From Complex Trauma to Dissociative Disorders Part I - Live Teleseminar Peterson

When:  Jan 28, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (ET)

From Complex Trauma to Dissociative Disorders Part I - Live Teleseminar Peterson
This course was created to give clinicians a solid education in how to identify and work with complex trauma and dissociation. Part I covers guidelines for treatment and how to fulfill those guidelines in the process of therapy. Students will learn how to recognize the signs of complex trauma and dissociation, and understand the effects of trauma on the development and functioning of adult clients. They will be taught the relevant assessment tools to use, and how to structure therapy to be most effective for clients with all levels of traumatic experiences.  Students will also learn how working with traumatic material challenges both client and therapist, and how to meet the relational challenges that may emerge in therapy.   Special features that are common with dissociative clients will be covered, along with the skills necessary for the successful treatment of dissociation in clients. The course includes literature review and discussion, lecture and the explorations of a teaching case, "The Case of Harold."

INTENDED PARTICIPANTS: Participants must have taken both parts of the Level I course to register. 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 I of the course, there is no need to have a client with a dissociative disorder. 

For course topics, objectives and other information, click here.

Course Format: 8 sessions via live teleseminar; 2.5 hour sessions each.
Course Dates: Thursdays, Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 22, May 20, June 24, July 22, Aug 26, 2021
Meeting Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM US Eastern Time

Faculty: Gary Peterson, MD
E-mail address: 
gpeterson@seinstitute.com 

Faculty Bio: Gary Peterson, MD, a resident faculty member and psychiatrist in independent clinical practice at the Southeast Institute, is board certified in both psychiatry and child psychiatry and has experience working with complex trauma and dissociation, EMDR, and energy psychotherapies. He held various faculty appointments over more than 20 years at UNC Chapel Hill in psychiatry, psychology, and at the Center for Developmental Science and Research, with previous appointments in psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He has published extensively on dissociative disorders, particularly in children, and frequently consults, trains, and supervises on related topics. He cofounded the North Carolina Triangle Society for the Study of Dissociation, served as liaison to the Dissociative Disorders Work Group for APA Task Force on DSM-IV, and receives frequent accolades for his work, including the Distinguished Achievement Award and the President’s Award of Distinction by the International Society for the Study of Dissociation.


Continuing Education Credits: CE Learning Systems is a co-sponsor of this event. APA credits are available for this course. To earn continuing education credits participants must complete an evaluation for each session and an overall evaluation at the conclusion of the course. Students must attend 50 minutes out of each hour via videoconferencing to be eligible for credits.