Mastering the Treatment of Complex Trauma: Transforming Theory into Practice

July 11, 2019

St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Treating PTSD and Complex PTSD requires a specialized body of knowledge and a specific set of skills due to the dissociative process that is so often concurrent with PTSD. Without this body of knowledge unnecessary mistakes can be made while treating this clinical population. This one day workshop will teach Structural Dissociation Theory and show how to apply it to clinical practice. Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique will be taught and demonstrated along with ways to integrate this powerful tool throughout the entire treatment process. Case examples and videos will be presented as examples of how to integrate this information into practice.


1) Define derealization and depersonification
2) Describe the most common mistake that is made in treating complex trauma that increases the client's dissociative process
3) Define mental health in Structural Dissociation terminology
4) Describe one condition when the use of the Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique is indicated.

Time Line:

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Introductions and Housekeeping
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Structural Dissociation Theory of the Personality
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Structural Dissociation theory with case examples
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Video with discussion on the Table Technique
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wrap-up and Evaluations


Memorial University School of Medicine
300 Prince Phillip Drive
St. John's NL A1B 3V6

The exact room at the School of Medicine will be announced through email 2 weeks prior to the event.

This facility is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If special accommodations are required, please notify the workshop organizer.

Who Should Come?

All mental health clinicians are welcome to attend. Training in EMDR therapy is not required. The information that will be taught can easily be integrated into any modality of psychotherapy.

Continuing Education Credits

6.5 EMDRIA continuing education credits will be offered for this workshop to those who present their EMDR Basic Training certificate of completion (program # 06003-101). Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be granted.

Cost and Registration

The early bird registration fee is $265 (CAD)/$200 (USD) until June 10, 2019. After June 10 the cost is $335 (CAD) or $250(USD).

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Registration Date

Refund Policy

A full refund will be given up to 30 days prior to the event. After that no refund will be given unless your spot can be filled by someone on the waiting list. If your spot is filled a full refund minus a $75 (CAD)/$55 (USD) processing fee will be given.