Presented by Cristina Mardirossian, LMFT
THIS TRAINING WILL OFFER A FULL-DAY WORKSHOP ON AN INTEGRATIVE, PRACTICAL TREATMENT APPROACH FOR CLIENTS WHO HAVE DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER.
The cost is $195, including CEUs. You have 5 days to watch the video and complete the exam.
DID is very often misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and not taken seriously. Many of these clients have been diagnosed as bipolar, borderline, schizophrenia, etc when in reality, they have a dissociative disorder. This presentation will help you understand the complexities of working with clients with DID, how to assess for it, and how to treat it.
Based on The International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSTD) Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder, this workshop will address current theories of Complex-PTSD and dissociation, including case conceptualization, treatment planning, and phase-orientated therapy. This workshop is geared toward mental health professionals who are interested in developing their skills in treating clients with chronic trauma-related dissociative disorders.
Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of how to recognize signs of complex trauma and dissociation. Participants will have the tools to assess dissociative disorders and how to structure therapy to be effective for this clientele.
Course meets the qualifications for 5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. A CEU completion certificate will be awarded after participants complete the course evaluation and CEU test.
- Differentiate the different types of dissociative disorders.
- Discuss dissociative parts as it applies to dissociative disorders.
- Identify different types of parts or self-states and their roles in the internal organization of the mind in dissociative disorders.
- Describe important factors in opening the treatment of dissociative disorders clients/patients.
- Apply theory to case material provided by the instructor and students.
- Explore and discuss the use of techniques specific to working with DID, such as developing internal communications, collaboration, cooperation, etc.
- Describe the window of tolerance and affect regulation and apply it to DID clients.
- Overview of the theory of structural dissociation
- Dissociative parts vs. ego states
- Flight, fight, freeze, and submission defenses
- Emotional parts
- Apparently Normal parts
- Defining Dissociation
- Differentiating between the different types of dissociative disorders
- Ego states on a dissociation continuum
- Assessing for Dissociative Disorders
- Most common assessment tools for dissociative disorders, for adults and children
- Symptoms in Complex PTSD and dissociative clients
- Differential diagnoses between Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Common alters found in Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Apparently, Normal Part/ Host
- The Kids/”Littles”
- Trauma Treatment Stages
- Trauma Processing
- Integration into Life
- Treatment Strategies
- Window of Tolerance
- Grounding Techniques
- Mapping of the system
- Internal Meetings
- Ask Inside
- Communication, collaboration, cooperation
- Case examples
Contrary to popular belief, DID is not rare but relatively common. According to the ISSTD, a DID diagnosis affects around 1-3% of the population. Although DID is a common disorder, only around 6% of people with DID make their diagnosis obvious on an ongoing basis (ISSTD, 2011). This means that there are many clients who are either misdiagnosed or untreated. It is important for mental health professionals to be trained in how to assess and treat this population.
Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors Therapists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Other Mental Health Professionals • Nurses
What is included:
- Access to a 5-hour workshop online.
- A PDF file of the presentation slides will be emailed.
- The CEU test and course evaluation will be emailed.
- This program can allow you to proceed at your own pace, in your own time and space.
Grievances: if there are any questions or complaints (i.e., course content, facilities, certificates, miscellaneous occurrences), please contact me directly. There are NO refunds for this workshop.
Pasadena Trauma Therapy, Inc. is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs. Pasadena Trauma Therapy, Inc. maintains responsibility for any program/course and its content. Provider Number 86858.