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Children and adolescents with dissociation have a high rate of affect and behavior dysregulation. They are easily triggered and out of their window of tolerance. They can be erratic and unpredictable due to their extreme switching of self-states and high rate of comorbidity. They are often put on heavy dosages of multiple medications and are still uncontained. Placements become disrupted and the child experiences frequent moves and failed therapeutic interventions.
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  • Beginning/Introductory
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Recognition of ritual abuse and mind control in survivors is complex, as they often present with clues that are not obvious to a clinician unfamiliar with this more complex and severe type of trauma. This presentation will provide an overview of the clinical features and clues that ritual abuse and mind control may be present in the background of a client, despite apparently unrelated presenting problems. Participants will be introduced to both government (Monarch/MkUltra) and cult mind control programming. A brief understanding of how it can be misdiagnosed as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder will also be included.
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  • Beginning/Introductory
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Dr. Brand will describe ways to manage common assessment challenges such as mistrust, amnesia and conflicting and variable experiences of symptoms. She will review the behaviors exhibited by DD patients during psychological assessment, describe a method for obtaining valid assessment data from them, and review some of the trauma-specific tests (DES, TSI, MID, MDI) and interviews (SCID-D-R, DDIS) that are useful in making a differential diagnosis of DD for adults.
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  • Beginning/Introductory
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This workshop will provide an overview of the research on DD patients’ profiles on personality inventories (MMPI/MMPI-2, MCMI-II/MCMI-III) and projectives (Rorschach, Rotter Incomplete sentences, TAT). Dr. Brand will focus on how these tests can be useful in making differential diagnoses. She will review ways to clarify if the high levels of symptomatology seen in clients with DD are due to exaggerating and/or feigning symptomatology, including using an interview that assesses feigning of psychiatric disorders (SIRS).
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  • Beginning/Introductory
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Mentalizing is the process by which we make sense of the contents of our own minds and that of others. Requiring an optimal level of arousal as well as a nurturing and safe attachment relationship to develop, mentalizing is conspicuously impaired and even frightening for patients who have suffered attachment trauma. Mentalizing requires the capacity to be present, to accurately read relational cues, and to be mindful and tolerant of one’s own inner experiences.
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  • Intermediate
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This 90-minute webinar suggests that certain prognostic variables are associated with good, bad, and intermediate outcomes, and indicates how to improve at least some of the problematic variables in the early stages of treatment.
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  • Intermediate
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​​​​​​​This 90-minute webinar discusses impediments to therapeutic progress in work with these patients, and offers a check sheet for identifying areas that require exploration in order to get therapy back on track.
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  • Intermediate
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This 90-minute webinar will explains how to recognize and decode the dissociative surface, and how to make interventions based on a process that may never be conveyed in a completely verbal form. Several other approaches to understanding the process of the dissociative patient are also explored.
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  • ISSTD Certificate Program
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  • Intermediate
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This 90-minute presentation reviews Innate Affect Theory, explains the relationships among various affects and dissociation, and suggests therapeutic strategies to overcome their deleterious impact upon the dissociative patient’s state of mind and interpersonal behavior.
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  • Beginning/Introductory
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  • Webinar
​​​​​​​Psychotherapy outcome research shows that the relationship between therapist and client is highly predictive of therapy outcome. This is especially so for chronically traumatized persons, who have been relationally violated so often. In the therapy of complex trauma patients, there are six choice points that present typical relational challenges.
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