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November 1st | 1PM-3PM


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Dr. Colin Ross, MD
Ross Institute For Trauma

In this talk, Dr. Ross will explain the principles of his Trauma Model Therapy and the relationships between trauma and addictions within the model. The core principles of Trauma Model Therapy include: the problem of attachment to the perpetrator; the locus of control shift. The problem is not the problem; just say ‘no’ to drugs; addiction is the opposite of desensitization; and the victim-perpetrator-rescuer triangle. The talk will be practical and hands-on with examples of specific techniques and strategies.


Participants will be able to:

1. Describe the core principles of Trauma Model Therapy (TMT) used at UBH Denton.

2. Describe specific treatment techniques of TMT.

3. Describe how TMT applies to the treatment of addictions.

Dr. Colin Ross, MD is an internationally renowned clinician, researcher, author
and lecturer in the field of dissociation and trauma-related disorders. He is the
founder and President of The Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma.
Dr. Ross has authored 29 books and over 200 professional papers, has reviewed
for numerous professional journals and grant agencies and is a past President of
the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. He has
appeared in a number of television documentaries and has published essays,
aphorisms, poetry, short stories, and screenplays. Dr. Ross is adept at imparting
complex information to diverse professional audiences on a variety of subjects.

He has spoken widely throughout North America and Europe and in China,
Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Ross obtained his M.D. from the
University of Alberta in 1981 and completed his training in psychiatry at the
University of Manitoba in 1985. He has been running a hospital-based Trauma
Program in Dallas, Texas since 1991.

Lunch From 12pm – 1pm

The Ross Institute was founded in 1995 by Colin A. Ross, M.D. The Institute is a private corporation that specializes in the management of psychiatric treatment programs and is currently contracted to provide management and treatment services to UBH Denton, in Denton, Texas, Forest View Hospitalin Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Del Amo Hospital, in Torrance, California.

The Ross Institute provides inpatient and partial trauma programs designed to treat mental health issues related to psychological trauma such as:  post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder).  The Ross Institute Trauma Programs are internationally known for both their intensive programming. Each patient is assigned a therapist who sees the patient 3 times a week for inpatient individual therapy.

December 6th | 6PM-9PM


RSVP Opens November 1, 2019.
The End of Year Celebration is for registered Annual Participants only + 1 guest.

Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill | 1601 N. Central Express Way
Dallas, Texas 75080


Ogden Hall | First United Methodist Church of Richardson
503 North Central Expressway
Richardson, Texas 75080

About RTD

Relational Therapists of Dallas is a professional organization for mental health professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.

We provide networking and continuing education for clinicians who work with relationships, couples, and family systems.

We are a supportive and inclusive community of LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPC’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, PsyD’s, Psychiatrists (MD’s), in/outpatient treatment facilities, and attorneys (JD’s).


We host almost monthly meetings, with guest speakers, on a wide variety of topics related to relationships, family systems, and mental health.

Meetings occur in February, March, April, May, September, October, and November. They generally occur the first Friday of the month, from 1-3pm.

Prior to each meeting, we host a networking lunch at noon (12pm), hosted by a treatment facility who presents for 10 minutes at the end of the lunch.

By attending all meetings, CEU requirements for most master’s level mental health licensures are completed.

February’s topic is always ethics and lasts 3 hours (1-4pm) to meet CEU requirements for most mental health disciplines. In January, we host a supervisor refresher course which lasts 3 hours and is not included in “participation”. Additionally, we host a holiday party at the end of the year.

For those who are non-members but would like to attend a 2 hour meeting for CEU’s.

$30/Workshop – Pay Here

Licensed Professionals: LMFT’s, LPCs, LCSW’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, MD’s, JD’s, and treatment representatives from in/outpatient facilities. This includes interns and associate licenses.

Students currently enrolled in Graduate School for a mental health discipline with valid Student ID.


Relational Therapists of Dallas, 2018