Ian Robertson, MSW, RSW
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
August 9 and 11, 2021 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST
This webinar explores how trauma can result in varying degrees of dissociation and fragmentation of one’s inner experience. This training draws elements from different parts work/ego state models. Elements from structural dissociation, transactional analysis, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) models, among others will be part of this training.
Participants will examine conceptualizing inner states and singular vs. split subconscious states. Review dissociation as a division of the personality and dissociative parts of personality. Look at the role of ‘phobic reactions’ within parts. The facilitator will discuss the ‘self-protective’ roles of different parts or ego states.
Learn to utilize tools to support relationship with fragmented ego state/parts of one’s inner world, foster a means to integration, inner coherence, regulation, and the capacity for self-soothing. Understand treatment interventions to overcome the phobia of dissociative parts. This webinar will look at specific interactive strategies and exercises working with ego state parts.
This training is suitable for:
Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors.
Direct Service Workers: Drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers.
Level of training: Intermediate
Client category: For professionals who work with youth and adult clients (ages 12 and up).
Prerequisite: Trauma introductory training
Description: This webinar explores how trauma can result in varying degrees of dissociation and fragmentation of one’s inner experience. This training draws elements from different parts work/ego state models such as structural dissociation, transactional analysis, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and others.
Conceptualizing inner states
Singular vs. split subconscious states
Dissociation as a division of the personality
Dissociative parts of personality
The role of ‘phobic reactions’ within parts
Understanding the ‘self-protective’ roles of different parts or ego states
Tools to support relationship with fragmented ego state/parts of one’s inner world, foster a means to integration, inner coherence, regulation and the capacity for self-soothing
Treatment interventions for overcoming the phobia of dissociative parts
Specific interactive strategies and exercises working with ego state parts
About the Facilitator:
Ian Robertson is a clinical trainer in trauma, mental health, and addictions best practices throughout the province for several hospitals and community-based programs. Ian is also providing consultation and clinical supervision to therapists who operate in private practice and public agency settings. Ian worked for many years as the Regional Clinical Supervisor for Addictions and Mental Health at the Niagara Health System. He is certified as a Clinical Traumatologist, Compassion Fatigue Specialist and ARP, and Substance Abuse Counsellor. Ian has been a speaker at several international and national conferences. He currently provides trainings for organizations in the clinical areas of addictions, trauma, concurrent disorders, mental health, youth at risk, youth threat assessment, Motivational Interviewing, Organizational Trauma-informed Practices, Trauma and Mindfulness, Trauma and Addictions, Transference and Counter-Transference, and CBT for Frontline workers. Ian is Certification as an Advanced Clinical Supervisor from Smith College, School of Social Work in MA, USA and has a Master of Social Work from McMaster University. Ian also works as an organizational consultant for community-based organizations and hospital systems to establish high quality "Standards of Care" and effective service delivery approaches. Ian also owns and operates a private practice in Niagara.