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Tuning In and Zoning Out: Engaging Dissociation


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   37
Speaker:
Pam Stavropoulos, PhD - UniMelb, Grad. Dip. Psychotherapy (JNI) , Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Fulbright Alumni, Clinical Member PACFA .
Duration:
1 Hour
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 07, 2022
Product Code:
AUD022191
Media Type:
Digital Recording
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Description

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.

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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.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Pam Stavropoulos maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as a published author. Pam Stavropoulos receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Pam Stavropoulos is a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.


Objectives

  1. Evaluate why recognizing and addressing dissociation is critical to effective therapeutic practice.
  2. Determine the core features of dissociation and the differences between mild, moderate, and severe expressions of them.
  3. Attune to dissociative processes from the first contact point with a client and the potential treatment implications.

Outline

  • Ability to supplement and/or modify standard grounding strategies in light of the challenges dissociation poses.
  • Confidence to identify complex trauma-related dissociation and the relationship between coping strategies which were initially protective but which have become dysfunctional.
  • Identify and apply ways in which recurrent problematic dissociation can be safely intercepted and worked with.

Target Audience

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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