Eleos Support Network Conference
September 20-21, 2019

Broad Spectrum Childhood Trauma:

Strengthening A Trauma Informed Response To Survivors In Our Professions, Communities, & Churches

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$149 Registration for this two day conference

Seattle Airport Marriott
3201 S. 176th St.
Seatac, WA 98188

Hotel Parking Rates: $14/day, $20/overnight

Everyone has a story!

The people we work, live, play, worship, and interact with in our everyday lives all have a personal history. What we often do not realize is just how painful and profoundly life-altering many of those stories are. This conference will encompass an overview of the childhood trauma spectrum, from single event to complex, and explore best practices in evaluation and treatment.

From plenary speaker to breakout session presenters, the effects of childhood trauma, as well as the hope and healing that is possible, will be presented in a way that speaks powerfully to a multi-disciplinary audience. This is the conference for you if you’re a first responder, victim advocate, mental health professional, adult survivor, church ministry volunteer or staff member, social worker, adoption services provider, educator, criminal justice system professional, youth at risk or child protection services advocate, or a concerned and compassionate citizen. The collective wisdom shared at this conference will open your eyes, impact your heart, strengthen your sense of support, and better equip you for your work.

Eleos Support Network gratefully welcomes Dr. Nancy Murphy as our 2019 conference plenary speaker:

Nancy Murphy, DMin, LMHC serves as Executive Director of Northwest Family Life Learning and Counseling Center (NWFL). Since 1989, NWFL, a faith based non-profit agency based in Seattle, WA has been dedicated to assisting individuals and families in finding hope and healing when confronting the pain of domestic violence. This organization offers advocacy and support for abused women and children, prevention programs that include marital and pre-marital counseling, workshops, and training programs. NWFL offers a state-certified intervention program for male and female batterers as well.

Nancy counts it a privilege to have been invited to speak, train, teach, write, counsel and mentor numerous projects for twenty nine years on all forms of violence against women, including domestic violence and human trafficking, both locally and internationally. Since 2003, Nancy has presented and participated in the UN Commission on the Status of Women, a United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. In 2015, the conference, Beijing + 20, was the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, and marked the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which was signed by 189 governments and is still considered the most comprehensive international document on women’s rights.

Dr. Murphy teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and Bakke Graduate University. She volunteers at Esperanza, a community on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia to serve individuals and families in crisis. Her dedication to advocacy and peace and safety in the home permeates all aspects of her life. Her own words describe her heart and spirit best:

"I love the urban core and I love the wilderness. Make it fun and reflective and I’m there, either in person or in spirit. I love the story of God and all it entails. I am a follower of Jesus, a daughter, wife, mum, step mum, mother-in-law, grandma, friend, and woman. And in the midst of it all, I feel the call of the wild."


Dr. Nancy Murphy

"I Got Over It, Why Can’t You?!!?”

Survivors of childhood trauma may find themselves the recipient of hurtful and judgmental comments similar to that described in the title of Nancy’s address to this conference. People in their lives might not understand that every individual processes harm done to them differently. Friends, family, coworkers, and fellow church goers can sometimes have expectations that are well meant, but unrealistic. If they really knew what the survivor’s entire life story was truly about, their response might be quite different. Nancy will demonstrate, in an abstract fashion, the many layers of trauma, and then go on to introduce various types of therapies and interventions used in treatment. She will sum up where we have been, where we are now, and where we have yet to go, based on research and the discussion.

It is our privilege to introduce Dr. Gregory Moffatt's expertise and compassion for hurting children:

Gregory K. Moffatt, Ph.D., LPC, CPCS is a counselor, counselor supervisor, college professor, and public speaker. Dr. Moffatt has been in private clinical practice for nearly thirty years. During that time he has worked with individuals, families, couples, adolescents, and children. For the past eighteen years he has specialized with children ages 3-10, and has worked with infants and babies, providing developmental analyses and consultation with parents and organizations that deal with children.

