Treating Complex PTSD

Presented by Carissa Muth, Psy.D., CCC, R.Psych

Live Streaming October 23, 2024


6 Hours  |   Pre-approved for CEUs


This workshop will be live streaming to online participants on October 23, 2024 from 8:30am – 11:45am (Vancouver, BC)
Please adjust your start time according to your specific time zone. 

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until November 25, 2024. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 5 – 7 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on October 22, 2024. 

Historically, exposure-based treatments have been considered the “gold standard” for treating PTSD. However, with additional research regarding exposure and the emergence of CPTSD, treatment is now expanding to consider phased treatment as well as non-exposure-based treatment for PTSD and CPTSD. While still debated, the current recommendations for CPTSD treatment follow a three phased model as the presence of Disturbances of Self Organization, require more stabilization. In this 6-hour webinar, Dr. Carissa Muth will present a phased approach to addressing CPTSD with the first phase focusing on stabilization and developing a positive sense of self. When outlining the second phase of treatment, Dr. Muth will present an overview and techniques for both exposure and non-exposure evidence-based treatments for trauma. In the last phase, integration, Dr. Muth will discuss the utilization of meaning-based therapeutic techniques to help clients flourish and prevent symptom relapse.

  • Understand the goals and tools to implement a phased treatment for CPTSD
  • Develop techniques to address DSO including establishing a positive, stable sense of self
  • Understand the differentiation between CPTSD and BPD
  • Implement tools for both exposure and non-exposure PTSD treatment
  • Describe appropriate goals and expected outcomes for CPTSD treatment
  • Complete an integration phase including psychoeducation regarding flourishing and relapse prevention

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Dr. Carissa Muth is a registered psychologist in Alberta and British Columbia and the Clinical Director at the Sunshine Coast Health Centre and Georgia Strait Women’s Clinic.  She holds Doctorate of Psychology, Master of Arts in Counselling, and Bachelor of Social Work degrees and ran a private practice in Alberta for the last ten years. With over fifteen years of experiences in the mental health field, Dr. Muth has provided psychological assessments, therapeutic treatments and conducted research in the field of substance addictions and co-morbid psychological disorders. With both a passion for learning and teaching, Dr. Muth has presented her research and expertise across the country at a variety of mental health conferences.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$269.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Group rates and student discounts are available. Please contact for more information.

  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits