From Complex Trauma to Dissociative Disorders Accelerated - Live Teleseminar Hinton/Maddy (Expired)

October 11, 2022 to June 13, 2023

This course was created to give clinicians a solid education in how to identify and work with complex trauma and dissociation. Part I covers guidelines for treatment and how to fulfill those guidelines in the process of therapy. Students will learn how to recognize the signs of complex trauma and dissociation, and understand the effects of trauma on the development and functioning of adult clients. They will be taught the relevant assessment tools to use, and how to structure therapy to be most effective for clients with all levels of traumatic experiences.  Students will also learn how working with traumatic material challenges both client and therapist, and how to meet the relational challenges that may emerge in therapy.   Special features that are common with dissociative clients will be covered, along with the skills necessary for the successful treatment of dissociation in clients. The course includes literature review and discussion, lecture and the explorations of a teaching case, “The Case of Harold.”

Part II is a continuation of the Part I course. This course covers opening treatment of dissociative disorders, disorganized attachment, neurobiology, self (ego) states, treatment and techniques, self-care, suicidality and self-injury, affect and sensate regulation, and integration techniques. Students must be prepared to discuss theories as applied to the treatment of their own client. Each student will be expected to select one or two clients to discuss in class. The case of Harold used in Part I may also be utilized during class discussions.

​Course Format: 16 sessions Live Teleseminar; 2.5 hour sessions each.
Course Dates:  October 11, 2022, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, 2023, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, Feb. 28, Mar. 14, Mar. 28, Apr. 11, Apr. 25, May 9, May 23, June 13, 2023
Meeting Time: 11:00am - 1:30pm US Eastern Time

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Target Audience

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 and dissociative disorders. For Part II of the course, students should have completed Part I (or the equivalent), and have at least one client with a dissociative disorder in treatment.

This course content is at the beginning/intermediate level.

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Event starts: 
10/11/2022 - 11:00am EDT
Event ends: 
06/13/2023 - 1:30pm EDT

Dawn Hinton, MEd, LPCC-S
Dawn Hinton, Med, LPCC, NCC, has worked as a high school counselor for 20 years and has owned a limited private practice in Florence, Kentucky for over a decade, where she mostly serves clients with trauma related disorders, dissociative disorders, and anxiety.  She is trained in EMDR, hypnosis, and Reality Therapy. 

She published an article, “Choosing Success in the Classroom” in The International Journal of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy focusing on teachers building relationships with students.  Prior to counseling, she taught high school math and science.  Throughout her career, she has conducted professional development sessions for teachers, school counselors, and counselors in training.  She teaches in the Professional Training Programs with the ISSTD and serves as an adjunct instructor at Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University. 

She has served in leadership positions in professional organizations.  For the Northern Kentucky Counseling Association, she has served multiple years as secretary and has completed the three year presidential cycle.  She is currently serving as the Kentucky Counseling Association Past President and Executive Director.  

Dawn has received awards including Outstanding School Counselor, Counselor of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Holly Maddy, LCSW, LISW-S
Holly Maddy, LCSW, LISW-S, an independent social worker licensed in both Ohio and Kentucky, has clinical experience beginning in 1999. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1998 with a masters degree in Social Work. 

She began her career as a case manager in Hamilton County working with families at risk of abuse and neglect. She managed a non-profit counseling agency in Boone County for five years where she provided therapeutic services, supervised other clinicians, and worked closely with community partners. Maddy has worked with both Adult and Child/Adolescent psychiatrists in the Northern Kentucky area on a contractual basis for a seven years. 

In 2008, she started her private practice. She also provides supervision for masters level social workers obtaining their independent license. She facilitates trainings in Boone County and coursework at Xavier University with topics including anxiety, trauma and dissociation. She is part of the ISSTD Professional Training Program faculty.  

She has additional training in trauma work, specifically Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). She has completed both EMDR 1 and 2 Trainings as well as the Masters Seminar course through ISSTD with a focus on DID.

The 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: 08/20/2020 – 08/20/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 40 continuing education credits.

CE Learning Systems is a co-sponsor of this event for the following approvals.

American Psychological Association (APA)
CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work
CE Learning Systems SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0060.

New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
CE Learning Systems (d/b/a, is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0008

New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
CE Learning Systems, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0072.

Texas Board of Social Work Examiners
CE-Go, a service of CE Learning Systems, is approved to offer continuing education courses by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#6460). CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for the courses.

ISSTD Certificate Program: This course has been approved for 40 credits towards the ISSTD Certificate of Advanced Studies in Trauma & Dissociation. Participants must participate live in at least twelve out of sixteen sessions to receive credit.

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