Presentations and workshops given by Doris D'Hooghe

As a psychotherapist, I am trained in Gestalt therapy, Group Therapy, Transpersonal Psychology and my training in Child Therapy was based on the integrative psychology.

Later, I became intrigued by trauma and its effects and took trainings in Psychotraumatology and EMDR. These different courses turned me into a therapist with a broad vision on pathology, its causes, and opportunities to heal.

As I took a keen interest in attachment issues, I specialized in early-childhood trauma in an attachment relationship.

Up till today, I have been working in my own private practice since 1990, where I work with children, adolescents, adults, parents, and elderly people.

In the last 15 years I have become interested in the blend of neuroscience with psychology, attachment and trauma.

I have followed a one-year training with Bruce Perry and have attended different workshops, presentations etc. on neuroscience, both online and at congresses all over the world. Speakers included Dan Siegel, Bruce Perry, Pat Ogden, Kathy Steele, Onno van der Hart, Joyanna Silberg, Dan Hughes, Debra Wessselman, Allan Schore, Stephen Porges , Bessel Van der Kolk, Gabor Maité etc.

I self-study considerably, reading books related to neuroscience and therapy (Porges, Panksepp, Siegel, Schore, Rossouw, Grawe, Cozolino, Rustin, Montgomery, van der Kolk…)

My work is based on the integration of neuroscience, psychology, and Spirituality.

In my work, I carry a strong belief in the uniqueness and healing capabilities of my client (both child and adult) and focus on the therapeutic relationship, as I find it an important tool within the work I do.

 I am also the founder of Traumacentre Belgium, a unique project in Belgium that mainly focuses on working with traumatized clients, on short term or in the long run, to help them recover and reestablish their daily lives. (www.traumacentrum .be)

I enjoy passing on my knowledge and experience by giving lectures, presentations, trainings and workshops. My special interest is early attachment trauma, trauma in elderly and in children...and the effects on mental health.

Workshops on ISSTD Congresses USA
  • Longing for belonging.” Repairing the broken relationship by transforming last longing effects of “Invisible Attachment Trauma” into the capability to love and connect. (2021)
  • “How Peace Can be Shaped by Healing the Fragmented Self” (2021)
  • “Despicable me”: Dissociative shame in children resulting from attachment trauma. A journey towards wholeness. (2020)
  • “Is there anybody out there...?” Disorganized attachment style and the drama triangle in children who suffered from” invisible” attachment trauma. A therapeutic toolbox. (2019)
  • “I love you my killer”: “Invisible” attachment trauma resulting in adult traumatic bonding, and healing strategies. (2018)
  • “Ghosts from the past”: Could dementia symptoms be considered as dissociative symptoms due to previous traumatic experiences? A pilot project. (2017)
  • “Mom, there’s a monster in the closet”: How do attachment, trauma and anxiety disorders interact? (2017)
  • “Early attachment trauma and the impact on child’s development.” (2016)
  • "Seeing the unseen: opportunities to work with children who are traumatized in a caregiving relationship." (2015)
Presentations & Workshops International
  • "EMDR's application in the treatment of children with selective mutism"
  • MDR congress Hamburg - June 2010
     
  • “Selective mutism as a symptom of early childhood traumatization and treatment possibilities.”
  • Poster presentation on the NTVP congress Amsterdam September 2010
     
  • "Early childhood trauma in an attachment relationship"
  • WAIMH congress Oslo - August 2011
     
  • "Early childhood trauma in an attachment relationship"
  • ESTD congress Berlin – March 2012
     
  • “Integrating attachment theory and the AIP model in working with early childhood trauma in an attachment relationship.”
  • EMDR Congress Madrid- June 2012
     
  • “Early childhood trauma in an attachment relationship.”
  • Poster presentation 3rd Biennial IASA Conference Frankfurt September 2012
     
  • “Detecting early childhood trauma in an attachment relationship as an opportunity for early intervention and treatment.”
  • Selected for presentation at the ISEI Conference St. Petersburg June 2013
     
  • "Seeing the unseen: opportunities to work with children who are traumatized in a caregiving relationship." 
  • Presentation on the ESTD congress Copenhagen March 2014
  • Presentation on the 31st Annual ISSTD Conference Long Beach USA
  • Workshop on the RPNC World congress of Psychiatric Nurses Banff/ Alberta Canada 22/05/15
  • Presentation on the ECP congress 07-10/07/15 Milan Italy
     
  • “Early attachment trauma and the impact on child’s development.”
  • Workshop on the 32nd Annual ISSTD Conference San Francisco 2016
  • Presentation on the ESTD congress Amsterdam 2016
  • Workshop on the NMT congress Banff- Canada 2016
     
  • “The mosaic of life”: Integrating attachment- and trauma theory in the treatment of challenging behavior in elderly with dementia.
  • Presentation on the 32nd Annual ISSTD Conference San Francisco 2016
  • Workshop on the ESTD congress Amsterdam 2016
     
  • “Mom, there’s a monster in the closet”: How do attachment, trauma and anxiety disorders interact?
  • ISSTD congress Washington April 2017
  • OMEP world assembly and national conference June 2017, Opatija, Croatia
  • ICCAP August 2018 Malaysia
  • ATTACH October 2018 Virginia Beach
     
  • “Ghosts from the past”: Could dementia symptoms be considered as dissociative symptoms due to previous traumatic experiences? A pilot project.
  • ISSTD congress Washington April 2017
     
  • “I love you my killer”: “Invisible” attachment trauma resulting in adult traumatic bonding, and healing strategies. 
  • Workshop on the ISSTD Congress March 2018 Chicago.
     
  • “There’s a little voice inside my head”: “Invisible” attachment trauma and suicide in children, and healing strategies. A case study.
  • Presentation on the ISSTD Congress March 2018 Chicago
  • ICCAP August 2018 Malaysia
     
  • “Is there anybody out there...?” Disorganized attachment style and the drama triangle in children who suffered from” invisible” attachment trauma. A therapeutic toolbox.
  • Workshop on the ISSTD Congress March New York 2019
  • Presentation on ICCAP Congress London July 2019
     
  • Workshop: Trauma- Focused Therapy. Working with Children and adolescents.
  • 3 – days Kuala- Lumpur May 2019
     
  • “Despicable me”: Dissociative shame in children resulting from attachment trauma. A journey towards wholeness.
  • Workshop on the Online ISSTD Congress 2020
Workshops

Workshop Trauma center Belgium in collaboration with Wings of Hope (Palestine)

  • “Trauma-Focused Therapy Working with Children & Adolescents.”
  • Workshop online for Wings of Hope Palestine July 2020

Workshop Trauma center Belgium in collaboration with Carpe Diem (Malaysia)

  • “Trauma Focused Therapy Workshop Series”
  • 4 Workshops Online November 2020

Workshop Trauma center Belgium

  • “Invisible Attachment Trauma”
  • Two Day Workshop September 2020
     
  • “Safety as a Cornerstone of Trauma therapy”
  • Two-day online Workshop March 2021
     
  • “How Peace Can be Shaped by Healing the Fragmented Self”
  • Three Day Workshop Online October 2021