An Introduction to Dissociative Disorders: How Dissociative Disorders “Found” Me
Course: An Introduction to Dissociative Disorders: How Dissociative Disorders “Found” Me
Instructor: A. Steven Frankel, Ph.D., JD, ABPP
Approved for 1.5 Hours of CE Credit
Fulfills Requirements for Psycholgist, MFTs, LCSWs, and Licensed Professional Counselors.
This course is designed for Full and Part-Time Private Practitioners, and Full and Part-Time Agency Employees
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This program has been developed to teach mental health clinicians who lack familiarity with dissociative disorders an orientation and overview of the nature of such disorders, what life experiences are associated with the development of such disorders, how to assess for the presence of such disorders, how to develop treatment approaches for such disorders, and the most significant factors associated with successful treatment.
The presentation begins with the professional experiences that led to Dr. Frankel’s awareness and appreciation of these disorders, as well as development of treatment pathways for the care of such patients/clients It continues with Information concerning the history of dissociative disorders over the past century, clinical and research developments as to the assessment and treatment of these patients, sources of educational and supervisorial Information regarding the care and treatment of affected individuals, well-established barriers to treatment risks, and how to avoid/ manage them, lengths of time needed to complete treatment, and issues completion and termination of care.
The program concludes with information about further training experiences available to interested colleagues.
Course Goal and Objectives
- Identify the two factors that lead to dissociative disorders.
- Name at least two outcomes of exposure to “organized abuse.”
- Explain that the emergence of alters in children reflects the need to address a problem that the child is not yet able to manage.
- Recognize that treating clinicians should focus their care toward helping patients heal from abusive experience rather than confirmation of the accuracy of “memories.”
- Explain that the fundamental affect held by abused children is shame.
Your access to the course material extends for 3-years from the date of purchase. This includes after passing the post-test, so you may continue to review its contents.