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    • March 04, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 191
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    IMHCA Annual Conference

    Friday - March 4, 2022

    Dr. Colin Ross


    Presenting AM and PM Sessions
    "Trauma Model Therapy" AND "Dissociative Identity Disorder"

    ONLY FULL DAY WORKSHOP REGISTRATION IS ACCEPTED

    9 am - 12 pm

    AM Session

    TRAUMA MODEL THERAPY

     A Treatment Approach for Trauma, Dissociation, and Complex Comorbidity

     

    Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association
    The Drake Hotel - Oak Brook
    2301 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523


    March 4, 2022
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Colin A. Ross, M.D.

    In this talk, Dr. Ross will explain the principles and techniques of his Trauma Model Therapy (TMT), with an emphasis on dissociative symptoms and disorders. TMT was developed for treatment of people with complex PTSD and dissociative disorders, including their extensive comorbidity. This often includes depression, borderline personality disorder, substance abuse, panic disorder, OCD, eating disorders and somatic symptom disorders. TMT can be adapted for people with less severe trauma and less complex mental health problems and is suitable for all practice settings. It is based on Dr. Ross’ Trauma Model, which is a comprehensive, scientifically testable theory of the relationship between psychological trauma and a wide range of different disorders, addictions and self-defeating behaviors.

    Dr. Ross will explain the principles of TMT including: the problem of attachment to the perpetrator; the locus of control shift; the problem is not the problem; just say ‘no’ to drugs; addiction is the opposite of desensitization; and the victim-rescuer-perpetrator triangle. The two core features of the therapy are a focus on conflicted, ambivalent attachment and the self-blame and self-hatred arising from the locus of control shift. These two aspects of the model are based on the biology of mammalian attachment and developmental psychology. The techniques of TMT will be illustrated through case examples. The therapy involves a blend of cognitive, systems, behavioral, experiential and psychodynamic techniques within a unified theory.

        

    Objectives:

    •  1.      To describe the core principles of Trauma Model Therapy.
    • 2.      To describe the problem of attachment to the perpetrator and the locus of control shift in detail.
    • 3.      To describe specific treatment strategies through case examples, with an emphasis on dissociation.
    • 4.      To provide a forum for questions and discussion concerning trauma.

     

    1 pm - 4 pm

    PM Session

    Dissociative Identity Disorder:

    How To Recognize It And How To Treat It

     Friday - March 4, 2022

    Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association
    The Drake Hotel - Oak Brook
    2301 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523


    Colin A. Ross, M.D.

    In this workshop, Dr. Ross and will describe how to recognize dissociative identity disorder (DID) and the principles of its treatment. He will describe the key symptoms of DID and how to ask about them in a clinical interview. He will then demonstrate how to use the Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) and the Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule (DDIS) to screen for and diagnose DID. Attendees will receive copies of the DES and DDIS by email for their own use. The rest of the workshop will be spent on treatment. Principles of the therapy include: the central paradox of DID; the problem of host resistance; and talking through to the voices. Time will be spent on techniques for fostering inter-personality communication and cooperation, grounding and stabilization and other tasks. Techniques and strategies will be illustrated through case examples.

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    • 1.     Describe symptoms of DID and how to ask about them clinically.
    • 2.     Describe the use of the DES as a screening instrument for DID.
    • 3.     Describe how to use the DDIS as a diagnostic interview for DID.
    • 4.     Describe and explain the central paradox of DID.
    • 5.     Describe and explain the problem of host resistance in DID.
    • 6.     Describe the technique of talking through to the voices and how to use it.
    • 7.     Describe techniques for increasing inter-personality communication and cooperation in DID.






    COLIN A. ROSS, M.D.

    Colin A. Ross, M.D completed medical school at the University of Alberta and his psychiatry training at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and is the author of over 250 papers and 36 books. He has spoken widely throughout North America and Europe, and in China, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. He has been a keynote speaker at many different conferences, and has reviewed for over 30 different professional journals.

    Dr. Ross has been running a hospital Trauma Program in the Dallas area since moving to Texas in 1991.

