Frida Kahlo: A Portrait of the Dissociative Experience

Working Creatively with Dissociative Disorders 


Live Webinar: September 20th, 2024  

About This Webinar

Relating to and understanding the dissociative experience can be an elusive endeavor for some. Simultaneously, demystifying dissociation is an important component in decreasing stigma while increasing the number of clinicians who are trained to work effectively with this population. This training was designed to utilize Frida Kahlo’s art as a means to develop an experiential understanding and visual representation of dissociative phenomena. An outline of her history that includes several traumatic events will be provided alongside an introduction to Internal Family Systems theory and Structural Dissociation of the Personality. A review of several of her creations will be referenced in effort to cultivate connection to the dissociative experience through the lens of these two orientations to ego state work.

Participants will be able to...

  • Increase their experiential understanding of dissociation.
  • Apply of concepts pulled from structural dissociation to a visual representation of the experience.
  • Describe a review of the life of Frida Kahlo. 
  • Describe Frida Kahlo’s art  as it coincides with traumatic experiences.
  • Describe components of Frida Kahlo’s art as reflective of dissociative phenomena. 
  • Describe the principles of Internal Family Systems and Structural Dissociation of the Personality as they relate to Frida Kahlo’s artistic expressions.

Continuing Education (CE) hours: 3 

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Live Webinar Details 

Date: Friday, September 20th, 2024 

Time: 12pm - 3pm (PST) 

Target Audience:  Minimum of a Master's Degree in a mental health or related field; or be a student in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related field. In Low- and Middle-Income Countries, a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related field is required.

Course Materials: Presentation in PDF format available after purchase 24 hours prior to webinar.    

Additional Info: For live CE credit, you must watch the live webinar in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. Quizzes must be passed with at least an 80%. 

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Our trainings are meant to be conducted in an intimate setting, however, we do require at least 8 participants for the training to occur. 

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Continuing Education (CE) hours 

3 NBCC CE hours are available for licensed mental health providers. Please check with your licensing board to confirm that NBCC CE hours are accepted.

Integrative Trauma Treatment Center (ITTC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6912. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Integrative Trauma Treatment Center (ITTC) is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


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