Joe Westerheide, Ph.D., LPC, LADC
Dissociation is the underlying process in trauma. It also underlines much of dysthymia and anxiety processes. There has been much work done researching brain processes involved in trauma, however knowledge of brain processes have not always yielded useful clinical information. This workshop will focus more on the experience of dissociation and its manifestations as well as identifying some approaches to its treatment.
1. Participants will learn the five core symptoms of dissociation.
2. Participants will explore the dissociative continuum and the relationship between “every day dissociation” and traumatic dissociation.
3. Participants will also explore the basic elements in the treatment of and recovery from traumatic dissociation.
Bio: Joe Westerheide, Ph.D., LPC, LADC
Dr. Westerheide For over forty years, Joe has been a counselor and psychotherapist in many different settings dealing Mental Health and Chemical Dependency problems. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. In November of 1997, Joe joined the staff of A Chance to Change Foundation (ACTC) as the Director of Continuing Recovery and Mental Health Services he retired in 2010. Joe has utilized and provided training for professionals in several different therapeutic approaches. In addition, he has researched, consulted, and published in the areas program evaluation, and the outcomes of counseling. In 1995, Joe received the Humanitarian Services Award from the EMDR Network for his role in the Oklahoma City EMDR Disaster Relief project. Joe also worked with firefighters and their families after the attack on the New York Trade Center. In 2003 Joe was named Counselor of the Year by the Oklahoma
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