Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Survivorship Webinar June 16 - From Fragmentation to Integration

forwarded with permission

Saturday, June 16
3 pm Pacific Time - Please note the time change
Presenter: Dr. Cathy Kezelman
"From Fragmentation to Integration"

This webinar will depict my personal psychotherapeutic journey to explore the process of recovery from an extreme dissociative state, which was characterised by a complete amnesia for 10 years of my childhood and fragmentation of my self onto integration and recovery. Despite my therapist providing a safe reliable and contained space it took me a long time to trust her or appreciate that she could keep me in mind. She was empathic, compassionate and skilled and the relationship we developed was core to my survival and my recovery. Over years she bore witness to the dissociated fragments of trauma returning to my consciousness and the intense emotions which were overwhelming me. Through a committed analytical psychotherapeutic process she guided me from terror and confusion through chaos and onto acceptance and understanding.

It will explore the changes in me from having little insight into myself, my inner world, relationships or functioning as a whole being. I now know my own unique feelings and choices, and have the capacity to reflect, form deeper relationships and live a full rich life.

Dr. Cathy Kezelman is President at ASCA (Adults Surviving Child Abuse), an Australian national charity which advocates for a trauma informed approach to care and trauma specific services for survivors of complex trauma secondary to child abuse and neglect. She is a director of MHCC (Mental Health Co-ordinating Council NSW). She is an active advocate for Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma and informed mental health responses to trauma. Early in 2010 she published her memoir, 'Innocence Revisited' - a tale in parts, her story of recovery from childhood trauma. Cathy is also a mother of four adult children and a foster child.


Registration closes Thursday evening June 14, 2012

To reserve a space in the webinar, e-mail Shamai at   and give her this information:

1. Your name
2. The webinar you wish to attend: "The aftereffects of extreme child abuse and the resiliency of the human spirit."
 3. Amount and method of payment  (check, PayPal, money order)
4. Your preferred e-mail address (so we can send you instructions)
5. The name you will be using for the webinar. (This does not have to be your real name or your message board screen name.)

You will receive a confirmation email immediately and an invitation link and instructions after the registration closes

Webinars are on a sliding scale from $50.00 to full scholarship (while we offer full scholarships for webinars please consider paying whatever you are able to. Even $5 will help to cover the cost of the webinar provider). Please remember to factor in the cost of the telephone call if you don’t have a computer headset. The PayPal button is near the bottom of the page at

If you wish to pay by check please send it to: Survivorship, Family Justice Center, 470 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94612.

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