Nov 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - Nov 19, 2019, 12:00 PM

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 - 9:00am-12:00pm

Well Life Network - 55 Horizon Drive, Huntington NY 11743

Fee: $50.00

Speaker:  Valentina Stoycheva, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Co-Founder and Director STEPS /Stress & Trauma Evaluation and Psychological Services

Course will explore common reactions to trauma, the diagnostic symptom clusters of PTS, impact on the family and loved ones, and common reactions of clinicians and the community. Audience will learn about the basics of PTS, impact on the family, stages of reactions to and coping with PTS, substance abuse related issues with treatment of PTS. Course will provide practical knowledge for anyone interacting with an individual contending with PTS, be it a loved one, a caregiver, or a clinician.


Dr. Valentina Stoycheva received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and a post-doctoral fellowship specializing in military and trauma psychology at the Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Personnel and their Families, Northwell Health. She has received specialized trainings in utilizing empirically-based treatments (EBTs) for PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders, as well as couples/family psychotherapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (TF-CBT) for children. Dr. Stoycheva has worked extensively within the field of trauma—ranging from early childhood abuse to domestic violence, to surviving natural disasters and war-related trauma—as well as with anxiety and panic disorders, mood disorders, and personality disorders. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. The scope of her experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her approach is integrative, blending psychodynamic, relational, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical-behavioral techniques, tailored individually for each client. Dr. Stoycheva has also held a two-year Research Fellowship at the Pacella Parent-Child Center, New York Psychoanalytic Institute. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate-level college courses and has contributed over a dozen publications and presentations in the fields of trauma, family dynamics, and the psychotherapy process.


3 CEUs for LMHC

3 CEUs for LMFT

3 CASAC Renewal Credits 

CEU Certificates will be provided at the conclusion of the workshop as long as you were pre-registered for the training. Participants that register at the door will receive their certificates via email 2 weeks after the conclusion of the training. As per the NYSED, participants must be present for the entire workshop in order to receive CEU credits. Please contact Jinny Ferro (516-746-0350, ext. 4365 / with questions/concerns. 

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