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Titrated Healing of Trauma Memories and Principles of DID Treatment

  • 25 Jan 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST)

Titrated Healing of Trauma Memories and Principles of DID Treatment

Trainer:  Robin Spiro, LCSW

January 25, 2024

Start time:  11 am EST

End Time: 1 pm EST

2 hours

$59.99 Cdn

Location: ZOOM

Presented by: Schema Therapy Training Canada

Website: schematherapytrainingcanada.com

Clinical Director : Frances Miller MSW, RSW

EMAIL: fmiller.schemacda@gmail.com


Complex trauma clients often have difficulty staying within their window of tolerance, especially when thinking about and trying to share their trauma memories.  There is a tendency to dissociate, avoid or become over-stimulated and even self-harming in the process.  And yet there is a desperate need to escape from the impact these memories have on their current sense of safety and self-regard. Fortunately, there are a range of methods which have been developed to render Imagery Rescripting more tolerable and to pave the way for healing. In this workshop I introduce my “titration menu” and demonstrate techniques which ease the way. These methods include pendulation, fractionation, distancing techniques and containment among others. We will define and learn examples of each technique and also discuss how memory work can best attune to the underlying needs of the client.  While we often focus on enhancing client safety, sometimes the most relevant client impact associated with a memory is shame, self-blame, disgust, aloneness or betrayal. We will also cover aspects of psychoeducation which can be crucial in correcting client misattributions.

In addition, treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder shares a common conceptual framework with treatment of Complex Trauma. In the latter part of this workshop I will define similarities as well as differences and discuss strategies unique to treating DID.


  1. Identity a variety of techniques to titrate memory treatment for complex trauma clients.
  2. Understand the range of impacts of traumatic experiences and the importance of addressing the underlying emotional needs of each.
  3. Define unique aspects of treating DID patients as well as helpful techniques.

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Schema therapy has been extensively researched to effectively treat a wide variety of typically treatment resistant conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read our summary of the latest research comparing the dramatic results of schema therapy compared to other standard models of psychotherapy.

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