Session One - The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Guidelines for Treating DID in Adults, A History of Trauma and Dissociation, Attachment and Dissociation

Session One – Content Level: Beginning and intermediate
The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Guidelines for treating DID in adults
A history of trauma and dissociation
Attachment and dissociation

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the ISSTD Guidelines for treating DID in adults
  2. Discuss the history of the understanding of dissociation and its antecedents
  3. Discuss the interplay of dissociation, trauma and multiplicity within the dynamic unconscious
  4. Explain the role of attachment in the development of dissociative disorders and the impact of other competing motivational systems
  5. Define and discuss the “traumatic-dissociative”dimension (TDD)

Readings:

  1. Chu, JA (2011) Rebuilding Shattered Live: Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders, 2nd edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons, pp. 3-19 (Chapter 1).
  2. Howell, EF (2011) Understanding and treating Dissociative Identity Disorder. NY: NY Routledge, pp. 27-54 (Chapter 2).
  3. Chu, JA (2011) Rebuilding Shattered Live: Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders, 2nd edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons, pp. 65-77 (Chapter 4)
  4. Liotti, G (2017) Conflicts between motivational systems related to attachment
    trauma: Key to understanding the intra-family relationship between abused
    children and their abusers, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 18:3, 304-318.
  5. Farina, B, Liotti, M, and Imperatori, C (2019) The Role of Attachment Trauma
    and Disintegrative Pathogenic Processes om the traumatic-Dissociative Dimension. Front. Psychol 10:9333 doi: 10.3389/psych2019.00933.

Additional Materials:

  1. ISSTD Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults, Third Revision (2011)

Timed outline:

10 minutes: Introduction of ISSTD Adult Treatment Guidelines & their importance
30 minutes: Discussion of Reading A - history of understanding of dissociation
60 minutes: Discussion of Readings B & C – interplay of trauma, dissociation and multiplicity and the unconscious
50 minutes: Discussion of Readings D & E – attachment and other motivational systems and the impact of traumatic attachment in pathological dissociation
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: 
06/14/2022
Course expires: 
12/31/2023
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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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