From Complex Trauma to Dissociative Disorders - Houston | Fall 2023
This course was created to give clinicians a solid education in how to identify and work with complex trauma and dissociation. The first part of this course 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.”
The second part of this course 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 Dates: 2023: Sept 22, Oct 20, Nov 10, Dec 8; 2024: Jan 5, Feb 9, March 15, April 19, May 10, June 7, June 28, July 19, Aug 16, Aug 30, Sept 13, Sept 27
Meeting Time: Fridays | 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time
2929 Buffalo Speedway #1408 Houston, TX 77098
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 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.
Naomi Rosborough, LPC-S
Naomi Rosborough, LPC-S is a licensed professional counselor supervisor. A retired psychotherapist in private practice for over 40 years, she is presently retired from clinical practice offering consultation to therapists and clinicians privately and in various institutions.
She was a co-founder of the Houston-Galveston Trauma Institute, a non-profit organization providing training and consultation to health professionals in the clinical management of psychological trauma.
Since 2002, she has co-taught a nine-month course on trauma and dissociation, designed to train therapists in trauma related clinical interventions offered worldwide by the International Society for the Study of Dissociation.
Naomi attended the University Pennsylvania and earned both her BA and MA in Psychology from Antioch University. She has been published in trauma related professional journals since 2003.
Jean M. Goodwin, MD
Jean McClung Goodwin,MD grew up on a cattle ranch in Clay County, Texas. She studied Physical Anthropology at Harvard/Radcliffe where her undergraduate thesis became a book, Human Birth at High Altitude. She graduated with an MD from Harvard Medical School in 1971 and with a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from UCLA in 1972.
She did her psychiatric residency at Georgetown University Hospitals and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. In the late 1970’s that she began consulting to child protective services and discovered that children’s complaints about sexual abuse were assumed to be fantasies. Correcting this assumption led to three books, Sexual Abuse: Incest Victims and Their Families; Rediscovering Childhood Trauma, and Splintered Reflections: Images of the Body in Trauma (with Reina Attias).
She worked as a Professor of Psychiatry at Medical College of Wisconsin and at the University of Texas Medical Branch where she retains a clinical appointment. She is board certified in General Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Psychoanalysis. Since 1998 she has been in full time private practice in Galveston, Texas.
She began psychoanalytic training at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and completed training at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute in 1999 where she continued on faculty and is now a training and supervising analyst. Since 2005 she has taught the standard dissociation course through ISST-D, together with other members of the Houston-Galveston Trauma Consortium. She is a fellow of ISST-D and of the American Psychiatric Association. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters as well as poetry and a book of short stories, Mischief and Mercy: Tales of the Saints ( as Jean McClung). She is married to James S Goodwin, Professor of Internal Medicine at UTMB and has four adult children and five grandchildren.
Rosalie W. Hyde, LCSW
Rosalie Hyde, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice for 30+ years. With a specialty in trauma related disorders, she is the co-founder of The Houston Galveston Trauma Institute, a training institute for mental health professionals and other front line workers. She works within a stage based, psychodynamic frame through the lens of traumatic experience.
She is an approved State of Texas Supervisor and is case consultant to mental health clinicians on complex trauma. She has also developed expertise in couples therapy with an understanding of stage based attachment trauma . Her other passion is advocating for immigrants seeking asylum and has worked with both refugees and asylum seekers.
She has been a trainer with Physicians for Human Rights teaching clinicians to perform forensic evaluations for immigration court. She recently published two chapters in the Handbook of Refugee Experience ( 2019). She has furthered her specialty in global mental health with certification by the Harvard Refugee Trauma Global Mental Health Certificate Program.
She has co taught courses with ISSTD in the Professional Training Program for close to 20 years.
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.
- 40.00 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.
- 40.00 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 40.00 continuing education credits.
- 40.00 ISSTD Certificate ProgramThis program is eligible for 40.00 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 $15