Justice Institute of BC, teaching other counselors skills for working with survivors of child sexual abuse and other traumas. 

She provides clinical consultations to a number of counselors and agencies. Most recently she has undertaken projects to bring a trauma-informed approach to BC’s mental health and justice sectors, including a specific program with psychological staff within Corrections Canada.

Maureen also works with couples where one or both of the partners is a trauma survivor – either recent or historical. She is a Certified Imago Relationship therapist (Advanced Clinician) and Clinical Consultant. She also presents – along with her business partner Tamara Adilman – the Getting the Love You Want weekend workshop for couples.

She has extensive additional training in working with couples including Gottman, Emotionally Focused therapy and Psychobiological Approaches to Couples Therapy (PACT).

Many of her individual clients have experienced trauma, either recent or historical. Over the years she has developed a robust toolbox, including training in EMDR, Developmental Needs Meeting Strategies, Somatic Experiencing, and Sensorimotor Therapy along with earlier training in hypnosis and art therapy.

Maureen has written several articles, including one co-authored with Maggie Ziegler on counter-transference in trauma groups. She wrote the first manual for the first indigenous social worker program in BC entitled “Let the Healing Begin”. She has written several books including Balancing conflicting interests: A counselor’s guide to the legal process (2013) and Best Practices Manual for Stopping the Violence Counselling Programs (2006) with Maggie Ziegler.

Continuing Education

This webinar is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

Click here if you would like to purchase CE Credits for this webinar. 

Click here to contact R Cassidy if you require assistance purchasing CEs for this webinar.

Cancellation

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Pricing and Discounts

Cost: $150

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