Trauma and Dissociation: A Clinical Approach

Course Description

Continuing Education Hours: 8

This course is a training that discusses the established and emerging research on the phenomenon of dissociation as well as clinical approaches for clinicians treating dissociation. The curriculum will include a review of dissociation research, an overview and application of structural dissociation, the prevalence of dissociation in trauma clients, and clinical approaches. The initial sessions will outline how dissociation develops and how to identify it in clients. The subsequent sessions will detail various dissociation presentations and discuss dissociative identity disorder, prevalence, and treatment approaches. The training will also focus on strategies for working with clients with dissociation at various levels.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify factors to improve treatment outcomes for dissociative clients
  • Participants will gain a clearer understanding of dissociative disorders
  • Participants will learn how to identify dissociation and prepare clients for treatment
  • Participants will learn about different assessment measures to identify dissociation
  • Participants will learn approaches to work with dissociative disorders and clients with dissociation
  • Participants will be able to identify several factors that contribute to dissociation
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Arizona Trauma Institute
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Mesa, Arizona 85202

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