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CONTENT OVERVIEW: There have been great advances in the science of complex trauma and dissociation, particularly in the areas of the intergenerational transmission of trauma and dissociation, the neurobiological impact of trauma, and the treatment of individuals with complex trauma exposure and dissociation (Brand, Lanius & Loewenstein, in press). This conference will be an opportunity for clinicians to be made aware of these developments and learn how to alter their assessment and treatment practices with patients who have experienced complex trauma so that clinical treatment can keep pace with these developments. In discussions among researchers and clinicians, the need for increased integration of science and clinical practice has become increasingly evident. For example, few clinicians receive any training on dissociation and complex trauma despite these patients being quite highly prevalent among the general population and clinical groups (Brand & Loewenstein, 2010). Thus, they do not understand how to assess for difficulties related to complex trauma exposure, nor how to adapt treatment for these highly symptomatic and often chronically self-destructive and suicidal patients.
The live regional seminar was held on April 27, 2013 at the Conference Center and Sheppard Pratt. overlooking beautifully landscaped grounds. Thisyear-round, state-of-the-art conference facility features a 200-seat auditorium, five climate-controlled classrooms, catering and dining services, videoconferencing services, comprehensive audio-visual services and free parking.
TOP DD Study: In this seminar, we will share findings and treatment implications of a recent 30 month, prospective naturalistic study, called the Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders. This study has revealed that dissociative disorder (DD) patients showed decreased levels of dissociation, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, general distress, drug use, physical pain, and depression over the course of treatment (Brand, McNary, et al., 2012). As treatment progressed, patients reported increased socializing, attending school or volunteering, and feeling good. According to therapists’ reports, patients engaged in less self-injurious behavior and had fewer hospitalizations as well as increased GAF scores and adaptive capacities over time. These results suggest that treatment provided by therapists who have training in treating DD appears to be beneficial across a number of clinical domains (Brand, McNary, et al., 2012). Furthermore, the patients who had strong therapeutic alliance showed greater improvements in treatment, indicating that this aspect of the therapeutic relationship is critical to the success of treatment.
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|OVERALL LEARNING OBJECTIVES|
At the end of this conference participants will be able to:
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|Bethany Brand, Ph.D.||Ruth Lanius, M.D. Ph.D.||Richard J. Loewenstein, M.D.|
|Richard P. Kluft, M.D., Ph.D.||Frank W. Putnam, M.D.|
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|THIS PROGRAM WAS HELD LIVE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013|
|8:15 - 8:45 am | Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|8:45 am - 9:00am | Welcome||Richard J. Loewenstein, M.D.|
|9:00 am - 10:00 am | Session I||Richard P. Kluft, M.D., Ph.D.|
| "That's the reason they're called lessons," said the Gryphon, "because
they lessen from day to day." -- Reflections on the Treatment of DID,
|10:00 am - 10:15 am | Break|
|10:15 am - 11:15 am | Session II||Ruth Lanius, M.D., Ph.D.|
|“The Traumatized Self: Clinical and Neurobiological Perspectives”|
|11:15 am - 11:30 am | Break|
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Session III||Bethany Brand, Ph.D.|
“The Findings and Treatment Implications of the Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders (TOP DD) Study”
|12:30 pm - 1:45 pm | Lunch|
|1:45 pm - 2:45 pm | Session IV||Richard J. Loewenstein, M.D.|
|“Fundamental Things About Stage 1 Treatment of DID: All the Things You Were Afraid to Ask, Didn’t Know You Needed to Ask, Forgot to Remember to Ask, or Just Wanted to Know”|
| 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm | Break |
| 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Session V ||Frank W. Putnam, M.D. |
|“The Role of Dissociation in the Intergenerational Transmission of Child Abuse”|
| Information about Continuing Education Credits Offered to Participants at Live Event on April 27, 2013|
Physician Accreditation: Sheppard Pratt Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Sheppard Pratt Health System and International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Sheppard Pratt Health System is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. Sheppard Pratt Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Sheppard Pratt holds the standard that its continuing medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest.
|ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS OF COMMERCIAL SUPPORT|
It is with great appreciation that we wish to acknowledge our In-Kind and Commercial Supporters for this Conference.
The following speakers donated their honoraria as In-kind Support: Richard Kluft, M.D.; Ruth Lanius, M.D., Ph.D.; Bethany Brand, Ph.D.; Frank Putnam, M.D.; Richard Loewenstein, M.D.
Sheppard Pratt Health System donated the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center space as In-Kind Support.
Towson University donated funds to be applied to speaker travel costs.
| Cancellation Policy for Live Event on April 27, 2013|
|Cancellations must be received in writing within (5) business days before the event. A cancellation fee will apply. There are no refunds for cancellations received less than (5) business days prior to the conference. No-shows will not be refunded.|
|For further information email Jennifer Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org ISSTD Headquarters today!|
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| SPECIAL THANKS|
|ISSTD expresses its sincere appreciation to Sheppard Pratt Health System staff, in particular the Sheppard Pratt Trauma Disorders Unit, under the direction of Richard J. Loewenstein, M.D.; our presenters, Bethany Brand, Ph.D.; Ruth Lanius, M.D., Ph.D., Richard J. Loewenstein, M.D.; Richard P. Kluft, M.D., Ph.D., and Frank W. Putnam, M.D.; Towson University; and our volunteer supporters without which this program would have been possible.|