Advanced Topics in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders - Live Teleseminar Bouabjian | 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: 8 sessions Live Teleseminar; 2.5 hour sessions each.
Course Dates: Fridays: 2023: Sept 15, Oct 13, Nov 3, Dec 15, 2024: Jan 19, Feb 16, March 15, April 12, May 10
Meeting Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 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
C1 – Addictions and Eating Disorders
C4 – Clinical Hypnosis
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.
Sandra Bouabjian, MA
Sandra Bouabjian, MA is a licensed psychologist with a Masters in Counselling Psychology from McGill University and is in private practice in Montreal. She has been working in the field of Trauma and Dissociation for more than 15 years. Her previous experience includes working at St. Mary’s Hospital, department of psychiatry, where she first met and began treating clients with complex trauma and dissociative disorders. Since then, she has pursued her education in treating dissociative clients, by taking the ISSTD PTP courses, seeking consultation from other ISSTD therapists and attending the ISSTD conferences.
She has been an active member of the Montreal Study Group in Trauma and Dissociation and contributes as both an organizer and a member of the group. In addition, she offers consultation and supervision to other mental health professionals working with these challenging clients.
She is currently an instructor in the Professional Training Program (PTP) and has taught PTP courses both in person, in Montreal, and by teleseminar. She is currently the Chair of the PTP.. As well, she is an approved consultant in clinical hypnosis with ASCH and has taught in the ASCH-approved basic workshop.
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 $100.
ISSTD uses Zoom for our live teleseminar courses. Information on system requirements can be found here. A guide to live teleseminar courses will be provided to registrants approximately two weeks before the course begins via the course portal.