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European Society for Trauma and Dissociation UK NetworkPractical Training for people in Practice

UNDERSTANDING & WORKING WITH DISSOCIATION: A FOUNDATION COURSE

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A CPD programme designed by
European Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation UK (ESTD UK)
in partnership with expert-by-experiences from First Person Plural

This modular workshop series has been designed for anyone in the statutory, voluntary or private sector whose work may bring them into contact with individuals whose lives may be affected by childhood trauma and/or a dissociative disorder. It will benefit anyone working in health and adult or children’s mental health (including commissioners; managers; clinicians of all disciplines; supervisors; support workers and NHS counselling / psychotherapy co-ordinators). Those working in education (e.g. school teachers, university & college lecturers, tutors and supervisors on PG/Masters counselling & psychotherapy courses); social care (e.g. adult and children’s social workers, anyone working in child protection, fostering and adoption services) and pastoral care will also find the programme useful. It may be suitable for those who have lived experience of complex dissociative conditions and their non-abusing family and friends.

Each workshop is free-standing so that the course can be undertaken as a whole or in any combination of individual days, provided participants meet the requirements for each workshop. It is strongly recommended that all participants whatever their prior experience attend Day 1 delivered by experts-by-experience from First Person Plural

Each day provides 5 CPD hours or 20 hours in total.

Learning outcomes
Participants undertaking all 4 days will be able to:

• Be equipped with basic theoretical knowledge of dissociation & and the dissociative conditions
• Understand the developmental origins of dissociation, its effects and its role in surviving abuse and trauma
• Recognise different categories & levels of dissociation and their relationship, similarities and differences with other aspects of mental health
• Use tools for initial screening and have an outline understanding of a protocol for assessment
• Understand the core components & stages of treatment
• Draw on a range of treatment strategies
• Be equipped for multi disciplinary work.
• Be more confident in supporting those affected by dissociation
• Enhanced their knowledge & understanding by learning from experts by experience
• Access material via a DVD to inform colleagues and others using a cascade model
• Be equipped to move on to post-foundation training provided by ESTD UK

This four module Foundation Course will run
in Manchester
on 14 & 15 May & 18 & 19 June 2015

It can also be commissioned by organisations wishing to run it in their own locality – email Melanie Goodwin
fpp-chair@hotmail.co.uk

Outline of programme

Before attending any or all of this Foundation Course it is strongly advised you read the following two books, if you haven’t already done so:-

• “Trauma & Abuse” by Judith Herman
• “Why Love Matters” by Sue Gerhardt,

This will enable you to get the best out of the training provided, especially if attending Day 4

==> DAY 1: Understanding dissociation & complex dissociative disorders

Trainers : Melanie Goodwin & Kathryn Livingston (First Person Plural)

Learning objectives:
By the end of the day, participants will have:

• A raised awareness of dissociation and its role in surviving abuse or trauma.
• Been introduced to the dissociation continuum and the spectrum of dissociative disorders, including dissociative identity / multiple personalities.
• Explored practical ways of supporting people who experience disabling dissociation.
• Expanded their understanding of all of the above from the survivor’s perspective

Entry requirements:

• No prior knowledge of dissociation is required for this workshop which is suitable for anyone coming into contact with persons living with dissociation.
• Those with prior knowledge / training / experience in working with trauma & dissociation at any level are also strongly advised to take this unique experts-by-experience led module to broaden and deepen their knowledge and understanding.

==> DAY 2: Developmental origins of dissociation in childhood

Trainer: Renee Marks

Learning objectives:
By the end of the day, participants will understand:

• The development of self in the infant.
• The impact of the disorganized attachment on the developing self
• The impact of childhood trauma with specific reference to complex trauma.
• How children defend themselves against the disorganized attachment and childhood trauma.

Entry requirements:

• Attendance on Day 1 is required if you have little or no previous knowledge and/or training in trauma and dissociation.
• Attendance on Day 1 is strongly advised for those who have prior knowledge / training.

This module is suitable for: anyone wanting an introduction to the origins of dissociation in childhood; those who work with or care for traumatised children; those who work with or care for traumatised adults; those who work in fostering or adoption.

