Professional Education Series: The Basics of Working with Dissociative Disorders


This presentaion will provide a rudimentary understanding of the standard of care for working with those who present with dissociative symptoms. In addition to evidence-based approaches to treatment, the frequency of associated diagnosis and screening tools will be introduced.

Speaker: Athena Phillips, LCSW

About the Speaker:

Athena’s career in behavioral health began in 1995, where she began working with developmentally disabled children and adults. Working with this population prompted her to pursue a Bachelors degree in Social Work, which she completed at Pacific University. Athena graduated here Magna Cum Laude and was Social Work Student of the Year in 2000. During her internship at the Sexual Assault Resource Center, she helped develop a sexual assault prevention curriculum for children to be utilized within the school system. Her interest in the treatment of trauma began to develop here and prompted her to pursue a graduate degree. Athena completed her Masters in Social Work from Portland State University where she was the recipient of the Laurels Scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude. After working in the field of social work in various capacities including private practice, the demand for a progressive view to working with post-traumatic stress, dissociative identity disorder and related mental health challenges prompted the creation of Integrative Trauma Treatment Center (ITTC).


1. Participants will be able to identify screening tools for dissociation

2. Participants will be able to discuss evidence-based approaches for working with dissociative disorders

3. Participants will be able to articulate the standard of care for working with dissociative disorders

Time: 10AM-12PM PST

The Recovery Village Ridgefield has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7009. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Recovery Village Ridgefield is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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