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Fractured Children: Dissociative Disorders in Children and Teens
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January Webinar

Fractured Children: Dissociative Disorders in Children and Teens


Children with complex trauma backgrounds often have emotional and behavioral dysregulation that is difficult to handle and may be labelled as “oppositional or manipulative” when it is actually dissociative in nature. This undiagnosed phenomenon, when understood, can be a key to helping our complex youth progress. This presentation will give some insight into the phenomenon of dissociative fracturing and will offer initial tools and methods to use to communicate with dissociative youth in order to better identify their complexities.
FFTA members will receive an invitation to register for this webinar. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn a working definition of dissociation and be introduced to dissociative symptoms.
2. Participants will learn some initial techniques for screening dissociation to use with youth and with caregivers.
3. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to approach dissociative youth and how to frame behaviors from a complex trauma (dissociative) lens.

Patti van Eys, Ph.D is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Chief Clinical Officer of Omni Visions, Inc. where she oversees the clinical and quality integrity of therapeutic practice with foster children in resource homes and residential treatment centers. Formerly, she was the Clinical Manager of Behavioral Health Programs at BlueCare Tennessee (2012-2015) and before that, an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University from 1995 to 2012. She served as the clinical director of the Vanderbilt University Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody, a center that specializes in comprehensive psychological assessments and consultations for high risk, complex children and provides intensive training to behavioral health providers. She has trained extensively at the local, regional, and national level in the area of child maltreatment and child mental health issues. Before coming to Nashville, Dr. van Eys was a provider at the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama where she gained formative experience working with children with complex maltreatment trauma.
Dr. van Eys received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and completed her Clinical Internship/Fellowship at Harvard Medical School (Boston Children’s Hospital/Judge Baker Children’s Center). She is a published author in the area of child maltreatment.

This live webinar has been approved for 1.25 Continuing Education hours. Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA), ACE Approval # 1659, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. FFTA maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 4/12/2018 - 4/12/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.25 continuing education clock hours.
Every attendee who attends the entire webinar will receive a certificate of attendance. In order to receive a certificate for ACE credit hours - you must attend the entire webinar and also complete an evaluation once the webinar is finished
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