Treatment and techniques Internal communication, collaboration (Discussion on use of workbooks and cautions concerning “manualization” of treatment)

January 6, 2025
Session Thirteen – Content Level: Intermediate and advanced
Treatment and techniques
Internal communication, collaboration
(Discussion on use of workbooks and cautions concerning “manualization” of treatment)

Readings:

  1. Howell, EF (2011) Understanding and treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Relational Approach, NY: NY Routledge, Chapter 10, pp. 187-209.
  2. Turkus, JA and Kahler, Jennifer A (2006) Therapeutic Interventions in the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 29:1, 245-262.
  3. Sachs, A.(2019) Attachment as a Second Language: Treating Active Dissociative Identity Disorder. Frontiers in the Psychotherapy of Trauma and Dissociation, 3(1):107–122 2019.
  4. Boon, S, Steele, K & van der Hart, O (2011) Skills training for patients and therapists. NY: NY, Norton, Chapter 7, pp. 70-81.
  5. Boon, S, Steele, K & van der Hart, O (2011) Skills training for patients and therapists. NY: NY, Norton, Chapter 25, pp. 301-313.
  6. Boon, S, Steele, K & van der Hart, O (2011) Skills training for patients and therapists. NY: NY, Norton, Chapter 26, pp. 323-333.

Timed outline:

15 minutes: Discussion of Reading 2 – understanding the impact of dissociation when applying therapeutic modalities to treatment
5 minutes: Discussion and cautions on the use of treatment manuals
30 minutes: Discussion of Readings 1 and 2 – overall treatment strategies and phase oriented treatment
20 minutes: Discussion of Reading 3 – developing secure attachment in therapy
50 minutes: Discussion of Readings 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 – specific treatment strategies
30 minutes: Discussion of application of theory and techniques to disguised case material from students

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Discuss the importance of taking dissociation in account when applying therapeutic modalities to clients with complex trauma and dissociation
  2. Summarize overall treatment strategies in phase oriented work with DID clients
  3. Discuss the use of techniques specific to working with DID, such as developing internal communications, collaboration, cooperation, etc.
  4. Describe the use of Treatment Manuals and identify possible pitfalls
  5. 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: 
06/20/2024
Course expires: 
03/31/2025
Event starts: 
01/06/2025 - 9:00pm EST
Event ends: 
01/06/2025 - 11:30pm EST
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.
  • 2.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 2.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
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