Some of our most challenging work is with clients who have suffered from trauma – and when a client dissociates, that work can become even more complex.
The way we approach a client’s dissociation may vary based on what triggered it.
In the video below, Bethany Brand, PhD, will share the clues she looks for when distinguishing between two triggers for dissociation – shame and terror. She’ll also walk us through the steps she takes when working with each.
Have a listen.
You can hear more about how to work with dissociation (even when it’s subtle) from Bethany Brand, PhD – along with Bessel van der Kolk, MD; Pat Ogden, PhD; Peter Levine, PhD; Stephen Porges, PhD; and other top experts – in the Advanced Master Program on the Treatment of Trauma.
Now we’d like to hear from you. How might you put these techniques into practice when working with a client who dissociates? Please leave a comment below and let us know.
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