Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Life Learning Center 
20 W. 18th St.
Covington, KY 41011

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Melissa Adamchik, Executive Director 
Tristate Trauma Network 

Trauma and Dissociation 


Description: "Trauma and Dissociation" is an introductory level course on the continuum of dissociative disorders.  Participants will learn to recognize symptoms, develop an understanding of the disorder and learn potential treatment options.  Resources to enhance learning will be provided.


1. Participants will learn to recognize hallmark features as well as more subtle features to recognize when a client may be presenting with a dissociative disorder

2. Participants will understand how disorganized attachment and chronic abuse set the stage for development of a dissociative disorder.  In addition, details regarding how clients may present and where they can stall in therapy will be discussed.

3. Participants will be learn several treatment techniques to assist clients in the recovery from a dissociative disorder.

Trainer: Dawn Hinton, M.Ed., LPCC, NCC
Dawn Hinton has worked as a school counselor for 17 years and owns a limited private practice in Florence, Kentucky where she mostly serves clients with trauma related disorders and anxiety.  She is trained in EMDR, hypnosis and reality therapy, and belongs to the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, for whom she also conducts trainings.  Dawn also serves as an adjunct instructor at Xavier University.  Overall she is best known for her work in helping students, clients, and budding counseling professionals reach their maximum potential.


8:30-9:00 Check-in and light breakfast

9:00-10:30 Recognizing Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder• What to listen for in the intake with a client and in subsequent sessions• Using DES as a universal screener• Hallmark features

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Introduction to Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder • Disorganized attachment• BASK (amnestic barriers)• State dependent learning• Bell Curve of Trauma/”Black hole” experience• Compulsion to repeat the trauma• Incorporating unconditional positive regard while creating strong, clear boundaries

12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:30 Finish Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder, Begin Introduction to Treatment• Importance of relationship, trust, therapeutic alliance• Grounding/Mindfulness• Building on strengths• Building resiliency and improved daily function with the client• Increasing internal communication with alters• Specific treat techniqueso Fraser’s dissociative table techniqueo Temporary fusiono Internal safe placeo Keeping memories in a safe

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00 Finish Introduction to Treatment• Discuss additional resources• Discuss additional training• Wrap up and final questions

Cost: $85; TTN Members receive $10 discount with use of Membership DIscount Code. Enter code in Promo Code field.  If unsure of your code, please contact Stephanie Potter at spotter@tristatetraumanetowrk.org. 

5.5 CEUs have been approved for OH Social Workers, Counselors, and MFTs. CEUs are pending for  KY Social Workers, and KY Counselors. Tristate Trauma Netowrk is a Category 1 Provider of CEUs in IN.  

*Registration deadline is: Tuesday, April 2, 2018 at 11:59pm.

**Payments must be made IN ADVANCE of training and no refunds will be issued after the Registrtion cutoff on April 2nd. Register Now!