The Standard Course was created to give clinicians a solid education in how to identify and work with complex trauma and dissociation. Part I covers guidelines for treatment and how to fulfill those guidelines in the process of therapy. Students will learn how to recognize the signs of complex trauma and dissociation, and understand the effects of trauma on the development and functioning of adult clients. They will be taught the relevant assessment tools to use, and how to structure therapy to be most effective for clients with all levels of traumatic experiences. Students will also learn how working with traumatic material challenges both client and therapist, and how to meet the relational challenges that may emerge in therapy. Special features that are common with dissociative clients will be covered, along with the skills necessary for the successful treatment of dissociation in clients. The course includes literature review and discussion, lecture and the explorations of a teaching case, "The Case of Harold."
INTENDED PARTICIPANTS: Participants must receive approval of the faculty member to attend. Licensed mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, accredited psychotherapists, etc.) who are interested in developing their skills in treating clients with complex trauma and dissociative disorders. For Part I of the course, there is no need to have a client with a dissociative disorder. Other health professionals, e.g., medical physicians and nurse practitioners, are encouraged to inquire about their interests with Professional Training Program Chair, Su Baker to determine if their background might fit the seminar content. While we are not interested in a homogenized group, and like diversity, we also must attend to the need to provide an educational experience where people's basic backgrounds will allow for individual growth in the context of growth for the group as a whole.
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Course Format: 8 sessions In-Person; 2.5 hour sessions each.
Course Dates: Tuesdays; Sep. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 18, 2018, Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, and Apr 16, 2019
Meeting Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm US Eastern Time
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Faculty: Dawn Hinton, M. Ed., LPCC and Holly Maddy, MSW, LCSW, LISW-S
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuing Education Credits: CE Learning Systems is a co-sponsor of this event. To earn continuing education credits, participants must purchase credits through our CE co-sponsor following sessions one and complete an evaluation for each session.