Thu, Sep 24 | Series of 7 online webinars

Onno van der Hart | The Hauted self. The Treatment of Trauma-induced Dissociation

Seven Webinars with Onno van der Hart. All webinars are recorded videos so you can watch and review them as many times as you want for 12 months.
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Onno van der Hart | The Hauted self. The Treatment of Trauma-induced Dissociation

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Sep 24, 2020, 8:00 PM – Oct 22, 2020, 11:00 PM
Series of 7 online webinars


Series of 7 live webinars with simultaneous English-Italian translation


Thee hauted self: understanding and treating the dissociation generated by trauma, with an emphasis on working with dissociative parties

Onno van der Hart


Warning: all webinars are recorded videos and you can watch them as many times as you want for 12 months. ECM required.


Themes of the online seminar series


Traumatic experiences can be considered breaking points, dividing one's personality into dissociative parts functioning in daily life (ANP) and dissociative parts blocked in the time of trauma (EP).

The sooner traumatization begins in life - which often involves an attachment trauma inherent in emotional, physical and sexual abuse - the more intense, frequent, complex this dissociation of the personality and the more phase-oriented therapy aims to increase the integrative capacity of the patient / client should be the first choice treatment.

In principle, phase-oriented treatment consists of three recurring phases:

  1. stabilization, reduction of symptoms, reduction of symptoms and training of skills;
  2. treatment of traumatic memories;
  3. personality (re) integration and rehabilitation.

In clinical practice with complex cases, these stages usually alternate.

Therapy should include:

  1. a clearly defined collaborative therapeutic relationship;
  2. a systematic but flexible plan to overcome the various phobias that maintain personality dissociation;
  3. the weighted application of a systemic approach, which involves working with dissociative parties, also in the treatment of traumatic memories.

This webinar path highlights, in particular, the challenges of working in Phase 1 with specific dissociative parts, including the avoidance of adult parts and parts of neglected children (also pre-verbal parts), hostile parts and imitators of authors, parts idealizing authors, and conflicts between parties denying abuse and trapped parties.

Webinars will include presentations of clinical video material.



In understanding the nature of personality dissociation generated by trauma as an extreme form of non-realization, participants will be able to:

1. recognize the basic division between apparently normal dissociative parts (ANP) and emotional parts (EP) and understand the survival roles of various dissociated parts in the context of the patient's personality;

2. understand how various phobias maintain the dissociation of the personality and know how to overcome them with the specific phase-oriented treatment framework;

3. know how to use the collaborative therapeutic relationship in helping the patient recognize, accept and collaborate with the parties;

4. develop a systemic approach in working with these parts, including secondary parts (also pre-verbal parts), hostile and imitating and idealized parts of perpetrators of violence;

5. use therapeutic approaches that stimulate the patient's imagination;

6. work for a collaboration of the dissociated parties in the difficult work of integrating traumatic memories;

7. understand the processes involved in the fusion of the dissociated parts and the unification of the personality.



Seven webinar sessions, 1.5h each.


WEBINAR 1 | Thursday 24 September 20-21.30

Understanding of the dissociation generated by the trauma

The dissociation of the personality generated by the trauma involves integrative damage, in which the experiences are not completely integrated into the personality as a whole. Therefore, the levels of integration, including the level of achievement, are discussed. The dissociation generated by the trauma implies the non-realization which is maintained by the existence of different dissociative parts of the personality.


WEBINAR 2 | Thursday 1 October from 8 to 9.30 pm

Dissociative parties, what drives them and their manifestations.

Distinguish the dissociative parts of the personality mediated mainly by the systems of action of daily life (motivational) and those mediated mainly by the system of defense actions and blocked in the time of the trauma; identifying their manifestations in positive and negative dissociative systems; the need for adequate screening, diagnosis and evaluation.

WEBINAR 3 | Monday 5 October 20-21.30

Diagnosis and evaluation; structure and treatment plan.

The nature of the therapeutic relationship; phase-oriented treatment principles, in particular the overcoming of phobias that maintain personality dissociation, thus preventing integration and interfering with adaptive functioning; emphasis on overcoming the phobia of dissociative parties.



Overcoming the phobia of dissociative parties (part 1).

Elaboration of a systemic approach to work with dissociative parties: favor acceptance and collaboration between dissociative parties; use particular symptoms as entry points; the use of the imagination as an inner meeting place and inner safe places.


WEBINAR 5 | Monday 12 October from 8 to 9.30 pm

Overcoming the phobia of dissociative parties (part 2)

Emphasis on overcoming the phobia of the child's parts, including the pre-verbal parts; explore the resistances; help the personality system to accept it and take care of them; creation of an imaginary ideal parental figure when this becomes necessary in the course of therapy.


WEBINAR 6 | Thursday 22 October 20-21.30

Overcoming the phobia of dissociative parties (part 3)

Emphasis on overcoming the phobia of hostile parts and imitators of perpetrators and on their help to become allies positively involved in therapy; this difficult job usually requires long-term commitment from both the patient and the therapist.


WEBINAR 7 | Monday 26th October from 8 to 9.30 pm

Overcoming the phobia of dissociative parties (part 4)

Address the key issue of an often ambivalent relationship with parents, perpetrator (s), delegates to parties who deny abuse and idealize authors and parties who hate them and retain traumatic memories of abuse; further work on overcoming the phobia of traumatic memory and on how to prevent in advance that the integration of traumatic memories (phase 2 work) will be retraumatizing and further compromise the patient's integrative capacity.



Among the top international experts on trauma-related dissociation, complex trauma-related disorders, including dissociative disorders.

Psychologist, psychotherapist, qualified family therapist and researcher, he is emeritus professor of psychopathology of chronic traumatization at the Department of clinical and health psychology of the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, and, until 1 January 2013, psychologist / psychotherapist at the Center for the mental health of Sinai, Amstelveen.

He is a clinical consultant for the Center for Post-Trauma Therapy and Trauma Eduction, in Helsinki and Oulu, Finland.


Author of many publications on trauma, in Italy published Fantasmi nel sé. Trauma and treatment of structural dissociation (Cortina), The treatment of traumatic dissociation. A practical and integrative approach (Mimesis), Traumatic dissociation (Mimesis).




- Participation in the live coverage of the 7 live webinars (14 hours of live training)


- Webinar recordings that you can access for 12 months as many times as you want


- The video recordings of the webinars will be subsequently credited to ECM in a FAD to which you will have access included in the price (the credits will be around 18)


- The slides of the various speeches translated into Italian


- Certificate of attendance



Early Early Bird | For registration by June 30, July 245 euros

According to Early Bird | For registrations by July 30, 286 euros

Full Ticket | 330 euros



The CMEs will be released later. The webinar videos will be credited and will become a FAD and will be made available to participants in the webinar course. reasonably, it will be around 18 CME.

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