The Complexities of Complex Trauma Accelerated | Cross Spring 2024
The first half of this course will focus on the etiology of chronic trauma, its clinical picture, tools of assessment, the phase oriented approach to trauma and treatment pitfalls and therapeutic alliance. The course is partly didactic, based on the assigned readings, and partly discussion of the “Case of Erica”, a teaching case which unfolds in a naturalistic progression over 4 classes.
The second half of this course then continues the information learned and will focus on betrayal and memory, treatment modalities, the role of attachment, applications of theoretical models, and secondary trauma. The course is partly didactic, based on the assigned readings. In addition, students must be prepared to discuss theories as applied to treatment of their own clients.
Course Format: Twelve Sessions Live Teleseminar; 2.5 hour sessions each
Course Dates: Thursdays; March 14, April 11, April 25, May 9, May 23, June 6, June 20, July 18, Aug 1, Aug 15, August 29, September 12
Meeting Time: 12:00 - 2:30 PM US Eastern Time
Required textbooks are listed below and must be purchased by the participant. Additional materials including journal articles will be provided at no cost via this online course portal upon registration.
- Courtois, CA, and Ford, JD (2013) Treatment of Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach. NY, NY: The Guilford Press.
- Courtois, CA, and Ford, JD, eds. (2020) Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Adults, second edition. NY, NY: The Guilford Press.
- Herman, JL (2022) Trauma and Recovery: The aftermath of violence – from domestic abuse to political terror. NY, NY: Basic Books.
Course Completion Requirements
Course completion requires attendance, participation in sessions, and completion of session and overall evaluations. APA continuing education credits will only be awarded for live attendence for 50 minutes out of every hour of training.
To receive ASWB ACE credit, participants must participate and attend live the full time of all course sessions and complete session and overall evaluations.
For in-person courses participants are required to sign in and out of each session.
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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 chronic trauma related disorders.
This course content is at the beginning/intermediate level.
Richard Cross, UKCP has worked in the area of attachment & trauma for over 26 years. He currently works with children, adolescents and adults. His is a Registered and Accredited Psychotherapist & Child Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist working in the United Kingdom. He undertook his first training through ISSTD in 2003 and have been a member since this time.
He currently manages a large specialist team of psychologists and therapists at Five Rivers Child Care which is a social enterprise in the UK supporting children and adolescents who are looked after within specialist residential and foster care.
He is also actively involved in research, development and innovation with the Anna Freud Centre and this project is exploring the effective early identification of trauma, attachment and dissociation difficulties and exploring what the most effective interventions are.
He also ran a clinic for dissociative and trauma disorders in Glasgow, Scotland for adults for over 17 years. He is a trustee of The Bowlby Centre in London and seeks to advance the harnessing of relational psychotherapeutic approaches.
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.
- 30.00 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.
- 30.00 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 30.00 continuing education credits.
- 30.00 ISSTD Certificate ProgramThis program is eligible for 30.00 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 $40