Olga Trujillo was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder) at the age of 31. Over the past 25 years she has undergone an intense journey to understand what Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is, how she developed it, the impact on her life, and she began to address the challenges she faced in healing. In 2011 Olga’s memoir, The Sum of My Parts: A Survivor’s Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder was released by New Harbinger Publications. In this workshop, she will bring her experience of DID to help participants expand their knowledge from an inside out perspective. Participants will explore how DID develops, what the signs are and how it can impact a survivor’s ability to develop, what the signs are and how it can impact a survivor’s ability to follow a safety plan, participate in shelter and other related services report a crime and participate in the criminal and civil legal proceedings.
The intended audience includes domestic violence advocates, mental health professionals and community partners. The event is free of charge and limited travel scholarships are available to training attendees who travel over 50 miles. Six CEU’s are available for LCSW, LMFT and LMHC. The cost for the CEU’s is $30.00 and are payable only by check or cash the day of the event.