Dr. Moffatt has written, lectured and consulted in the area of violent behavior since 1993. For over a decade he has been a regular lecturer at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and has consulted with Delta Airlines, U.S. Airways, Westinghouse Corporation, Johns Manville, law enforcement agencies, and numerous other businesses and schools. He has assisted law enforcement in the investigation of unsolved homicide cases and specializes in the assessment and prevention of homicidal and violent behavior. He served as an invited participant on the Atlanta Youth Homicide Initiative for Beverly Harvard, Chief of Police, Atlanta, Georgia in 1999. He currently is a regular consultant and profiler with the Atlanta Cold Case Squad. In addition to work in the United States, Dr. Moffatt has also addressed audiences around the world including India, the Philippines, Panama, St. Vincent, Mexico, Chile, Sierra Leone, and Rwanda.

Dr. Moffatt has addressed hundreds of audiences over the past 20 years including schools, hospitals, law enforcement, businesses, therapists, psychologists, social workers, and churches on a wide variety of topics ranging from parenting to homicide investigation while using a combination of humor, real-life stories, and practical applications.

He holds an M.A. in counseling and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University in educational psychology. He is professor of psychology at Point University where he has served for over twenty years and has taught as a part-time instructor at Georgia State University and Richmont Graduate University. He is licensed in the state of Georgia as a professional counselor. Dr. Moffatt is a Diplomate with the American College of Forensic Examiners, a member of both the Georgia Association for Play Therapy and the International Association for Play Therapy, a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and he is Nationally Board Certified in Traumatic Stress specializing in child abuse.

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Dr. Gregory Moffatt

7 of the breakout sessions have been approved for 1 CEU by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number is #1975-392. Survivors are encouraged to bring a support person with them. Hope to see you there!

Breakout Session Presenters

Familial Sex Trafficking

Participants will learn about types of sex trafficking perpetrators, understand the nuances of familial trafficking, be able to recognize the signs a child might be involved in sex trafficking, understand nuances in engaging with a survivor of sex trafficking, and understand the stages of recovery.

Audrey Baedke, Co-founder and Programs Manager at REST, learned about "the life" as a young adult when her friend was recruited by a pimp. She saw first hand how it changed her friend's emotional, physical, and spiritual stability and life trajectory. Through this lens, Audrey graduated from Trinity Lutheran College with a major in Multicultural Studies, became certified as a High Fidelity Wraparound Facilitator and Coach, and worked with two Seattle organizations providing direct service to homeless youth, many of whom were involved in the sex trade. Audrey co-founded REST with a passion to build trust and use motivational interviewing to empower individuals in the sex industry. She started working full-time at REST in 2014. At the time, REST was small enough that the hotline was on her personal phone and she provided case management to residents at the residential program and in the community. Today, REST has a team for each of those roles and Audrey trains and consults REST's direct service staff and volunteers.

Audrey Baedke
Deb Berry

Deb Berry is an energetic and passionate speaker/educator with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design. She is currently immersed in her small community where she is an Early Childhood Family Educator, a city councilwoman, a member of the arts board, and Director of Children’s Ministry at her church. She lives life to the fullest after years of hard work fighting for her wholeness. In the early 1990’s, Deb's life felt like a huge unraveled pile of knotted up strings when she discovered her alternate personalities and began to deal with her complex DID. She knew that Jesus had allowed her to survive abuse at a very young age through disassociation. Therefore, when she began her healing, she asked Him to lead her through her return to wholeness by taking those threads of her broken life and weaving together a beautiful tapestry. After many years of hard work, much prayer and consistent therapy with Monica Tyedmers at Grace Clinic, the Lord brought Deb to a place of wholeness once again. She shares her story because she knows that only through her personal walk with God and the people He put in her path to help her heal is she able to be the whole and alive person she is today. She wants to encourage others that hope and healing are possible when a redeeming and restoring God is involved in the process.

Hope & Redemption: A Journey Together Through DID

Deb and Monica have a unique story of client and therapist working together to heal the effects of childhood trauma manifested through DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). When Deb was 28 years old, she discovered that she had multiple parts/personalities. Eight years later, Monica joined her in her healing process. What happened in their sessions over the next 5 years went far beyond what either of them could have fathomed. They love to tell their story of hope and redemption to remind helpers and survivors that wholeness is worth fighting for, and that God is both with them and way ahead of them.

