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Complex Post Traumatic Stress & Personality Disorders

Complex Post Traumatic Stress & Personality Disorders


Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
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From: June 7, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Michael Lillie, LMFT, MHP

Details: Complex Post Traumatic Stress (C-PTSD) also know as Developmental Trauma Disorder, involves individuals who have been exposed to prolonged acute and relational trauma over an extended period of time. Complex Post Traumatic Stress often involves a disrupted-disorganized attachment style, other co-occurring mental health issues, and elements of dissociation than can hinder regular trauma therapy. Personality disorders are rigid patterns and behaviors that are maladaptive and originate in early childhood as a result of relational-developmental trauma.

Objectives: 1. Understand C-PTSD and related co-occurring issues. 2. Understand the role of disorganized attachment and C-PTSD 3. Gain a working knowledge of types of dissociation and how it can affect therapy process. 4. Understand how personality disorders originate and be able to spot symptoms of a dissociative personality structure. 5. Understand unique challenges including boundaries and self-of-the-therapist issues involved in working with this population. This course is designed to help therapists, medical professionals, and chaplains understand aspects of basic attachment theory, dissociation, and in more extreme cases the etiology and treatment of clients with a dissociative personality structure. While all are welcome to attend the course will be tailored for licensed psychotherapists and other medical professionals.

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.