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Creatively Integrating Trance in the Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation (In Person Registration)

  • 29 Oct 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 2007 Lloyd Center Fl 3 Portland, OR 97232
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This page is to register for in-person attendance. This event will also be presented via livestrream. Click here to register for livestream 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.

We meet for OSCH social/networking time from 8.30am. 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 CE credits accepted by most licensing boards in Oregon. Check with your own licensing board on CE guidelines if you have questions. Creatively Integrating Trance in the Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation, #4282, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Oregon Clinical Hypnosis Society as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 10/07/2022 - 10/07/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 6 Clinical continuing education credits.

About the Presenter: D. Michael Coy LICSW

D. Michael Coy, MA, LICSW, (he/they) is a clinical social worker and maintains a private practice in Bremerton, Washington, USA, where he serves transitional-age youth, adults, and older adults. Psychodynamically grounded, Michael integrates EMDR therapy with additional training in clinical hypnosis, Ego State Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Deep Brain Reorienting in the treatment of persons struggling with complex trauma histories and dissociative symptoms.

Michael is an EMDR Certified Approved Consultant and Trainer through the EMDR International Association, served on EMDRIA's Standards & Training committee from 2014 to 2017, and currently serves on EMDRIA's Training Council. He completed fundamentals and intermediate trainings in clinical hypnosis in 2014 and 2017, respectively, is a member of both ASCH and SCEH, and is (finally) in the process of obtaining his certification in clinical hypnosis.

Since 2016, Michael has collaborated with colleague Jennifer Madere and Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation developer Paul F. Dell to make the MID more accessible, co-authoring the MID Interpretive Manual and managing the MID Analysis and MID website. Since 2017, Jennifer and Michael have taught hundreds of clinicians how to employ the MID, both in the US and internationally.

Michael has presented and co-presented at a number of ISSTD annual and regional conferences since 2016, and in ISSTD's webinar series, on both the MID and his own, original work; co-presented with Jennifer Madere at EMDRIA's annual conference both in 2017 on the MID and as invited plenary speakers in 2021; and both at the Hypnotic Idea Exchange today and for the Oregon Society of Clinical Hypnosis in late-October 2022.

Michael has served on the ISSTD Board of Directors since 2017 and became Treasurer in 2018, a role in which he continues to serve. From 2017-2020, Michael co-chaired ISSTD's EMDR Therapy Training Task Group, which created ISSTD's EMDR therapy 'basic' training. He now co-chairs ISSTD’s EMDR Therapy Training Committee and co-teaches the training.

Michael has more recently taken a foray into writing, co-authoring both an article and chapter on diagnostic instruments, and will soon begin to procrastinate on writing a chapter on Paul Dell's autohypnotic model of dissociation for an upcoming edited volume.

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:
Certificates will be issued in-person at the conclusion of the training day.

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; the option of a full refund will be offered.

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