Monica Tyedmers comes to us from Orlando, Florida, where she has been counseling people professionally for over 20 years. She knew she had found her calling the moment she sat with her first client as a student counselor, and she continues to find tremendous purpose and joy meeting people in their deepest pain and uncertainty.
Monica started working with people with DID early in her practice when Deb Berry (co-presenter) walked into her office on the advice of a trusted friend. She learned a wealth in the 5 years she and Deb worked together, and has been adding to that knowledge with each experience since then. She is amazed at the courage her clients with DID demonstrate in their conscious decisions to look at themselves honestly, and learn to love and accept who they see. She is passionate about helping people (with or without DID) find the joy of living out of their true identities, rather than the ones they took on when they were shamed or assaulted.

Monica Tyedmers

Moral Reconation Therapy in Domestic Violence Dispositions

Domestic Violence offenders account for almost half of the people referred to Tukwila Municipal Court Probation each year. Unfortunately, most of those offenders are indigent and unable to afford expensive domestic violence batterer’s treatment programs. Domestic Violence Moral Reconation Therapy (DV MRT) is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy
program that can help perpetrators be accountable for their actions, understand why they have acted violently, and confront those tendencies in current situations.

Mindy Breiner is the sole Probation Officer for Tukwila Municipal Court and oversees their Jail Alternative Programs. Prior to joining Tukwila in 2000, she worked for the King County Jail for 9 years in various positions including Corrections Officer and Personal Recognizance Screener. Mindy is actively involved in the Washington State Misdemeanant Probation Association and currently serves as Treasurer. She is the lead facilitator for the Misdemeanant Probation Counselor Academy and restructured the entire curriculum over the last several years. She also participated in developing the Misdemeanant Probation Association’s Core Probation Guidelines and DUI Supervision Manual. Mindy holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from the University of Washington. She became certified to facilitate Domestic Violence Moral Reconation Therapy three years ago and is currently offering four classes a week to participants from 11 different courts.

Mindy Breiner

Part One:
My Uncle Was The Green River Killer

From 1982 to 1998, Gary Ridgeway killed at least 49 women--maybe many more. America's most prolific serial killer was free for another 20 years until his capture in 2001. During those years, he lived an unassuming life with family and friends who had no idea that their husband, brother and uncle was a wanted man. My Uncle Was the Green River Killer is a film documentary of the healing journey led by Ridgway's niece Kristen Ridgway Flores. It features never before seen family archives, and for the first time an interview with the killer himself. After living with the paralyzing stigma of being related to a serial killer, for the first time in a decade, family members will come together to confront Ridgway in an effort to heal their own emotional wounds, and bring a measure of healing to a victim’s family member.


Jennifer grew up in the Seattle area, and is married to Steven and raising three beautiful children together. Jennifer went to school and became a certified beauty aesthetician. She and Steven now work with Transform Burien, where Steven is the outreach director. Transform Burien is a faith based nonprofit supported by several churches in Burien, Washington, that provides food, clothing, laundry, and love for those in need.

Jennifer and Stephen Cox and family.

Part Two:
Healing from Layers of Trauma

There will be time given at the beginning of this session for Q & A after the viewing of the film about Jennifer’s uncle in the first session. She will also share her own life experience; about the many layers of childhood trauma she endured, how that negatively impacted her lifestyle decisions and choices, and how she has been able to find hope and healing on her recovery journey. In a discussion about the work of Transform Burien, Jennifer says “I see, every day in our ministry at Transform Burien, that the common denominator in a large majority of the people that we are trying to help, is unresolved childhood trauma.”


Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW):
Where Do You Stand In The Movement?

Indigenous People in the USA and First Nations People in Canada are joining forces in a movement revolving around truth, justice, and healing. It is called: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). This workshop will focus on that movement, current laws and research, and the injustice indigenous women face daily in our community by learning about one local family’s story.

Chelsea Hendrickson is an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe and a shareholder of the Calista Corporation of the Cup’iq people from Mekoryuk, Alaska. She works fulltime as a Program Coordinator for the Pathways to Healing Program in Tukwila, WA. She also works part-time as a Youth Advocate at Labateyah Youth Home in Ballard, WA. She advocates for Native Youth and survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking.

Chelsea Hendrickson

Restorative Creativity:
Healing Trauma and the Expressive Arts

Join Lani as she offers a window into her work within the therapeutic community and with survivors of complex trauma. As a speaker, consultant, advocate and survivor, Lani has a deeply personal understanding of the impact of trauma, is passionate about sharing her recovery journey, artwork and collaborative tools for mental health professionals and survivors. Through her therapeutic art and story, Lani will share how her inspirational and creative path to wellness brought healing, fullness of life, purpose and wholeness.

