Working with the Effects of Emotional Abuse, Severe Neglect & Invisibility
with Dolores Mosquera

$99 CAD

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

11:00 AM to 3:15 PM Eastern CA/USA


8:00 AM - 12:15 PM Pacific CA/USA 

9:00 AM - 1:15 PM Mountain CA/USA  

4:00 PM - 8:15 PM London, UK 

5:00 PM - 9:15 PM Madrid, Spain 

5:00 PM - 9:15 PM Berlin, Germany 

5:00 PM - 9:15 PM Copenhagen, Denmark 

6:00 PM - 10:15 PM Helsinki, Finland


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Workshop Description

Learn practical tools to work with the effects of early attachment disruptions and neglect, including feeling invisible, avoidance, distrust. 

The effects of emotional abuse, feeling like a burden for others or unwanted have a profound effect on the child and future adult. In early childhood, caregivers’ affective signals and lack of contingent availability present a more common perceived threat to the child’s development of a secure sense of self than the actual level of physical danger or risk for the child’s survival. These “hidden traumas” of neglect, related to the caretakers’ inability to modulate affective dysregulation, result in deactivating responses to attachment cues. Children who learn to deactivate automatic responses never develop basic abilities such as co-regulation, emotional regulation, and self-care. In addition, in some households, having needs or expressing them may be dangerous and children are neither given the chance to trust others nor themselves. Experiencing other types of additional traumatic events will complicate the picture even more. 

Since children must adapt to survive, victims of severe emotional abuse and neglect must develop strategies to deal with their experiences. These survival strategies become automatic and may be difficult to identify in adults. Clients often learn to ignore their emotions and their most basic needs, which makes them feel invisible, unseen, and neglected. As adults they keep seeing themselves through the eyes of the people who have hurt them and tend to treat themselves in the same way they were treated as children.

Target Audience:   Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, graduate-level Counselors, Psychotherapists

Course Content Level: Introductory

Learning Objectives 
Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify at least three (3) effects of attachment-related issues, including severe neglect. 
  • Describe concepts for the therapeutic work in attachment-related issues. 
  • List at least four (4) learned defenses. 
  • Apply at least two (2) practical tools to work with the effects of early attachment disruptions and neglect. 
  • Identify covert maltreatment and abuse.



Meet the Presenter, Dolores Mosquera

Dolores Mosquera is a psychologist and psychotherapist, specializing in complex trauma and dissociative disorders. She has been trained in several psychotherapeutic approaches and is an accredited EMDR Europe trainer and supervisor. 

Dolores is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders, a private institution where she has worked for years. Dolores has extensive experience in leading seminars, workshops, and lectures around the world. She has been a guest speaker at conferences throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North, Central, and South America. She has published 15 books and numerous articles on personality disorders, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders, and is a recognized expert in this field. 

In 2017, Dolores received the David Servan-Schreiber award for outstanding contributions to the EMDR field, and was made a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation in 2018.

Four (4) Continuing Education (CE) Credits Available

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) - Eligible for 4 CE credits. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) - 4 CEC credits. CCPA has reviewed and approved the content of this workshop for 4 CE credits

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - Eligible for 4 CE hours. Working with the Effects of Emotional Abuse, Severe Neglect & Invisibility has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Envision Counselling & Consulting Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3889.

*Recorded version of the program does not qualify for NBCC credit under this approval. Participants must attend live in order to receive a certificate with NBCC CE hours.


Workshop FAQ
  • What are the requirements for obtaining CEs?
    Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire workshop, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following workshop completion.

    If participants watch the recording (on demand) version of the presentation, they will have access to Self-Study CE credits after completion of a short quiz.
  • Do I have to pay extra for CE credits?
    No. The cost of CE credits is include with your workshop registration fee.
  • How long do I have to review the recording?
    You will have 60 days to review the recording. The recording will be made available approximately 5 days after the live workshop.
  • If I cannot attend live, can I still get CE credits?
    Yes. You can access the recording on-demand, watch it in its entirety, and then pass a quiz with a score of 75% or higher. After taking the quiz, you will be able to download a certificate as proof of completion.
  • What is the refund policy?
    Refunds on purchased tickets are available up until 15 days before the date of the live workshop. There is no refund after this date. Refunds will include the ticket price less a $50 processing fee for all refunds/price adjustments. *Prices subject to change. Refunds within 15 days of workshops will be in the form of a workshop credit. These credits do not expire.
  • If I have special needs or require accommodations, what do I do?
    Email registration@envisionservices.ca at least five (5) days prior to the live workshop to request accommodations or discuss your needs. Envision cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
  • If I have a complaint or grievance, who do I contact?
    Please email registration@envisionservices.ca. All grievances must be in writing and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.
  • Is there commercial support or a conflict of interest for this presentation?
    There is no known conflict of interest for this program.

    Envision has not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.

    Envision will disclose any potential conflicts at the begin of the workshop.

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