Trauma, Dissociation, and Psychosis: CBT and Other Approaches to Understanding and Recovery

A large number of studies now provide strong evidence that psychosis is often an understandable reaction to trauma, abuse, and other difficult life experiences. This training will introduce you to a science based yet humanistic conceptualization of extreme human experiences that can be related to trauma, and will demonstrate how to help people change their relationship with these experiences, for example, by collaborating with them in building coherent and compassionate self narratives that can set the stage for a strong recovery.

Dissociation can be a normal response to traumatic stress
...Read more and can, in its more extreme forms and when misinterpreted, easily lead to psychosis. Drawing on this understanding, the possibility of addressing dissociation and misinterpretations of dissociation using methods drawn from diverse sources such as CBT, the Hearing Voices Movement, mindfulness, and psychodynamic approaches will be presented. These approaches can help people to regain perspective and personal power and create an opportunity to resolve internal conflicts rather than remaining stuck in endless efforts to suppress whatever is disturbing them. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Identify three possible interrelationships between trauma, dissociation, and psychosis, including ways that psychosis itself, and reactions to psychosis by others, can be traumatizing.
  • Describe a possible causal route from trauma to psychotic experiences, and describe the role of dissociation within that process.
  • Plan to integrate CBT for psychosis with various trauma therapies to effectively treat clients who have experienced both trauma and psychosis.
  • Demonstrate a collaborative approach to helping clients develop coherent and compassionate stories of trauma and recovery which provide an alternative to both fragmented “psychotic” stories, and to helplessness-inducing “mental illness” stories..

Friday, August 12, 2022

Live Interactive Webinar

08:30 AM PDT - 12:30 PM PDT

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$89.99
EARN 4 CE Credit Hours
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About the speaker

Agenda

8:30-9:00:  Overview of research revealing connections between trauma and psychosis

9:00-9:30:  Review of the effects of failing to address trauma in the treatment of psychosis

9:30-10:15:  Essential considerations for therapy when trauma and psychosis are intertwined

10:15-10:45:  Rebuilding a narrative

10:45-11:45:  Working with dissociation

  • Evidence for the role of trauma related dissociation within psychosis

  • Addressing dissociative experiences within therapy

11:45-12:30:  Techniques to address and overcome trauma related polarization

CE Information - Earn 4 CE Credit Hours

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