Dissociation and dissociative disorders are common clinical phenomena, but unfortunately, they are often misunderstood, under-diagnosed and frequently remain untreated in clinical practice.
This introductory workshop will cover an overview of research on dissociative disorders, assessment and treatment considerations for clinicians who are looking to begin to develop expertise in the treatment of trauma and dissociation in adults.
Working with Dissociation: an Introductory Workshop
- When: Friday, 27th May, 2016 ~ 9:00-17:00
- Where: Vision Psychology, Mount Gravatt, Brisbane
- COST: $250, $125 for Trainee Psychologists
Specific Aims for Workshop Participants:
- Develop an understanding of the research base on dissociative disorders
- Enable accurate and thorough assessments of dissociative symptoms and disorders
- Develop immediately usable skills for:
- Recognising dissociation in sessions
- Managing dissociation in and outside sessions
- Mapping a dissociative system in someone with a dissociative disorder
- Establishing harmony within a dissociative system
The workshop will include a blend of presentation of information, practical skills development, and clinical case examples.
About the Presenter
Catherine Hynes has a PhD in clinical psychology and neuropsychology from The University of Queensland. She has worked clinically in Australia and the UK in drug and alcohol, mental health rehabilitation, community mental health and most recently in private practice. Her area of practice is treating complex and trauma and dissociation in adult survivors of childhood neglect and abuse. She uses a combination of schema focused cognitive behaviour therapy, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing, ego state therapy and compassion focussed therapy in her treatments.
If you would like further information, please phone reception on 07) 3088 5422.
* There may be minor changes to this programme prior the event.
9:00-10:30 Introduction and Research
- Working within Area of Expertise
- Therapist Self Care
- Establishing Boundaries
- Research on Dissociative Disorders
10:30-11:00 Tea Break
11:00-12:00 Assessment Considerations
- History Taking
- Formal Measures
12:00-12:45 Lunch Break
- Formulation – Dissociation and Trauma
- Managing Dissociation in the Moment
- Managing Risks to the Client and Others
- Mapping a Dissociative System – case example
14:15-14:45 Tea Break
- Establishing Harmony
- Possible road blocks
- Angry Parts
- Self Destructive Behaviour
- Too many parts
16:15-17:00 Future Directions for Treatment and Learning
- Implications for trauma focused work
- Developing expertise