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:-

  • To promote an increase in the knowledge of Trauma, Dissociation and all disorders related to chronic traumatization.
  • To provide professional and public education about dissociation, trauma and trauma related disorders.
  • To support communication and cooperation among clinicians and other professionals in the field of dissociation and trauma.
  • To stimulate national and international research projects.
  • To provide knowledge and education specifically to those countries in Europe who do not have easy access in this field.

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.

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September, 2018
20 Thu Course: 4 dates Working Therapeutically with Complex Traumatic Dissociation Post-Foundation Course
April, 2019
18 Thu Course: 4 dates Understanding & Working with Traumatic Dissociation Foundation Course
Times shown in timezone: London

Working Therapeutically with Complex Traumatic Dissociation Post-Foundation Course

MANCHESTER - venue confirmed after booking

Course dates

  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018   9am - 4:30pm
  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018   9am - 4:30pm
  • Thu, 18 Oct 2018   9am - 4:30pm
  • Fri, 19 Oct 2018   9am - 4:30pm


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 20th/21st Sept 2018 and 18th/19th Oct 2018. 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]

Tickets / Booking types

  • Standard
    Course ticket - for all 4 dates.
  • ESTD / FPP Member
    Course ticket - for all 4 dates.
    Current members of ESTD and/or FPP only