The Complexities of Complex Trauma Accelerated - Live Teleseminar Stach
The 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.
This course then continues the information learned in Part I 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.
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Course Format: 12 sessions Live Teleseminar; 2.5 hour sessions each.
Course Dates: Tuesdays; February 1, February 15, March 8, March 22, April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17, May 31, June 14, June 28, July 12 2022
Meeting Time: 12:00 - 2:30pm US Eastern Time
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.
Kirsten Stach, MA, Dipl, MIACP
Kirsten Stach, MA, Dipl, MIACI was born and raised in the former East Germany (DDR). During her college years Kirsten volunteered for the Blue Cross, an organization offering help and support to alcohol addicts. She got involved with her whole heart and it changed her perspective again and opened up the opportunity to become a psychotherapist.
After finishing the Diploma in 1988 she started working in a day clinic for alcohol addicts and at the same time started her training in Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic and Body oriented Psychotherapy. On the humanitarian initiative of a Reverend, Kirsten, her former supervisor and a solicitor founded a non-profit organisation in 1990 for the re-integration of released prisoners and inmates of forensic psychiatric units. Kirsten conducted psychodynamic group work in different prisons. From 1995 on she worked for non-profit organisations, the childcare-, and social- and probation services and amongst others specialised in working with difficult, complex, dangerous and “unmanageable” clients like former inmates, mercenaries from the Yugoslavian Civil War, Punks, Nazis and young heroin addicts.
Her first encounter and subsequent interest in Dissociative Disorders started in 1997. In 2005 Kirsten relocated to West Cork in Ireland and established her own psychotherapy practice in 2007 and is licensed by IACP. She joined ISSTD in 2010. Kirsten is mainly working with adult trauma survivors from different countries and cultural backgrounds, a high percentage of her case loads are clients with Dissociative Disorders. In 2019 Kirsten was awarded a MA for Integrative Psychotherapy from CIT Cork.
- 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.
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.
ISSTD uses Zoom for our live teleseminar courses. Information on system requirements can be found here. A guide to live teleseminar courses is available below and in each session of the course in the course portal.