Brown Bag Lunch: Dissociation: Current Understanding, Symptoms and Protective Function
Trauma, Memory, & Genetic Predisposition
Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Via Zoom
Earn 1 CEU credits
Please direct any questions about this workshop or regarding certificates to Susan Carnes at [email protected]
Currently, dissociation is understood to be a broad response to internalization of frustration and aggression, but is specifically an intrapsychic pattern resulting from trauma, that may result in a splitting of consciousness and varied other dissociative symptoms. This workshop will focus on the symptoms and protective function of dissociation as well as: the correlation between dissociation, trauma and complex trauma; how dissociation functions as a defense against a permanent psychotic state; traumatic memory and trauma narrative; and will touch upon the genetic predisposition and neuroscience as it relates to dissociation.
- Describe the correlation between trauma, complex trauma and dissociation.
- Discuss the concepts of traumatic memory and trauma narrative.
- Describe the genetic predisposition and neuroscience as it relates to dissociation.
Rosemary McGee, DMH, LPC, NCPsyA, is a nationally certified psychoanalyst and licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Livingston, NJ. She also teaches medical humanities to medical residents at Morristown Medical Center. She received a doctorate in Medical Humanities from Drew University, a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, and a certificate in Modern Psychoanalysis from the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP).
Professions eligible for CE credits after attending this event include:
- Counselors, Art Therapists, Marriage/Family Counselors, LPC’s – Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP) has been approved by NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACAP #5709. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ACAP is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
- NJ Social Workers – ICPS partners with ACAP and is a NECHE regionally accredited institution, and as such is an approved provider of CE hours for NJ Social Workers.
- Nurses – Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation Provider Number P297-5/21-24
- NJ Psychoanalysts – ACAP, an ABAP nationally accredited school, is an approved CE provider for Psychoanalysts in New Jersey.
- NYS Creative Art Therapists – ACAP is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Art Therapists as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0081
- Psychologists – ACAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ACAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.