The Complexities of Complex Trauma Part I - Live Teleseminar Stach

When:  Feb 9, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM (ET)

The Complexities of Complex Trauma Part I - Live Teleseminar Stach

Intended Participants: Licensed mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, accredited psychotherapists, etc.) who are interested in developing their skills in treating clients with chronic trauma related disorders. For Part I of the course, there is no need to have a client with a chronic trauma-related disorder.

For course topics, objectives syllabus, continuing education credits, and other information, click here.

Course Format: 6 sessions Teleseminar Format; 2.5 hour sessions each.
Course Dates: Tuesdays, February 9, March 9. April 6, May 4, June 8, July 13, 2021
Meeting Time: 12:00 - 2:30pm US Eastern Time (Click Here to Convert to Local Time)

Faculty: Kirsten Stach, MA, Dipl., MIACP
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Faculty Bio: Kirsten was born and raised in the former East Germany (DDR). She trained to become a skilled carpenter first and after studying history, languages and literature for one year she made the life changing decision to become a social worker. During her college years Kirsten volunteered for the “Blue Cross”, an organisation offering help and support to alcohol addicts. She got involved with her whole heart and it changed her perspective again and opened up the opportunity to become a psychotherapist. After finishing the Diploma in 1988 she started working in a day clinic for alcohol addicts and at the same time started her training in Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic and Body oriented Psychotherapy. 

On the humanitarian initiative of a Reverend, Kirsten, her former supervisor and a solicitor founded a non-profit organisation in 1990 for the re-integration of released prisoners and inmates of forensic psychiatric units. Kirsten conducted psychodynamic group work in different prisons.From 1995 on she worked for non-profit organisations, the childcare-, and social- and probation services and amongst others specialised in working with very difficult, complex, dangerous and “unmanageable” clients like former inmates, mercenaries from the Yugoslavian Civil War, Punks, Nazis and young heroin addicts. 

Her first encounter and subsequent interest in Dissociative Disorders started in 1997. In 2005 Kirsten relocated to West Cork in Ireland and established her own psychotherapy practice in 2007 and is licensed by IACP. She joined ISSTD in 2010. Kirsten is mainly working with adult trauma survivors from different countries and cultural backgrounds, a high percentage of her case loads are clients with Dissociative Disorders. In 2019 Kirsten was awarded a MA for Integrative Psychotherapy from CIT Cork.