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Dissociation 101: A cursory overview of the field and the neurobiology of the dissociative disorder and complex trauma

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About the Course:

This unique and educational conversation will cover basic foundational information which includes the field and history of the dissociative disorder, the medical classification system, neurobiology of dissociation and structural dissociation. The goal of this morning lecture is to set participants with an excellent understanding of what dissociation is, how it affects all clinical populations and how to set oneself up for a more affective practice.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Dissociation 101: A cursory overview of the field and the neurobiology of the dissociative disorder and complex trauma created by Christine Forner BA, BSW, MSW in 2016.



Publication Date:

October 15, 2016

Course Material Author

Christine Forner BA, BSW, MSW

Christine Forner (BA, BSW, MSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker,) has over 17 years of clinical experience working with individuals with Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Traumatic Dissociation, Developmental Trauma, Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders. Christine is the owner, lead therapist/supervisor at Associated Counselling, with specialized training in EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Psychotherapeutic Meditation Techniques and Neurofeedback. Christine is the author of the book Dissociation, Mindfulness and Creative Meditations: Trauma Informed Practices that Facilitate Growth.

Course Creator

Tyler Gibson

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists and social workers who seek knowledge about the neurobiology of dissociation and structural dissociation. It is appropriate for an introductory level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Distinguish dissociative disorders from other complex trauma disorders.

  2. Apply the neurobiological processes behind dissociative disorder and apply this information into their clinical practices.

  3. Apply the foundation information of dissociative disorders into all treatment modalities.

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Dissociation 101

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Course Retired
Course Number 102218
3 credit hours
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