Session Fourteen - Specific techniques for dissociative disorders: Stage One Safety, self-care, functionality Suicidality and self-injury in dissociative disorders

April 15, 2025
Session Fourteen – Content Level: Intermediate and advanced
Specific techniques for dissociative disorders: Stage One
Safety, self-care, functionality
Suicidality and self-injury in dissociative disorders

Readings:

  1. Boon, S, Steele, K & van der Hart, O (2011) Coping with trauma-related dissociation: Skills training for patients and therapists. NY: NY, Norton, Chapter 8, pp. 82-89
  2. Boon, S, Steele, K & van der Hart, O (2011) Coping with trauma-related dissociation: Skills training for patients and therapists. NY: NY, Norton, Chapter 9, pp. 97-110
  3. Boon, S, Steele, K & van der Hart, O (2011) Coping with trauma-related dissociation: Skills training for patients and therapists. NY: NY, Norton, Chapter 10, pp. 111-122
  4. Boon, S, Steele, K & van der Hart, O (2011) Coping with trauma-related dissociation: Skills training for patients and therapists. NY: NY, Norton, Chapter 26, pp. 314-322.
  5. Howell, EF (2011) Understanding and treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Relational Approach, NY: NY Routledge, Chapter 14, pp. 249-263.

Timed outline:
30 minutes: Discussion of Reading 1 – developing safety
30 minutes: Discussion of Readings 2 and 3 – daily self-care, sleep and routine
30 minutes: Discussion of Readings 4 and 5 – self-harm and suicidality
60 minutes: Discussion of application of theory and techniques to disguised case material from students
 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify methods for developing a sense of safety with DID patients
  2. Discuss various aspects of daily self-care and how to encourage a structured daily routine with DID patients
  3. Describe the differences between suidicality and self-harm in DID patients and develop strategies for dealing with each
  4. Apply theory to case material provided by the students and instructors
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 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.
  • 2.50 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 2.50 continuing education credits.
  • 2.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 2.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
Course opens: 
01/18/2023
Course expires: 
06/30/2025
Event starts: 
04/15/2025 - 11:00am EDT
Event ends: 
04/15/2025 - 1:30pm EDT
Rating: 
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Available Credit

  • 2.50 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.
  • 2.50 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 2.50 continuing education credits.
  • 2.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 2.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
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