Lani Kent is a Therapeutic Arts Facilitator, Speaker, Artist, Writer and Vocalist who has a compassionate heart for victims of sexual, physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual abuse. She is passionate about exploring expressive arts therapies with recovery groups and individual clients as an adjunct to their recovery process and has been working in this capacity for over ten years under the name "Healing Expressions". Lani shares her Restorative Creativity Sessions, therapeutic collage workshops, consultation, vendor exhibits and artwork with survivors, mental health professionals, childhood trauma recovery groups, professional conferences and faith-based healing ministries. She offers her honest expression of the recovery journey in the hopes that others will find the courage to share their own stories and find a voice for the wounded places within.

Lani Kent, Therapeutic Arts Facilitator
Sal Dena, Private Investigator (Ret.)

Sal Dena was a private investigator with Sal Dena Private Detective, Inc. for over 40 years. As a leading authority in ideologically-based crimes, his expertise as a consultant for such cases has been requested by numerous law enforcement agencies across the country. Although now retired from active investigations, he remains available for consultations with law enforcement.

Foster and Adoption Services:
One Heart Family Ministries
Part One and Two

Robin and Dave will be sharing their experiences as adoptive parents to children who had endured extreme abuse, and how that led to the formation of One Heart Family Ministries. One Heart began in January 2004 because of the vision and passion the Lord gave to Robin and Dave Kruse to reach out to children struggling in the foster care system. The Kruse's became a foster family in 1990 and over the years have had the opportunity to adopt five of their foster sons. The adoption and foster care experience has been such a blessing for 4 biological children as well as their 5 adopted sons that they wanted to let others know how they could be a part of making a difference in the life of a hurting child. Sal Dena will facilitate portions of the Kruses’ breakout sessions, both in Part 1 and Part 2.

As foster parents for many years, Robin and Dave witnessed firsthand the negative effects moving from one home to another has on a child in the foster care system. This motivated them to start One Heart. They wanted to recruit, train and support more families to nurture these hurting children. Children in the system feel unloved and they struggle with their identity and self-worth. One Heart seeks to give children in state care a home that will provide healing and hope for the future. One Heart Family Ministries, Inc. is a 501c (3) organization and is the only faith based nonprofit that offers state required training in the St. Louis metropolitan area. All of One Heart’s services and training are offered free of charge and are conducted at the One Heart office located in Des Peres, MO.

Robin and Dave Kruse, Founders of One Heart  Family Ministries

Knowing a Person’s Story Gives Context, Perspective, and Direction

Erik will explain how, as a law enforcement officer, repeated encounters with individuals often adds to his body of knowledge about them. If he also learns that they have personal histories of trauma and abuse, it not only informs him about their past, but gives him insight into their current lifestyle choices and behaviors. Whether they are victims and/or perpetrators, over time he is better able to refer them to appropriate resources. The longer he serves in law enforcement, he realizes that they are not just “a problem”, but “an individual who has problems in their life to overcome”.

Officer Kunsmann has been in law enforcement for 8 years, and appreciates getting to know the people he serves in the community. When not on duty, he enjoys hiking with the family, working out, and watching movies with his boys.

Tukwila P.D. Officer Erik Kunsmann

Stephanie’s Story

Part 1: “Stephanie” will present her story anonymously, of being unwittingly involved in what is believed to be generational organized child abuse. She will speak to her early involvement with her spouse, the evolution of seeing behaviors causing her concern, the eventual separation/divorce, and the disclosures made by her oldest child. She will also speak somewhat to the processes, infiltration of other group members, the “smoking gun evidence” in her divorce, and the following years. Her presentation will be facilitated by Don Lincoln.

Part 2: Elements of “Stephanie’s” story, along with sections from similar investigations will be utilized in Part 2. Presented by Don Lincoln, it will include an overview of case studies; diagramming the process in order to understand how he looks at the overall investigation. Highlights will be given that increase an understanding of the complexity of conducting organized abuse investigations from both a criminal and civil viewpoint.

