Working with Dissociation in an Online Environment: Homestudy

2 CE credit hours


Trauma-focused therapists often report feeling puzzled, frustrated, or downright overwhelmed in working with dissociation and the ways it presents in clinical settings. This frustration can feel exponentially greater in the sudden transition that most therapists are making to telehealth. In this special course prepared for the COVID-19 crisis, dissociation expert Dr. Jamie Marich and her colleague Amy Wagner share their personal and professional insights with other trauma therapists and trauma-informed human services providers. At the heart of Dr. Jamie's teaching is the idea that dissociation is not to be feared, rather, embraced as a normal part of the human experience and a vital skill in working with unhealed trauma. In this course, Jamie and Amy seek to assist you in diffusing your fears and hesitation about addressing dissociation in the online environment. Practical skills that can be used in online therapy and consultation are shown, and an open question-and-answer period will allow you a chance to voice your concerns as Jamie and Amy offer potential solutions.

This course and CEs are being offered for free, although if you would like to make a donation to support the work of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness in offering free content at this time, you may do so at: https://www.instituteforcreativemindfulness.com/working-with-dissociation-in-an-online-environment.html

This is a hybrid, self-paced distance learning course, comprised of reading material and video content. This is a beginner level course. Completion of all modules, a course evaluation, and post-test is required to receive CE Certificate. Course evaluations are administered after completing all course modules. The post-test is comprised of true/false and multiple choice questions and requires a passing mark of 75%, and is administered after completion of the course evaluation. Upon passing the post-test, participants are able to download their CE certificates.

This course was first published April 2020. Please contact us with any questions or concerns at support@instituteforcreativemindfulness.com


Objectives

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define dissociate by using its word origin to assist in illuminating clinical concepts 
  2. Describe the ways in which dissociation can present maladaptively and adaptively for an individual client
  3. Give examples/discuss how certain clients with dissociative disorders are well-equipped to deal with crisis situations 
  4. Implement at least 2-3 strategies for grounding in clinical work via an online platform
  5. Discover one’s own dissociative profile and use the insights derived from the Dissociative Profile exercise to assist in addressing one’ own fear about working with dissociation online and/or in crisis situations 

Course Completion & CE Certificate Information

Completion of all modules, a course evaluation, and post-test is required to receive CE Certificate. Course evaluations are administered after completing all course modules. The post-test is comprised of true/false and multiple choice questions and requires a passing mark of 75%. Upon passing the post-test and completing the course evaluation, participants are emailed their CE certificates.

After paying for this course you will receive an email from Thinkific to complete your registration and receive access to your course dashboard.

You have 180 days to complete a homestudy course from the time that you sign up. After 180 days, you will be assessed a $25.00 administrative renewal fee to access and complete the course.

Presenter(s)

ICM Founder & Director Jamie Marich

Dr. Jamie Marich (she/they) describes herself as a facilitator of transformative experiences. A clinical trauma specialist, expressive artist, writer, yogini, performer, short filmmaker, Reiki master, TEDx speaker, and recovery advocate, she unites all of these elements in her mission to inspire healing in others. She began her career as a humanitarian aid worker in Bosnia-Hercegovina from 2000-2003, primarily teaching English and music while freelancing with other projects. Jamie travels internationally teaching on topics related to trauma, EMDR therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and yoga, while maintaining a private practice and online education operations in her home base of Warren, OH. Jamie is the author of numerous books on trauma recovery and healing, with many more projects in the works. Marich is the founder of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. Her bibliography currently includes: EMDR Made Simple (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps (2012), Creative Mindfulness (2013), Trauma Made Simple (2014), Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015),  EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care (2018, with Dr. Stephen Dansiger), and Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery (2019). She has also written guest chapters and contributions for several other published collections. North Atlantic Books released a revised and expanded edition of Trauma and the 12 Steps, in the Summer of 2020. Jamie's own company, Creative Mindfulness Media, published two supplemental resources, a daily meditations and reflections reader and a trauma-responsive step workbook in the Autumn of 2020 to accompany. Her newest release with Dr. Stephen Dansiger, Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy: A Trauma-Focused Guide is out as of August 2021 from Springer Publishing Company. Her next book, Dissociation Made Simple: A Stigma-Free Guide to Embracing Your Dissociative Mind and Navigating Life is scheduled for a release of January 10, 2023 with North Atlantic Books. Jamie was interviewed as a master clinician in the DVD, Trauma Treatment: Psychotherapy for the 21st Century (2012) alongside icons like Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Robert Scaer, and Belleruth Naparstek. Jamie had the privilege of offering trauma recovery retreats at the Kripalu School for Yoga & Health, the Esalen Institute, and the Amrit Yoga Institute. In 2015, Marich launched her own EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Therapy training curriculum and now enjoys training a new generation of EMDR clinicians alongside her global team of collaborative faculty members and consultants. The New York Times featured her work with Dancing Mindfulness in 2017 and 2020 as part of their Meditation for Real Life series. Jamie seeks to incorporate music and other forms of creative expression into her practice. As her career developed, Marich's love for experience-oriented methods of healing and trauma resolution intensified, prompting her to explore the conscious dance scene and various ways of applying these  "come as you are" practices into the healing process. Having completed several trainings and experiencing other conscious dance practices at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, Marich was encouraged and inspired to develop her own, unique practice, which now exists in the form of Dancing Mindfulness. To date, Marich has taught conscious dance seminars at various conferences nationally, internationally, and online, and has trained more than 500 facilitators in the Dancing Mindfulness practice. She completed her Reiki Master teacher training in the Usui Shiki Ryoho system of Reiki under Master Valerie Spitaler. Marich is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) through the International Association of Expressive Arts Therapists and offers a full certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy through her Institute for Creative Mindfulness.  Jamie is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-500), with special training in yoga nidra and several other trauma-informed and recovery yoga approaches. Additionally, Jamie developed the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga with Jessica Sowers and currently runs the Yoga for Clinician programs under the umbrella of ICM's expressive arts therapy program. In 2017, she earned her Women Empowered Pink Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu through Gracie University of Jiu-Jitsu and along with collaborator Anna Pirkl, wrote Transforming Trauma with Jiu-Jitsu (North Atlantic Books, 2022). NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies awarded Jamie with their prestigious President's Award in 2015 for LGBT advocacy in her writing and training. In 2019, the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) granted Jamie their EMDR Advocacy Award for using her public platform in media and in the addiction field to advance the cause of EMDR therapy and to reduce the stigma around mental health and addiction. Jamie currently sits on the Clinical Work Group Committee of EMDRIA's prestigious Council of Scholars  and on the editorial board of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research.. Jamie also serves on the Wisdom Council of the internationally known expressive arts ministry Abbey of the Arts, and is an advisory board member of HealingTREE Non-Profit.

Continuing Education Approvals

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by the following organizations to offer 2 continuing education (CE) credit hours for this course:


The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Institute for Creative Mindfulness, #1735, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 03/16/2021 – 03/16/2024.

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (OCSWMFT) for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306


Course Curriculum

    1. About This Course

    2. Description

    3. Objectives

    4. Continuing Education Approvals

    5. Course References

    1. Introduction

    2. Module 1

    3. Module 2

    4. Conclusion

    5. Additional Resources

    1. Required Course Post Test

    2. Course Evaluation and Certificate Information

    3. Course Evaluation

    4. Stay In Touch with The Institute for Creative Mindfulness

Course details

  • Free
  • 14 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

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