The Fragmented Self: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Dissociation | 5/12/2018


Class size is limited. Registration closes on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

SKU: 18-0512/Lichtenstein-Mirisch Category:


Jacqueline W. Lichtenstein, M.D.


Roberta Mirisch, Psy.D.
Senior Candidate

May 12, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Lunch Break:  12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)

Course will be held in the LAISPS classroom
12011 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 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.


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.


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
edu cation 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 4 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
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: LAISPS is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to grant continuing education
credit to those holding LCSW and MFT licenses. (Provider #PCE311) This activity is designated for 6 credit hours.

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

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