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“Jason is really good at explaining how correct diagnosis is the foundation for a treatment plan as well as understanding the patient.”  (Dr. Rosalie Easton, licensed psychologist, WI; October 2, 2018)

Trauma and Dissociative Disorders: 7/19/19 @ 8:00am-4:00pm
Profession Scope of Practice
Group of 3+ Attendee Names




  • Friday, July 19, 2019, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


  • Hilton Garden Inn Houston NW America Plaza, 14919 Northwest Freeway, Houston, Texas, 77040


  • 6 continuing education (CE) credits
  • 2 of the 6 CE’s are in Texas LPC ethics & Social Work professional ethics and values
  • CE credits comply with Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners
  • Mellivora Group is a registered business to provide educational services


  • Morning: assorted breakfast pastries, coffee, and iced tea
  • Lunch: on your own
  • Afternoon: brownies, cookies, coffee, and iced tea


  • $179 per individual
  • 20% discount for groups of 3+ members = $143 per individual - a $36 savings!
  • $49 for graduate students (masters & doctoral)
  • $69 for volunteer (help with set up and attendee registration - please email Dr. King prior to registration if interested)


  • Premium training folder
  • CE certificate on glossy cardstock
  • Printed and stapled PPT slides
  • Printed, collated, and stapled Dr. King’s quick guide Differential Diagnostic Tables
  • Printed, collated, and stapled Dr. King’s latest research Comparison Between Bessel van der Kolk's DTD & DSM-5’s PTSD


  • Real-time clinical examples/vignettes
  • Sample medication referral letters
  • Compelling client session recording (DID)
  • Dynamic visual lecture
  • Engaging humor
  • Immediate Q/A 


  • Micro & Macro Traumas
    • relational aggression/cyberbullying
    • relational passive avoidance
    • emotional invalidation
    • Pretraumatic, Peritraumatic, & Posttraumatic Risk Factors
      • temperamental
      • environmental
      • genetic and physiological
      • culture-related diagnostic issues
      • gender-related diagnostic issues
  • Internalizing & Externalizing Symptoms
    • anxiety- or fear-based symptoms
    • anhedonic and dysphoric symptoms
    • angry and aggressive symptoms
    • dissociative symptoms
    • intrusive distressing memories
    • distressing dreams
    • psychological distress
    • physiological reactions
    • avoidance of stimuli
    • alterations in cognitions and mood
    • alterations in arousal and reactivity
    • negative health perceptions, primary care utilization
  • Emotional Developmental Trauma
    • review of psychological abuse criteria
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
    • overlap with van der Kolk’s DTD
  • Developmental Trauma Disorder
    • why Bessel van der Kolk is misleading the public
    • Dr. King’s objective research based-critique of DTD
  • Interpersonal Betrayal Trauma
    • parental alienation with divorce
    • emotional affairs/virtual relationships
    • infidelity/sexual addiction
  • Poly-victimization/Complex Trauma
    • sexual abuse & witnessing domestic violence & parental suicide
    • self-injurious or suicidal behavior
  • "Classic" PTSD
    • development and course
    • delayed expression
    • DSM-5 changes (e.g., vicarious trauma)
    • reckless or self-destructive behaviors
    • suicidal ideation in older individuals
  • PTSD, Pediatric Subtype
    • trauma-specific reenactment in play or storytelling
  • PTSD & Co-Occurring TBI
    • traumatic accident, bomb blast, acceleration/deceleration trauma
  • Dissociative Amnesia
    • r/o with partial complex seizures, transient global amnesia, sequelae of a closed head injury/traumatic brain injury, other neurological condition
    • localized
    • selective
    • generalized
    • systematized
    • continuous
    • suicide risk
  • Depersonalization & Derealization
    • Brief Dissociative Experiences Scale [DES-B]
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
    • analysis of client session recording
  • Personality Disorder Differential Dx
    • borderline personality
  • Trauma-Informed Treatment Interventions
    • “process” and “outcome” use of DSM-5 Cross-Cutting Symptom Measures (e.g., somatic, anger, irritability, sleep disturbance, depression)
    • panic control therapy
    • Interpersonal Neurobiology
    • attachment realignment therapy
    • dream/nightmare mapping
    • EMDR
    • National Stressful Events Survey PTSD Short Scale [NSESS]
    • developmental and cultural sensitivity
    • support network involvement
    • group therapy
    • couples and family therapy
    • interdisciplinary teams
  • Self-Harm & Suicide Risk Factors & Tx
    • comorbidity
    • suicide concepts and facts
    • suicide risk assessment
    • crisis intervention
    • first aid
    • evidence-based intervention for suicide risk
    • continuity of care and follow-up services for suicide risk
    • therapeutic alliances for intervention in suicide risk
    • DSM-5 Clinician-Rated Severity of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury
  • Co-Occurring Substance Use Tx
    • CBT for benzodiazepine taper
    • CBT for sleep hygiene
    • emotional numbing vs. flooding
    • escape/avoidance vs. amnesia
  • Ethics and Professional Values
    • ethical decision-making models
    • failing to practice according to professional standards of care
    • applicable scope of practice laws/boundaries of competence
    • confidentiality exceptions
    • safeguarding the integrity of the therapist–client relationship
    • ethical reasoning that includes consideration of professional values, professional ethical principles, and ethical standards
    • avoiding harm
    • role changes in the professional relationship
    • release of confidential information
    • monitoring effectiveness
    • impairment/self-care