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.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this lecture, attendees will be able to:

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 Psychologists
  • 3.00 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 3.00 Participation
Course opens: 
08/17/2022
Course expires: 
08/14/2024
Fee:
$75.00

There is no commercial support for this activity.

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, CSreports 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.

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation 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: Todd Peters, MD, Deepak Prabhakar, MD, Briana, Riemer, MD, Louis Marino, MD, Ehsan Syed, MD, Devi Bhuyan, PhD, Faith Dickerson, PhD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, Laura Webb, RN-BC, MSN, Bruce Boxer, PhD, MBA, MA, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, MCHES, CPHQ, Stacey Garnett, RN, MSN, Heather Billings, RN, and Jennifer Tornabene.

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Available Credit

  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 Psychologists
  • 3.00 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 3.00 Participation

Price

Fee:
$75.00
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Trauma Workshop Series: Working with Defense and Resistance in Complex Trauma and Dissociation

Kathy Steele, MN, CS

Private Practice

Fellow, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Adjunct Faculty

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

 

Originally reviewed July 14, 2022.
Originally broadcast live June 13, 2022, from 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: August 9, 2024

Activity Time: One hour webinar lecture with a 15-minute evaluation process. Total Time: 1:15

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