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Psychotherapy with Dissociative Adolescents;
As if Working with Teenagers Wasn't Already Challenging Enough!


Presented by:  bob slater,  Friday, April 11, 2014 -
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
1.5 CE Credits available for this 90 minute webinar

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Bob Slater, BS, MSW, LCSW-R

For many years, the practice of psychotherapy for dissociative disorders was largely focused on working with adult survivors. Over the last 10 to 15 years, there has been increased recognition and focus on working with younger trauma survivors in developmentally appropriate ways to more effectively reduce or eliminate the need for dissociative processes as an ongoing coping mechanism. A clear advantage of this approach is that the earlier developmentally these coping mechanisms are addressed, the less firmly entrenched they are.

In this webinar, we will explore the complexities of working with the dissociative adolescent, how various modalities can assist in the therapeutic process in strengthening affect regulation and diminishing the need for dissociation as a primary coping mechanism. This webinar will also explore some of the widely differing circumstances that you may be presented with a dissociative adolescent client, how these varying circumstances may dictate the way in which therapy is conducted. We will explore how they are similar to and different from working with traumatized adults. We will explore in what ways they can be more challenging and some effective ways of meeting those challenges.  Various therapeutic modalities as well as many practical tools for working with this population will be presented.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1- Describe the five broad sets of circumstances under which traumatized adolescents may present for therapy.
2- Describe these broad circumstances and the impact this may have on providing effective therapy.
3- Describe four different components of therapeutic alliance and therapist characteristics that facilitate positive therapeutic outcomes.
4- Describe at least one practical intervention for each of the four domains of the BASK model of dissociation that can facilitate client growth.

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Presenter Bio
Robert Slater, BS, MSW, LCSW-R:
(licensed clinical social worker) has been working with traumatized individuals for the past 20 years. He began his career working in residential programs for abused, neglected and adjudicated adolescents.  He followed this with work in a special education program for emotionally disturbed and developmentally disabled children and adolescents.  He has, for the last 10 years, owned and operated a group psychotherapy practice that has focused on offering services to both children and adults with a special emphasis on treating traumatic stress and dissociative disorders. Robert is Co-founder of the Centerstate New York Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, is a former board member of ISSTD, Chair's the child and adolescent special interest group, is a member of the finance and communications and marketing committee.

How The Webinar Works
Once you register for the webinar you will receive an automated registration confirmation email. In that email you will be provided the link to join the webinar come April 11, 2014. Do not lose this email! On April 11, 2014 you will need to click on the link to join the presentation. Please remember we will begin at 11:30 AM ET so log in early.

If It Is Free For Members, Do I Need to Register?
Yes. You will need to register that way you can receive the link to join the webinar. Don't worry when you go to register your price will show $0.

What Do I Need To Do To Join The Webinar?

To join the webinar you will need both a computer with internet connection and a telephone (preferably a land line). You will view the webinar on your computer as well as type questions to the presenter as they come to you throughout workshop. Your phone will provide you the audio to listen into the webinar.

Drats, I Can't Attend!
If your schedule won't allow for you to attend, the webinar will be recorded and available to members for free in the Member's Corner within a week of the original presentation. The webinar recording can be accessed in the CE Learning Systems Online Library.  Archived webinar content is $25 on the CE Learning Systems site.  Exam fees for credits start at $10.46.

Whats Next?

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1.5 Continuing Education Credits are available for this Webinar

Continuing Education Sponsor:
CE Learning Systems is a co-sponsor of this event. Purchase of continuing education credits is included as an option in the registration form and is available in the U.S. and Canada.

NBCC  - CE Learning Systems, LLC is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (Provider # 5951) and a cosponsor of this event/program.  CE Learning Systems, LLC may award NBCC-approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for the content of this event.

ASWB - CE Learning Systems, (Provider #1020), is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program.  ASWB Approval Period: 02/23/2013 - 02/23/2016.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive continuing education clock hours. This course has been approved for 1.5 credit hours.

NAADAC - ISSTD's Continuing Education Co-sponsor, CE Learning Systems, is approved by the National Association of Addiction and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC Provider # 410) to provide continuing education courses.  CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

APA - ISSTD's Continuing Education Co-sponsor, CE Learning Systems, is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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