Dissociative Disorders Awareness
If you are a qualified therapist
or health professional this course will lead to
Certificate of Professional Development in
Dissociative Disorders Awareness - P.D. Cert. (D.D.A.)
College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
Course accredited by ACCPH and gsmts (see links in left-hand
Including information for therapists and helpers
on Dissociative identity Disorder (formerly called Multiple Personality
recommended period of study: approx.
months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
£175.00 (175 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see
(A FREE textbook will be sent to UK students. Non-UK students will normally have to purchase the book on-line
from an internet bookstore.)
Method of study:
Textbook study. Written assignments based on
the set textbook. Assignment questions are issued by email and
students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by
Dissociative disorders can be hard to diagnose and
hard to understand.
This group of disorders includes the syndrome that
used to be known as “Multiple Personality Disorder”.
This course uses a text written by a medical doctor
which introduces the concepts of dissociative disorders to other helping
professionals in an accessible way.
Guidelines for available treatment strategies are
noted and hypnotherapy is a feature of possible approaches.
Typical presenting syndromes are outlined so that
doctors and other helping professionals can be alert to the possibility of
The role of dissociative disorders in
post-traumatic stress, body-image problems, eating disorders, sleep disorders
and sexual disorders is presented.
There is also material on family relationships
where a family member is dissociative.
Criteria: Open entry.
This course will be of interest to counsellors,
hypnotherapists and psychotherapists as well as all those who care for
or come into contact with people with
Successful graduates will receive the
Certificate in Dissociative Disorders Awareness. If you are a qualified
therapist or health professional this course will lead to the
Certificate of Professional Development in Dissociative Disorders
Awareness - P.D. Cert. (D.D.A.) These are awarded by UK College
of Holistic Training and are private UK qualifications.
This course is NOT in itself a qualification in counselling or psychotherapy,
though it may be used in conjunction with such qualifications to signify
additional specialist learning.
The college is accredited by the International Association for
The course is approved by the Guild for Stress Management and Trauma Specialists as a professional development course (see
societies page for explanation).
Please see our FAQs page for general information.
We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at
To apply for this course
now, go to our Application page