The Truth about Trauma and Dissociation; Part II
Recorded Saturday 10 July 2021
With Dr Valerie Sinason and discussants Zoe Hawton and Mark Linington
CPD Credits: 4 hours
Valerie Sinason is a world leader in the study of traumatology and has pioneered some of the most difficult work in the field. In the first part of this presentation, she focuses on the clinical implications of extreme adverse childhood experiences, disorganised attachment and resulting dissociative identity disorders.
This webinar explores many of the issues outlined in her latest work, The Truth about Trauma and Dissociation: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know and Were Afraid to Ask.READ MORE...
Here in Part II, she builds on that guide to offer further insight into the nuances of dissociation – a mental state in which people feel disconnected from their sense of self, experience or history. This defense against intolerable stress can lead to depression or anxiety, to derealisation and depersonalisation or ultimately to a serious dissociative disorder.
Joined by two colleagues who work with dissociative patients, Zoe Hawton and Mark Linnington, Valerie will discuss such distinctions as dissociative amnesia, fugue states, and structural dissociation. These are often misunderstood symptoms and study is advisable for mental health practitioners working with patients who have experienced childhood abuse, infanticidal attachment or – in the most extreme cases – ritualised sexual abuse.
This work creates great anxiety in professional networks. Our speakers will share how they have found their way to work sustainably with these complex cases, and the importance of supportive supervision.
CPD – A certificate of attendance may be applied for (4 hours CPD) on the basis of passing a multiple choice questionnaire.
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