ESTD-UK Working with DID Clients Supervision Masterclass
Thursday, 26 January 2017 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Facilitated by Remy Aquarone, Analytical Psychotherapist, Past-President of European Society for Trauma & Dissociation and Director of Pottergate Centre for Dissociation & Trauma, with Dr. Zoë Pool, Psychotherapist.
This masterclass is primarily for counsellors/psychotherapists/clinical psychologists who have previously attended the ESTD-UK Post-Foundation Course in 2015 or 2016. Participants must currently be working therapeutically with one or more clients who experiences Dissociative Identity Disorder or similar complex dissociative condition.
The masterclas will be interactive with participants involved in helping to understand and relate to the different parts of a clients personality. The focus will be on the counter transference aspects of the therapeutic relationship. Role play will facilitate this. Case examples from some of the participants offering an example of a session with one of their clients, will be used. Strict confidentiality will be expected of not only clients presented but also anything discussed during the day. Maximum number of participants will be 10, so book early to avoid disappointment.
The role of counter-transference in achieving optimum treatment outcomes for DID clients.
The relationship between therapist and client is at the core of any treatment protocol. For many clients with a dissociative disorder, the benign developing relationship with their therapist will be the first occasion that a time line can be established enabling both a continuity of therapeutic care and a deep sense of connection, without ultimately the need to dissociate. The analogy would be a shift from watching a film frame by frame (with no sequencing) to tolerating and viewing a length of film that can be experienced in full 3D.
This requires an attuning by the therapist similar to a parent's early attune-meant to her new born child: taking in the child's overwhelming and somatic emotions and handing them back in a soothing and affect regulated way.
But it is more significant when working with someone who dissociates. Our counter-transference as therapists helps give alternative views of our clients self image, and significantly allows us to carefully point out their compartmentalised self perception hidden from their own consciousness.
The masterclass will demonstrate that everything we experience in the counter transference needs transmitting back to our clients, even those that are to do with our own psychological issues.
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UK Network of European Society for Trauma & Dissociation
Members of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation 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.