Master Seminar - Complex Posttraumatic and Dissociative Disorders - Teleseminar Turkus 2022

October 5, 2022 to June 7, 2023

The Master Seminar provides a seminar/small group format of knowledgeable mental health professionals, who are treating clients with Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociative Disorders and who have completed both a minimum of 8 years in clinical practice and advanced training with ISSTD or its equivalent. This is an opportunity to read and discuss the latest books in our field, peruse recent journal articles, and present clinical cases. This year, we will be reading the new book, Finding Solid Ground, an expert resource on the treatment of dissociative trauma disorders as well as a book on the treatment of attachment disturbances in adults and another on shame with a more analytic bent.

At the completion of this seminar, participants will have state-of-the-art knowledge to increase their diagnostic and treatment skills with clients who present with Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Dissociative Disorders within a biopsychosocial context. The seminar is designed for the study of academic and clinical material at a Master Seminar level. This seminar will provide invaluable resources on the treatment of dissociative trauma-related disorders based on evidence-informed and practical approach.  Next, the material will move to a discussion of the attachment disturbances in adults including interventions for treatment.  The final section will cover papers on shame from an attachment and relational perspective given at a conference at the Bowlby Centre.  Overall, these readings and discussions will include in-depth understanding of current theoretical and practical concepts of trauma and provide an integrative framework for working with trauma survivors.

Required Textbooks

  • Brand, B., Schielke, H., Schiavone, F., Lanius, R. (2022) Finding Solid Ground:  Overcoming Obstacles in Trauma Treatment. Oxford University Press, New York, NY.
  • Brand, B., Schielke, H., Schiavone, F., Lanius, R. (2022) The Finding Solid Ground Program Workbook:  Overcoming Obstacles in Trauma Recovery. Oxford University Press, New York, NY.
  • Brown, D., Elliot, D. (2016) Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair.  W.W. Norton & Company, New York, NY.
  • Epstein, O. (Ed) (2022) Shame Matters:  Attachment and Relational Perspectives for Psychotherapists. Routledge, New York, NY.

Course Format: 9 Live Teleseminar sessions; 2.5 hours each
Course Dates: Wednesdays; Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7, 2022, Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3, and June 7, 2023
Meeting Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM US Eastern Time

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Target Audience

Licensed mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors) who are personally treating clients with Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociative Disorders and who have personally treated a significant number of such clients in a minimum of eight (8) years in clinical practice. In addition, the participants must have taken the ISSTD Advanced Topics in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders course or its equivalent (to be assessed by the facilitator.)

The content is at the advanced level.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 22.50 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.
  • 22.50 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 22.50 continuing education credits.
Course opens: 
07/20/2022
Course expires: 
07/31/2023
Event starts: 
10/05/2022 - 7:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/07/2023 - 9:30pm EDT
ISSTD Member cost:
$412.00
Your Price:
$462.00
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Joan Turkus, MD
Joan A. Turkus, MD maintains a consulting and clinical practice in psychiatry and traumatology in McLean, Virginia. She is the Medical Director, TraumaSci: Complex Trauma Disorders Program at Dominion/HCA Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia and Co-Founder/Past Medical Director of The Center: Posttraumatic Disorders Program at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, DC.  

Dr. Turkus has years of experience in the trauma field and maintains a national profile with teaching and consultation. She is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in pharmacy and graduated from The George Washington University School of Medicine with honors. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, of which she is a Past President. She has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award, the Cornelia Wilbur Award for clinical contributions, and a Distinguished Achievement Award by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Psychiatry and the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry. 

She is trained in psychiatry, traumatology, clinical hypnosis and EMDR. She maintains a keen interest in neurobiology and psychopharmacology, particularly in their application to the complexity of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Available Credit

  • 22.50 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.
  • 22.50 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 22.50 continuing education credits.
 
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