Complex Trauma & Dissociative Disorders 201

18 October 2024

***Special Offer***

We are offering a special discounted rate for those who have already completed the Introduction to Complex Trauma 101 workshop.  Contact us today for the reduced price of $289.00 pp inc GST (reduced from $320.00).

Workshops run 9.00am - 3.00pm - via ZOOM

Content of this one-day webinar:

The foundations to begin working with complex trauma were covered in the Introduction to Complex Trauma 101 workshop where there was a brief look at the spectrum of dissociation. This follow up 201 workshop considers how to begin working more directly with complex trauma memories and the issues arising with dissociative parts.  This webinar moves beyond the basics of the 101 webinar.  It continues looking at complex trauma with particular emphasis on ways to safely move from phase 1 safety/psychoeducation and skills to then begin phase 2 trauma processing

Even when there are some skills on board in terms of phase 1 work, some providers worry they will 'get it wrong' or 'make things worse' when looking at ways to help the client move beyond phase 1 of the tri-phasic trauma model.  This webinar is designed to assist you in consolidating Phase 2 readiness and in looking at ways to work with dissociative parts.   The tri-phasic model is an organic process rather than a linear process and entails managing differing states of readiness in a dissociated client.  This webinar looks at how this ebb and flow of the phase 1 and phase 2 can be part of the weaving of the work with dissociative parts in safe and supportive ways.

Diane Clare is an experienced therapist and clinical psychologist working for over 40 years in the field of trauma and dissociation across a range of different settings.  She has worked with clients with high levels of complexity often having complex PTSD and Dissociative difficulties. She offers supervision and training to providers who are challenged by the way that complex trauma impacts on their practice and on their capacity to manage their own responses to some of the confronting issues arising. 

Through GROW, Diane already offers a range of workshops on practical skills relating to the issues arising in general therapeutic practice (e.g. working with BPD, NSSI, STEPPS for managing emotional intensity and ACC assessments - see below).  During these training days with GROW, as well as in Diane's work as an ACC assessor and supervisor, she has noted there are sometimes gaps in providers' understanding in this area of work. It has become clear that there is a need to understand why and how working with complexity brings new challenges and how to manage them.

Please Note: this workshop will touch on emotional issues such as grief and/or trauma, and some of the material covered in our workshops may be sensitive or triggering to certain participants. We encourage everyone to practice self-care and either reach out to us, or directly discuss any concerns with our presenter.

The Learning Outcomes:

Learning points: Sound Practice

1. Supporting readiness to move to trauma processing within the window of tolerance.

2. Overview of structural dissociation for working with parts.

3. Understanding of variation in readiness of parts and ways to engage them.

4. Nightmares and flashbacks – some ideas for what helps.

5. Daily life issues for people with complex trauma and dissociation (e.g. driving, intimate relationships, work demands) and how to assist with these.

6. Practice-based examples are used to illustrate how the tri-phasic model will ebb and flow in practice.

Who Should Attend:

As the content of this training builds on what Diane presented in the 101 workshop, it is highly recommended participants complete this Introduction to Complex Trauma 101 (with a brief look at dissociation) first.

It is aimed at counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other therapists and mental health workers.

NOTE - If your organisation is interested in having Diane present face-face as a private workshop to your team, please contact Faye Johnson for more information.

The following peak bodies and organisations recognise that the training we offer is of a high quality, evidence based and relevant for their members CPD.

About the Presenter

Diane Clare
BA, MA (Hons), Dip. Clin. Psych., AFBPS
Memberships:  NZCCP, MNZAP, ISSTD
Accredited Practitioner in EMDR and is a member of the EMDRNZ Board.
Fellow of ISSTD (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation).

Diane Clare is a registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist who trained at the University of Canterbury. Diane has worked in mental health and counselling services since 1981, first as a grief counsellor then as a psychotherapist, before becoming registered as a psychologist in 1993. She has worked in leadership and Director level roles across a range of services in both NZ and the UK including primary care, adult mental health, forensic, intellectual disability and tertiary student services. 

While in the UK in 2005 she developed the Alternatives to Self-Harm programme and has presented her work internationally since 2012. Diane is a seasoned presenter and provides a range of workshop options with an emphasis on practical solutions for clinical staff. She has a specialist interest in working with people recovering from the effects of complex trauma. 

As a Fellow of ISSTD, Diane has been recognised as offering an outstanding contribution to this field and to the work of ISSTD.  As  an Accredited EMDR-NZ Practitioner, she continues to practice in the field as well as offering support to others through supervision, training and complex assessments.

ZOOM Date & Details

Friday, 18 October 

Workshop starts 9.00am  - finishes 3.00pm.

Once you register you will be sent the Zoom Login details.

This is an interactive workshop with breakout room activities and we therefore ask all participants to have their own computer / laptop with a working camera and mic as this makes interaction with the breakout room activities and discussions easier and enhances the learning for all.

Please note this webinar will not be recorded.

See below for links to Diane's other online workshops.

Price & Registration Information

$320.00 pp Inc GST 

**Discount for those who have previously attended the Introduction to Complex Trauma 101 - $289.00 pp Inc GST 
Contact us for special discount link. 

Once you have registered you will be contacted again one week prior to the training. The price stated is per person.

Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process. Our registration platform is hosted by Lil Regie, our NZ based booking agent.

Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email from Lil Regie confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. This will appear on your statement as from LIL REGIE LTD WELLINGTON.

A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you.

If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson

Can't pay online and require an invoice?

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If your organisation is unable to use our automated booking system and pay by credit/debit card and therefore require an invoice instead to pay by direct bank credit, there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply the following please:

  1. The full organisation name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.

  2. The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.

  3. Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email this information to Brian - and , and along with the Invoice we will also send you a special booking link which will come up as free of charge. Through this link you will need to complete your registration. 

Our workshops fill quickly so if you would like to reserve a place, please contact

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

For the Online Workshop: Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). 

Delegates are responsible for their own travel/accommodation bookings and no compensation will be made should the event be rescheduled or cancelled.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

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