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 Hearing Voices and Cultivating Internal Dialogue


 

 Friday, February 19, 2016
 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time

 1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours 
 

 cost: recorded webinar $25 for Members, $45 for Non-Members

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Presenter janina fisher, phd

Presenter Biography
Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is Assistant Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, former president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, and a former instructor, Harvard Medical School.  A writer and lecturer on cutting edge trauma treatment, she is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma and author of numerous articles as well as the forthcoming book, Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation.

Abstract
An important goal in dissociative disorders treatment has always been the achievement of co-consciousness.  An antidote to amnestic barriers that prevent information exchange and often contribute to high-risk behaviors “behind the back” of the client, co-consciousness has many clinical benefits.   By facilitating the client’s ability to recognize the parts’ voices, points of view, and belief systems as differentiated from their own, it increases the degree to which clients can maintain continuity of self over time.  When clients know whose thoughts they are hearing or whose impulses they feel, rather than feeling possessed by mysterious forces, that knowledge contributes to their impulse control, good judgment, and, most importantly, their safety.   Co-consciousness also offers the system an opportunity to develop internal empathic connections between parts and an increased sense of community or inner attachment. 

In this webinar, we will address the challenges of helping DID clients establish co-consciousness in the face of trauma-related habits of secrecy, internal conflicts between parts, and mistrust or avoidance of each other.  Using techniques drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, ego state therapy, and Internal Family Systems, therapists who work with DID will learn ways of overcoming phobic or dismissive reactions to the parts, to observe their communications, and to cultivate internal dialogue not only in words but also through the body.   Lastly, we will focus on how to cultivate “earned secure attachment” in clients by increasing internal compassion for wounded child parts.


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

  • Describe survival-related need for alienation among parts in DID clients
  • Differentiate characteristics of voices in DID clients vs. schizophrenic clients
  • Identify manifestations of parts’ activity and communications
  • Utilize an internal dialogue technique, the Four Befriending Questions, to increase internal communication
  • Identify interventions for increasing internal “selves”-compassion

Can't Make it?
If your schedule won't allow for you to attend, the webinar will be recorded and made available for purchase. The recordings cost is $25 For ISSTD members and $45 for non-members. The webinar recording can be accessed on the CE-Credit.com website or behind the Member's Corner for ISSTD members.  Exam fees for Continuing Education credits start at $10.46.

TO VIEW THE RECORDING:
ISSTD Members- Please log in to Member's Corner  to access the link to view the recording for a member-only discount of $25 USD and an optional fee for CE Credits.
Guests/ Non-members- Please visit the CE-Credit.com website to view the recording for a low cost of $45 USD and an optional fee for CE Credits.



1.5 Continuing Education Credits (pending)

Continuing Education Sponsor:


    
CE Learning Systems is a co-sponsor of this event. Purchase of continuing education credits will be available at the end of the live webinar and is available to participants in the U.S. and Canada.

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 is pending approval for 1.5 credit hours.

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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