Advanced Topics in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders | Baker/O'Neil Fall 2023
This course consists of nine modules – six modules that make up the core of the course, and three complementary modules chosen by the instructor. Each module is “free-standing” in that it encompasses an entire topic to be covered in a single class. The core modules will be presented in the first six classes, with the three complementary left to the last three classes of the course.
Participants must have taken both parts of The Complexities of Complex Trauma and From Complex Trauma to Dissociative Disorders to enroll in this course.
Course Format: 9 sessions Live Teleseminar; 2.5 hour sessions each.
Course Dates: Thursdays: 2023: Aug 24. Spet 14, Oct 5, Nov 9, Dec 7. 2024: Jan 11, Feb 1, Feb 22, March 14, 2024
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM US Eastern Time
1 – An Introduction to Complex Trauma and Dissociation in Children and Adolescents
2 – Depersonalization and Derealization
3 – Institutional Betrayal
4 – Psychopharmacology and Medical Consequences of Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders
5 – Neurobiology of Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders and Research Update
6 – Shame and Moral Injury and Their Roles in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders
C4 – Clinical Hypnosis and Ego-State Therapy
C5 – Sexual Victimization of Boys and Men and Its Outcomes
Course Completion Requirements
Course completion requires live attendance, participation in sessions, and completion of session and overall evaluations. APA and ASWB credit cannot be awarded for watching the recording of a session. Please be advised that all courses have a course closure date, which is the last day of the month following the last session. All requirements must be completed by the course closure date. At that time, the course will no longer be accessible to participants who have pending tasks and credit cannot be retrieved at a later date.
APA: Participants must attend all sessions live (at least 50 minutes of every 60 minutes | For a 2.5 hour session participants must be present for at least 125 minutes out of the full 150 minutes). APA Credit is not awarded for any missed sessions, nor for partial attendance that does not satisfy the aforementioned criteria. Credit will only be awarded for individual sessions in which live attendance requirements are successfully met and session evaluations are complete. At the end of the course, certificates will be automatically populated upon the completion of the final overall course evaluation.
ASWB: Participants must attend all live sessions (at least 50 minutes of every 60 minutes | For a 2.5 hour session participants must be present for at least 125 minutes out of 150 minutes). If you are absent for an individual session or do not meet the aforementioned criteria, you are no longer eligible to earn ASWB credit at the completion of the course. *ASWB participants must be present and meet minute criteria for every single session throughout the course. ASWB certificates are manually processed by ISSTD staff and will be awarded via email approximately two weeks after the course closure date.
ISSTD Certificate Program: Participants must attend 8 out of 12 sessions (at least 50 minutes of every 60 minutes | For a 2.5 hour session participants must be present for at least 125 minutes out of 150 minutes). Those who attend the required number of sessions will be awarded 30 ISSTD Certificate Program credits. No certificate is awarded for certificate program credits.
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Licensed mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, accredited psychotherapists, etc.) who are interested in developing their skills in treating clients with complex trauma related disorders. Students must have successfully completed From Complex Trauma to Dissociative Disorders, Parts I and II to register for this course. Students who have completed the previous “Standard Course” before 2012 must have permission from the course instructor and one of the course directors.
The course content is at the advanced level.
Su Baker, MEd
Su Baker, MEd, licensed counsellor and psychotherapist, (private practice, Montreal, QC, Canada) has a Masters degree in counselling psychology from McGill University and training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis and EMDR. She has worked in the field of trauma and dissociation as a therapist and supervisor for more than 30 years and teaches at conferences nationally and internationally.
She was the ISSTD Treasurer for six years, has sat on many ISSTD committees as well teaching in the Professional Training Program of the ISSTD since its inception in 2001. She is currently the Past Chair of the Professional Training Program as well as the Course Director and creator of the Level I Adult course, and co-director and creator, with Joan Turkus, MD, of the Level II and III Adult courses.
She is a fellow of the ISSTD and has received a number of other ISSTD awards. She is the co-founder with John O’Neil and chair of the Montreal Study Group on Trauma and Dissociation (MSGTD), which has been meeting monthly since 1991.
John O'Neil, MD, FRCPC
John O’Neil, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Montreal Québec. He was Assistant Professor of psychiatry at McGill University and staff psychiatrist at St. Mary’s Hospital until his retirement to private practice in June 2018.
He joined the ISSMP&D (now ISSTD) in 1991, and has attended every annual conference since then. His private practice has progressively narrowed to the diagnosis and treatment of dissociative disorders.
Over the years, he became a Fellow of the ISSTD, and an ASCH Approved Consultant. He has taught in the ISSTD Professional Training Program at all adult levels except the master class, in Montreal and in Burlington VT, and online. John co-taught ISSTD’s day-long introductory workshop for 8 years, and hosted the Town Hall Meetings for 6 years.
In 2009, the 46-chapter book Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders: DSM-V and Beyond, co-edited by Paul Dell, was published and for which he received ISSTD’s Pierre Janet Writing Award. He is currently an assistant editor of the planned second edition of this book, now being co-edited by ISSTD Past Presidents Martin Dorahy and Steve Gold.
Fees for in-person and teleseminar courses include continuing education (CE) credits. Continuing education credits are available for all teleseminar courses as well as US and Canada-based in-person courses.
Please note that APA certificates will automatically populate upon the completion of the course. ASWB certificates are manually processed by staff and will be sent to eligible participants approximately two weeks after the course closure date.
- 22.50 APAThe International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- 22.50 ASWB ACEThe International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 22.50 continuing education credits.
- 22.50 ISSTD Certificate ProgramThis program is eligible for 22.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
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ISSTD Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will only be accepted up to 14 days prior to the first course session. Cancellations are subject to a $45 cancellation fee plus the cost of copyrighted materials. The course fee is not refundable if you withdraw from the course less than 14 days before the start of the course. Once the course starts no new students can be accepted more than one week after the course begins. Please note that to receive ASWB ACE credit, all sessions must be attended. All materials used for this course are subject to copyright laws and are not for duplication or distribution by course participants. Fees must be submitted with registration, and must be submitted in US dollars.
The cost of the copyrighted materials for this course is $105.