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Working with Dissociative Disorders & Plural Communities with Serenity Serseción, PhD, 4 CEs

  • 12/01/2023
  • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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photo of darkened entryway with illuminated doorWorking with Dissociative Disorders & Plural Communities

Presented by

Serenity Serseción, PhD

Friday, Dec. 1st, 2023

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Zoom, 4.0 CEs

Course Description

This workshop will review the basics of working with dissociative disorders and plural communities. This information presented will be from a plural positive perspective and multicultural background. Dissociative disorders and plural communities will be discussed, in addition to intersections of other marginalized identities and overlap. This workshop will also explain various skills such as how clinicians can use system maps to improve treatment outcomes for clients. Intersectional identities will be discussed in relation to culturally informed treatment modalities. 

Educational Goals

Participants will learn clinical and cultural considerations to be aware of when working with dissociative disorders and the plural community. Participants will participate in experiential activities and apply this information to case examples in order to practice skills learned in this presentation.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the dissociative disorders listed in the DSM5.
  2. Identity differential diagnosis related to dissociation.
  3. Define important terms and definitions when working with this population.
  4. List interventions for the beginning of treatment when working with dissociative disorders.
  5. Identify 3 different ways of system mapping.
  6. Develop therapeutic interventions through the use of system mapping.
  7. Select the best way to have their clients create system maps during in-person therapy and via telehealth.
  8. Apply this information to two case examples during an experiential activity in order to practice skills learned in this presentation.


    RSVP here.  Please note that once you have RSVP'd for this event, you will receive a link to register for the Zoom Meeting. You must complete this second Zoom-registration step to gain access to the event link.

    Training Schedule and Attendance Requirements

    Please note, this is a 4.0-CE training, comprised of four hours of training, a 15 minute break in the middle, plus time for RECAMFT announcements in the meeting. You must be logged on at the beginning of the training, be present during the event (including responding to attendance checks by coming on camera, verbally replying, and/or replying in the chat), and stay logged on for the full duration, to end at 1:30 pm, in order to earn the CEs. If your camera is off the entire time, and RECAMFT cannot verify you were physically present at your computer throughout the training, then RECAMFT cannot issue a CE certificate, as we would not be able to show that the BBS requirements for your participation were met.

    About Our Speaker - Dr. Serenity Serseción, PhD

    Serenity Serseción PhDDr. Serenity Serseción (They/Them/Ellos) is a plural, Puerto Rican, genderqueer, bilingual, licensed clinical psychologist. They have a private practice that focuses on the plural community, BIPOC communities, sexual and gender diverse individuals, and people in various subcultures. Clinical focuses are depression, anxiety, trauma, and dissociation. They have worked as a clinician in various sites such as universities, community mental health agencies, and hospitals for over 15 years. They have been an interim director at a local LGBTQ+ specialty clinic. In addition to supervising new doctoral student clinicians and teaching psychology and diversity courses at various universities for over 10 years. They currently work in private practice, as a presenter and at a local clinic inside a tech company.


    Zoom Meeting. Requires pre-registration with Zoom; please make sure you register with Zoom with the link provided in your RECAMFT confirmation email.

    Video Recording and On-Demand Option

    RECAMFT plans to record this event, to make it available as an on-demand CE-earning program, barring any unforeseen technical or production issues. The on-demand version would be available for free to RECAMFT members, and for purchase by non-members. (Please note, access to our on-demand programs is a benefit of RECAMFT membership only and is not part of the reciprocal benefits extended to Marin CAMFT members.)

    For non-RECAMFT members: Please do not register for this "live" Zoom event if you are only interested in accessing the on-demand version. If you pay to register this "live" event, you are registering for this event only; on-demand access is not included. If you later decide you would rather do the on-demand program and not attend "live", then you would need to cancel your registration for this "live" event per the refund policy below.  If you register for this training under one of the paid registration options, and do not attend, and later ask to get access to the on-demand program, there will be a $10 administrative fee to cover RECAMFT's costs in setting up access to that separate program.


    Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT  (Provider #57173) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

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    • CE Certificate: You must be physically present at your computer and watching and/or listening to the training while logged onto the zoom meeting for the entire presentation, and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees whose physical attendance during the online meeting is verified. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 4.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
    • Notice of Recording: Whenever possible, our CE events are recorded or filmed and may appear on our website. Your participation in this event by registering and attending indicates your approval for your likeness to appear in the recording, if any.
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