The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation – Online CPD module

trauma-online-cpdThis online resource provides a unique package of lectures and presentations by international leaders in the field of treating psychological trauma and dissociation. All the materials have been commissioned by Confer and are unique. The video and audio presentations are supported by notes, captions and diagrams to complement the talks. Our own analysis of the subject is offered in the form of summaries covering history, epidemiology, aetiology, neuropsychology, diagnosis and treatment approaches. The literature has been researched to offer you links to helpful texts, papers and books.

  • The work of 14 internationally known experts
  • 10 hours of videoed lectures
  • Supporting notes, slides and references
  • 6 hours of audio recordings with captions, diagrams or images
  • A selection of new papers summarising the theoretical history, aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of trauma and dissociation
  • Bibliography
  • Links to selected papers and books

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Speakers in this online module:

Remy Aquarone – The assessment of dissociative disorders

Dr Philip Bromberg – Shrinking the shadow of the tsunami: healing and growth as the interlocking rewards of a psychoanalytic relationship

Dr Doris Brothers – A relational systems understanding of trauma and its treatments

Dr Onno van der Hart – The treatment of complex trauma and dissociative disorders applying a theory of structural dissociation

Professor Brett Kahr – The impact of childhood trauma on adult sexuality

Dr Jean Knox – Before, beyond and beneath meaning: developmental neuroscientific and pragmatic perspectives on non-verbal aspects of intersubjectivity

Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga – Recognising ancestral baggage in the client’s history of trauma

Dr Pat Ogden – Working somatically in the treatment of trauma and the process of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Alexandra Richman – Distinguising complex childhood trauma from PTSD in the otherwise healthy adult

Dr Allan Schore – Working with the right brain: a model of clinical expertise for treatment of attachment trauma

Dr Daniel Siegel – How trauma impairs integration

Dr Valerie Sinason – Psychoanalytic approaches to the treatment of trauma

Dr Donnel Stern – Enactment and the formulation of dissociated experience

Dr Felicity de Zulueta – PTSD, complex trauma and disorganised attachment


CPD value: 18 hours
Fee: Self-funded (single user) £180, or an Institutional account (4 or more) £80 per user.

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The Case of the Burnt Pudding

In the fall of 1892 Freud had a patient known as Lucy R. She presented at her own medical physician with symptoms of chronic rhinitis and olfactory hallucinations of burnt pudding. She was referred to Freud for Psychoanalysis. This woman worked as a governess for a widowed man cooking and caring for his children. One day the father who was a violent and abusive man gave out to the governess for a minor matter involving the children. This experience in combination with the olfactory smell of burnt pudding led the woman to fall into a state of hysteria as it was known as at the time.

Through her analysis Freud discovered that as a child this woman was sexually abused by her father and on one of these traumatic occasions there was a pudding burning in the kitchen. In modern day life what this woman experienced is known as dissociation which was triggered by the smell of the pudding and the abusive male opposite her. Lucy was thrown back into the abuse at that moment which caused a hysteric reaction.
To understand more about what happens when abusive memories are recovered please consider attending our conference by Dr Michael Paterson on “Working with Trauma & Dissociation in survivors of sexual abuse” on feb 28th 2014. Fee €125. CPD points available for the day.