Kansainvälinen psykoosi/dissosiaatio -seminaari 25.-26.4.2013
Thursday, Friday, April, 25th and 26th 2013: Hotel Scandic Continental, Mannerheimintie 46, 00260 Helsinki, Finland
Seminar fee: 590 Eur (coffee and lunch included in the seminar fee)
Registration by April, 5th 2013: email@example.com
The seminar is in English, no translation
Credits for this seminar have been accepted by University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine for the following areas: Geriatrics, child neurology, child, adolescent and adult psychiatry, forensic medicine, forensic psychiatry, psychiatry, health care, occupational health care, general medicine and common trunk training in psychiatry.
Presenters: Martin Dorahy, PhD, Onno van der Hart, PhD, Markus Heinimaa, MD, PhD, Matti Huttunen, MD, PhD, Päivi Maaranen, MD, PhD, Andrew Moskowitz, PhD, Anne Suokas-Cunliffe, MPhil
The fields of psychosis and psychotraumatology have operated largely independently for many years, developing different approaches to conceptualizing and treating mental disorders. Only recently has it been recognized that both fields could benefit from increased communication and the exchange of ideas. Recent retrospective studies have revealed that persons diagnosed with psychotic disorders report high levels of childhood trauma (though typically not as extreme as those reported by persons with dissociative disorders), and prospective studies link early adverse experiences to the development of psychotic symptoms. Many psychotic symptoms, particularly the so-called 'Schneiderian' or 1st rank symptoms of schizophrenia, are commonly found in persons with dissociative disorders. Auditory hallucinations, strongly emphasized in the current diagnosis of schizophrenia, are common not only in dissociative disorders, but also in PTSD, and delusions are found with such frequency in PTSD that some have called for a psychotic subtype of PTSD. In addition, there appears to be some justification to revive the old category of hysterical psychosis - a blend of dissociation and psychosis now called dissociative psychosis. Clinically, psychological approaches, including those developed in the dissociative disorders field, are increasingly being used with persons who experience psychotic symptoms.
This seminar will offer an opportunity for a dialogue between the fields of psychosis and psychotraumatology, focusing on various aspects of the interface between psychosis, trauma, and dissociation. It will aim to provide: (1) within an historical context, an update on the research and clinical literature, offering a synthesis of relevant findings and perspectives; and (2) an overview of clinical and treatment implications, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and patient management. Case examples will be presented, and participants will be encouraged to contribute to the discussions held over both days.
DAY 1 - THURSDAY, 25th April
Theory and Research
08.00 - 09.00 Registration
09.00 - 09.10 Opening
09.10 - 09.40 Andrew Moskowitz: A paradigm shift in the study of psychosis and schizophrenia?
09.40 - 10.10 Andrew Moskowitz: Changing conceptions of trauma and dissociation
10.10 - 10:40 Markus Heinimaa: The concept of psychosis: as critical history
10.40 - 11.00 Coffee
11.00 - 12.30 Onno van der Hart: Dissociation of the personality and dissociative psychosis
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.50 Martin Dorahy: Differences in response to danger between dissociative disorders and psychosis: A cognitive experimental perspective
14.50 - 15.10 Coffee
15.10 - 16.30 Andrew Moskowitz: Hallucinations: Psychosis or dissociation?
16.30 - 17.00 Discussion (Matti Huttunen)
DAY 2 - FRIDAY, 26TH April
Theory and clinical practice
08.30 - 09.25 Onno van der Hart: Psychological treatment of dissociative psychosis
09.25 - 10.10 Andrew Moskowitz: Delusions, trauma and memory
10.10 - 10.30 Coffee
10.30 - 12.00 Martin Dorahy: Shame in dissociative disorders and schizophrenia: Relevance for conceptualisation and treatment
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 13.20 Anne Suokas-Cunliffe: Stabilization groups for dissociative patients - effective tool to work with shame
13.20 - 14.00 Päivi Maaranen: Drug treatment options in dissociative disorders
14.00 - 14.20 Coffee
14.20 - 15.30 Discussion
Moskowitz, A., Schäfer, I., & Dorahy, M.J. (2008). Psychosis, trauma and dissociation: Emerging perspectives on severe psychopathology. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.
Van der Hart, O., Nijenhuis, E.R.S., & Steele, K. (2006). The haunted self: Structural dissociation and the treatment of chronic traumatization. New York/London: W.W. Norton & Co. (Finnish edition: Vainottu mieli: Rakenteellinen dissosiaatio ja kroonisen traumatisoitumisen hoitaminen. Helsinki: Traumaterapiakeskus.)
Special room rates for the participants via internet, only:
115 Eur / single room / night
125 Eur / double room / night
www.scandichotels.fi or www.scandichotels.com
Booking reference code: BTRA250413, bookings by 11th April, 2013 at the latest.
Hotel Scandic Continental, Mannerheimintie 46, 00260 Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358 9 4737 1 / Fax: +358 9 4737 2211