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Creatively Integrating Trance in the Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation (Livestream Attendance)

  • 29 Oct 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Online Livestream
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This page is to register for livestream attendance. This event will also be in-person. Click here to register for in-person attendance.

The relationship between trance and dissociation is well-established (Bliss, 1983) in the literature. It is no surprise, then, that several important thinkers have cross-pollinated between the dissociative disorders and hypnosis fields. Much of the literature and workshops discuss treatment of persons with dissociative disorders based on established approaches without exploring their inner workings. What, though, of the spark of creativity that contributes to the development of these interventions? How do the hastily combined elements used to bail a clinician out of a treatment bind later reveal themselves to be the building blocks for an effective framework or protocol?

In this workshop, we will first discuss basic considerations for treating persons with dissociative disorders, dissociation and trance, and elements of one integrative approach to working with dissociative clients. We will then explore four novel uses of hypnotic interventions and trance within an integrative treatment frame, beginning with the comparatively simple and concluding with a much more complex integration of approaches. We will discuss not only the interventions themselves but also the context for their initial development. Although a familiarity and experience with psychodynamic psychotherapy, Ego State Therapy (Watkins & Watkins, 1997), and EMDR therapy (Shapiro, 2018) are not required to attend, they will be variously necessary to implement the interventions discussed.

All live stream attendees will be able to access the footage of the training for 30 days following the date of the event.

The training runs from 9am to 5pm Pacific Time. Lunch is on your own from 12.15-1.15pm Pacific time so please plan accordingly.

Agenda & Learning Objectives

6 ASCH CEUs accepted by most licensing boards in Oregon. Check with your own licensing board on CEU guidelines if you have questions. We are additionally working on national CE approval through ASWB.

About the Presenter: D. Michael Coy LICSW

I was trained as a clinical social worker at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, from which I graduated with honors in 2006. I achieved full licensure as a Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois in 2009 (Lic. #149.013425), a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2013 (Lic. # SW117870), and, most recently, in the State of Washington in 2014 (Lic. #LW.60534498). Since that time, I have continued to pursue a variety of professional development opportunities. I also participate in ongoing peer consultation to keep my treatment skill pencils sharpened. I am an Approved Consultant through the EMDR International Association and a Certified EMDR therapist. I have also participated in advanced training for the use of EMDR therapy in treating addictions and compulsions, affect phobias, and early (pre-verbal) trauma, as well as techniques for integrating somatic methods and Ego State Therapy to ensure successful reprocessing.

In mid-2017, I completed Level I of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training, which focuses upon developing greater body awareness through different forms of resourcing; helping the nervous system complete thwarted defensive responses; and creating opportunities for the nervous system to discharge ‘trapped’ disturbance organically. I also continue to pursue further training in clinical hypnosis, as this is an interest of mine that continues to develop.
I offer consultation to developing professionals on the use of EMDR therapy and Ego State Therapy in working with clients who have complex trauma and dissociative symptoms, as well as clinicians learning to use the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation as a tool for understanding and treating their clients’ dissociative symptoms.

In additional to my professional pursuits, I have a great passion for liberation politics (of all kinds) of the 1960s – 1970s, painfully obscure British comedy from the 1970s on, antique carnival and depression glass, vintage furniture, lots of music that no one ever seems to have heard of, and my family, but not necessarily in that order.

I am a member in good standing with the following organizations:
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis

Oregon Society of Clinical Hypnosis Training Fees:
$140 OSCH, ASCH, SCEH, & other Component Societies Member (late $165)
$100 Associate Member (late $125)
$170 Non-Member (late $195)
$110 Non-Member Student/Intern/Resident (late $135).  

Participants must be licensed health care providers (social workers, counselors, nurses, psychologists, dentists, physicians, etc. with a masters or doctorate) with prior training in clinical hypnosis.  Residents, interns, and students are eligible if enrolled in a masters or doctoral program and have prior training in clinical hypnosis. For exceptions to prior training please email info@oregonhypnosis.org.

Please note: This is an advanced training. Attendees must have completed the prerequisite of an ASCH-certified Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis course, or the equivalent, in order to be eligible for this training.

Regular Event Registration Deadline: End of day Friday, October 21st, 2022
Late Registration Deadline: End of day Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

To Request Special Accommodations: Email info@oregonhypnosis.org with your specific needs.

Event Cancellation Refund Policy:
Cancellation refund requests submitted in writing to info@oregonhypnosis.org at least 21 days before the start of the workshop will receive an 100% refund of the amount paid less a $20 administrative charge.  Cancellation refund requests received 20 -15 days before the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund of the amount paid less a $20 administrative charge.  No refund will be issued for requests made with 14 days notice or less.

Course Completion Requirements: Sign in and out on time (per times indicated on agenda); complete the entire course; complete course evaluation.

Issuance of Completion Certificate:
Once you have completed the course and emailed your course evaluation (which will be emailed with instructions on the day of the course), the completion certificate will be emailed to you within 7 days.

System Requirements:
For Youtube Livestream:
Newest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, Safari, or Opera
Internet connection with 500+ Kbps
For Zoom:

OSCH reserves the right to provide a member or 'workshop registrant 'a full refund or credit toward a future workshop in special circumstances for compassionate relief at OSCH board of directors' leadership discretion. Requests must be made in writing prior to the events conclusion. Should the event be postponed due to the pandemic escalating we will follow up with registrants regarding refunds and rescheduling; a full refund will be offered.

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