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Somatoform Dissociation (Mosquera)


PIE - Psychotraumatology Institute Europe


Dolores Mosquera is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP), a private institution where she has worked with EMDR for many years on cases related to severe traumatization. She has been trained in several psychotherapeutic approaches and is an EMDR Europe Consultant and Facilitator. She has extensive teaching experience, leading seminars, workshops and lectures internationally. She has published many books and articles on personality disorders, complex trauma and dissociation and is a recognized expert in this field.


2017 - 10. and 11. March


2017 - 10. and 11. March: 410.00 €
Somatoform Dissociation
Fee For All Dates: 410.00 €

Payment of fee please to the account:

Recipient: PIE - Helga Matthess

Account number: 200 318 442

Bank code number: 350 500 00

Bank: Stadtsparkasse Duisburg

IBAN: DE97 3505 0000 0200 3184 42



Hotel am Stadtpark

Klotzstraße 22

40721 Hilden


Phone: 02103 - 5790

Telefax: 02103 - 579102



Seminar - PIE070 (Eng)
Somatoform Dissociation (Mosquera)

Treating Somatoform Dissociation With EMDR Therapy


Somatoform dissociation is characterized by multiple somatic symptoms and troubling presentations that initially resemble physical illnesses, however, by definition, no physical explanation for the symptoms can be found.


Clients with somatoform dissociation are often given multiple diagnoses and receive trials of multiple ineffective treatments. In the presenters’ view, these symptoms are often intrusions of the sensory elements of unresolved traumatizing events, including childhood physical and sexual abuse, neglect and attachment failures. With many dissociative clients we can establish contact with dissociative parts easily and communicate with them, but parts can be more difficult to identify in some somatoform dissociation cases, therefore an approach other than the usual techniques for working with dissociated parts is required.



In the standard EMDR protocol for PTSD we can work with material that the patient does not want to disclose. With somatoform dissociation we can work with material that the client cannot disclose verbally (only through symptoms) and does not even understand. EMDR Therapy is an integrative approach that processes the information in different levels, including the physical sensations. In this workshop practical examples on how to deal with such symptoms in EMDR therapy will be provided. 

The event is accredited of the Ärztekammer Nordrhein as advanced training for the weekend with about 15 points.


Medical practitioner


Child therapists

Juvenile therapists


Psychotherapeutist (practical experience in treating trauma)

Qualified specialists working in the trauma area

EMDR supervisors


Seminar auf English .

Friday Registration 13.30 h
Start 14.00 h
End 19.30 h
Friday evening Common dinner 20.00 h
Saturday Start   9.00 h
Lunch Break 13.00 h to 14.00 h
End 16.00 h

The fee includes a manual, warm and cold drinks, pastries and fruit for the breaks, a common diner at Friday evening and a common lunch at Saturday in the restaurant of the hotel.

Somatoform Dissociation

PIE070 (Eng)-01 (2017 - 10. and 11. March)