Course Description

Hours: 12

This workshop was previously called Working with Parts: Healing the Child(ren) Within

This workshop introduces an understanding of how trauma can result in varying degrees of dissociation and fragmentation of one’s inner experience. This workshop draws elements from different parts work/ego state models such as structural dissociation, transactional analysis, internal family systems (IFS) and others. The presentation will introduce: 

  • Conceptualizing inner states.
  • Singular verse split subconscious states.
  • Dissociation as a division of the personality.
  • Dissociative parts of personality.
  • The role of ‘phobic reactions’ within parts.
  • Understanding the ‘self-protective’ roles of different parts or ego states including shame.
  • Tools to support relationship with fragmented ego state/parts of one’s inner world, foster a means to integration, inner coherence, regulation and the capacity for self-soothing. 
  • Treatment interventions for overcoming the phobia of dissociative parts.
  • Specific interactive strategies and exercises working with ego state parts. 

This workshop offers a review and comparison of different parts work models and does not constitute formal training in any specific approach to parts work.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 548-889-5128

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Structural Dissociative Theory: A Therapeutic Approach to Working with Trauma Parts
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9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 06, 2024 to May 07, 2024
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Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $370.00
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Instructor: Ian Robertson, MSW, RSW

Location: This workshop is being held remotely through Zoom. 

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

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