Join Sheppard Pratt Health System, Towson University, the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and The Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders (TOP DD) Network Study for a conference examining the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation.

Program Overview: This conference is a unique opportunity to hear from clinician-researchers who are among the world’s foremost authorities in the complex trauma field. Together, they have written much of the literature in the areas of chronic complex trauma and dissociation. Join us in learning about the leading edge of research and its application to clinical practice in your office.

TOP DD Study: The Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders (TOP DD) Network Study is a ground-breaking study that has garnered international recognition.  It is the first online educational program for patients with dissociative disorders (DD) and their therapists. The study aims to help DD patients stabilize their symptoms and develop greater self-understanding, emotion regulation, and symptom management skills.  Additionally, it aims to increase therapists’ knowledge and skill in working with dissociative patients.  The proceeds from this conference will help support the TOP DD Network study.  The speakers are donating their time, Sheppard Pratt Health System is donating its Conference Center, the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation is organizing the conference without charge, and Towson University has provided financial assistance in a united effort to support this cutting-edge study.


At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in managing traumatized patients’ intense shame reactions.
  2. Identify three outcomes that the TOP DD Network study shows have improved over the course of participating in the online educational program.
  3. State the regions of the brain that are involved in complex trauma survivors’ difficulties with self-awareness, emotion regulation, and social emotional processing.
  4. Recognize the factors that may impact a traumatized client’s willingness to take psychotropic mediations as prescribed.

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