Working with Self Injury and Suicidality
in Complex Trauma and Dissociation

Intentional self-injury is a common problem in working with clients with complex trauma and dissociation.

Commencing in April 2021, this webinar series will explore how to understand self-injury compassionately, and what to do to help the client reduce and stop these behaviours that are used to regulate and reduce shame.

For one hour a week over three weeks, we will look at specific interventions will be addressed, including approaches for specific dissociative parts that are active in self-harm dynamics.

This webinar series will also discuss acute and chronic suicidality, from suicidal thoughts to plans, and how to address these in therapy from a trauma and dissociation informed perspective.

Management of the therapist’s countertransference will also be discussed, from avoidance to urgency.

About the Presenter


Kathy Steele, MN, CS has been in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia for over three decades, specializing in the treatment of complex trauma, dissociation, attachment difficulties, and the challenges of complicated therapies. She is an adjunct faculty at Emory University, and a Fellow and past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Ms Steele teaches internationally and consults with individuals, groups, and trauma programs. She has received a number of awards for her clinical and published works, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD. 

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$77 AUD
30 day streaming on-demand.
3 x 1-hour episodes.


purchase all 7 series to receive a 20% discount!


Recorded May 2021

Continuing Education Credits not available

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