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Treating Trauma, Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders

Dissociation is one of the most neglected aspects of trauma work.

Misunderstood, misrepresented, and mislabeled as rare, dissociation wasn’t part of your university training and the resources available to you as a therapist are limited.

But if you work with trauma you work with dissociating clients, possibly even clients with undiagnosed Dissociative Disorders, and in these cases “therapy as usual” won’t be enough.

You can’t afford to be unprepared to work with this critical component of successful trauma treatment!

Kathy Steele is an expert in the field of trauma-related dissociation, an international trainer, and the author of Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation: A Practical Integrative Approach (W.W. Norton, 2017). 

Watch this must-have training and get the clinical skills and tools you need to:

  • Identify symptom clusters of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (OSDD)
  • Distinguish between normal ego states and more complex dissociative parts
  • Work with attachment without fostering dependency
  • Successfully employ a phase-oriented approach and practical interventions to treat complex trauma and dissociation

Take your trauma treatment to the next level, and make sure you’re prepared and confident to work with trauma-related dissociation!


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Kathy Steele
12 Hours 22 Minutes
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Apr 03, 2020
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This online program is worth 12 hours CPD.



Kathy Steele's Profile

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Kathy Steele, MN, CS is an expert in treating trauma-related dissociation and the author of Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation: A Practical Integrative Approach (W.W. Norton, 2017). 

Kathy served on the International Task Forces that developed treatment guidelines for Dissociative Disorders and Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She is a Past President and Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. 

She has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD, an Emory University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006, and the 2011 Cornelia B. Wilbur Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions from ISSTD.
A sought-out consultant, Kathy is also an internationally recognized trainer on topics related to trauma, dissociation, attachment, and psychotherapy.


  1. Know the similarities and difference in treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders.
  2. Understand the reasons why dissociation develops and why it does not resolve on its own.
  3. Understand the four ways dissociation is described, along with treatment differences.
  4. Learn how to identify symptom clusters common in complex dissociative disorders and describe three self-report and clinical interview measures for dissociation and dissociative disorders.
  5. Understand the three phases of treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociative disorders and their respective goals.
  6. List the principles of treatment.
  7. Employ a sequenced approach to working with clients that fosters integration over time.
  8. Employ a collaborative relational approach that activates curiosity and exploration, and minimizes activation of attachment, and give rationale as to why this approach is important for clients with developmental trauma.
  9. Learn ways to work with “child” ego states or dissociative parts that promotes integration and the competency of the adult self of the client.
  10. Learn effective approaches to working with anger and aggression that maintain a working relationship and decrease acting out.
  11. Understand and apply common resistances and impasses in the treatment of complex trauma, and how to resolve them.

Target Audience

  • Psychotherapists 
  • Counsellors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers 
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Psychiatrists



Overall:      4.3

Total Reviews: 32

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