Using an Attachment-based Approach to Understand and Work with People with DID

August 23, 2024

Abstract
This webinar will present an attachment theory model and describe interactions in relationships which have been developed from the work of McCluskey, Heard and Lake. The webinar will then explore the application of the attachment theory model and how it can be used to work with people with a dissociative identity disorder throughout the course of an assessment and attachment-based psychotherapeutic treatment. This will include presenting the seven attachment-based systems which make up this model: care seeking, caregiving, self-defence, interest-sharing, sexuality, the internal environment and the external environment. A detailed piece of work with a person with dissociative identity disorder, in which this model was used to inform the therapeutic work, will be described. This will include identifying what helped the person in the application of this model across different dissociated identities, and areas where further understanding might be further developed.

Potential to Distress: Yes

Target Audience

Intermediate 

Learning Objectives

Upon Completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the model of attachment described by McCluskey, Heard and Lake.
  • Describe how the attachment model can be used to assess a person with dissociative identity disorder.
  • Identify the characteristics of the seven attachment-based systems which make up the attachment model.
  • List the ways the attachment model can be used to work psychotherapeutically with people with a dissociative identity disorder.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 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.
  • 3.00 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 3.00 continuing education credits.
  • 3.00 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 3.00 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
Course opens: 
11/01/2023
Course expires: 
12/31/2050
Event starts: 
08/23/2024 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
08/23/2024 - 3:00pm EDT
ISSTD Member cost:
$59.00
Your Price:
$79.00
Rating: 
0

Presenter: Mark Linington, Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Presenter Bio: Mark Linington is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the Clinic for Dissociative Studies and The Bowlby Centre in London, UK. He completed his Post Graduate Psychotherapy Training from The Bowlby Centre in 2000. From 2013-2018, he was CEO at The Bowlby Centre, where he continues to work as as a training therapist, clinical supervisor and teacher. 

He worked for 12 years in the NHS as a psychotherapist with children and adults with intellectual disabilities, who experienced complex trauma and abuse. He also worked as a psychotherapist for several years at a secondary school in London for young people with special needs, including autism, ADHD and other intellectual disabilities. He has written a number of papers and book chapters about his clinical work and presented papers on attachment theory in clinical practice at a number of conferences, including in South Korea, Hong Kong and Paris. 

He is currently CEO at the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, where he is a specialist consultant psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, working with people with a Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D.). He works in private practice with children, adults and families and provides supervision to individuals and groups and training to organisations.

Participants who attend the webinar live and wish to claim CE credits must do so within 30 days of the live by completing the webinar evaluation. After this time, participants will be required to watch the webinar recording and take a quiz in addition to the evaluation in order to claim CE credits.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 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.
  • 3.00 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 3.00 continuing education credits.
  • 3.00 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 3.00 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.

Price

ISSTD Member cost:
$59.00
Your Price:
$79.00
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Registration Policies

Cancellations prior to the webinar are subject to a $10 cancellation fee. No refunds are provided for no shows. The deadline for cancellations with a refund is July 15, 2024 at 5:00pm US Eastern Time. Requests for cancellation should be sent to cfas@isst-d.org.

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