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An introduction to the dissociation continuum and learning how to diagnose dissociation, avoiding both false negatives and false positives.

When: Friday, May 18, 2018
9:00am-4:30 pm
Where: Western Iowa Tech Community College
4647 Stone Avenue
Room L416/L417
Sioux City, Iowa  51106
United States
Contact: Kimberlee Gregory

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Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Friday, May 18, 2018

Western Iowa Tech Community College

Room L416/L417

4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, IA


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8:30 am – 9:00 am – Registration

9:00 am – 12:00 pm -  Workshop Part I

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm - Lunch on your own

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Workshop Part II

Breaks will be provided during each session.

6.0 CEUs


Course Goals and Objectives:

·          Introduction to the dissociation continuum.

·          Learn how to diagnose dissociation, avoiding both false negatives and false positives

·           Understand the DSM non-etiological perspective in diagnosing dissociation.

·          Understand both the developmental and socio-cognitive models, and why the socio-cognitive model is untenable and potentially destructive.

·          Gain a deep understanding of insecure attachment and developmental trauma as causes for the development of dissociation.

·          Exploration and familiarization of key instruments to aid in diagnosing.

·          Understanding the relationship between PTSD, BPD and DID.

·          Discover how the therapist’s ability to be effective in internal self-management is essential to the work.

·          Understanding how to deal with transference and counter-transference issues and establishing effective therapeutic boundaries.

·          Introduction to CRM (Comprehensive Resource Model) as a way to provide the resourcing needed to be effective with this population.

·          In depth understanding of the ten steps involved in effective stabilization of DID clients.

·          Discover when and how to begin the specific trauma work in treating DID clients.


About the Presenter:

Greg Nooney, LISW, has worked as a therapist in the mental health field for over thirty years. During that time he has worked with hundreds of clients with severe trauma and dissociative symptoms including many with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). He holds a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from Loyola University in Chicago, and is licensed in the state of Iowa as a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). He is an adjunct instructor for the University of Iowa Masters Level School of Social Work where he has taught the DSM class in Sioux City. He recently retired from a 10-year stint as the Director of Burgess Mental Health in Onawa. He has lead numerous workshops over the years. A native of Sioux City, he currently resides here with his family.


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Student Member: $40

Student non-member: $65      


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