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Dissociation in Trauma Treatment: Tools, Techniques, and Best Practices

On-Demand Pre-Recorded Training

About 7% of the population report experiencing a dissociative experience at some point in their life span, and about 2% of the population experience dissociative identity disorder. However, due to the controversy surrounding dissociative disorders, many practitioners have not been trained to identify or treat these disorders. 

In this workshop, you’ll learn about dissociation and its manifestations in neurobiology, emotions and behaviors. We’ll discuss practical techniques and tools to implement if a client experiences a dissociative episode in session. In addition, we’ll provide an overview of the evidence base and efficacy for treatment of dissociation.

About the Course

On-Demand Pre-Recorded Training

Recorded Feb 2022



NBCC Credit Hours


MD Social Work


Category II

DC  Social Work




1 Year Online Course Access
Downloadable Course Workbook
Continuing Education Credit Hours

Target Audience

Mental health professionals including social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, licensed addictions counselors

Course Level


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  • Complete the course videos, quizzes, and course evaluation and then get your certificate immediately!

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Course Instructor

Eva Chiriboga, PsyD

Dr. Eva Chiriboga is a licensed clinical psychologist in Maryland, Virginia, and DC. She has been working with trauma since 2009, beginning with her work at Sheppard Pratt Hospital on their Trauma Disorders unit. Since then, she got her Masters in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Trauma Studies from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia PA, and her doctoral degree from Long Island University Post, a small school in Long Island that focused on providing treatment for underserved populations. In the course of her career, Dr. Chiriboga has worked with 9/11 first responders, gang members, sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, as well as military veterans. Dr. Chiriboga’s breadth of training in trauma-focused treatment allows her to address trauma treatment from a transtheoretical perspective. She is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, EMDR and Prolonged Exposure, as well as psychodynamic treatments for trauma. Dr. Chiriboga is also a certified yoga teacher and has become versed in mind-body techniques for treating trauma.

Dr. Chiriboga is the owner of Sanctuary at the Spring, a telehealth psychology practice

Course Objectives

After attending this training, participants will be able to...

  • Understand DSM-5 Classification of Dissociative disorders, including common presentations of dissociative episodes

  • Explain the neurobiology of dissociation, as well as emotional and behavioral sequelae

  • Understand a transtheorectical perspective of treatments for dissociation

  • Techniques, tools and tips for handling a dissociative episode in session

Course Agenda

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