The Complexities of Complex Trauma | Behrens Fall 2023

October 13, 2023 to March 29, 2024

Course Description

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: FRIDAYS: 2023: Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 10, Dec 1, Dec 15, 2024: Jan 5, Jan 19, Feb 2, Feb 16, Mar 1, Mar 15, and Mar 29
Meeting Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm US Eastern Time

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Required Texts 

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. 

  1. Courtois, CA, and Ford, JD (2013) Treatment of Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach. NY, NY: The Guilford Press.
  2. Courtois, CA, and Ford, JD, eds. (2020) Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Adults, second edition. NY, NY: The Guilford Press.
  3. Herman, JL (2015) 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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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 chronic trauma related disorders. 

This course content is at the beginning/intermediate level.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 30.00 APA
    The 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 ACE
    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: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 30.00 continuing education credits.
  • 30.00 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 30.00 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
Course opens: 
07/20/2023
Course expires: 
04/30/2024
Event starts: 
10/13/2023 - 10:00am EDT
Event ends: 
03/29/2024 - 12:30pm EDT
ISSTD Member cost:
$780.00
Your Price:
$880.00
Rating: 
5
Krista Behrens, LPC
Email: kristabehrens@gmail.com
Krista Behrens is a private practitioner and LPC currently living in the state of Georgia in the United States. She specializes in serving those impacted by grief and loss, relational, physical and sexual abuse. As such, her caseload is comprised in large part of those who meet criteria for dissociative disorders. She attributes her ability to help others to two things, broadly: the ISST-d and its training programs and her clients, both of whom have taught her so much. While she considers herself first and foremost an empathic and attuned listener in the therapy session, specific therapies she utilizes include Ego State Therapy and EMDR. Her formal education was at the University of Pittsburgh for undergraduate work and Chatham University for her Masters of Science in counseling psychology. Krista loves exposure to different cultures and experiences and has worked overseas and stateside, across private, public and non-profit sectors, for the twenty years prior to her career change into psychology. She excelled in corporate coaching, training and management, and still loves to support and develop other professionals. Helping other clinicians to provide therapy to populations who are, quite frankly, in dire need of therapists who understand dissociation and how to work with it, is a passion of hers. 

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. 

Available Credit

  • 30.00 APA
    The 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 ACE
    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: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 30.00 continuing education credits.
  • 30.00 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This 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

Required Hardware/software

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. 

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