Mark Sideman


Mark Sideman

Mark has worked in the field of mental health and education for over 35 years and been a certified counselor in the state of Washington since 1989. His experience consists of 15 years as a Case Manager for The Division of Children and Family Services of Washington. He has worked with numerous communities in many counseling and therapy positions ranging from runaways to veterans as well working with crisis residential centers and crisis hotlines.

Mark has developed and taught training courses for trauma-engaged clients for professionals including lawyers, investigators, health profession and mediators. Mark consulted with numerous national trauma specialists and is a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.


Understanding Trauma - Meeting Online
Winter 2021

  • Jan 14, 2021 to Feb 18, 2021 (6 sessions total)
  • Fee: $175
  • Item: 7045
  • Old description: Through lecture, discussion and group interaction, students will gain a greater understanding of the trauma continuum encompassing Acute Stress Disorder, PTSD, Complex PTSD and Disassociation. We will explore how trauma may manifest and discuss helpful or harmful approaches to intervention. Drawing from up-to-date information as well as data established from formal trauma studies over 100 years ago, students will gain insight into some of the most important dynamics of trauma. We will discuss short-term trauma experiences, long-term traumatization and the pros and cons of various techniques to support those impacted by trauma. We will examine "trauma-informed" practices and shape a practical, concrete definition of trauma and traumatization.