101926: The Use of Tomkins' Innate Affect Theory and Nathanson's Compass of Shame in Facilitating the Understanding and Treatment of DID and DDNOS

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About the Course:

"The Use of Tomkins' Innate Affect Theory and Nathanson's Compass of Shame in Facilitating the Understanding and Treatment of DID and DDNOS"

This course is based on Selected Topics in Work with Dissociative Identity Disorder
This 90-minute presentation reviews Innate Affect Theory, explains the relationships among various affects and dissociation, and suggests therapeutic strategies to overcome their deleterious impact upon the dissociative patient’s state of mind and interpersonal behavior.

Shame is a concomitant both of failures of attunement and misadventures in mirroring in the mother-child dyad, and in the human response to traumatic experiences. Shame instigates and sustains the withholding of material that must be shared in order for the treatment to succeed, and hinders the ability of the shamed individual to be comfortable in connecting with others; it promotes dissociation within the mind as disaffiliation in human relationships. Disgust and Dissmell further fortify these strategies.

Journal/Publisher:

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Publication Date:

June 25, 2008

Author

Richard P. Kluft, M.D., Ph.D

About the Author:

Richard P. Kluft, M.D., practices psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and medical hypnosis in Bala Cynwyd, PA. He was one of the founding members and former President of ISSTD from 1985-1986. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Temple University School of Medicine, and also on the faculty of the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalysis. He has published over 230 scientific papers and book chapters. He is currently Clinical Forum Editor of the International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis and Advisory Editor of the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. He has presented over 800 scientific papers and workshops. He has been President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the International Society for the Study of Dissociation, and is currently President of the Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis. Dr. Kluft has spent 37 years studying and treating dissociative disorders and posttraumatic conditions. He has extensive experience in treating victims of sexual exploitation by psychotherapists, and has served as an expert witness in several malpractice cases involving boundary violations. He is currently preparing a novel and a text on the treatment of dissociative identity disorder.

Recommended For:

This ISSTD course is recommended for mental health and allied professionals, including: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Counselors, plus any other professional whose work involves providing service to individuals suffering from trauma and dissociative disorders and other academics whose studies include chronic trauma and dissociation in its many varied forms. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. To be able to identify the role of shame in treatment

  2. Understand the effects and causes of shame

  3. Understand the cognitive and physiological components of shame

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