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
After this course participants will be able to...
- Define dissociate by using its word origin to assist in illuminating clinical concepts
- Describe the ways in which dissociation can present maladaptively and adaptively for an individual client
- Give examples/discuss how certain clients with dissociative disorders are well-equipped to deal with crisis situations
- Implement at least 2-3 strategies for grounding in clinical work via an online platform
- 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
This course meets the requirements for 2.0 Continuing Education credit hour by the CE approval bodies listed below:
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
You will have 30 days from the time you first access the course to complete the requirements and download your CE certificate. Please make sure to download your CE Certificate when prompted for your records. You will not be able to access the certificate after the 30 days.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org