Dissociation Demystified: Working with Clients Who Dissociate

October 06, 2017 Friday from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
Lafayette Library – Arts and Science Room 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. CA

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About Dissociation Demystified: Working with Clients Who Dissociate

This workshop presents an overview of working with clients who dissociate. It covers the four types of dissociation, how to recognize these clients, how to speak to clients about dissociation using their language, and how to pace treatment when using trauma treatment modalities like EMDR. The workshop will also present practical grounding tools you can teach clients. It offers an introduction to best-practice approaches to treatment.  Finally, the workshop will offer support in dealing with our own reactions to clients who dissociate.

Target Audience
Licensed and Pre-licensed Clinicians who work with persons who have experienced chronic childhood trauma and developed dissociative patterns as a result of that trauma. It is for therapists who would like to become better at spotting dissociative symptoms and are seeking an introduction on how to understand and help these clients.

Participants will be able to:

  • Name 3 ways to identify dissociation in a session & name 2 tools to evaluate clients for dissociation
  • Using approachable language, explain dissociation to a client
  • Name 3 requirements to begin active trauma processing with a dissociating client
Speaker Bio:
Teresa Allen, M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has been in private psychotherapy practice in Oakland since 2005. She earned her M.S. in Counseling from California State East Bay in 1999, after a previous career in technical training and writing. In addition to her private practice, she worked with recovering addicts in East Bay and San Francisco addiction recovery centers for 14 years. She currently works full-time in private practice, treating individual adults and teens, focusing on persons recovering from addiction, chronic childhood trauma, and single-incident traumas.
Her special interest is in treating adults abused as children. She took training with the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and has worked with dissociative disorders since 2009. In 2014, she spoke to the San Francisco EMDR Regional Network on “Whoa There, Are We Ready for EMDR—Assessing and Stabilizing Dissociative Clients.” Teresa offers EMDR Basic Trainings to East Bay mental health centers in her capacity as faculty at the Institute for Creative Mindfulness in Warren, Ohio. She is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, offering case consultation to therapists seeking support with EMDR in their practices.

Space is limited, advanced registration is required. Have questions? Please contact Nes Pinar at (925) 405-6040 or send an email to training@bapti.org.

Refunds for cancellation with 72-hour notice.

* 3 CE credits will be provided to participants.

All proceeds from this event will benefit BAPTI Intern program. To make referrals or to l
earn more about us, please visit www.BAPTI.org.

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Lafayette Library – Arts and Science Room

Lafayette Library – Arts and Science Room 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafeyette CA USA 94549

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Bay Area Psychotherapy Training Institute

We at bapti.org are a non-profit, public benefit corporation founded over 20 years ago to provide high quality therapy services to clients in local communities including Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Canyon, Concord and Walnut Creek.  BAPTI offers internships to qualified applicants who possess a master's degree or doctorate in Counseling Psychology or other appropriate major from an accredited university program.  BAPTI utilizes a private practice model that provides training and support for interns and guides them in developing, marketing and managing their own practices. BAPTI also offers a school-based program that supports interns in creating new alliances with schools and other agencies for specialized experiences. ​ We also support a group of independent licensed practice clinicians who realize the importance of establishing a professional community whose purpose is to support one another through continuing education, formal and informal consultations, and the sharing of our experiences in a variety of settings. We hold firmly that the private practice of therapy should not be an isolating experience and that clinical work is enhanced by frequent peer interactions.

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