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Dissociative Symptoms in Personality Disorders (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.


2018 - 26. and 27. January


2018 - 26. and 27. January: 410.00 €
Dissociative Symptoms in Personality Disorders
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 - PIE072 (Eng)
Dissociative Symptoms in Personality Disorders (Mosquera)

Practical tools to work with dissociative processes in Personality Disorders and Complex PTSD

This workshop is intended for therapists who already have a basic understanding of trauma informed treatment for personality disorders and who wish to increase their skills in working with dissociative symptoms. Having attended previous workshops on the use of EMDR with Personality Disorders is recommended.

In recent years, the subject of dissociation has been generating a great deal of clinical interest. Dissociative clients present a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from those that are overt and highly noticeable to those so extremely covert and subtle that they often go unnoticed--even to the trained therapeutic eye.  Some of the most obvious dissociative symptoms (amnesia, not recognizing the therapist, losing dual attention, reliving a past event as if it were happening in the here and now) can be puzzling for clinicians.

Participants will learn practical ways to understand, recognize and effectively work with covert and overt dissociative processes. Clinicians will learn to identify the dissociative language and will be given tools to decipher the underlying messages.  

Various approaches used in a variety of complicated clinical situations when working with the system of parts will be illustrated through video examples. Participants will also learn different grounding techniques and procedures to expand the window of tolerance.


Key Program Content

1.     Understanding the language of dissociation.

2.     Identifying overt and covert dissociative processes during therapy sessions

3.     Expanding the window of tolerance with rejected emotions

4.     Enhancing the capacity to stay present 

5.     Grounding techniques

6.     Working with the internal system of parts


Learning objectives

1.     Participants will be able to identify and describe the language of dissociation.

2.     Participants will be able to list at least 5 overt and covert dissociative processes

3.     Participants will be able to describe how to expand the window of tolerance

4.     Participants will be able to describe and apply at least 5 grounding techniques for dissociative processes.

5.     Participants will be able to list different key aspects to work with the internal system of parts.

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.

Dissociative Symptoms in Personality Disorders

PIE072 (Eng)-01 (2018 - 26. and 27. January)