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Digital Seminar

An Integrative Approach to Stabilization with Dissociative Clients


Faculty:
Kathy Steele, MN, CS
Duration:
1 Hour 22 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Feb 14, 2014
Product Code:
POS047410
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

This presentation will offer an integrative approach to stabilization in clients with dissociation, ranging from Complex PTSD, DDNOS, and DID. Since childhood abuse and neglect interfere with normal development across wide areas of functioning, clients are generally not yet able to integrate traumatic memories. Instead they suffer from flashbacks, intrusions from, or switching to, child parts that are overwhelmed and not oriented to the present, have serious unresolved inner conflicts, and struggle with daily life. Thus, early treatment is most effective when it focuses on supporting the client to overcome developmental deficits, using a phase-oriented, relational model. There are many helpful models for treating trauma, but many of them do not include ways to address the underlying dissociative organization of the client’s inner experience. We will focus on an eclectic, integrative approach to stabilize dissociative clients, which incorporates many therapeutic approaches I have found helpful over 30 years of experience. I use a wide variety of relational, cognitive, mindfulness, affective, somatic, ego state, psychodynamic, EMDR, and hypnotic techniques. A demonstration of some of these techniques and their positive effects will be shown in a video of a session with a client who had DDNOS.

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Psychotherapist/Consultant

Private Practice


Kathy Steele, MN, CS,  is Clinical Director of Metropolitan Counseling Services, a psychotherapy and training center, and is in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She frequently teaches about trauma and dissociation around the world, and has authored or co-authored numerous publications in the field. Kathy has received several awards for her work, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She is co-author of The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation of the Personality and Treatment of Chronic Traumatization (2006) and Coping with Trauma-related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists (2011). She is currently writing a practical clinical manual on treatment, resistance, and impasses in dissociative disorders with Suzette Boon, Ph.D. and Onno van der Hart, Ph.D.


Speaker Disclosure:
Financial: Kathy Steele is an author and receives royalties. She sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. Ms. Steele receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Kathy Steele has received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD; and the 2011 Cornelia B. Wilbur Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions from ISSTD.


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals

Objectives

  • List at least 5 clinical approaches included in Dr. Steele’s integrative approach to trauma therapy
  • Briefly define the concept of “stabilization” as it applies to trauma treatment
  • List at least 3 techniques demonstrated in Dr. Steele’s clinical demonstration

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