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1 DAY WORKSHOP OPEN TO ALL PRACTITIONERS:
Dealing with Pandora’s Box: The therapeutic relationship as a model for fostering collaboration among dissociative parts in clients with complex trauma-related disorders
PRESENTED BY: Onno van der Hart, PhD
This training integrates core concepts from Steele, Boon, and Van der Hart's new book: Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation: A Practical, Integrative Approach (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
as well as to Van der Hart’s highly acclaimed book: The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization
Dealing with Pandora’s Box
(1 day Training for non-EMDR Practitioners):
April 23, 2017 (Sun)
6 credits: APA, NASW, LMFT and LMHC, LPC and other NBCC approved masters level clinicians
9:00am to 4:15pm
Livestream or In Person
Crowne Plaza Natick
1360 Worcester Street, Route 9, Natick, MA 01760
Room Block Available -- instructions for booking included in registration confirmation.
PRESENTED BY: Onno van der Hart, PhD
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(includes 6 CEs/day):
1 Day – Pandora's Box:
$180 if sent by March 24, 2017
$220 if sent by April 7, 2017
$250 if sent after April 7, 2017
$60 discount for Community Mental Health clinicians (30+ hours a week) Full refunds until March 24; then 80% until 1 week before training, no refunds after April 14.
Becoming thoroughly informed about dissociation is mandatory for all clinicians working with traumatized individuals, especially those with a history of chronic childhood traumatization. All too often, a therapist starts treating a patient/client for acute trauma, such as related to war, terrorism, or serious traffic accidents, only to discover that Pandora’s Box is opened in the process.
Participants will be able to:
Understand trauma-related dissociation as, primarily, an integrative failure and, secondarily, as a coping strategy or defense
Regard many dissociative symptoms as attempts by dissociative parts to solve certain problems
Define the therapeutic relationship in terms of collaboration between therapist and client, and apply this to fostering acceptance and collaboration among dissociative parts
Use some other tools in helping dissociative parts to transform their phobic or conflicting relationships with other dissociative parts
Develop a therapeutic approach with regard to perpetrator-imitating parts
Foster collaboration among dissociative parts in preparing and participating in integrative actions with regard to traumatic memories and unification of the personality.
Onno van der Hart
is a psychologist, adult psychotherapist in private practice, trained family therapist and researcher; he is Emeritus Professor of Psychopathology of Chronic Traumatization at the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He is a scholar in Pierre Janet Studies. Both nationally and internationally, he is a clinical consultant on diagnosis and treatment of complex trauma-related disorders and he presents lectures and workshops on complex PTSD, dissociative disorders, phase-oriented treatment of chronic traumatization. Apart from having co-authored The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization
(Norton, 2006), with Suzette Boon and Kathy Steele, he wrote Coping with Trauma-related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists
(Norton, 2011), and with Kathy Steele and Suzette Boon, Treating Trauma-related Dissociation: A Practical, Integrative Approach
Mark Nickerson, LICSW maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA standards. This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact Mark Nickerson, LICSW if special accommodations are required. Full completion of an EMDRIA approved basic EMDR training is required. Pending APA approval, this program is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA). MPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. MPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.