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SPSI Scientific Session: Working Effectively with Highly Traumatized Populations – Perspectives with First Nations

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SPSI Scientific Session: Working Effectively with Highly Traumatized Populations – Perspectives with First Nations

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:30pm to 9:00pm
4020 E Madison St #230
Seattle, WA 98112
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Presenter: Kathryn McCormick MA, LMFT, CMHS, MPH Candidate

This presentation will highlight effective ways of working with highly traumatized populations and will examine the role that forming a coherent narrative plays in treatment. Perspectives in working with First Nations peoples will be considered.

Kathryn McCormick is an advanced analytic candidate (child and adult), bilingual (Spanish) licensed marriage and family therapist and child mental health specialist. She has worked for over 19 years in Tulalip as a clinician including for more than 10 years as the Administrative Clinical Supervisor of the Child, Youth and Family (CYF) Mental Wellness Program. She currently serves as the Administrative Clinical Supervisor of the tribes’ Betty J. Taylor Early Learning Academy (birth to five center), and as the head and lead clinician in the Reflective Network Therapy (RNT) program for preschool aged children challenged with trauma, developmental delays and social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties.

“Effectively Treating Internalized Oppression”
Discussant: Shawna Gallagher Psy.D., MSW, MA, SLWAIC, S-PSB

Dr. Gallagher, Behavioral Health Director in Tulalip, has over 15 years experience as a practitioner with First Nations Peoples. She is a member of the Klamath Tribes and was born and raised within the Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin Snake Band Indians. In her clinical practice, she specializes in trauma-informed care and addictions; and has been successful at weaving indigenous psychology (beliefs, practices, and ceremonies) into Western based interventions.


1.5 hours Category II CME. This presentation meets the requirements of WAC 246-924-240 (Definition of Category of Creditable CPE). “This program has been approved for 1.5 CEUs by the NASW Washington State Chapter.” Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-144.


Coming Attractions

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – Joel Martell PhD, PS: “Psychoanalysis, AA, and Relapse Prevention: the Multimodal Treatment of a Fentanyl Addicted Adolescent". Discussant to be announced.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – A Panel Presentation of the SPSI Diversity Committee, “Diversity and Difference: Psychoanalytic Challenges and Opportunities in the Consulting Room and the Analytic Institute.”

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – Diane Wolman MSW: “Planting Seeds for Future Sprouting: Trust and the Holding Function of the Analyst Working with a Young Adult whose Treatment was Delayed Due to Developmental Pressures of Adolescence.” Discussant: Ronald Furedy MD

If you have a psychoanalytic idea that you would like to present, contact Stan Case or Ron Levin. Presenting offers the benefit of having your idea discussed and further developed.

Contact Person: 
Ron Levin
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