Don Lincoln has served in various enforcement and investigative capacities during his 32 year career in law enforcement before retiring in 2012. During his career he served as Assistant Chief of Police for the Tukwila Police Department in Tukwila, Washington. During his 32 year career in law enforcement, he served in various enforcement and investigative capacities before retiring in 2012. He was instrumental in developing a regional cooperative of law enforcement and intelligence analysts to share information, which still exists today. As a law enforcement investigations commander, he twice participated in the Director of National Intelligence Summer Hard Problem Program. He holds a B.S. degree in Business Management and is a graduate of Northwestern University, School of Police Staff and Command.

Don Lincoln, Law Enforcement (Ret.),  Private Investigator

World Relief Seattle

Refugees, asylees and immigrants can often face tremendous trauma, not only while fleeing violence and persecution but also during and after the resettlement process into a new country. Tahmina created the Resiliency Programs at World Relief Seattle to address the inherent resiliency of refugees as they process and adjust to a new life. She will share her personal story of fleeing war as well as the unique programs that create pathways for building community, capacity and healing for those who are displaced.

A native of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tahmina Martelly lived in Yemen before arriving at a farm in Idaho. A registered dietitian by education, Tahmina has worked with refugee and immigrant resiliency projects for the last 25 years. Before arriving in Seattle, she taught at the University of Utah, division of Nutrition and Integrated Physiology on food and culture and worked at the Salt Lake City Mayor’s office as the Refugee Liaison. She created innovative computer literacy classes to serve low literate persons at the Utah Refugee Education Center. Tahmina has been with World Relief Seattle since 2016. She oversees the new programs. This includes developing the Women’s sewing program for pre-literate women to build capacity and de-paving over an acre of parking lot to build a community garden to increase food access for refugee and immigrant families.

Tahmina Martelly

Childhood Trauma, History of Abuse, and Identifying Abuse

This workshop will address the treatment (and mistreatment) of children in an historical context and how we arrived at the current state of mandated reporting, child welfare, and focus on children. "Abuse" has had many definitions over the years and this workshop will focus on the different types of abuse as identified by the law and how to recognize symptoms of abuse.

Childhood Exposure to Violence

Exposure to family violence changes brain development in baby's brains. This workshop will focus on a research project regarding conjugal violence and how even infants who are not directly threatened or injured, change in their neural development and how those changes affect them in later life.

Trauma, Memory, and Initial Interviews

Memory is not photographic, even in adults. All of us are susceptible to flaws in the memory process of encoding, storage, and retrieval. Geared toward those who work with traumatized children, this workshop will present an overview of how memory works and how if fails us. Getting the most reliable information from a child victim of trauma is a complicated process and this workshop will help participants navigate the many developmental, neuro-cognitive, and trauma-dependent factors when doing initial child interviews.

Risk and Resiliency in Children

No two children are the same. Siblings just a year or two apart in the same home can turn out very differently for a variety of reasons. This workshop is structured for teachers, therapists, coaches, social workers, and others who work with children. Participants will learn what factors, among the many variables that make individuals unique, should be the focus of their energy and resources. This workshop focuses on the three major factors in understanding children and trauma - risk factors, protective factors, and personal factors.

Dr. Gregory Moffatt

Each of these workshops have been approved for 1 CEU by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed
Marriage Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number is #1975-392.

We May Have Grown Up in the Soil of Childhood Trauma, But Now We're Flourishing in God's Amazing Grace

Melissa and Ty will share about the layers of trauma they both endured, beginning at very young ages. The violence and anger they were subjected to throughout their lives resulted in downward spirals of destructive actions and consequences. How God protected their lives through it all, and where He's brought them to today, is truly a love story worth celebrating.

Melissa has worked in the hotel industry for 20 years, progressing from housekeeping and front desk, to sales manager. Her husband Ty has worked in a variety of capacities, and is preparing to pursue his college degree. Together they enjoy worshiping with church family, having friends over, and feeding the homeless. They are a power couple, in the very best sense of the word!

