Treatment of Dissociative Children: The Complex Challenges of Treating Child and Adolescent Dissociation

Presenters: Frances Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT and Joy Silberg, PhD

When: February 17, 2021 (9:00 AM PST to 3:00 PM PST)

Where: Zoom Webinar links will be sent via email

During this 6 hour 2 day workshops, the presenters, leaders in the field of dissociation will describe some of the unique challenges presented by these difficult clients.

Issues will include, dangerous aggression against family members, life-threatening eating disorders, therapy resistance or refusal, self-harming behaviors, enuresis and encopresis, uncontrolled switching, psuedoseizures and conversion disorders.

The presenters will address the current challenges in families homebound during this pandemic and using telehelath interventions. The use of virtual sand tray interventions and puppet shows using small finger puppets that are visible on zoom will be demonstrated.

Opportunities will be provided for case consultation at the end of the workshop, and some group work among participants.

This program is geared to clinicians with basic knowledge of child trauma and dissociation.

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From A to Z: The Course of Treatment with 3 Traumatized Youth

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

When: March 22, 2021 (Login to Zoom.com at 8:30am; Training 8:45am-4:00pm)

Where: Zoom Webinar

This seminar will describe in-depth the full treatment of two contrasting clients with symptoms of complex post traumatic stress and dissociation. Key sessions where major breakthoughs occurred will be highlighted, and the method of continuing goal assessment to see how to address ongoing needs of the client. Discussion of issues in incest cases as well as survivor of organized abuse will be addressed. Dr. Silberg will describe her EDUCATE sequence for addressing dissociation in children and teens. Participants will be able to apply key concepts learned in this class to their own caseloads to identity where they are in treatment and what goals to address.

Insights from Work with a Cohort of Child Victims of Organized Abuse

Presenter: Joy Silberg, PhD

When: April 11, 2021 (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM)

Where: Zoom Webinar

In this presentation, Dr. Silberg will review her therapeutic work with a cohort of children who have been victims of organized abuse. She will describe the symptom presentation and how the abusers accessed the victims. She will describe key principles that she utilized in this work including emphasis on past vs. present, dealing with compulsive behaviors, handling attachment dilemmas, handling extreme confusion about beliefs and identity, and techniques for work with the unusual self-states that presented. She will address the question of how to best characterize this population and the ways that their therapy may differ from therapy with other dissociative children and teens.


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