Cultural Competency with Dissociation Online
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Recognize a variety of trauma and dissociation presentations
- Define plurality as a culture and a community
- Identify patterns of community expression that reinforce dissociation
- Distinguish between dissociative experiences and online community plurality as an identity
- Practice culturally competent interactions and approaches appropriate for identity development and healing
Presenter: Emily Christensen, PhD
Presenter Bio: Emily 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 community and hospital chaplain, as well as in the role of the ISSTD Professional Training Program Administrator. She also serves ISSTD on the Annual Conference Committee, the Communications & Marketing Committee, the Membership Committee, DID Awareness Day WorkGroup, and the United Nations WorkGroup. As a licensed clinical counselor, she has been in private practice since 2004.
Dr Christensen is currently 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.
She lectures internationally about trauma and resiliency, and she is the voice behind "System Speak: A Podcast About Dissociative Identity Disorder", which airs in 93 countries around the world.
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 three books: Clinical Perspectives on Dissociative Identity Response, “Me, Not-Me, and We: A Lived Experience Workbook for Phased Recovery from Complex and Relational Trauma with Dissociative Identity Response”, and the memoir “If Tear Were Prayers: A Life With Dissociative Identity Disorder”.
- 1.50 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.
- 1.50 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 1.50 continuing education credits.
- 1.50 ISSTD Certificate ProgramThis program is eligible for 1.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.