Melissa and Tyshon Montgomery

Rescued by Relinquishment

Sgt. Murphy has served as a law enforcement officer for 22 years. He was given up for adoption at the age of 3 weeks, and adopted when he was 3 months old. He was able to reconnect with his birth mother 12 years ago. He discovered that she gave him up for adoption as an infant to save him from the extreme abuse that she herself had suffered at the hands of her adoptive mother and others. Sgt. Murphy and his birth mother now share a close relationship. He will describe the resulting impact the abuse had on her life, as well as explore what a well informed trauma response should look like from a law enforcement investigative perspective.

In his own words: “I like people and this profession, and my hobbies are focused on surrounding myself with interesting and talented individuals. I have an adopted son who is 33, and I’m Grandpa to his 10 year old son. I’m an avid outdoorsman and mountaineer, and enjoy riding motorcycles. In other words, cliché’ high danger hobbies that will probably preclude me from growing too old!”

Tukwila Det. Sgt. Mike Murphy and his 7 year old German Shepherd, Tilly.

Holding the Container of Suffering

What is there to learn from sitting with the suffering of adults who have lived their lives with untreated trauma? In our discussion we will discuss what trauma-informed care encompasses. Possibly of more importance,we will move beyond a clinical understanding of trauma to explore the deep suffering that comes from human inflicted trauma. We will also explore the experience of those who choose to witness and hold the suffering of trauma survivors. Janice will share the insights that come from having had the privilege of sharing both the heartache and healing that can emerge from suffering the trauma of sexual abuse in childhood.

In her roles as executive director and as a therapist at Roanoke Park Counseling (formerly Shepherd’s Counseling Services), Janice works to restore the hope and dignity of adults who have been sexually abused in childhood. For over 20 years she has had the direct experience of providing individual therapy and leading therapy groups for survivors. An educator by first training, Janice has presented numerous workshops on the topic of childhood sexual abuse within the mental health community and to numerous civic and community groups. She has also served as adjunct faculty at Antioch University, teaching graduate classes on the treatment of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Janice considers it an honor to provide support and therapy to adult survivors. “I am constantly and continually humbled by the desire and the strength of the individuals who, despite obstacles that no child, no human being should ever have to face, gather the courage to face the deepest suffering imaginable in order to regain a life and sense of self that was lost because of the betrayal of another."

Janice Palm

This workshop has been approved for 1 CEU by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed
Marriage Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number is #1975-392.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders:
Preparation for Trauma Work

Character work precedes trauma work. In helping our clients with attachment disorders, building ego strength is a prerequisite for safe trauma work. This workshop will cover the differential intrapsychic diagnosis, therapeutic “triad of self”, different intervention techniques and counter-transference with different personality disorders. Case studies will be presented and plenty of time for role playing and a question and answer period.

Dr. Reed is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Washington State for the past 34 years. He participated in intensives at Pacifica Graduate Institute (2015, 2012-2013), and the Post Graduate Studies 5 Year Program (1988-1993) at the Institute under J.F. Masterson, Ralph Klein and Faculty.

Steve Reed, Ph.D., LCP, Faculty member of The Masterson Institute

This workshop has been approved for 1 CEU by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed
Marriage Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number is #1975-392.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Complex PTSD

This workshop is on treating clients who have complex PTSD and/or dissociative identity disorder. Diagnosing this type and magnitude of trauma and then providing safe and effective trauma therapy will be the focus. Topics will include five types of dissociation, building ego strength in the client, balancing out external functioning with traumatic inner work, use of dream work to identify parts of the inner system, hot topics in trauma work and more case studies will be provided as well as time for interactive discussions.


This workshop has been approved for 1 CEU by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed
Marriage Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number is #1975-392.

Seeing Flashing Red and Blue Lights and Hearing the Sirens Meant Safety to Me

Jami will share her personal history of growing up in a home where she witnessed her father continually committing acts of domestic violence against her mother. While working as a paralegal for a government agency that prosecuted crimes, her mother was subjected to years of abuse and terror perpetrated by Jami’s father. Eventually, he was arrested and convicted for his crimes, and sentenced to serve time in prison for them.

Officer Suedel has been in law enforcement for the past 7 years; first with the police department in Forks, WA, and then with Tukwila. She enjoys serving the community in this capacity. Along with rigorous professional training, she brings a deep level of insight and compassion, born out of her life experience , to the profession. She values her personal time with 2 beautiful young sons and a couple of rambunctious Laborador retrievers!

Tukwila Police Officer Jami Suedel