Mastering the Treatment of Complex Trauma: Transforming Theory into Practice

Kathleen Martin, LCSW
Lexington, KY
May 10 - 11, 2019 ~ 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. both days


This 2 day workshop will teach Structural Dissociation Theory and how it integrates into specific strategies and practical skills to safely and effectively treat complex trauma and developmental disorders. Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique will be taught and demonstrated along with ways to integrate this powerful tool throughout the entire treatment. The art of time orientation will be demonstrated, giving clinicians many valuable tools and skills to eliminate the reliving that causes so much destabilization. Treating dissociative phobias and "problem parts" such as perpetrators, teenagers, critical and young parts will be demonstrated to prepare them for trauma reprocessing. Then specifics on how to titrate the reprocessing to keep the client inside the window of tolerance will complete this master class.


  1. Describe how the Apparently Normal Part of the Personality and the Emotional Part of the Personality are developed.
  2. Define dissociation.
  3. State why the Apparently Normal Part of the Personality has this specific name.
  4. Describe the 8 steps to Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique.
  5. Construct One Oblique Time Orientation intervention.
  6. Explain why non-realization is the motivating reason for the development of persecutory parts.
  7. Explain why attention to increasing the tolerance of the positive affect of calm is mandatory in treating complex trauma.
  8. Explain why the first part of the personality that is treated in complex trauma is the apparently normal part.

About the Presenter

Kathleen Martin, LCSW is an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant and Trainer. She specializes in trauma and dissociation in her private practice in Rochester, NY, USA. She is a consultant and trainer to both individual clinicians and mental health agencies internationally. She has published an article entitled How to Use Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique to Access and Work with Emotional Parts of the Personality and has another one in press on the importance and art of time orientation. She developed a strategy called Oblique Time Orientation that is detailed in this later article. She also wrote a chapter for a book on Eating disorders entitled Structural Dissociation in the Treatment of Trauma and Eating Disorders. She has integrated Structural Dissociation Theory into her clinical EMDR therapy practice and teaches master classes to help others do the same.

Who Should come?

Any mental health clinician who wants to improve their knowledge and skills in working with complex trauma and dissociation. Participants do not need to be trained in EMDR. This workshop is aimed at all levels of skills in treating complex trauma and dissociation.

Continuing Education Hours

The following Credits will be granted upon full completion of this workshop. No partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

13 EMDRIA continuing education credits will be offered (program approval #06003-100).

13 Social Work continuing education credits through the Kentucky Society of Clinical Social Work.

Tuition Fee

$365 Early Bird Registration until April 10, 2019

$425 after April 10, 2019

Payment can be made via paypal or you can send a check through land mail.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelling your attendance at this workshop after you have registered and made payment will invoke the refund policy below.

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be in writing and received at least 4 weeks prior to the start of this workshop. A full refund will be given up to 30 days prior to the start of the workshop. After that no refund will be given unless your spot can be filled by someone on the waiting list. If your spot can be filled, a full refund minus a $75 processing fee will be given.


All grievances must be in writing to and will be replied to within 5-10 business days.


University of Kentucky Medical Center, Kentucky Clinic, 740 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536

The exact building and room number will be sent to you 2 weeks before the event.

There are many hotels close to the University for Overnight Guest Accommodations. Please note that this is the University's graduation weekend. It is advisable that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. You can do a google search of hotels in Lexington or contact the workshop organizer for a list of options.

This facility is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If special accommodations are required, please notify the workshop organizer.


Registration Date

To pay by check, please complete the registration form and mail your check to:

Kathleen Martin
1655 Elmwood Ave, Suite 125
Rochester, New York 14620

For Questions Please Contact:

Andrea Gillispie (assistant to Kathleen Martin who manages all registration and payment questions)
Telephone: 585-473-2119