Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102791
About the Course:
In this workshop Mary-Anne discusses the findings from her doctoral research, including from in-depth interviews with 13 in-patients with a Dissociative Disorder (DD), and results from 313 participants from an Australian university and 30 individuals in treatment for a DD who completed a questionnaire assessing dissociation (a 60 question version of Dell’s Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation), adult attachment style (Holmes & Lyons-Ruth’s Relationship Questionnaire), experiences of childhood maltreatment (a revised version of Freyd, Deprince, & Zurbriggen’s Betrayal Trauma Index), and dynamics between themselves and their parents during their childhood (Kate’s Parent-Child Dynamics Questionnaire). Mary-Anne predicted more than 50% of a person’s dissociative symptomology on the basis of specific childhood experiences of abuse, negative parent-child dynamics, an insecure attachment style, and the parents’ role in, or reaction to, any abuse experienced. In light of this statistical analysis, Mary-Anne will use vignettes from in-patients to describe the pathogenic family environment in which dissociation occurs. This workshop will enable participants to recognize specific risk factors, which may assist participants in identifying children at risk of developing a DD, and children and adults with a DD, as well as providing a greater understanding about the childhood environment that leads to dissociation in adulthood.
This course is based on the recorded webinar, The Childhood Experiences That Lead to Dissociation in Adulthood: Stories from a Dissociative Disorders In-patient Unit and Statistical Insights from Questionnaires With Students, Out-patients and In-patients created by Mary Anne Kate, PhD in 2019.
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
Recognize the specific types of childhood maltreatment associated with dissociation, which may assist participants in identifying children at risk of developing a Dissociative Disorder and children and adults with a Dissociative Disorder.
Identify the types of parent-child dynamics that create, contribute, or moderate dissociative symptoms and recognize the importance of the parents’ role and/or response in relation to the maltreatment experienced.
Recognize the importance of the parents’ role and/or response in relation to the maltreatment experienced.
Describe the adult attachment style linked to dissociation and Dissociative Disorders
Assess the benefits of using the short Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation for research purposes
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
1.5 CE Credit hour
American Psychological Association (APA)
1.5 CE Credit hour
CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
1.5 CE Credit hour
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
1.5 CPD hour
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