Session Nine - Opening treatment of dissociative disorders

November 4, 2024

Session Nine – Content Level: Intermediate
Opening treatment of dissociative disorders

Readings:

  1. Howell, EF (2011) Understanding and treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Relational Approach. NY: NY Routledge, Chapter 1, pp. 15-26.
  2. Howell, EF (2011) Understanding and treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Relational Approach. NY: NY Routledge, Chapter 3, pp. 55-71.
  3. Chefetz, RA (2015) Intensive Psychotherapy for Persistent Dissociative Processes: The Fear of Feeling Real. NY, NY: Norton, Chapter 4, pp. 96-132.
  4. Butler, C., Dorahy, M.J. & Middleton, W. (2019) The Detachment and Compartmentalization Inventory (DCI): An assessment tool for two potentially distinct forms of dissociation, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 20:5, 526-547.
  5. Fung, HW, Chan, C, Chien, WT, Chong, YY, and Ross, CA (2022) The Acceptability and Potential Benefits of a Web-based Psychoeducational Program for People with Pathological Dissociation: A Pilot Study. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 1-16.DOI: 10.1080/15299732.2022.2119457

Additional Materials: 

  1. Turkus, J. (unpublished): Slides on pre-treatment.
  2. Individual instructors may provide material from own patients to illustrate the beginning of treatment of dissociative disorders. The material may be in any format including verbal discussion, PowerPoint presentation, handout, video, etc.

Timed outline:

30 minutes: Introduction of students and instructors (not eligible for CEs)
15 minutes: Discussion of Readings 1 & 2 – ego- or self-states in dissociative disorders
15 minutes: Discussion of Readings 1 & 2 – role of self-states in the internal organization of the mind in dissociative disorders
30 minutes: Discussion of Reading 4 - detachment and compartmentalization 
30 minutes: Discussion of Readings 3 and Turkus slides - opening of treatment 
15 minutes: Discussion of Reading 5 - use of web-based psychoeducation 
45 minutes: Discussion of application of readings to disguised case material from students

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Discuss dissociative parts or self-states theory as it applies to dissociative disorders
  2. Identify different types of parts or self-states and their roles in the internal organization of the mind in dissociative disorders
  3. Discuss the theories of detachment and compartmentalization in dissociation
  4. Describe important factors in opening the treatment of dissociative disorders clients/patients
  5. Discuss the use of web-based psychoeducation with dissociative clients/patients
  6. Apply theory to case material provided by the students and instructor
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: 
03/31/2025
Event starts: 
11/04/2024 - 9:00pm EST
Event ends: 
11/04/2024 - 11:30pm EST
Rating: 
0

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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