From Complex Trauma to Dissociative Disorders Part II: Theory and Practice - Teleseminar Bouabjian

When:  Sep 18, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (ET)

Part II is a continuation of the Level II Part I course. This course covers opening treatment of dissociative disorders, disorganized attachment, neurobiology, self (ego) states, treatment and techniques, self-care, suicidality and self-injury, affect and sensate regulation, and integration techniques. Students must be prepared to discuss theories as applied to the treatment of their own client. Each student will be expected to select one or two clients to discuss in class. The case of Harold used in Part I may also be utilized during class discussions.

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 complex trauma and dissociative disorders. For Part II of the course, students should have completed Part I and have at least one client with a dissociative disorder in treatment.

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Course Dates: Fridays; Sept 18, Oct 2, Oct 23, Nov 13, Dec 11, 2020, Jan. 8, Jan 29, Feb 26, 2021
Course Times: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time 
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Faculty: Sandra Bouabjian, MA (Email:

Faculty Bio: Sandra Bouabjian is a psychologist who has developed a great interest in Dissociative Disorders through her years of practice.  At the beginning of her career as a psychologist she worked in private practice with an adult population presenting with anxiety, stress, depression, burn out, eating disorders, suicide, and personality disorders.  Joining the Montreal Study Group on Trauma and Dissociation (MSGTD) was a great eye opener to the link between these mental health problems and trauma and dissociative disorders.  Working at St. Mary’s Hospital Center in Montreal in mental health exposed her more and more to patients with Dissociative Disorders.  She is a member of the International Society of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and a board member of The Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis (CFCH-QC).  Clinical hypnosis has been an integral part of her practice for several years and a useful tool for her work with people who present with dissociative disorders

She gives conferences and workshops to health professionals on topics like suicide, shame, hypnosis, PTSD and dissociative disorders. Sandra graduated from McGill University with a Masters degree in Conselling Psychology in 2001.  Psychology is her second career.  She is a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec (OPQ) since 2002. She has a private practice in the Montreal area. 


Continuing Education Credits: CE Learning Systems is a co-sponsor of this event. To earn continuing education credits, participants must purchase credits through our CE co-sponsor following sessions one and complete an evaluation for each session. At this time only APA credits are available for this course but other approvals may be added.