Practical Training for People in Practice
Members of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation who are based in the United Kingdom are automatically members of ESTD-UK. ESTD members are entitled to a reduced training fee on many ESTD courses and conferences, including those below. Membership also gives you access to a members only area on the ESTD website and a regular e-journal. If you are not already a member, you may wish to consider joining before booking onto one of these courses. The annual membership fee is 85 Euros. Join here
ESTD-UK training courses are open to member and non-member psychological therapy practitioners who wish to improve their understanding of trauma-related complex dissociation, e.g. dissociative identity disorder and similar conditions, and to develop their clinical skills in working with this client group. As a matter of principle ESTD-UK courses are developed and delivered in partnership with experts-by-experience trainers from the survivor-led First Person Plural - dissociative identity disorders association. All our trainers are professionals with many years of clinical experience working therapeutically with D.I.D. and other complex trauma-related conditions or lived experience, and are well-regarded for their knowledge, expertise and ability to pass this on in the training environment.
ESTD-UK strives to support and implement in the UK the aims of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation which are:-
ESTD-UK functions primarily through an online email listserv by which its members can communicate with each other, providing support, information and professional discourse about dissociation, trauma, dissociative and other trauma-related disorders.
|14||Sat||Course: 4 dates||Working Therapeutically with Complex Traumatic Dissociation Post-Foundation Course|
|19||Thu||Course: 4 dates||Understanding & Working with Traumatic Dissociation Foundation Course|
Please be sure to read all this section before booking
A Post-Foundation course consisting of 4 full days run as 2 x 2 day units one month apart on 14th/15th Oct 2017 and 18th/19th Nov 2017. From 9.00am to 4.30pm on each day. Outlines of each day follow below. Participants must attend all four days. Before attending, this confidentiality agreement must be downloaded, signed and returned as instructed in the agreement... [Read more]
Please be sure to read all this section before booking
A Post-Foundation course consisting of 4 full days run as 2 x 2 day units one month apart on 14th/15th Oct 2017 and 18th/19th Nov 2017. From 9.00am to 4.30pm on each day. Outlines of each day follow below. Participants must attend all four days. Before attending, this confidentiality agreement must be downloaded, signed and returned as instructed in the agreement document.
Developed and delivered by the UK network of the European Society for Trauma & Dissociation (ESTD-UK) in collaboration with experts-by-experience trainers from First Person Plural - dissociative identity disorders association (FPP), it is intended primarily for those who have previously attended ESTD-UK's Foundation course. Its purpose is to extend knowledge & explore practice when working in a therapeutic role with complex traumatic dissociation, with a specific focus on dissociative identity and the similar conditions.
Entry Requirements - please check that you can meet all of them before booking; the course is not suitable for anyone who does not meet these criteria.
Course Learning Objectives
A combination of theoretical in-put, case presentation, experiential exercises & discussion informed by recommended background reading will be used throughout the course.
Certificates of attendance for a total of 24 hours CPD will be issued on completion of the course.
Fee includes delegate pack, CPD certificate of attendance, refreshments on arrival and at two further breaks during each day. Lunch is not included.
Day 1 : Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Informed Treatment for Dissociative Disorders and Complex PTSD: The SCID-D
Facilitated by Remy Aquarone, Analytical Psychotherapist, Director of Pottergate Centre for Dissociation & Trauma, & former president ESTD
Systematic assessment of dissociation is essential for effective treatment of trauma survivors. This workshop provides training in the diagnosis and treatment of Dissociative Disorders and Complex PTSD through the use of the SCID-D Interview (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-R (and V) Dissociative Disorders). The SCID-D, considered the gold standard for assessing post-traumatic dissociation, allows clinicians to identify the severity of core dissociative symptoms, and from that diagnose guide treatment of dissociative and chronic post-traumatic disorders.
Participants will enhance their diagnostic and therapeutic skills with clients while gaining experience in SCID-D administration, scoring and interpretation. Practical treatment interventions based on SCID-D assessment, including client education, stabilisation, dissociative symptom reduction, and monitoring of treatment progress will be detailed, within a phase-oriented trauma treatment approach.
"The Stuctured Clinical Interview for DSMiv Dissociative Disorders (SCID-D)" by Marlene Steinberg will be used during this module and a copy will be provided at no additional cost to each participant.
"The Interviewers Guide to the SCID-D" by Marlene Steinberg, which participants will also need to refer to during this module, will be provided for shared loan on the day. Alternatively, it is available for purchase (£61.00) from the Pottergate Centre for Dissociation & Trauma
Day 2: Resourcing the Client: One Body - Many Parts
Facilitated by Dr Zoë Pool, UKCP registered psychotherapist; Service Director, Dorset Action on Abuse
This day revisits body-centred resources addressed in the Foundation course. It aims to increase understanding of the importance of safely attending to the body. Participants will develop their understanding and skills in working with clients’ complex, traumatic dissociation. The day includes experiential elements so that participants can experience and practice a range of body-centred and creative resources. It provides opportunities to share practice concerns about body centred work with dissociating clients and to explore diverse perspectives of survivors via own and peers’ case material and the literature. Importantly it encourages participants to develop their own perspectives on diverse issues faced by individual clients and this client group.
Day 3 :- The evolving therapeutic relationship from the perspectives of complexly dissociative clients
Facilitated by Melanie Goodwin & Kathryn Livingston (trainers from First Person Plural)
In the dyad of the therapeutic relationship with complexly dissociative clients, the client is sometimes unable to express their own experience of the relationship and there is the complication of the different perspectives on the relationship that each part or alter of the multiple client can have. This is particularly an issue in the early stages but not exclusively so. Though each person's experience is different there are some common threads. This module introduces some ideas about these. The value this module brings to this course cannot be over-stated. The facilitators are experts-by-experience with personal lived experience of Dissociative Identity Disorder who are very experienced and respected professional trainers in the field of complex trauma-related dissociation. They are able to reflect on and have good insight into their own journeys through therapy. They are articulate, open and generous in their sharing of what has helped and hindered them towards recovery.
Participants will expand understanding of clients' perspectives on living with dissociation; how this can affect their experience of and ability to develop and utilise the therapeutic relationship effectively as it evolves and fluctuates throughout therapy. Participants will gain some practical ideas for what might work to support their complexly dissociative clients.
Day 4: Struggling for relationship: Exploring complex practice issues
Facilitated by Sue Richardson, Attachment-based Psychotherapist of 30 years’ experience
Exploring and extending their knowledge of the attachment dynamics underpinning some complex practice issues participants will share their experience of relational struggles when working with dissociative clients. There will be consideration of some critical issues such as ‘attachment to the perpetrator’ and clients suffering on-going abuse. The dimension of installed structural dissociation be addressed.
Do not continue your booking online if you wish to apply for a bursary. If your application is successful you will be sent a discount code to complete your online booking with the bursary amount deducted from the fee charged. There are four x £100.00 ESTD-UK bursaries available for qualifying applicants. Download the bursary application form if interested in applying for an ESTD-UK bursary. Also available is one x 100% FPP bursary for this course This full bursary is for a counsellor, psychotherapist, or clinical psychologist who is a current or newly joining ASSOCIATE member of First Person Plural. To enquire about this FPP bursary send an email to FPP
Changes and Cancellations
ESTD-UK reserves the right to replace advertised speakers and individual day content in response to circumstances beyond our control but the course learning objectives will remain unchanged. Those who have booked will be advised of any changes to speakers or content as soon as possible.
Our Cancellation Policy can be viewed here By booking you are confirming you have read and accepted this.