The Meadows will sponsor a breakfast at a multimedia presentation by Debra Kaplan, MA, LAC, LISAC, CMAT, CSAT-S, on Thursday, November 8 from 8:15 to 10:30 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Debra's topic is "Emotional Incest: The Elephant in the Therapeutic Room." 1.5 CEU's are being offered for this event.
Much is written regarding the devastating effects of sexual abuse. However, no less destructive but often overlooked is the wounding of emotional incest (EI) or covert sexual abuse (CSA). Many a skilled clinician has missed the glaring signs - deflection, family loyalties and relational sabotage- to name just a few-; passing as the incestuous pink elephant in the room. Our clients are not aware of their internalized messages and iron clad loyalties holding them hostage from an emotional freedom. Join us for this multimedia presentation as Debra Kaplan explores the foundational family dynamics underlying EI and CSA, and the adaptive, trajectory of interpersonal and relational consequences.
To register and for more information, please visit http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=1151109.
Debra Kaplan is a licensed therapist in Tucson, Arizona. Ms. Kaplan specializes in the treatment of attachment and intimacy disorders, complex traumatic stress and accompanying dissociative disorders. Debra's area of expertise includes sexual addiction/compulsivity; issues that are often rooted in unresolved childhood trauma. Debra serves as faculty for the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), founded by Dr. Patrick Carnes and publishes and presents nationally on trauma and sex addiction. Debra has received additional training at The Meadows Wickenburg. Debra continues to study under Pia Mellody, a preeminent authority in addictions, relationships, and codependency at The Meadows.