Do join us in welcoming Dolores Mosquera for the U.S. debut of
an essential and informative training featuring fresh content. 

Dolores Mosquera, PhD

Dr. Mosquera is an internationally respected authority in the field of complex trauma, dissociation and personality  disorders . Her training promises to transform your skills and inspire your clinical vision.
This is Dr. Mosquera's first time presenting this training in the U.S.
Please join us in warmly welcoming her!

Working with Hostile Voices and Parts of the Personality in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders

Southern Connecticut State University

  501 Crescent Street, Grand Ballroom rm. 313  New Haven CT 

Saturday December 16, 2017    9:00 - 4:15

Many dissociative clients have difficulties with voices or parts that are hostile and critical. One factor that affects this conflict is how the patient deals with the voices or parts of the self. Most approaches to helping people with hostile or critical voices have something to do with either trying to get rid of the voice, such as by taking drugs until it fades away, or trying to ignore the voice or distract attention away from it. One problem with these strategies is that they all involve avoiding issues or emotions the voice may be bringing up. A key aspect to the work with hostile parts of the personality and voices is to understand their function and the meaning behind their disruptive behaviors. In these cases, transforming conflict through dialogue, compassion and understanding is essential. Specific procedures to work with the conflict presenting in these clients, including traumatic experiences will be illustrated through video examples.
  • Are you afraid to process trauma with clients with critical parts? 
  • Are you concerned about clients who hear hostile voices and place themselves in danger? 
  • Do you want to learn dynamic and effective tools to manage hostile parts and voices safely? 

If so, this workshop is for you!

   La Reproduction Interdite   René Magritte 1937

By July 31              169. Early Bird Special!

Aug 1-Nov 15         189.

After Nov 16            209.

Please inquire re: Special Rates for DHMAS and SCSU affiliates

Improve your understanding of the etiology of presentations of complex trauma and hostile introjects

Gain essential insight into fundamental concepts about shame and perpetrator imitator parts commonly driving presentations such as borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, substance abuse, self-harm/neglect or suicidality and others.

Deepen your conceptualization of safer and more effective assessment, planning and phase-oriented  treatment while better managing the impasses that hostile voices and critical parts create that commonly impede progress.

O bserve Dr. Mosquera via in-vivo analysis of her exclusive videotaped sessions that will demonstrate the applications of her theories.
  Approved for 6 EMDRIA CREDITS.

CEUs MHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LPCs, LMFTs, and licensed psychologists pending.

Want to attend but unsure about your schedule in advance? No worries!

The extended refund policy will accommodate your advance registration.  

This training is appropriate for all clinicians, with or without training in EMDR. 

       In this training, will be presented for the first time in the United States, the use of clinical case examples and generous use of video will be shown to illustrate interventions with the hostile and critical parts of self present in clients with complex trauma and dissociative disorders.  These useful and innovative interventions expand upon and incorporate the concepts from Dr. Mosquera's research and foundational texts.This workshop will demonstrate relevant, cutting edge material on how clinicians can safely utilize a wide range of interventions from the preparatory phases (Phase 2 in EMDR) through to the entirety of the course of treatment. As this training is comprised of is new content, the training can be attended as a stand alone workshop and/or as an continuation, extending and elaborating upon Dr. Mosquera's recent presentations. 

List of Dr. Mosquera's foundational texts: 1 2,  3,  4


  • Identify the internal system of dissociation and internal voices that are forceful, hostile and critical

  • Understand the clinical underpinnings of how saboteur or self-berating parts of the personality develop.

  • Learn when using parts language with hostile internal voices can be useful or not.

  • When employing parts language is not indicated, learn to adapt the clinical language to the needs of clients and considerations.

  • Better expand the therapist’s use of dialogue to more effectively manage the intrusive voices that often derail the therapy.

  • Assist clients with understanding the motivations behind self-harming behaviors such as substance abuse, eating disorders, self-mutilation and other hostile or critical dynamics.

  • Gain awareness of how ignoring, distracting oneself from or negating the hostile voices may lead to problematic avoidance of important emotions or issues that the voice is bringing up.

  • Learn how to better read the function and purpose behind the saboteur parts of self.

  • Learn specific interventions to deal with client distraction, resistance and avoidance.

  • Manage work with parts that are very frightened or distrustful of the therapy, other parts and/or the therapist.

  • Reduce impasses, blocks and resistances that may complicate or reduce the efficacy of the treatment helping to move the therapy forward

  • Gain undestanding on how to dialogue with the unintegrated parts of Self and to reduce the internal conflict and shame among the system of parts.

  • Implement techniques which use compassion and understanding to help deal with dissociative phobias present within the internal system

  • Become better-versed in applying the core components of assessment and clinical work with hostile parts in Attachment disorders, Complex PTSD and dissociative disorders.   

Dolores Mosquera , is a psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in severe and complex trauma, personality disorders, and dissociation.

She is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders, INTRA-TP, in A Coruña, Spain­—a 3-clinic private institution initially founded in 2000 as LOGPSIC.

She collaborates with two different Domestic Violence Programs, one focused on Women Victims of Domestic Violence and another one on Males with Violent Behavior. She belongs to the Spanish National Network for the Assistance of Victims of Terrorism, and also collaborates with an organization aiding victims of emergencies, accidents, violent attacks, kidnapping and other traumatic incidents.

Dolores has extensive teaching experience leading seminars, workshops, and lectures both nationally and internationally. She has published numerous books and articles on personality disorders, complex trauma, and dissociation, and is a recognized expert in this field. She also teaches in several Universities, and collaborates with supervising Clinical Psychologists in postgraduate training programs from all over Spain.

Do take advantage of this rare and valuable training opportunity! Gain new, effective knowledge and skills to fortify your clinical expertise and learn from a luminary in the field of personality disorders,  complex trauma and dissociative disorders.

Hotel rooms available at Clarion Suites in Hamden, CT. Please note that rooms at the Study at Yale will need to be reserved individually as there are no block reservations rooms available.

Lunch will be served
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