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90 Minute Workshop Series

What would you do if...? Thinking outside the Citadels - extending our therapeutic horizons in the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder.


The workshop will include a presentation of clinical material illustrating the impact of 3 specific Citadels, that is, 3 established collective view points or positions, encountered in the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder with clients living in the community.

With a regard to the impact of austerity measures the workshop will provide an opportunity for the attendees to consider a wrap around approach to the framework of care and psychotherapeutic treatment for these clients and to consider what might be possible when therapeutic horizons are extended.

Presenter: Judy Williams

Judy is a Consultant Specialist Psychotherapist with the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, UK. She has worked for more than 17 years with the Clinic to develop and to provide packages of psychotherapeutic care and treatment for adults, children and young people with dissociative disorders, including Dissociative Identity Disorder, trauma associated complex needs and intellectual (learning) disability.

She also works closely as a commissioned Psychotherapist with The Pottergate Centre for Dissociation and Trauma.
She is a psychoanalytically trained psychotherapist and an Occupational Therapist based in Manchester, working with adults, couples, students, children and adolescents.

She has over 34 years experience of working in the field of mental health within and alongside the NHS.
Judy is a UK Council for Psychotherapy [UKCP] registered Attachment based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and a member of The Bowlby Centre. She is a also a registered Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist and Occupational Therapist.

She has extensive experience of working in the field of Dissociative Disorders and is a member of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation [ESTD] and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation [ISSTD]. She is also a member of The Association for Infant Mental Health UK [AIMH (UK)].