Time Effective Intervention Techniques for Crisis Management in the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
The treatment of dissociative disorders is a complex endeavor which requires the application of specialized techniques and an understanding of an elaborate sequence of defensive behaviors. While ongoing, weekly sessions with dissociative disordered clients usually present unique and compelling treatment conditions, the intensity of these conditions magnify under emergency and crisis situations. The general nature of more extreme apprehensions and panic reactions, combined with personality disorder variations and the overall levels of confusion presented by dissociative disordered clients yields a multi- layered set of conditions that add exponentially to clients' crises. However in the midst of these turbulent presentations, many times some of the most productive treatment progress can be accomplished. This presentation will details a variety of crisis intervention techniques which can blend and match treatment goals to both manage the crisis points and also enhance treatment progress.
This session was originally presented as a live webinar in January 2020.
Upon Completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify the most frequent precursors to crisis responses
- Apply general action-related crisis interventions
- Apply the "Acceptance Model" for crisis management
- Utilize Solution-Focus and Paradoxical interventions for emergency management
Presenter: Peter Maves, PhD
Presenter Biography: Dr. Maves is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, practicing in Longmont, Colorado since 1982, specializing in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociative disorders. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and the former Assistant Director of the Emergency Psychiatric Service of Boulder. He was the Clinical Director of Adams Community Mental Health Center and developed and was the Clinical Director of Centennial Peak’s Hospital’s Trauma and Dissociative Disorders Treatment Program. He was the Clinical Director of Columbine Hospital’s National Trauma Center. Dr. Maves has served as a Practice Monitor for the Grievance Board, State of Colorado and was an oral licensing examiner for the Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners, Department of Regulatory Agencies. Dr. Maves is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences on the treatment of complex trauma, dissociative disorders, traumatic brain injuries and military trauma. He is a Clinical Instructor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, supervising Ph.D. graduate students in Clinical Psychology. He is a Fellow and Board member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, a Diplomate in Clinical Forensic Counseling and a member of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation.
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