This training will provide an overview of how to identify
and work with clients who are struggling with dissociation and dissociative
processes. It addresses all age groups,
but primarily focuses on managing symptoms in teens and adults. Some forms of treatment used to treat trauma
are more helpful when used with clients who have systems that are engaged in a
fight/flight response, but these same treatment methods can backfire when used
with clients whose default mode is to freeze. The training will introduce concepts
around how a person’s biology is organized, when they lean towards freezing as
their main coping and defense, how to identify this client in comparison to
clients who lean towards other forms of response, and treatment approaches to
help this type of client towards healing.
After the training, participants will be able to:
About the Presenter:
- Describe how the parasympathetic and sympathetic
nervous system operate with fight, flight and freeze responses and some of the ways trauma affects biology
- Cite three different theories used to describe
dissociative process and how they function
- Identify and name the different forms of
dissociative process described in the DSM V
- List tools to assist with progressing treatment
of individuals who lean towards dissociation as a coping method
Katie Keech, MFT is a therapist with over 14 years experience working with clients experiencing symptoms stemming from long-term,
complex trauma. She has clinical experience addressing suicidality, exploitation,
serious mental illness and forensics in mental health. Working with issues surrounding complex trauma and dissociation has been a
passion of hers since she began in the field. She has presented trainings on
the treatment of complex PTSD and dissociation for agencies including WestCoast
Children’s Clinic, Women’s Therapy Center, East Bay Community Recovery Project and
Alameda County Crisis Support Services.
She is currently the Program Supervisor for TAY (Transitional Aged Youth, ages 18 - 24) and IHOT programs at
Stars Behavioral Health. She founded and
currently chairs the International Society of Trauma and Dissociation’s (ISST-D)
TAY Special Interest Group, which focuses on clinical discussion, research and
the treatment of TAY around the world.
is limited, advanced registration is required. Have questions? Please contact
Nes Pinar at (925) 405-6040 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
for cancellation with 72-hour notice.
* 3 CE credits will be provided to participants. BAPTI
is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing
professional education for psychologists. BAPTI maintains responsibility for
this program and its content. CPA Provider # BAY 012. The California Board
of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education
credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs.
To receive a CE credit you MUST sign and
include your license number on both the Sign-In and
Sign-Out Sheet. Participants must attend entire training to receive CE Credits. No partial credit will be provided.
All proceeds from this event will benefit
BAPTI Intern program. To make referrals or to learn more about us, please visit www.BAPTI.org.