ISSTD Professional Training Introduction to the Diagnosis and Treatment
of Chronic, Complex Post-traumatic Disorders Curriculum
Intended Participants: Participants must receive approval of the faculty member to attend. Participants must be licensed mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors) who are personally treating a person with Dissociative Identity Disorder or Dissociative Disorder NOS. Other health professionals, e.g., medical physicians and nurse practitioners, are encouraged to inquire about their interests with Lynette Danychuk 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.
Intended Participants: Licensed mental health professionals (psychiatrists,
psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and
family therapists) who are personally treating an adult with a chronic or complex
Meeting Frequency: six 2 1/2 hour sessions, in sequence; may be given on
separate days or grouped in three all-day segments of two sessions each.
Course Format: Each of the six 2 1/2 hour sessions is a combined literature
discussion/lecture and case discussion of cases brought by students. Case
discussions are not supervisory in their nature. Cases are used to illustrate
aspects of the curriculum, in general. The discussion may naturally include
material beyond that assigned for a given class. The intention of this program is
to prepare participants to be able to learn “the language” of chronic complex
trauma and dissociation so that patients/clients and the clinical literature become
more easily understood, to the advantage of all. This course is a preface to the
ISSTD’s Standard and Advanced courses in chronic complex trauma, both of
those courses to be offered in sequence after the pilot year of this introductory
program. It may also be considered the logical prelude to the study of the
Course Dates/Times: Sessions will be held on each of the following dates from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Dates include: February 20, 2014; March 20, 2014; April 17, 2014; May 15, 2014; June 12, 2014 and July 17, 2014.
ISSTD Members - $225 with no CE/CME Credit, Non ISSTD Members - $435 with no CE/CME Credit.
There are texts required to be purchased separately. Participants should budget approximately $100 for required texts.
If you wish to purchase CE/CME credits you will need to add them on to your registration.