Dissociation is a normal human process. We all dissociate. Some individuals are so severely and chronically traumatized that, in order to survive, they split their awareness into at least two levels or streams of consciousness—one level being the participant in the abuse drama and the other level being an observer watching as if the abuse was happening to someone else. This defense mechanism, which allows severely abused individuals to survive, can become an obstacle in the reprocessing of their traumatic memories.
This program, designed as a beginning level course for EMDR practitioners who have completed EMDR Basic Training, discusses the role of dissociation in everyday life as well as the pathological use of dissociation due to traumatic events.
The nature and sequalae of trauma
The impact of trauma at different developmental stages
The relationship between trauma and dissociative symptoms
Types of dissociation
The neurobiology of dissociation
This course also discusses dissociative process and symptoms from the Accelerated Informational Processing Model of EMDR.
The implications and complications of clinical treatment with dissociative process and symptoms.
The nature of dissociative process and symptoms.
Screening for dissociation and the ‘Red Flags’ of treatment concerns.
The differential diagnoses of dissociative symptoms– from dissociative symptoms found in diagnostic. categories other than Dissociative Disorders (e.g., Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD) to DDNOS (ego states work) and DID.
The use of EMDR in the treatment of dissociative symptoms in relation to trauma.
Therapist attributes that help contribute to the successful treatment of dissociative symptoms in patients.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify at least one component of the nature and sequalae of trauma.
- Contrast the impact of trauma in at least two different developmental stages.
- Compare the relationship between trauma and dissociative symptoms.
- Recognize at least two types of dissociation.
- Recognize at least one part of the neurobiology of dissociation.
- Identify at least two of the implications and complications of clinical treatment with dissociative process and symptoms.
- Identify at least one of the components that make up the nature of dissociative process and symptoms.
- Summarize screening for dissociation and at least one of the “Red Flags” of treatment concerns.
- Differentiate between the three diagnoses of dissociative symptoms– from dissociative symptoms found in diagnostic categories other than Dissociative Disorders (e.g., Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD) to DDNOS (ego states work) and DID.
- Apply the AIP Model in EMDR therapy for the treatment of dissociative symptoms in relation to trauma.
- Analyze at least two attributes, as a therapist in practice, that help contribute to the successful treatment of dissociative symptoms in patients.
This course is a 10 CE course. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.
Continuing Education Credit is approved for 10 CEs through CE-Classes.com. See the information below for professional approvals.
Continuing Education Credit is also approved through EMDRIA for 10 CEs.
CE-Classes.com is approved by:
The American Psychological Association (APA). CE-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.
Florida Certification Board
The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP. Expires 3/31/2023.
The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0223. Expires 02-2023
The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.
The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.
Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD)
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201
New York Social Work Board – CE-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education
Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of
continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2024. Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2022.
Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at CE-Classes.com, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.
Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
To contact CE-Classes.com, go to:
Address: 1398 SW 160th Ave, Sunrise, FL 33326, USA
EMDRIA Credits: 10
EMDR Professional Training is an EMDRIA EC Provider (#18023) and this program (#18023-DL12) is approved for 10 EMDRIA Credits. Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training.
There is no known commercial support for this program.
More information about taking the final exam for this program and obtaining your certificate is available in the “Quiz and CE Certificate” section of this course.