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Dissociation and Complex Trauma: Building a Strong Foundation for Effective Long-Term Treatment and Healing

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Dissociation and Complex Trauma: Building a Strong Foundation for Effective Long-Term Treatment and Healing
Dissociation and Complex Trauma: Building a Strong Foundation for Effective Long-Term Treatment and Healing

Time & Location

Apr 26, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Rising Tide Training Room, 204 S 24th St, Rogers, AR 72758, USA

About the event

[6 NBCC Credit Hours]

** Early Bird tickets available through March 26th**

CE Credit will not be awarded to those who are not mental health professionals. Completed evaluation will be required for credit for all participants.


Dissociation and Complex Trauma: Building a Strong Foundation for Effective Long-Term Treatment and Healing:

 Working with dissociative and complex clients is usually a commitment to long-term therapy over several years, with the therapeutic relationship being a critical component to a client’s healing and growth.  These clients have experienced injury in their childhood, most often at the hands of a parent/caregiver or trusted adult, where the hurt, harm, neglect, and/or abuse occurred.  This training will deepen the therapist’s ability to work effectively with dissociative clients using interventions, tasks, and skills which are targeted and expanded throughout the course of therapy, facilitating integration and improved functioning in their daily lives. This training breaks down the mystery and increases understanding, compassion, and personal confidence in working with clients with a dissociative experience and is for all therapists who work with complex clients.


Diane Kimball, LMHC

Diane Kimball, LMHC, is the owner and clinical director of Kimball Counseling Associates (KCA), which offers specialized therapy to children, teenagers and adults who have experienced abuse, trauma, neglect, or exposure to domestic violence, and exhibit complex trauma symptomology including PTSD and dissociative disorders. Diane is EMDR certified, an Approved EMDR Consultant and is heavily influenced by the empirically based Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) approach.  As a TBRI educator/practitioner, Diane focuses on clients who have attachment injury and developmental trauma, including adults who experienced childhood abuse, profound neglect, as well as those who are on the Autism Spectrum.  She utilizes EMDR, Experiential and Expressive Arts, Play Therapy and Group Therapy to facilitate deeper healing, and offers supervision and consultation to mental health interns and therapists.


At the end of this training the mindful participant will be able to:

Dissociation and Complex Trauma: Building a Strong Foundation for Effective Long-Term Treatment and Healing

  1. Participants will identify dissociative symptomology in clients through observation and compassionate interviewing.
  2. Participants will utilize two assessment tools to increase client’s understanding of their dissociative experience and to build/strengthen the therapeutic relationship.
  3. In addition to describing attachment injury in clients, participants will Identify their own attachment style, describe the impact on the therapeutic relationship, and list therapist actions which will contribute toward building secure attachment behaviors in clients, including boundaries.
  4. Participants will identify five grounding tools/techniques and identify two interventions to build and deepen self-compassion, enhancing the effectiveness of grounding techniques.
  5. Participants will demonstrate understanding of mapping of parts and enhancing internal communication with parts of self through experiential exercises.
  6. Participants will identify critical adaptive information and participate in at least five experiential interventions to build foundational skills in clients, which are targeted throughout therapy to bring healing, growth, and integration.


8:30-9:00 Sign-in

9:00 Objectives 1, 2 (dissociative symptomology and assessments)

10:00 – 10:10 Break

10:10 – 11:10 Objective 3 (attachment injury in clients, therapist attachment style and impact on client/therapy)

11:10-11:20 Break

11:20 – 12:20 Objective 4 (grounding tools/techniques)

12:20 – 1:20 Lunch

1:20 – 2:20 Objective 5 (mapping and internal communication)

2:20-2:25 Break

2:25 – 3:25 Objective 6 (experiential interventions)

3:25 – 3:30 Break

3:30- 4:30 Objective 6 (experiential interventions continued, and questions)


Workshop Withdrawal:

Withdrawal requests should be submitted by email to no later than 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date in order to receive a full refund of the paid workshop fee. Withdrawal requests that are submitted after 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date will not be refunded.

Participants who do not attend a workshop and do not submit a withdrawal request as outlined in the previous section prior to the completion of the workshop will not receive a refund. All refunds are processed within 7 business days of the completion of the workshop.

Workshop Cancellation:

Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training DBA   (Rising Tide Training Room) reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollment,  inclement weather, instructor illness, or instructor family emergency. Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training will email workshop students at least 5 calendar days in advance of the scheduled workshop date to notify students of the cancellation. Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for a future course date or to receive a full refund of paid workshop fees.

Grievance Policy:

Concerns should be addressed to Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training DBA   (Rising Tide Training Room)), 204 S. 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72756 or 1-479-621-0301 or emailed to When a complaint, either verbally or written, is filed Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training DBA   (Rising Tide Training Room), the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution:

Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual education style being utilized, the person bringing the complaint should first address concerns with the presenter. If the presenter is not available, all comments should be placed in writing and sent to If complaints concerning the facility, or CEU's, they should be emailed to or mailed to 204 S 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72758. The Director of Education will attempt to resolve the matter in a timely manner. If the offer of resolution is not satisfactory to the person filing the complaint, then further action may be taken. In this instance, a written request for reconsideration can be sent to the attention of the Director of Education. The complaint will then be reviewed by the Director of Education and members of the training committee. A written response will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint. The decision of the Director of Education is final.

ADA Needs:

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our office for more information at 1-479-621-0301 or send an email to


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