Abbott and Lobenstine Psychotherapy Trainings

C – Weekend Workshop Useful Articles

C – Weekend Workshop Useful Articles

I have enclosed a wealth of articles that I think you will find very helpful now and in the future in your work with clients withComplex PTSD and Dissociation. Enjoy!


Joanne Twombly Article – she provides a wealth of specific suggestions and techniques drawn from her decades of experience working with dissociative clients.


2010 JEMDR article by Onno van der Hart, et al – Onno is a leading theoretician and practitioner of Structural Dissociation. He is the lead author of 3 articles in our Journal of EMDR Practice and Research which are included here. The 2010 article is a theoretical overview.


2013 JEMDR article by Onno van der Hart, et al – The second article addresses the Structural Dissociation approach to Phase 1 of Trauma treatment – Stabilization. The article clearly explains the parallels and differences in approach toPhase 1 work as taught in EMDR.


2014 JEMDR article by Onno van der Hart, et al – The third article addresses Phase 2 Trauma Work – Resolution of Trauma, and Phase 3 Trauma Work, (Re) integration into Life. Gonzalez and Mosquera introduce several techniques, including Tip of the Finger Strategy, which I will be teaching and demonstrating.


Steele, Perpetrator Imitator Parts— This brilliant chapter presents how to understand perpetrator imitator (introject) parts’ protective intentions (despite their violence). Making them allies of the therapeutic process first is very challenging and absolutely essential. Steele explores the main ways to take this critical step.


Catherine Fine, Tactical Integration Approach – Fine’s Tactical Integration approach to working with dissociation is widely used and has often been integrated into other’s work, including Sandra Paulsen’s. Following the chapter, you will find my summary of the key point’s in her article.


Richard Loewenstein, Mental Status ExamRichard was the Director of the Dissociative Disorders Program at Sheppard Pratt for many years and wrote this famous article in 1991 on the Mental Status Exam. He provides the essential questions he used to explore 31 different aspects of dissociation and psychoses during his intake exams.


My Summary of Loewenstein’s questionsMy Summary lists all of Loewenstein’s questions without explanations. It can be a shorthand way to apply his article with a client, once you have read and understand his article.


Richard Loewenstein, DID 101 – An introduction for his medical interns. Very clear and helpful. I have never thought about sharing it with a client. Perhaps it would be appropriate.


Joanne Twombly, Perpetrator Introjects – Another useful perspective on working with these critically important, self-harming parts.


Richard Chefetz, Transference and Countertransference in Dissociative Disorders – He brilliantly addresses this persistent issue.


Richard Chefetz, Fear and Depersonalization – A brilliant, analytic understanding of this profoundly confounding process or state of being.






Abbott and Lobenstine Psychotherapy Trainings

Abbott and Lobenstine Psychotherapy Trainings