2016 Training Schedule for PSI Institute Workshops, Classes & Seminars
PSI INSTITUTE TRAINING PROGRAMMES
The following workshops, presentations and seminars are offered as in-service trainings and privately on a regular basis, and can be tailored to fit the needs of specific agencies and non-profits:
*These workshops have been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for CME for General Practice Educational Programme Stage 2 (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.
2016 Workshops and Seminars
Cancellation Policy: A full refund is available up to 2 weeks before the start date of each workshop. No refund will be available beyond that date.
I don’t know of any other trainer in New Zealand with such a broad and deep knowledge of the area. I learnt heaps! It has filled lots of gaps and connected some neural road blocks. Hight points: detailed case examples from Judy. Her relaxation and sense of humour and extensive knowledge and humility” Lyn Hamilton, Wellington Sexual Abuse Help
Enlightening: Life giving for me and therefore life giving for clients. -Libby
Excellent communicator – seasoned. Gave plenty of space for questions yet got through a truckload of stuff. - Andrew
Very knowledgeable. Great to be listened to and kept safe in the course. – Gillian
The seminar was practical, balanced with theory, meaty, with plenty to chew on, and relevant to use with clients. – Ali
Very experienced teacher and therapist, open, transparent, and very approachable. I am definitely coming again. – Fran
Well done, very knowledgeable. Pacing excellent, Lovely, caring lady. – Sheryl
It is clear Judy has an excess of knowledge and experience in this field, as presented in well digestible chunks. -Leanne
Judy is an excellent teacher who balances education with role play practice. She also models trauma work well as she monitors and guides each participant through the course personally. – Jane
Excellent presentation – Judy is a fountain of knowledge with a willingness to share this with others. -Donna
Sometimes it seems the world is obsessed with eating, dieting, obesity, and weight loss. Doctors disagree...the media contradicts itself...How do we know how to guide our clients? When does a cultural obsession become an eating disorder? Far from reflecting superficial vanity concerns, eating problems can be about fundamental experiences with attachment, trauma, and neglect. Working with these problems can open a window into the deepest self...if we know how to listen.
The workshop combines presentation with experiential exercises, addressing:
Anti-deprivation intuitive eating (based on Susie Orbach’s approach from Fat is a Feminist Issue)
Keynotes, Presentations and Types of Agency Trainings
Keynote for NZCCA Annual Conference: Introduction to PsychoSomatic Integration (PSI)
Keynote for EMDR Australia AGM: EMDR and Psycho-somatic Dissociation
Keynote for Auckland Women's Centre AGM: Women Food and Beauty
Keynote for Welllington Sexual Abuse Help Foundation: Understanding and Working with Complex Trauma and Dissociation
In-service professional development for Youthline Christchurch Earthquake Volunteers:Preventing Burnout in Trauma Work; and Somatic Interventions with Trauma Survivors
Workshop EBCAMFT Annual Conference: Feeding the Feeders: Compulsive Eating in the Helping Professions
23rd International ISSD Conference:Somatic and Lifespan Integration with Dissociative Eating Disturbances
Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference: Feminist Perspectives on Eating Disorders: Enduring Wisdom, New Frontiers
Agency Workshop SeriesAddiction and Dissociation
Diagnosis and Assessment
Treatment Goals and Approaches
Endorsements from Experts in the Field
"Judy is a seasoned professional working with trauma and dissociation. She is dedicated to her work, her colleagues, and her clients. Over the years she has integrated the many new developments in the treatment of people who have suffered traumas of all kinds, and is in an excellent position to develop and coordinate training for other professionals in this area."
- Lynette Danylchuck, President, ISST&D (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation)
"This specialist knowledge in the field of trauma, including EMDR, is invaluable. The PSI approach is so useful to this work."
- Diane Clare, Head of Counselling and Health Services at the University of Auckland
"I have known Judy Lightstone for the past 25 or so years. We were colleagues in the San Francisco Bay Area when she was there, and shared professional interests (eating disorders and trauma amongst them). I have consistently found Judy to be intelligent, ethical, responsible and an excellent clinician."
- Deborah Brenner-Liss, founder Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders, Bay Area
"Judy is one of those few people cross trained in the numerous methods needed to effectively treat complex trauma disorders."
- Sandra Paulsen, owner Bainbridge Institute for Integrative Psychology, EMDR Trainer
“Judy had developed an excellent program for eating disorders using evidence based methods. Her knowledge of EMDR and somatic interventions is thorough and she has produced an effective intervention for clients.”
- Pamela Brown, President, EMDR Association of Australia
"Judy does creative work with people who have eating disorders and wrote a great chapter for EMDR Solutions II."
- Robin Shapiro, editor EMDR Solutions II
Endorsements From Past Trainees and Supervisees
"I would endorse any of Judy Lightstone's trainings. Judy is a highly experienced clinician who demonstrates a genuine commitment to evidence based practice. Judy is dedicated to safe and ethical conduct with both clients and practitioners alike. Judy is an extraordinary professional who successfully integrates academic knowledge, relevant and interesting teaching methodologies in conjunction with fascinating practice wisdom. Further, Judy is compassionate, respectful, gentle, intelligent, and not without a warm sense of humour."
-Serafin Dillon, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
"I highly recommend the work of Judy Lightstone as a trainer and practitioner of Psychosomatic Integration. I have known Judy for many years, primarily as a colleague; we consulted with each other and co-presented on the subject of DID. I can also recommend Judy as a very skilled and experienced therapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma, dissociation and eating disorders. She is able to diagnose accurately and treats her clients with understanding, respect, and compassion.
-Debbie Ghiddinelli, Licensed MFT specialising in treating trauma and dissociation.......
Professional Supervision and Consultation
Individual and group supervision sessions for psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, and mental health staff will help you to adapt your specific approaches and techniques to meet the needs of your specific patients/clients. Your health and well being as a counsellor are paramount to your ability to help your /clients, and so part of the work will be to help you develop resilience in your work. We will also work with the therapeutic relationship as it presents itself in the supervision relationship. To arrange supervision or consultation sessions, click Contact Us