19MH030 - Ethical and Therapeutic Considerations in the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation

Apr 8, 2019 Closed Mental Health

19MH030 - Ethical and Therapeutic Considerations in the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation


This unique workshop explores complicated ethical dilemmas in treating clients with complex trauma and dissociation. Common ethical challenges will be discussed, including re-victimization, safety issues such as self-harm and suicidality, boundary and dependency problems, management of intense countertransference, working with severe dissociative disorders, what do to when therapy is at an impasse, and dilemmas faced when using evidence-based protocols versus other types of effective therapies. Group discussion, case examples, and didactic material will offer a lively day of interaction and learning.

Group Registrations

Registering five or more participants with one payment? Please use the paper registration form at the end of the Brochure PDF. All registrations must be submitted at the same time. Completed paper registrations can be faxed, scanned and emailed, or mailed to the MAHEC Registration Team. Early registration rate is $ 145 for groups.

Target Audience

Your target audience will consist of mental health professionals including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, school counselors and other professionals interested in this subject.


Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and explore the intersection of personal and professional ethics, and ways in which ethical decision-making might be further developed
  • Discuss flexible guidelines that support adaptive growth in both client and therapist
  • Employ practical approaches to resolve specific complex ethical dilemmas in chronic trauma survivors
  • Analyze the ethical use of therapeutic boundaries with clients who have experienced complex trauma
  • Examine at least two ethical dilemmas in the participant's current caseload
  • Identify common ethical issues in the treatment of complex trauma


  • Stephanie Citron, PhD
  • Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN


Brochure / Registration Form