Our monthly study group focuses on selected readings of current research and theory in trauma, dissociation, attachment, and neurobiology. Our discussions explore the readings themselves as well as their clinical applications.
In line with two of CCIH’s essential concepts– using an integrated approach to treatment and an anti-oppressive lens– we study and discuss many of the prominent thinkers in this field (such as Bessel van der Kolk, Pat Ogden, and David Wallin) as well as researchers and authors who bridge the gap between trauma and body-based theories and current cultural and societal matters (such as Resmaa Menakem and Rhonda McGee).
The group is comprised of CCIH staff, partners, and community colleagues. It is an open group allowing for flexibility of attending some or all meetings. Depending on the nature and length of the topic, we may spend one meeting or multiple covering the readings as we honor the business of all our personal and professional lives. During the ongoing pandemic, the study group will continue to meet virtually. Bring your lunch and participate in this stimulating conversation!
Fourth Thursday of each month
12:00 – 1:30pm
1.5 CEUs available per session
No cost without CEUs
For more information or to join the study group, please contact Michelle Horner at [email protected] or 773/745-7441 ext. 2005.
A one-time payment of $25 is required to receive CEUs. Email [email protected] to request.
Current Read (March-May 2022): Treating Adult Survivors of Childhood Emotional Abuse and Neglect: Component-Based Psychotherapy
By: Elizabeth K. Hopper, Frances K. Grossman, Joseph Spinazzola, Marla Zucker
Upcoming Read: Bring your ideas, our upcoming read is TBD.
A sample of previous works read/research topics covered include:
Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma, and Consensual Nonmonogamy by Jessica Fern
Revolutionizing Trauma Treatment: Stabilization, Safety & Nervous System Balance by Babette Rothschild
Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation by Janina Fisher
The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Rhonda V. Magee
Understanding the Endocannabinoid System
The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective Therapeutic Techniques for the Healing of Complex Trauma by Lisa Schwarz, Frank Corrigan, Alastair Hull, Rajiv Raju
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma by Staci Haines