Current Trainings / Events
Training Dates 2014
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“Understanding Dissociation & Complex Dissociative Disorders”
Thursday, 23rd January : DUBLIN* (full)
Thursday, 20th February : CAMBORNE*
Friday, 21st March : LINCOLN
Thursday, 15th May : BARNSLEY*
Thursday, 22nd May : BRIGHTON**
Thursday, 5th June : DUNDALK
Thursday, 25th September : LIVERPOOL
Thursday, 16th October, MANCHESTER**
*externally commissioned, ask First Person Plural for contact details of the person/organization who is administering the event to enquire about possibility of booking
** run as the first module of a 4 modules Foundation Course “Understanding & Working with Dissociation” (see below) from the UK network of the European Society for Trauma & Dissociation. This first module (or attendance at another FPP Understanding Dissociation & Complex Dissociate Disorders training day) is a required to attend the other 3 modules but this first module can be booked as a stand-alone training day. Bookings for the whole Foundation Course are administered by First Person Plural.
“Supporting Survivors who have Dissociative Identity Disorder”
Friday, 11th April : LINCOLN
Thursday, 23rd October : LIVERPOOL
Friday, 6th June : DUNDALK
These two linked introductory one day training workshops will benefit not only those who are new to the subject but also anyone who is more experienced or knowledgeable who wants an enhanced learning experience. The workshops seamlessly combine professionally-delivered information on prevalent theories and experienced professionals’ understanding about dissociation and complex dissociative disorders with the experts-by-experience trainers’ personal insights. Thus, bringing this complex subject to life and relevance with sensitivity using appropriate yet generous sharing of experiences of living with and ongoing recovery from dissociative identity disorder (aka multiple personality disorder). A variety of training methods will be used including didactic, interactive discussion with Q & As, experiential / small group exercises and multi-media presentations.
Who should attend? - anyone whose paid or voluntary work could bring them into contact with anyone whose life may be affected by childhood trauma and/or a diagnosed or undiagnosed dissociative disorder, including dissociative identity disorder (D.I.D.) and similar conditions. Previous participants include both affiliated and support professionals working in health, mental health, addictions, family services, rape & sexual violence, domestic violence, counselling, psychotherapy, education, criminal justice services, social and pastoral care in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. Family & friends who support dissociative survivors have found the workshops helpful.
What about dissociative survivors? Some individuals who have lived experience of complex dissociative conditions have benefitted from attending but the workshops are not support groups. Not all survivors are at a stage of their recovery to benefit from this kind of learning. The workshops are intense, potentially triggering and could re-traumatise those who are vulnerable. For this reason it is recommended that survivors (including survivor-professionals) seek advice about attending from someone who cares about them and knows them reasonably well. Attending with a supporter may be advisable.
What previous participants have said…
impressed with the clarity of the presentation’ ‘facilitators knowledge and experience is very helpful’
‘first class training’ “totally empowering and enlightening” “highly recommended”
‘liked best the willingness of presenters to explore questions from delegates’ ‘fantastic, very thorough
Other training from or administered by First Person Plural
“Mary – a case profile of DID and the use of art therapy in treatment”
Monday, 16th June (evening) : NORWICH
This is a beautiful short film featuring Mary’s art work with her and her therapist talking about the journey she made using art therapy. It is very powerful, moving and hopeful. Masks are an important part of the story. Following the showing of the film there will be an opportunity for questions and answers with discussion.
“Understanding and Working with Dissociation – A Foundation Course”
Thursday & Friday 22nd & 23rd May and Thursday & Friday 12th & 13th June : BRIGHTON
Thursday & Friday 16th & 17th October and Thursday & Friday 20th & 21st November : MANCHESTER
This course from UK Network of the European Society for Trauma & Dissociation consists of four one day modules
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