The Fragmented Self: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Dissociation | 04/06/2019


Class size is limited.
Registration closes on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

NON-STUDENT (Licensed): $125

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Jacqueline Lichtenstein, M.D. 
LAISPS Training Analysts
Roberta Mirisch, Psy.D.
LAISPS Senior Candidate

Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Lunch Break: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)

12011 San Vicente Blvd., #520
Los Angeles, CA 90049

This Course is Approved for 6 CE/CME’s

Elizabeth E. Berlese, Ph.D.
Extension Program Chair


This course will provide an overview of past and current concepts of dissociation and dissociative disorders, emphasizing their application to psychoanalytic work with a variety of patients.  Topics include the connection of dissociation to trauma, the etiology and manifestation of traumatic (unformulated) memories, adaptive versus non-adaptive dissociation, and the representation of internalized attachment patterns in dissociated self- states.  The instructors will present case material related to Dissociative Identity Disorder to illustrate theoretical, diagnostic and treatment issues.

Target Audience

This program meets the needs of all mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists


Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Understand how early trauma can lead to the development of dissociated and contradictory self-states.
  • Recognize dissociative defenses and symptoms.
  • Distinguish between repression and dissociative processes and between declarative and procedural memory.
  • Better negotiate treatment issues, such as the therapeutic use of the analytic frame and the holding environment, the role of primitive communication, and the management of regressive phenomena.
  • Develop ways to understand, tolerate and work effectively with intense transference and countertransference dynamics

For those who are not already members of LAISPS, $5.00 of this registration fee qualifies you as a Community Member of LAISPS for the academic year (September 1 to August 31 of the following year).   Each LAISPS Community Member is entitled to access to the LAISPS library, the right to receive any announcements of LAISPS course offerings, lectures and other events.  Community Members have the right to enroll in educational courses for which they have the requisite qualifications and for which space is available.  Enrollment in certain courses and curricula, especially courses and curricula leading to the award of a degree or certificate, is restricted and only available to members on a competitive basis with enrollment not guaranteed.


Important Disclosure: None of the planners or presenters of this CME/CE program has any relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

Accreditation Statement: LAISPS is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. LAISPS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Physicians: LAISPS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certificate in Continuing Medical Education.
Psychologists: LAISPS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LAISPS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: The Board of Behavioral Sciences no longer approves CE providers. However, LAISPS is approved by the APA to provide CE hours and the BBS will accept these hours for CE credit.

Please Note:

  • Participants must complete an online evaluation within 2 weeks of completing this CE/CME activity in order to receive credit.
  • According to APA guidelines, CE credit can only be awarded to psychologists for full attendance