The Haunted Self: Understanding and Treating Trauma-Generated Dissociation, With an Emphasis on Working With Dissociative Parts. Available in recording

Course of Onno van der Hart

Webinar: The Haunted Self: Understanding and Treating Trauma-Generated Dissociation, With an Emphasis on Working With Dissociative Parts

 

Traumatic experiences can regarded as breaking-points, dividing one’s personality into dissociative parts functioning in daily life (ANPs) and dissociative parts stuck in trauma-time (EPs). The earlier in life the traumatization—often involving attachment trauma inherent in emotional, physical and sexual abuse–starts, and the more intense and frequent it is, the more complex this dissociation of the personality becomes, and the more phase-oriented therapy aiming at increasing the patient’s/client’s integrative capacity should be the treatment of choice. In principle, phase-oriented treatment consists of three recurring phases:

  1.  stabilization, symptom reduction, symptom reduction, and skills training; 
  2. treatment of traumatic memories; and 
  3. personality (re-)integration and rehabilitation.

Such therapy needs to include: a clearly-defined collaborative therapeutic relationship; a systematic plan of overcoming the various phobias which maintain the dissociation of the personality; the thoughtful application of a systems approach, involving working with dissociative parts—also in the treatment of the traumatic memories. This workshop highlights, in particular, the challenges in Phase 1 of applying systemic approach to working with dissociative parts, including child parts (also pre-verbal parts), hostile and perpetrator-imitating parts, and perpetrator-idealizing parts, and the conflicts between abuse-denying parts and parts stuck in the trauma.

Learning outcomes:

 

Participants will be able to:

  1.   understand the nature of trauma-generated dissociation of the personality as an  extreme form of non-realization
  2. recognize the basic division between apparently normal dissociative parts (ANPs) and emotional parts (EPs) and understand the survival roles of various dissociative parts within the context of patient’s/client’s personality
  3. understand how various phobias maintain the dissociation of the personality and knowing how to overcome them with teh frame of phase-oriented treatment
  4. know how to utilize the collaborative therapeutic relationship in helping the patient/client to recognize, accept, and collaborate with parts
  5. develop a systemic approach in working with these parts, including child parts (also pre-verbal parts), hostile and perpetrator-imitating parts, perpetrator-idealizing parts
  6. use therapeutic approaches that call upon the patient’s/client’s imaginative capacity
  7. be knowledgeable about enlisting dissociative parts’ specific collaboration in the challenging work of integrating traumatic memories
  8. understand the processes involved in fusion of dissociative parts and unification of the personality

 

The course is intended for psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists who is working with mental trauma of all therapeutic modes and directions.

Additional information 

Сertificate

After completion of seminar a nominal certificate is given out in English language with pointing of amount of theoretical hours

The language:

The language: English with consecutive translation to russian

Registration fee

Registration fee for the full course (7 webinars) – provided early registration by:.

12.2021: 4800 hryvnia (150 euros)

From 12.2021 to 01.01.2022 : 5600 hryvnia (175 euros).

from 01.2022 : 6500 hryvnia (200Euro).

Now you can buy the course in the record with discount.  7 webinars – available at a discount and it is 4000 UAH 

Access to the record will be open for 2 months. 

When you purchase a seminar in the record, the participant’s certificate is not issued..

The recording

The recording will be given to all participants for two weeks.

Important!

For reasons of confidentiality, the recording will stop when Professor Van Der Harts hows the video of the sessions, so it is important that you personally attend the seminar.

Onno van der Hart

Onno van der Hart, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Psychopathology of Chronic Traumatization at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, a psychologist, and until 2017 a psychotherapist in private practice, Amstelveen, the Netherlands. He is a Janet scholar and acted as a consultant and supervisor in the field of trauma-related dissociation. He is a past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) and the recipient of a number of awards for his clinical and published works.

Schedule

19 January, 17:00–18:45

Understanding trauma-generated dissociation

Trauma-generated dissociation of the personality involves an integrative impairment, in which experiences are not fully integrated in the personality as a whole. Thus, the levels of integration are discussed, including the level of realization. Trauma-generated dissociation involves non-realization which is maintainmed by the existence of different dissociative parts of the personality.  

22 January, 11:00–12:45

Dissociative parts, what drives them, and their manifestations

Distinguishing dissociative parts of the personality mainly mediated by daily life action (motivational) systems and those mainly mediated by the defense action system and stuck in trauma-time; identifying their manifestations in positive and negative dissociative systems; the need for adequate screening, diagnosis and assessment.

26 January, 17:00–18:45

More on diagnosis and assessment; treatment frame and plan

In addition: nature of therapeutic relationship; principles of phase-oriented treatment, in particular overcoming the phobias that maintain dissociation of the personality, thus prevent integration and interfere with adaptive functioning; with an emphasis on overcoming the phobia of dissociative parts.

29 January, 11:00–12:45

Overcoming the phobia of dissociative parts (continued)

Elaboration of a systems approach of working with dissociative parts: fostering acceptance and collaboration among dissociative parts; using particular symptoms as points of entry; the use of imagination, such as inner meeting place and inner safe places.      

2 February, 17:00–18:45

Overcoming the phobia of dissociative parts (continued)

Emphasis on overcoming the phobia of child parts, including pre-verbal parts; exploring resistances; helping the personality system to accept and to care for them; sometimes this involves creating an imaginary ideal parent figure.

5 February, 11:00–12:45

Overcoming the phobia of dissociative parts (continued)

Emphasis on overcoming the phobia of hostile and perpetrator-imitating parts, and helping them to become positively-engaged allies in therapy; this difficult work usually requires a long-term commitment of both patient and therapist

9 February, 17:00–18:45

Overcoming the phobia of dissociative parts (continued)

Dealing with the key issue of an often ambivalent relationship with the parents c.q. perpetrator(s), delegated to parts denying the abuse and idealizing the perpetrator(s) and parts hating them and keeping the traumatic memories of the abuse; further work on overcoming the phobia of traumatic memory, and how to prevent in advance that the integration of traumatic memories (Phase 2 work) will be retraumatizing and further impair the patient’s integrative cacapcity.

Teaching methods:

Mini-lectures, video presentations, demonstrations, work in subgroups (?), questions & answers

Course was held from

19th of January to 9th of February 2022

Below You can find a few video fragments:

     

Now you can buy the course

“The Haunted Self: Understanding and Treating Trauma-Generated Dissociation, With an Emphasis on Working With Dissociative Parts” in the record with discount.  7 webinars – available with a discount and it is 4000 UAH

Please note that there are no videos showing actual clinical cases in the recording, however, with the permission of the Speaker, there are documentary videos left in the recording 

Access to the record will be open for 2 months. 

When you purchase a seminar in the record, the participant’s certificate is not issued.

                

Payment methods.

1. Through the site in hryvnia;

2. Cash in Euros for Odessites. Regardless of the payment method, please use the registration form.

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