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Organizing Disorganization: Case Conceptualization for Structural Dissociation


 Friday, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern STANDARD Time

 1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours

 cost: $35 for Members, $55 for Non-Members





Presenter Biography
Kathy Steele, MN, CS has been in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia for over three decades, specializing in the treatment of complex trauma, dissociation, attachment difficulties, and the challenges of complicated therapies. She is an adjunct faculty at Emory University, and is a Fellow and past President of the ISSTD. She is the recipient of a number of awards for her clinical and published works. Kathy has (co) authored three books with her Dutch colleagues, including The Haunted Self (2006), Coping with Trauma-related Dissociation (2011), and most recently Treating Trauma-related Dissociation: A Practical, Integrative Approach (2017).

One of the greatest challenges in working with complex dissociative disorders is to provide a step-wise, rational, and relatively steady treatment approach. Chaos, crises, avoidance strategies, resistances, intense transference and countertransference, conflicts among dissociative parts, and a disorganized attachment style are only a few issues that contribute to difficulties in maintaining a stable therapy. We will explore specific ways to conceptualize a case that offers the therapist a meta-view of how the client is organized, opening a path toward a rational treatment plan. We will explore how to assess specific prognostic factors and set collaborative therapeutic goals. We will discuss general guidelines about how treatment might differ when there is more than one part that functions in daily life; which parts to work with first; when it is better to work with all, some or only one part at a time; steps toward integration even before traumatic memories can be addressed; and effective ways to work with particular types of parts.

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

  • List at least five prognostic factors to assess when planning treatment with a client who has a dissociative disorder.
  • Discuss rationale for working with all parts, some parts, or only one part at a time, and when each might be appropriate over the course of treatment.
  • Make a treatment plan for a client with a dissociative disorder based on prognostic factors, including comorbidity, and on the inner organization of the client.

Can't Make it?
If your schedule won't allow for you to attend, the webinar will be recorded and made available for purchase approximately two weeks after the live event. 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 an additional $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 (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: 02/23/2016 - 02/23/2019.  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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