Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Dissociation: The Experience of Knowing and Not Knowing
Mental Health Professionals, join KYC’s Clinical Training Committee for a virtual training event on trauma and dissociation.
Dissociation is a highly creative and adaptive coping strategy in an environment that is dangerous and chaotic. In the face of trauma, we employ the protective strategy of trying to “unknow” that which is too terrifying to integrate. However, the word dissociation itself can evoke fear and confusion in the hearts of therapists. In our clinical conversations when we use the word “dissociation” we are often not even talking about the same thing. In this workshop, we will examine the various definitions of dissociation and we will explore the experience in the room when we encounter it. We will work together to take the mystery out of assessing, diagnosing, and treating dissociation and complex trauma.
- Identify the multiple definitions of the term “dissociation”
- Learn how to assess for and diagnose structural dissociation
- Identify the clinical skills and personal resources needed to treat complex trauma and dissociation
- Discuss working with attachment wounding and how it shows up in the therapeutic relationship
- Learn specific approaches to working with dissociated parts
5 CEUs available for LCSW, LSW, LCPC, LPC, and LMFT
Date: November 16, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Virtually — Hosted by Kenneth Young Center
RSVP: Mental Health Professionals and KYC staff are welcome to join. Please contact Perla with questions. Please include your licensure in your RSVP email for efficient processing of your CEU credits.
Cost: $75 (KYC staff can attend at no cost)
About the Speaker
Amy Zajakowski Uhll, LCPC is a focused instructor who motivates professionals on all levels to adapt new skills and techniques. View Amy’s resume here.