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Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice Online Training

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This training builds on previous courses by Carolyn Spring but presents fresh insights into working with clients who have a history of repeated childhood trauma and/or are presenting with chronic dissociative symptoms and/or a dissociative disorder. Often referred to as ‘complex’ by the polite and ‘difficult’, ‘challenging’, ‘revolving-door’ and ‘borderline’ by the less polite, these clients do present many challenges, but their behaviours and symptoms are entirely logical in the light of their early life history, and this course will help to shed light on how to work effectively with them in order to progress towards recovery – a life that is no longer dominated by trauma responses.

The course will take a neurobiologically-informed approach, meaning that we will look at how the body and brain’s natural defences have been stimulated by overwhelming threat, and how that response has become stuck and then manifests in the complex behaviours of a trauma-related disorder. Building on other courses, we’ll look at the brain science behind this and various paradigms which help to make the complex simple, including the concept of the back brain and front brain, and how recovery from trauma involves a continual shift away from survival-based, back brain reflexes into more adaptive, elective, front brain choices. This course won’t just present the theory in a disembodied, abstract way, but will explain it with insightful metaphors and Carolyn’s own experience of ten years of therapy and recovery from the disabling effects of a frozen trauma response.

Location Online
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 06 Dec 2019
Amount £35
Organiser Carolyn Spring Training
Speaker Carolyn Spring
CPD hours 6
Contact No. 01480 878687
Keywords Counselling, Psychological, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Therapy, Trauma
Regions Online


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