4 Free CEUs For MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and LEPs
Patrick Poor, LMFT and CAMFT CEU provider #022086, is offering 4 CEUs to therapists. He presented at the AMCAP conference in Salt Lake City in 2014 and 2015, on the topic of treating PTSD as a Dissociative Disorder. Both were 2 hours long and were recorded. By watching this educational presentation, filling out an evaluation and mailing it to Mr. Poor, you will receive a certificate for 4 CEUs through CAMFT, and accepted by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences toward your re-licensing.
Presentation: "Healing Complex Trauma Through Effective Short-term Therapy", is comprised of 30 minutes of a discussion of why Mr. Poor believes PTSD is a Dissociative Disorder; a 60 minute panel discussion by 6 therapists who attended his 2014 presentation, received training in TCT, and describe their experiences using the technique; and 30 minutes of Q and A.
Summary: Part of the reason the treatment of PTSD has had such a bad track record over the past 35 years is twofold: the essential part that dissociation plays in PTSD has not been well understood, and dissociation and Dissociative Disorders are not clearly defined or understood. Recently there has been a return to the concept now described as "structural dissociation" by Dutch psychologist Ellert Nijenhuis, Ph.D. Pierre Janet coined the term "dissociation" and believed it involved a structural dividedness of the personality. Perhaps the time for his conceptualization has come.
Drawing on the studies and writings of noted researchers and authors Ellert Nijenhuis, Ph.D., article "Ten Reasons for Conceiving and Classifying Post-traumatic Stress Disorder As A Dissociative Disorder"; D. J. Stein, et. al., study, "Dissociation In Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Evidence From the World Health Surveys"; L.C. Waelde, et. al., study, "A Taxonomic Investigation of Dissociation In Vietnam Veterans"; O. Van Der Hart, et. al., article, "Trauma Related Dissociation: Conceptual Clarity Lost and Found"; J.D. Bremner, et. al., study, "Dissociation and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder In Vietnam Combat Veterans", we will consider "structural dissociation" as a root cause of PTSD symptoms, and a panel discussion giving anecdotal clinical evidence from several therapists to support the belief that PTSD is a Dissociative Disorder, and treating it as such is very effective.
Learning Objectives: viewers will be able to:
1. Describe the process of structural dissociation and how it occurs in patients with PTSD.
2. Explain how structural dissociation perpetuates the symptoms of PTSD.
3. Describe Trauma Conversion Therapy and how it is used to effectively treat PTSD.
Contact Mr. Poor for links to the videos and evaluation form. 951-276-0616, or 208-900-9844.