The Complexities of Complex Trauma Teleseminar | Trana/Christensen 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: Mondays: Jan 8, Jan 22, Feb 5, Feb 19, Mar 4, Mar 11, Apr 1, Apr 15, Apr 29, May 13, Jun 3 and Jun 20, 2024
Meeting Time: 9:00-11:30 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 (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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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.
Julie Trana, LCPC
Julie Trana is a licensed clinical professional counselor working in private practice in Idaho. She specializes in working with adult survivors of interpersonal trauma who are struggling with complex PTSD and dissociative response. She also provides supervision for counselors and social workers seeking to advance their competence of working with trauma. Julie earned her masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in Portland, OR in 2009, and her bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Idaho in 2007. Her work is grounded in psychodynamic and attachment theory, and she incorporates a variety of top-down and bottom-up approaches in her work with trauma survivors. Prior to private practice work, Julie served as the Clinical Director for two community mental health agencies, a non-profit organization serving survivors of interpersonal violence, and assisted with opening a 24-hour community crisis center.
Emma Christensen, PhD
Emma Christensen earned her BS in Human Development, her MS in Professional Counseling, her MDiv in Pastoral Counseling, and her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy. She works as licensed clinical counselor and as a chaplain. She served as the ISSTD Professional Training Program Administrator, numerous committees and workgroups, moderates the annual DID Awareness Day webinar, and is currently a member of the ISSTD Professional Training Program faculty. As a licensed clinical counselor, she has been in private practice since 2004, with additional experience in ER triage, inpatient psychiatric, residential treatment, school-based, and outpatient settings. Dr. Christensen has served as the international clinical coordinator for humanitarian aid organizations offering counseling and trauma resiliency training to government leaders, humanitarian aid workers, and first responders in war zones, refugee camps, and natural disaster sites. Besides numerous syndicated articles online about mental health issues, she is the author of the 2019 EJTD article about DID and the Online Community. She is also the author of a "if tears were prayers", a memoir about Dissociative Identity Disorder, as well as a lived experience interactive workbook for those with dissociative disorders. She also has just completed a book about psychodynamic treatment of trauma, and is the editor of a clinical compilation written by several ISSTD members. She lectures internationally about trauma and resiliency, and they are the voice behind "System Speak: A Podcast About Dissociative Identity Disorder", which airs in 96 countries around the world thus far.
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