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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.

Par­tic­i­pants will:

  • 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

Event Infor­ma­tion

5 CEUs avail­able for LCSW, LSW, LCPC, LPC, and LMFT

Date: Novem­ber 162022

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.

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