Dissociation – in simple terms, lack of awareness of the present moment; psychological absence from the `here and now’- is a complex response which can take many forms. These range from mild and benign to entrenched and severe. Yet `[o]ne characteristic of dissociative phenomena is how frequently they are misdiagnosed or not accounted for at all. Many people in the mental health profession do not know what dissociation looks like or how to assess for it’ (Danylchuk & Connors, 2017: 39) This session discusses the importance of clinical attunement to dissociation, which if not identified and addressed in its often hard to discern forms can seriously disrupt integrated functioning. It introduces the core features of dissociation, how these can manifest, and how attentiveness to dissociation can assist clients with contrasting presentations.
This online program is worth 1 hours CPD.
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|Manual - Tuning In and Zoning Out (9.4 MB)
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Pam Stavropoulos, PhD, is an educator, consultant, and psychotherapist whose most recent work is as Head of Research with the Blue Knot Foundation. A former Fulbright Scholar and two-time winner (2022 & 2014) of the Pierre Janet Writing Award for the best clinical, theoretical, or research paper in the field of dissociation and/or trauma, she has been a member of the ISSTD Scientific Committee and coauthored the nationally and internationally endorsed Practice Guidelines for Clinical Treatment of Complex Trauma (Blue Knot Foundation, 2012, 2019). Pam has held lectureships at the University of New England and Macquarie University (from which she left her tenured position to study and practice psychotherapy) and is a former Program Director of the Jansen Newman Institute, Sydney. The author of Living under Liberalism: The Politics of Depression in Western Democracies (2008) she has written research reports in the community health sector and is a clinical supervisor who specializes in complex trauma-related issues.
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