Complex Post Traumatic Stress & Personality Disorders | Part Two

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South Seattle College Georgetown Campus

6737 Corson Avenue South

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Seattle, WA 98108

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In part 2 we will briefly review the basics of part one & focus on Cluster B Personality Disorders: Borderline and Narcissistic Personality.

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Complex Post Traumatic Stress (C-PTSD) also known as Developmental Trauma Disorder, involves individuals who have been exposed to prolonged acute and relational trauma over an extended period of time. Complex Post Traumatic Stress often involves a disrupted-disorganized attachment style, co-occurring mental health issues, and elements of dissociation than can hinder regular trauma therapy. Personality disorders are rigid patterns and behaviors that are maladaptive and originate in early childhood as a result of relational-developmental trauma.

In part two we will briefly review the basics of part one while focusing on Cluster B Personality Disorders: Borderline and Narcissistic Personality.

This course is designed to help therapists, medical professionals, and chaplains understand aspects of basic attachment theory, dissociation, and in more extreme cases the etiology and treatment of clients with a dissociative personality structure. While all are welcome to attend the course will be tailored for licensed psychotherapists and other medical professionals with a basic understanding of trauma.

Course Objectives Part Two

1. Review basics of parts of self (PoS), personality theory, early childhood attachment, and dissociation as the core of fully developed personality disorders.

2. Gain a deeper understanding of symptoms and assessment of borderline personality.

3. Gain a deeper understanding of symptoms and assessment of narcissistic personality.

4. Understand how relational and family systems may create barriers for effective trauma therapy.

5. Discuss self of the therapist issues that will arise and effective self care and boundaries with clients.

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.

The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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6737 Corson Avenue South

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Seattle, WA 98108

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