Course Description

Hours: 12

This workshop will focus on three key learning components of different levels of structural dissociation within treatment for chronic traumatization. This includes working with clients having a primary, secondary (complex trauma, DESNOS, BPD without dissociative identity disorder (DID)) and tertiary (complex trauma with DID) structural dissociation. 

Focus on the workshop will be on:

1.    Advancing knowledge of the structural dissociation of the personality.
2.    Understanding chronic traumatization from Pierre Janet psychology of action systems and tendencies.
3.    Treatment of chronically traumatized clients, including: 
        a. assessment
        b. promoting adaptive actions
        c. general treatment principles
        d. phase one:
                i. overcoming the phobia of attachment and attachment loss
                ii. overcoming the phobia of trauma-derived mental actions
                iii. overcoming the phobia of dissociative parts
        e. phase two:
                i. overcoming the phobia of traumatic memory
        f. phase three:
                i.  Integration of personality and overcoming the phobias of normal life


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
Advanced Structural Dissociative Theory: A Therapeutic Approach to Working with Trauma Parts – Part 2
Workshop Remote
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9:00AM to 4:00PM
Apr 15, 2024 to Apr 16, 2024
Schedule and Location
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Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $370.00
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Section Notes

Instructor: Ian Robertson, MSW, RSW

Location: This workshop is being held remotely through Zoom. 

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

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