Session Two - Challenges Related to the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
November 2, 2022
Session Two - Content Level: Advanced
Challenges Related to the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
The session will focus on the challenges to the treatment of dissociative disorders. This includes understanding and addressing the impact of trauma on relational functioning. Challenges to addressing clinical issues of dissociation, emotions, somatic symptoms, and working with dissociative self-states are included. Stabilizing unhealthy and safe behaviors will be an additional focus. Then there will be an overview of The Finding Solid Ground program. The accompanying journal article will discuss measuring dissociative symptoms and experiences. There will be an opportunity to present case reports.
After the completion of this class, participants will be able to:
- Summarize the understanding and ways in which to address the impact of trauma on relational functioning
- Formulate concepts in working with dissociative self-states
- Prepare and present case reports and process therapeutic interventions
- 1. Brand, B., Schielke, H., Schiavone, F., Lanius, R. (2022) Finding Solid Ground: Overcoming Obstacles in Trauma Treatment. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. Chapters 5-9 (pp. 82-169).
- 1. Mary-Anne Kate, Graham Jamieson, Martin J Dorahy & Warwick Middleton (2021) Measuring Dissociative Symptoms and Experiences in an Australian College Sample Using a Short Version of the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 22:3, 265-287, DOI: 10.1080/15299732.2020.1792024
75 minutes: Book Chapter(s)
15 minutes: Journal Article
60 minutes: Case presentations
- 2.50 APAThe 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 ACEThe 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.