Session One - Assessment of Dissociation, Trauma-related Disorders and Dissociative Disorders and an Overview of their Treatment

October 5, 2022

Session One - Content Level: Advanced
Assessment of Dissociation, Trauma-related Disorders and Dissociative Disorders and an Overview of their Treatment

This session will focus on the concepts of dissociation and its related disorders.  Included will be an overview of the relationships between trauma-related disorders and dissociation. This will be followed by a discussion and guidelines for the assessment and neurobiology of these disorders. An overview of the treatment of complex trauma-related and dissociative disorders will be discussed based on research findings. The accompanying journal article will add to the diagnostic accuracy and DSM-5 criteria change implications of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).  There will be an opportunity to present case reports.

Objectives:

After the completion of this class, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the assessment of dissociation and it trauma-related disorders
  2. Discuss the current concepts of the treatment of dissociative disorders
  3. Prepare and present case reports and process therapeutic interventions

Readings:

  1. Brand, B., Schielke, H., Schiavone, F., Lanius, R. (2022) Finding Solid Ground:  Overcoming Obstacles in Trauma Treatment. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. Foreword & Chapters 1-4 (pp. vii-81).
  2. M. Shae Nester, Hugo J. Schielke, Bethany. L. Brand & Richard J. Loewenstein (2022) Dissociative Identity Disorder: Diagnostic Accuracy and DSM-5 Criteria Change Implications, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 23:4, 451-463, DOI: 10.1080/15299732.2021.1989123

Timed Outline:
75 Minutes: Discussion of Book Chapters
15 Minutes: Discussion of Journal Article
60 Minutes: Case Presentations

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.
Course opens: 
07/20/2022
Course expires: 
07/31/2023
Event starts: 
10/05/2022 - 7:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/05/2022 - 9:30pm 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.
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