Mastering the Treatment of Complex Trauma


Kathleen Martin, LCSW


Bend, Oregon


January 12- 13, 2024 ~ 9:00 a.m. 4:30 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. Frasers 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 treating non-personification. Then specifics on how to titrate the reprocessing to keep the client inside the window of tolerance will complete this master class.



1.     Explain why all parts of the personality contribute to the dissociation, not just the emotional parts.

2.     Define non-personification and give one example

3.     State why the Apparently Normal Part of the Personality has this specific name.

4.     Describe the 8 steps to Frasers Dissociative Table Technique.

5.     Construct One Oblique Time Orientation intervention.

6.     Explain why ANP compassion for the emotional parts is necessary to treat dissociation.

7.     Explain why attention to increasing the tolerance of the positive affect of calm is mandatory in treating complex trauma.

8.     Name the most common mistake that is made in treating complex trauma and one way to avoid making this mistake.




About the Presenter

Kathleen Martin, LCSW, EMDRIA Consultant and Trainer, Fellow in the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and an international trainer on EMDR therapy and complex trauma. In her private practice in Rochester, New York, USA, she uses EMDR therapy extensively in her specialty of PTSD, trauma and dissociation. She has published numerous articles and chapters on the treatment of complex trauma and complex PTSD. She created a strategy called Oblique Time Orientation and has an in-press article on this. She has integrated Structural Dissociation theory into her clinical practice and teaches master classes to help clinicians 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.

12 NASW, Oregon Chapter continuing education credits will be offered.

Tuition Fee

$395 Early Bird Registration until December 1, 2023

$495 after December 1, 2023

Registration and Payment can be made online at


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 $100 processing fee will be given.




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


Oregon State University - Cascades
1500 SW Chandler Avenue, Bend, OR 97702

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


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For Questions Please Contact:

Deb Perkowski (assistant to Kathleen Martin)


Telephone: 585-473-2119