What You Need to Know About Successful Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders

Minnetonka Community Center 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, Minnesota

This workshop will provide an overview of diagnosis and treatment of clients with Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders.  Through lecture and case examples, clarification will be given on how to work effectively and safely with this population and with clients who might not be making progress in traditional treatment. 

 Day 1 will cover diagnosis, the three phases of Trauma Treatment, and adaptations of resources from the preparation and closure phases of EMDR to facilitate stabilization, to orient DID to the present, and to decrease negative transferences.  Participants will have the opportunity for practicums on stabilization and orienting exercises.

 Day 2 will present a protective format for processing traumatic material that can be used with or without EMDR.  Following that, material will be presented on the impact of sadistic abuse, non-verbal communication and the necessity of reenactments in the treatment process. An EMDR protocol for processing one’s countertransference reactions will be taught, as well as an Internal Family Systems (IFS) process.  Following a practicum on countertransference reactions will be time for discussion and case consultation.