On Demand Trauma Disorders Workshop Series: Working with Defense and Resistance in Complex Trauma and Dissociation
This presentation was originally reviewed on July 14 2022, and broadcast live online on July 15, 2022, from 1:oo PM – 4:15 PM ET.
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Resistance is often encountered in work with clients with Complex PTSD or Dissociative Disorders. Therapists can become overwhelmed, frustrated, angry, or hopeless when the usual interventions are not effective to help clients change. Chronic resistance will be discussed as a co-creation of therapist and client and can best be understood as a phobic avoidance of what is perceived to be intolerable, either consciously or not. Participants will learn how to understand and identify some of the most common resistances and defenses and work with the client in a step-by-step fashion.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.
1. Identify at least three common resistances and defenses in clients with dissociative disorders
2. Define interventions to work with defensive fantasies
3. Identify conflict statements and at least one other approach to address conflicts that contribute to resistance
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About the speaker
Kathy Steele, MN, CS, is in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia and is an Adjunct Faculty at Emory University. She is a Fellow and a past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and is the recipient of a number of awards for her clinical and published works, including the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD. She has (co)authored numerous publications in the field of complex trauma and dissociation, including three books, and lectures internationally on topics related to trauma, dissociation, attachment, resistance, and impasses.
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Kathy Steele, MN, CS, reports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients during the past 24 months. She will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation.
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Trauma Workshop Series: Working with Defense and Resistance in Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Kathy Steele, MN, CS
Fellow, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
Originally reviewed July 14, 2022.
Originally broadcast live June 13, 2022, from 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM ET
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