The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation

Learning Objectives
  1. To be able to distinguish and describe 3 different forms of post-traumatic stress and dissociative disorders
  2. To be able to explain the full range of concepts in the treatment of PTSD, complex trauma and dissociative disorders, including systemic, cognitive, psychoanalytic approaches
  3. To understand 4 key neurobiological features of PTSD, complex trauma and dissociative disorders, including brain and peripheral nervous system aspects
  4. To become more confident in applying the above to develop your own treatment strategies and able to describe how this informs your work with 2 of the following: sufferers of PTSD, complex trauma and dissociative disorders.
  5. To be able to describe structural dissociation and the work of 2 principle theorists (Remy Aquarone and Onno van der Hart) as outlined in this module
  6. To be able to describe complex trauma, and place this in the context of adverse childhood experiences or attachment disorders
  7. To be able to describe complex trauma, and place this in the context of adverse childhood experiences or attachment disorders
  8. To be understand the distinction of critical trauma (manifesting in PTSD in an otherwise healthy adult) from developmental trauma
  9. To be able to explain 2 key principles in the theory of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy