Laura DeSantis LPCC - 2024 CAMFT Conference speaker

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  • CAMFT's 2024 Annual Conference
    May 3 - 4, 2024 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott


Laura DeSantis, LMFT
Laura DeSantis, LPCC 

Laura DeSantis, LPCC is the founder of Juniper Therapy Center, a boutique group practice based out of San Francisco. Laura specializes in complex and relational trauma, dissociation, and anxiety and is deeply passionate about both utilizing and teaching effective healing modalities for these areas. She has an integrative style that draws from Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Laura is Level 1 IFS-trained and EMDR certified, and she completed UC Berkeley Extension’s Professional Program in Trauma-Informed Interventions in 2020. She is an adjunct faculty member at the California Institute of Integral Studies, a clinical supervisor in her private practice, and offers integrative trauma-focused consultation to other therapists. Laura's work with clients emphasizes understanding of the self as a means to heal past wounds, create internal and external change, and live authentically. You can find her at for therapy, speaking, and consultation.

Parts Work for Complex Trauma
Saturday | May 4, 2024
9:45 am - 11:45 am
(2 CEs)

Workshop Description:

Clients with histories of complex, relational, and attachment trauma often present with fiercely protective systems, making it difficult to proceed with depth therapy or enact behavioral change. Using theory and interventions from Internal Family Systems, the Model of Structural Dissociation, and the Comprehensive Resource Model, this workshop will enable you to better understand your clients with trauma histories and work with them in a neurobiologically-informed, safe, and attuned manner. Join this workshop to learn specific interventions for resourcing and working with parts you can use to bring healing to the clients who struggle the most.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Name the three types of protector parts, according to Internal Family Systems
  • Name the two types of parts, according to the Model of Structural Dissociation
  • State three benefits of resourcing in clients with complex trauma
  • Explain three resourcing interventions for use with clients with complex trauma

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