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Healing Simple and Complex Trauma Through Effective Short Term Therapy

  • Friday, October 22, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online
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Patrick Poor, M.S.

Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Interview with Patrick Poor


This presentation will provide a clinically oriented introduction to Trauma Conversion Therapy, theory and practice. We will discuss what are trauma disorders, how to recognize them, common ways people cope with them, and what is curative in treating them. We will have an experiential exercise in releasing old emotional pain, and we will call on the wisdom of Bessel van der Kolk, MD, and Colin Ross, MD. Dissociative disorders are not well understood or treated by most psychotherapists, yet they contribute to most DSM diagnoses. This will give you a tool to improve treatment outcomes. Resources for further learning will be provided.


1. Attendees will understand the theoretical foundations supporting Trauma Conversion Therapy
2. Participants will learn to recognize often overlooked Dissociative symptoms   
3. Participants will be able to identify five (5) common ways people cope with trauma
4. Paticipants will do an experiential exercise to learn a technique to “release old pain”

About the presenter:

Patrick Poor, M.S., is a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT37476), licensed in CA, UT and ID.  He is also a CEU Provider for CAMFT (Provider #022086), offering training in the diagnosis and treatment of trauma disorders including Dissociative Disorders and PTSD.  He received his MS degree in counseling from Cal State Fullerton in 1991.  He works full-time treating trauma disorders at his office in Riverside and a psychiatrist’s office in Hemet.  He also trains therapists in Trauma Conversion Therapy in several states.  He is currently gathering data from therapists he has trained to make TCT evidence based.  More information can be found at 

Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for IE-CAMFT. IE-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CEU  Provider # 62278

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