    Dr. Ross’ books cover a wide range of topics. His clinical books focus on trauma and dissociation and include: Dissociative Identity Disorder. Diagnosis, Clinical Features and Treatment of Multiple Personality, Second Edition (1997); Schizophrenia: Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment (2004); The Trauma Model: A Solution to the Problem of Comorbidity in Psychiatry (2007); Trauma Model Therapy: A Treatment Approach for Trauma Dissociation and Complex Comorbidity (2009); Structural Dissociation: A Proposed Modification of the Theory (2013); Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder: Techniques and Strategies for Stabilization (2018); The Genetics of Schizophrenia (2020), and Trauma Recovery Lesson Plans (2021).

    Dr. Ross has published a series of treatment outcome studies in peer-reviewed journals, which provide evidence for the effectiveness of Trauma Model Therapy. Many of his papers involve large series of cases, with original research data and statistical analyses, including a paper entitled ‘Trauma and Dissociation in China’ in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

    Besides his clinical psychiatry interests, Dr. Ross has published papers and books on cancer and human energy fields, as well as literary works including essays, fiction, poetry and screenplays. He has several different hobbies including travel.

    CEs:
    Workshop will be 6.0 CEs/PDs for LPC/LCPC; LSW/LCSW; LMFT; Psychologists.

    Lunch is on your own.

    Hours: 9am-4pm

    Space is limited. This workshop will sell out.


    Cancellation Policy.

    Worry free cancellation. If IMHCA needs to reschedule or cancel the conference or create virtual sessions you will be notified and offered a full refund.


    • March 04, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • March 06, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Hyatt Regency Lisle, 1400 Corporetum Dr, Lisle, IL 60532
    • 9
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    A limited number of scholarships are available. The scholarships are only available to currently enrolled graduate students.  The scholarship covers all registration fees for the conference.

    Scholarship recipients are expected to volunteer and assist in one of the many aspects of the conference. They will also be able to attend most, if not all, educational workshop sessions.

    The scholarship does not include lunch.

    Please indicate which days of the conference you would like to attend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). A list of potential volunteer assignments to choose from will be emailed to the volunteer after they are awarded a scholarship.





    • March 05, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Drake OakBrook 2301 York Road Oak Brook, 60523
    Register
    IMHCA Annual Conference

    Saturday - March 5, 2022
    9 AM - 4 PM

    ONLY FULL DAY WORKSHOP REGISTRATION IS ACCEPTED


    6 CEs

    Accommodations:

    The Drake Oak Brook
    2301 York Road Oak Brook, 60523-2332 Phone: 630-571-0000 
    M
    ention you are attending the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Annual Conference and receive a special room rate of $149.00. Special room rates are available until Feb 1, 2022. Follow the link to book a reservation.

    Book your group rate for Illinois Mental Health Counselors

    2 Choices


    Saturday, March 5, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Room A -
     

    Workshop Description: 
    TBA


    Saturday, March 5, 2022

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Room B

    Workshop Description: 
    TBA


    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch: is on your own.

    2 Choices
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Room A

    Workshop Description: 
    TBA

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Room B

    Workshop Description: 

    TBA

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Worry free cancellation. If IMHCA needs to reschedule or cancel the conference or create virtual sessions you will be notified and offered a full refund.

    • March 06, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Drake OakBrook 2301 York Road Oak Brook, 60523
    Register

    IMHCA Annual Conference - Sunday
    March 6, 2022
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    6 CEs

    ONLY FULL DAY WORKSHOP REGISTRATION IS ACCEPTED


    Accommodations:

    The Drake Oak Brook
    2301 York Road Oak Brook, 60523
    M
    ention you are attending the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Annual Conference and receive a special room rate of $149.00. Special room rates are available until Feb 1, 2022. Follow the link to book a reservation.

    Book your group rate for Illinois Mental Health Counselors

    2 Choices


    Sunday, March 6, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Room A -
     

    Workshop Description: 
    TBA


    Sunday, March 6, 2022

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Room B

    Workshop Description: 
    TBA


    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch: is on your own.

    2 Choices
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Room A

    Workshop Description: 
    TBA

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Room B

    Workshop Description: 

    TBA

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Worry free cancellation. If IMHCA needs to reschedule or cancel the conference or create virtual sessions you will be notified and offered a full refund.

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