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Learning Objectives

The diagnosis of trauma-related syndromes has been debated for years since the interception of the effects of trauma is a complex and multifactorial process. In particular, the impact of trauma occurring in the context of attachment relationships cannot be framed between the typical post-traumatic reactions and, although, to date, there is no official recognition of a diagnostic picture that captures this impact, many experts have identified and proposed, supported by promising scientific evidence, the Developmental Trauma Disorder as a symptomatological constellation able to explore the articulated trauma consequences of primary relationships. In fact, it allows the effects of traumatic attachment experiences experienced during childhood to be understood and recognized with greater clinical reliability, in addition to the most well-known post-traumatic symptoms, focusing above all on emotional dysregulation and so-called self and relationship disorders. They are specific primary relational dynamics that define the vulnerability of attachment and the persistence of some characteristic symptoms that are potentially fertile ground for further vulnerabilities and trajectories of polytraumatization over the life span without the classic post-traumatic symptoms being highlighted.

The aim of the Summer School is to explore, together with leading international experts, the construct of DTD both at a theoretical level and through interactive case illustrations (etiopathogenesis, manifestations and symptoms, transgenerational transmission). syndrome in terms of diagnostic recognition and clinical intervention, offering the possibility of integrating a systemic vision on the impact of attachment trauma on the child and on and in the family. Specific diagnostic tools and integrated lines of intervention will be presented.

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This is a specific training  based on theoretical-clinical reflections that address the complex issue of assessment, treatment and prevention of trauma in a specific way in various contexts from a multidisciplinary point of view. These themes can add competences to the professionals interested and they can be spent in public or private practise of care and / or research.

The DTD diagnosis and differential comparison with other trauma-related syndromes allows an integrative clinical mentalization on the individual case and a reflect even in terms of prevention as well as diagnosis and treatment.

The course is indicated for psychologists, psychotherapists, doctors, psychiatrists, child neuropsychiatrists, social workers, lawers and judges.

The certificate of participation with CFU can be presented for ECM/Credits recognition to relative professional order.

from 19 to 23 June 2023 e-learning (piattaforma Moodle Education Uniurb - Zoom)

1. Complex trauma and attachment trauma: a trauma-informed view of differential diagnosis

2. Developmental Trauma Disorder: differential, theoretical aspects and clinical illustrations

3. DTD in the life-span: the treatment of the individual and the family and transgenerational aspects

4. Semi-structured interview for the DTD: characteristics and cases 

The fee for participants is € 500  (till 15.06.2023 - submitting the enrolling form)

How to apply for Developmental Trauma Disorder: perspectives on children and their families

Course with free access
Number of positions
50 available
Application procedure
You can apply from the 30/05/2023 to the 15/06/2023 . Using the online procedure you can register to fill in the application and pay with PagoPA (Credit Card, PayPal) to complete the payment of the admission fee.
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Ufficio Dottorati - Post laurea - Esami di Stato

Via Veterani, 36 - Urbino

Office hours: Monday - Friday from 9.30 am to 13pm

Phone:  +39 0722 304631 / +39 0722 304632 / +39 0722 304634 / +39 0722 304635

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SPEAKERS (A-Z): Vittoria ARDINO (President SISST, Board ESTSS, Psychotraumatologist, Università di Urbino, Università Cattolica Milan), Christine A. COURTOIS (President APA PTSD Guidelines Development Panel - US), Julian FORD (Director Center for Treatment of DTD, Connecticut University - US, Past President ISTSS), Sarah FRANCAVILLA (Psychologist, psychotherapist, Honorary Judge Tribunale Minori Milano, SISST).

A chi rivolgersi

contact: elena.acquarini@uniurb.it 

Elena Acquarini

Administrative contacts

Secretary’s Office
Ufficio Dottorati - Post laurea - Esami di Stato
Via Veterani, 36 - Urbino
Office hours
Monday - Friday from 9.30 am to 13pm
 Tel. +39 0722 304631 / +39 0722 304632 / +39 0722 304634 / +39 0722 304635   corsi.postlaurea@uniurb.it

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