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Shame and Dissociation in Complex Trauma Disorders: Emerging Insights from the Empirical Literature Webinar

 Presented on Friday, October 16, 2015
  3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time

 1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours AVailable

 Recording cost: $25 for Members, $45 for Non-Members

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Presenter Martin Dorahy, PhD, DClinPsych

Presenter Biography
Martin Dorahy, PhD, DClinPsych, is a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He has published in the areas of dissociative disorders and complex PTSD, addressing issues around their phenomenology, and cognitive and affective correlates. He is a fellow and Board member of ISSTD, on the Research Advisor Panel of the Cannan Institute (Brisbane, Australia), and a member of the Newsletter editorial Board of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation. He maintains a clinical practice focused primarily on the adult sequelae of childhood relational trauma. In an ideal world he would be snow skiing and mountain biking much more than he does!

This webinar will explore the emerging empirical literature on shame and dissociation in complex trauma disorders. Clinical and theoretical accounts have long noted the challenges in working with shame in individuals exposed to interpersonal violence, and more recent work espouses the importance of working with shame (e.g, Chefetz, 2015; Herman, 2011; Kluft, 2007). Empirical work is beginning to explore shame in complex trauma disorders and its link to both dissociation and relationship functioning (e.g., Dorahy et al., 2015). This webinar will explore that work after providing a basic, and necessarily limited, account of how shame is understood in the theoretical and empirical literatures. Interestingly, it will be noted that while shame is related to relationship outcomes like anxiety in intimate partnerships and fear of engaging in relationships, dissociation is also associated to relationship concerns. Several studies designed to progressively explore this issue will be discussed.  

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

•    Provide an understanding of shame as outlined in the theoretical and empirical literatures
•    Explore the correlates of shame and dissociation in complex trauma disorders
•    Outline emerging empirical findings on the association between shame, dissociation and intimate relationship functioning in those with complex trauma disorders


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.

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 are available

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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