Master Seminar - Complex Posttraumatic and Dissociative Disorders - Teleseminar Turkus 2020

When:  Sep 2, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (ET)

Intended Participants: Participants must receive approval from the faculty to attend. Licensed mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors) who are personally treating clients with Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociative Disorders and who have personally treated a significant number of such clients in a minimum of eight (8) years in clinical practice. In addition, the participants must have taken the ISSTD Advanced Topics in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders course or its equivalent (to be assessed by the facilitator.)

Course Dates/Location:  
Dates: Wednesdays Sep 2, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, 2020, Jan 6 and Feb 3, 2021
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm ET
Location: Online via Zoom

Course Textbooks:

  • Gartner, R.B. (Ed.) (2017) Trauma and Countertrauma, Resilience and Counterresilience: Insights from Psychoanalysts and Trauma Experts. Routledge, New York, NY.
  • Zucchetto, J., Jacobs, S., &; Johnson L.V. (2020) Understanding The Paradox of Surviving Childhood Trauma: Techniques and Tools for working with Suicidality and Dissociation. Routledge, New York, NY.
  • Benjamin, R., Haliburn, J., &; King, S. (Eds.) (2019) Humanising Mental Health Care in Australia: A Guide to trauma-informed Approaches. Routledge, New York, NY.

Course Format: Six, 2-hour sessions of combined literature discussion/lecture and discussion of cases presented by students

Faculty Member: Joan A. Turkus, M.D. (Contact: