• April 29, 2023
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Online - Check-In is at 9:45 a.m. PDT
Add to Calendar 04/29/2023 10:00 am 04/29/2023 5:00 pm America/Los_Angeles A Workshop with Janina Fisher Join international trauma expert and clinical psychologist Janina Fisher for an in-depth, interactive workshop on healing trauma through her trauma-informed approach. Online - Check-In is at 9:45 a.m. PDT false MM/DD/YYYY


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Regular Registration: $100-$170
Member Registration: $80-$136
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Six APA/BBS CEs available for purchase after registration

Important Event Information 

  • This workshop will be live online.
  • This is a one-day workshop.
  • It will run from Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. PDT.
  • Portions of this workshop will be recorded, and limited access to a recording will be made available to those who attend the live event.  

Continuing Education

Six APA/BBS CE credits (CEs) are available for an additional fee of $30. After you register for the workshop, your confirmation email from Eventbrite will contain a link to the site where you can purchase the APA/BBS CEs from our co-sponsor, Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA). APA/BBS CEs may be purchased at any time before the workshop, but only those who have purchased in advance will receive the credits. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue CEUs retroactively. See below for details.


If you need to request accessibility accommodations, please email publicprograms@ciis.edu at least one week prior to the event. For more information, explore our Accessibility web page.

Self-rejection is a survival strategy in which we maintain childhood attachments to abusive attachment figures by disowning ourselves as bad or unlovable. This deeply painful failure of self-acceptance is adaptive in an unsafe world but results in lifelong shame and self-loathing, difficulty self-soothing, identity confusion, and complications in relationships with others.   

International trauma expert and clinical psychologist Janina Fisher developed the Fragmented Selves approach, or Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST), to help people overcome this alienation from self. It focuses on cultivating mindful awareness of disowned selves and disowned experience. As individuals learn to relate to their overwhelming emotions, body sensations, and impulses as evidence of trauma-related parts, they develop an increased ability to observe rather than react and tolerate distressing responses rather than acting out to discharge tension.   

Join Janina for an in-depth, interactive workshop on healing trauma through her trauma-informed approach. Using strategies inspired by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and ego state therapies, Janina empowers participants to explore the therapeutic power of fostering earned secure attachment relationships to our most deeply disowned selves.  

In this workshop, Janina guides participants to a deeper understanding of the relationship between attachment trauma and self-alienation. Discover the benefits of mindful observations of parts of the self, and indicators of trauma-related parts and their internal conflicts. Understand how to identify parts that sabotage self-compassion and self-acceptance and learn the four signs of self-alienation.  

Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.

Janina Fischer color portrait made into a circle. Janina is an older woman with dark brown hair. She is smiling.

Janina Fisher, PhD,
is a licensed clinical psychologist and a former instructor at Harvard Medical School. An international expert on the treatment of trauma, she is an Advisory Board member of the Trauma Research Foundation and the author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation (2017), Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: a Workbook for Survivors and Therapists (2021), and The Living Legacy Instructional Flip Chart (2022). She is best known for her work on integrating mindfulness-based and somatic interventions into traditional talk therapies. More information can be found on her website.    

Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the relationship between attachment trauma and self-alienation
  • Compare four signs of self-alienation
  • Discuss indicators of trauma-related parts and their internal conflicts 
  • Analyze the benefits of mindful observation of parts  
  • Assess parts that sabotage self-compassion and self-acceptance 
  • Describe interventions that create an increased felt sense of compassionate 

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals 

  • CEs for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CEs for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of Continuing Education by the American Psychological Association.
  • LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of Continuing Education by the American Psychological Association.
  • SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes.
  • For questions about completing the CE evaluation materials for this course, as well as receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact CIIS Public Programs at publicprograms@ciis.edu. For other questions about CEUs, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact Spiritual Competency Academy at info@spiritualcompetencyacademy.com.
  • CEs are only available for participants who attend the live workshop in-person or on Zoom. CEs cannot be issued to participants who view a recording of a workshop.

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