Be confident to identify and treat dissociation, so that your interventions start working effectively for people with complex trauma.

Dr Catherine Hynes, developed in partnership with Pracademics

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  • What is Complexity to Clarity?

    In Complexity to Clarity, Catherine helps trauma therapists move people with complex trauma forward in treatment, without learning yet another therapy. This course will help even when your client's favourite response is "yeah, but ..."! This means survivors will be ready to safely explore their trauma and ultimately start healing.

  • Does this sound familiar?

    Your client consistently attends appointments and engages well, but your usual strategies don't seem to work and they aren't getting better. Or maybe every time you try to teach a skill that other clients benefit from - they don't want to try it, they don't seem to get it or they flat our refuse saying "this wouldn't be helpful." After repeated sessions like this, you might start to wonder if your client is getting any benefit and question your competence as a therapist. Meanwhile your client interprets their lack of progress as further evidence of being flawed and unworthy - which makes them feel worse.

  • What if ...

    What if you already have the skills you need to effectively treat your client, you just need to re-formulate their presentation? Often, these clients have a dissociative disorder that interferes with the efficacy of usual evidence-based treatment. Once the dissociation is identified and addressed, then your usual suite of evidence-based tools will start to be effective.

Join our the waitlist for out next intake

Our February intake is now closed. If you would like to be the first to hear when enrolments open for our next intake - join the waitlist now.

What does the program include?

The program includes A LOT of content and contact with Catherine. The amount of content in this course would usually take about 12 months to teach a new supervisee. In addition, you have access to ask Catherine all your key questions through the Community of Practice page and Live Q&A. So if you attended the equivalent 15 supervision sessions you would pay $3,300 (15 x $220p/h). This course is 3 monthly payments of $220, or you can pay upfront for $585, which is amazing value.

  • Monthly e-learning modules, outlining key theoretical contents with engaging and interactive content - that you can work through at the times you learn best.

  • Monthly live consultation practicums with Dr Catherine Hynes to answer your questions on the content and troubleshoot challenges you may experience applying the content to your clients.

  • A suite of resources that you can use for assessment and treatment, including worksheets, videos to explain key concepts and in-between session activities.

  • Access to a community of practitioners at a similar stage of learning to help you learn vicariously and understand the content at a deeper level by engaging with others. You can also join an optional free peer supervision group at the conclusion of the training to continue the development of your knowledge and skills in this area.

Engaging interactive content and community

The strategy that will transform your practice.

This course is embedded in neuroscience, yet delivers the content in a way that is easy to digest and practical to apply. You will learn how to identify and stabilise dissociative experiences, map the structure of your clients dissociative parts and develop harmony between parts so they are prepared for resolving past traumas.

Our instructor Dr Catherine Hynes

Catherine explains if this course will help you.

Course Modules

Select the arrows to see lessons in each module

  • 1


    • Course Navigation

    • Our community of practice.

  • 2

    Module One: Structural Dissociation Made Simple

    • Lesson One: How do I know if my client has dissociative parts?

    • Lesson Two: A map of dissociative parts

    • Lesson Three: The neurobiological underpinnings of emotional (child) parts

    • Lesson Four: Surviving trauma with internal protectors

    • Lesson Five: Therapy - BYO Adult

    • Lesson Six: You are more than the sum of your parts - integrative capacity

    • Lesson Seven: What now?

  • 3

    Module Two: Preparation

    • Lesson One: Sliding Doors

    • Lesson Two: Julie comes to treatment

    • Lesson Three: The neurobiology of dissociation

    • Lesson Four: Monitoring and engaging the frontal lobes

    • Lesson Five: Teaching functional compartmentalisation

    • Lesson Six: Building a safe therapeutic relationship

  • 4

    Module Three: Formulation

    • Lesson One: Psychoeducation about trauma and adaptation

    • Download: Psychoeducation video for clients

    • Lesson Two: Introducing the language of parts

    • Lesson Three: Your turn to practice introducing parts

    • Lesson Four: Mapping parts

    • Lesson Five: Time to harmonise

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    Module Four: Harmonisation

    • Lesson One: Overview of Harmonisation

    • Lesson Two: Mutual Awareness

    • Lesson Three: Time Orientation

    • Lesson Four: Role Identification

    • Lesson Five: Gratitude and Compassion

    • Lesson Six: Learning Internal Parenting

    • Lesson Seven: Developing new roles

    • Lesson Eight: Building a Sense of Authenticity

Who is this course for?

  • This course is perfect if...

    You have undertaken some basic training in treating clients with PTSD or Complex Trauma, but are new(ish) to working with dissociation.

  • This might not help if ...

    You are completely new to working with trauma and looking for an introduction to this area - OR you are already confident in working common dissociative presentations.

When is the next intake?

Our next intake is 8th September, but you can preorder now and save $110.


  • When do we get the modules?

    You will get immediate access to our mini-course "Structure Dissociation Made Simple." The first module "Preparation" will be released when the course officially begins on 13th February and the following modules will be released on the 13th March and 10th April. You will then have ongoing access for 12 months.

  • When is the live Q&A practicum?

    The live Q&A practicums will be held monthly on Wednesday morning 9:30-11:30am - 2 weeks after the modules are released.

  • What if I can't make the live session?

    If you can't make the live session, you can submit your questions ahead of time and Catherine will answer them during the session. We will also record the session and give you access to it the next day.

Nuanced, essential and practical

Pilot participant

This course has absolutely transformed the way I understand, conceptualise, and attend to dissociation in my practice. Nuanced, essential and practical are words that come to mind when reflecting on the content of this training. Highly recommended.