==> DAY 3: Assessment & treatment

Trainer : Remy Aquarone

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the day, participants will

• Understand the continuum from everyday dissociation (altered consciousness) to Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
• Be familiar with the use of screening instruments and their scoring as well as an understanding of the main Assessment Tool.
• Be clear about the reasons that may necessitate the use of these instruments.
• Be aware of the key components and stages of therapy as well as the effective use (when necessary) of a multi disciplinary team.

Entry requirements:

• Attendance on Day 1 is required if you have little or no previous knowledge and/or training in trauma and dissociation.
• Attendance on Day 1 is strongly advised for those who have prior knowledge / training.

It is suitable for participants with or without prior experience of working with trauma and dissociation. It is especially suitable for those whose role includes the assessment of mental health conditions.

==> DAY 4: An attachment–based approach to understanding
and treating dissociation in adults

Trainer: Sue Richardson

Learning objectives:
By the end of the day, participants will have been introduced to:

• Relevant concepts and developments in attachment theory
• The application of an attachment framework to dissociation, its assessment and repair
• Internal attachment and ways of building internal community.
• Problematic issues such as attachment to the perpetrator, fear of attachment and attachment loss

Entry requirements:

• Attendance on Day 1 is required if you have little or no previous knowledge and/or training in trauma and dissociation.
• Attendance on Day 1 is strongly advised for those who have prior knowledge / training.
• Attendance on Day 2 and/or 3 is preferred for entry onto this module whatever your level of previous knowledge or experience.

This module is suitable for anyone in the statutory, voluntary or private sector whose work brings them into contact with individuals whose lives may be affected by childhood trauma and dissociation.

About the trainers : All are experienced trainers & members of the ESTD-UK training group.

First Person Plural is the only national survivor-led membership charity in the UK which exclusively works for and on behalf of those affected by dissociative identity disorder (DID) or the similar childhood-trauma-related complex dissociative disorder. Melanie Goodwin and Kathryn Livingston are experts-by-experience i.e. individuals who have dissociative identity disorder and also have training skills and a broad-based theoretical knowledge of dissociation, dissociative conditions, trauma and attachment.
Email: fpp@firstpersonplural.org.uk

Remy Aquarone is a UKCP & BPC registered Analytical Psychotherapist with many years experience assessing and treating complex dissociative conditions. He is Director of the Pottergate Centre for Trauma & Dissociation in Norwich; Past President of the European Society for Trauma & Dissociation (ESTD); and a former International Director of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation.
Email: remyaquarone@btconnect.com

Dr Renee Marks is a Consultant Therapist in the North of England specialising in children from birth to adolescents. She has over 25 years of experience working with children and families in a therapeutic capacity. Renee formerly managed an adoption team and now specifically focuses on families with adopted children who experience attachment problems due to unprocessed trauma and dissociation.
Email: reneepmarks@yahoo.co.uk

Sue Richardson is a UKCP registered attachment–based psychotherapist and member of The John Bowlby Centre with over 30 years experience in the helping professions. She has been instrumental in the formation of UK networks in the field of trauma & dissociation in which she is a published author. Sue is based in the north east of England where she is in independent practice as a therapist, trainer and supervisor.
Email: SueRichardson1@compuserve.com

About European Society for Trauma and Dissociation U.K. Network (ESTD-UK)
Members of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation www.estd.org who are based in the United Kingdom are automatically members of ESTD-UK.
ESTD-UK strives to support and implement in the UK the aims of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation which are:-
• To promote an increase in the knowledge of Trauma, Dissociation and all disorders related to chronic traumatization.
• To provide professional and public education about dissociation, trauma and trauma related disorders.
• To support communication and cooperation among clinicians and other professionals in the field of dissociation and trauma.
• To stimulate national and international research projects
• To provide knowledge and education specifically to those countries in Europe who do not have easy access in this field.
ESTD-UK functions primarily through an online email listserv by which its members can communicate with each other, providing support, information and professional discourse about dissociation, trauma, dissociative and other trauma-related disorders. There are also training and research groups.
If you are interested in joining ESTD visit www.estd.org/member.html Membership is open to those who are professionally occupied with diagnosis, treatment, research or teaching in the field of (chronic) trauma, dissociation and disorders related to chronic traumatization or officially represent an organization in the above mentioned field. Student membership is also available.
UK contacts are Mike Lloyd mike.lloyd@cwp.nhs.uk and Melanie Goodwin fpp-chair@hotmail.co.uk

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