About This Course

Mental health providers who work with anxiety, post-traumatic stress, non-epileptic seizures and other related conditions are likely also working with clients who struggle with dissociation to varying degrees.

This specialized training teaches clinicians how to work within the creative capacity of many clients who have relied on dissociation to cope with their history while simultaneously encouraging clinicians to employ their own capability for innovative work.

The workshop offers participants an experiential opportunity to learn about internal multiplicity as a normal human experience, and working creatively with dissociative disorders.

Course admission requirements:

Minimum of a Master's Degree in a mental health or related field; or be a student in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related field. In African countries, a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related field is required.

Live Training Workshop

March 10th, 2023

Location: Remotely via Zoom (link available after payment)

Time: 9am-5 pm PST

Participants will be able to...

  • Learn to screen for dissociation
  • Identify a standard of care for the treatment of dissociative disorders
  • Utilize creativity/imaginative qualities often correlated with dissociative clients as key component of treatment
  • Normalize the concept of differentiated ego states within all people


Meet The Presenter

Athena Phillips

  • Presenter, Developer, & Trainer, Multicultural Trauma Training, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Presenter 2012 International Study for Trauma & Dissociation Conference
  • Presenter Cedar Hills Hospital Working with Dissociative Disorders & Trauma & the Body
  • EMDR Certified
  • Internal Family Systems, Levels I and II
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dr. David Burns
  • Attendee of International Study for Trauma & Dissociation Conference, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • EMDR & Working with Children, Ana Gomez, LPC
  • Attendee, Onno Van Der Hart, Structural Dissociation of the Personality, Boston, 2017