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When: Friday, April 27, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Pkwy N
Saint Paul, Minnesota  55104
United States
Presenter: Noel Larson, PhD, LICSW, MSW
Contact: NASW MN

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The Many Faces of Dissociation



Noel Larson, PhD, LICSW, MSW


Friday, April 27, 2018

9:00 am - 4:00 pm full day


Wilder Center
451 Lexington Pkwy N
St. Paul, Minnesota  55104



Dissociation as we understand it today is a complex phenomenon with wide-ranging involvement in a myriad of mental health diagnoses.  The previously obscure work of Stephen Porges has deepened our understanding of the importance of dissociation and its value to human relatedness and survival.  This workshop is designed to:

1.       Explore the new conceptualization of the autonomic nervous system

informed by Dr. Porges’ formulation of Polyvagal Theory.

2.       Connect our understanding of dissociative processes to current treatment modalities.

3.       Enhance one’s ability to identify dissociation in its many forms, from subtle to overt.

4.       Deepen our understanding of how trauma reorganizes the autonomic nervous system.

5.       Expand one’s treatment skill set to utilize one’s self in treating dissociative processes in clients. 



Presenter Bio


Noel R. Larson, Ph.D., MSW is a licensed psychologist, marriage and family therapist and independent clinical social worker. She maintains a private practice at Meta Resources, a clinic she co-founded with James Maddock in 1981. Dr. Larson also provides supervision and consultation to groups throughout the country and conducts training workshops in the U.S. and abroad on personality disorders, family therapy, resilience, sexual abuse treatment, systemic treatment of domestic violence, group therapy, trauma and attachment and the therapist differentiation.

Dr. Larson provides ongoing consultation with several health care, social service and corrections organizations in Minnesota and Colorado and has had an ongoing consultation and training practice in Denmark for thirty years. Noel taught for several years at the University of Minnesota Graduate School of Social Work before becoming director of the Family Sexual Abuse Treatment Program at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She also developed and implemented the first U.S. treatment program for incarcerated female sex offenders at the Shakopee women's prison.

Dr. Larson is the coauthor of Incestuous Families: An Ecological Approach to Understanding and Treatment (Norton). As a consultant to a domestic violence treatment program, her and Dr. Maddock's systemic model was featured on Oprah, as an alternative to the cognitive-behavioral anger-management model.



Check-In or Registration: 8:30 - 9:00am  




 Full-Day (Early Bird/ Regular)**


NASW Regular Member: $115 / $140


NASW BSW Member:$90 / $115


NASW Student/ Retired/ Unemployed Member:$75 / $100


Non-Member:$155 / $180


Non-Member Retired/ Unemployed:$135 / $160


Early Bird Prices end ONE week prior: April 20, 2018



**Walk in prices subject to change

Optional Lunch option available for

purchase prior to workshop at

time of registration for $10







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