Dissociation in Trauma Treatment:

Tools, Techniques, and Best Practices

About 7% of the population report experiencing a dissociative experience at some point in their life span, and about 2% of the population experience dissociative identity disorder. However, due to the controversy surrounding dissociative disorders, many practitioners have not been trained to identify or treat these disorders.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about dissociation and its manifestations in neurobiology, emotions and behaviors. We’ll discuss practical techniques and tools to implement if a client experiences a dissociative episode in session. In addition, we’ll provide an overview of the evidence base and efficacy for treatment of dissociation.


Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022

Time: Sign-In: 9:30am EST – Workshop: 9:45am EST-1:00pm EST

Location: Online, Live, Real-Time & Interactive via Zoom

Cost: $65 early registration through Jan 29

   $79 after Jan 29, 2022

  $49 per person Group Registration for groups of 3 or more

Presenter: Eva Chiriboga, Psy.D.

CE Credits: 3 Category I Maryland and DC Social Work CE Credits – See below for credit details


Dr. Eva Chiriboga is a licensed clinical psychologist in Maryland, Virginia, and DC. She has been working with trauma since 2009, beginning with her work at Shepard Pratt Hospital on their Trauma Disorders unit. Since then, she got her Masters in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Trauma Studies from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia PA, and her doctoral degree from Long Island University Post, a small school in Long Island that focused on providing treatment for underserved populations. In the course of her career, Dr. Chiriboga has worked with 9/11 first responders, gang members, sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, as well as military veterans. Dr. Chiriboga’s breadth of training in trauma-focused treatment allows her to address trauma treatment from a transtheoretical perspective. She is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, EMDR and Prolonged Exposure, as well as psychodynamic treatments for trauma. Dr. Chiriboga is also a certified yoga teacher and has become versed in mind-body techniques for treating trauma.

Dr. Chiriboga is the owner of Sanctuary at the Spring, a telehealth psychology practice.



CE Credit Info


All attendees receive Maryland and DC Social Work CE credits. These credits are accepted for:

  • Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Maryland Social Workers
  • Maryland Psychologists
  • Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Maryland Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Maryland Residential Child Care Professionals
  • DC Social Workers
  • DC Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Virginia Social Workers
  • West Virginia Social Workers
  • New Jersey Social Workers
  • Alabama Social Workers
  • Don't see your licensure listed here? Contact your licensing board and ask if they accept Maryland or DC Social Work approved credits. Many states automatically accept credits approved by another state licensing board.

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits (Category 1 CE Credits). Our workshops are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.  For more information please visit our FAQ page.


• Understand DSM-5 Classification of Dissociative disorders, including common presentations of dissociative episodes

• Explain the neurobiology of dissociation, as well as emotional and behavioral sequelae

• Understand a transtheorectical perspective of treatments for dissociation

• Techniques, tools and tips for handling a dissociative episode in session

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