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Strategies and Techniques for Working with Hostile and Destructive Parts of Self.
with Dr. Colin A. Ross, M.D.


Online Workshop via Zoom
Bonus: receive 60-day access to the recording when you register!



$145 CAD + tax

$130 USD

Saturday, October 28th, 2023

11:00 AM to 4:45 PM Eastern 8:00 AM - 1:45 PM Pacific CA/USA 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM Mountain CA/USA 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM London, UK 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM Madrid, Spain 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM Berlin, Germany 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM Copenhagen, Denmark 6:00 PM - 11:45 PM Helsinki, Finland

Live Online via Zoom

Video via Home Study 

(60 days access)




$145 CAD + tax

$130 USD


Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, MFTs, LPCs, graduate-level Counselors, any other mental health professionals/providers.

Workshop Description

In this workshop, Dr. Ross will describe strategies and techniques for working with hostile and destructive parts of self. These often take the form of auditory hallucinations or voices. Dr. Ross will also describe the key features of hostile and destructive voices and how to ask about them in a clinical interview. The differences and similarities between psychotic and dissociative voices will be explained as well as the differences between a DSM-5 based and a transdiagnostic approach to hostile, destructive voices, and the inner child spectrum.


The second part of the workshop will be spent on treatment. Principles of the therapy include: the central paradox of DID; the problem of host resistance; and talking through to the voices. Time will be spent on techniques for fostering inter-personality communication and cooperation, grounding, stabilization and other tasks. Techniques and strategies will be illustrated through case examples. The terms parts of self, voices and personality or identity states will be used inter-changeably throughout this workshop.

Learning Objectives 

Participants will be able to:


  1. List at least two (2) differences and similarities between dissociative and psychotic voices.

  2. Identify at least two (2) differences between a DSM-5 based and a transdiagnostic treatment approach.

  3. Explain a clinical interview and mental status exam for hostile and destructive voices/parts of self.

  4. Describe the inner child spectrum and its relationship to hostile and destructive parts of self.

  5. Identify and explain the problem of host resistance in DID and anyone with auditory hallucinations.

  6. Utilize at least one (1) technique of talking through to the voices.

  7. List at least two (2) interventions for increasing inter-personality communication and cooperation with a focus on      hostile and destructive parts.

The Envision Difference

100 % online:  Develop your skills from the comfort of your home or office via Zoom.

Live Q&A:  Ask questions during the live Q & A with the presenter and participants

60 Days access:  Can't attend live?  Watch later. 60 days of access to the workshop recording and materials and receive a certificate with CEs for home study learning. *Exception applies, see CE section below


Workshop Schedule - Eastern Time (ET) 

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

  • Introduction and overview of the workshop

  • Differences between psychotic and dissociative voices

  • A biological versus a trauma-based model of voices

  • Differences between a DSM-5 based and a transdiagnostic approach

  • The ‘diagnosis determines treatment’ model

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

  • Q & A and Discussion

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Break

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  • Clinical interview and mental status exam for hostile and destructive parts of self

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

  • The central paradox of DID

  • The problem of host resistance

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

  • Break

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

  • The inner child spectrum

  • Reframing hostile and destructive parts of self

  • Talking through to the voices

  • Techniques for increasing inter-personality communication and cooperation

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

  • Q & A and final discussion 


About Dr. Colin A. Ross, M.D.

Dr. Colin A. Ross is an internationally renowned clinician, researcher, author and lecturer in the field of dissociation and trauma-related disorders. He is the founder and President of The Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma. Dr. Ross obtained his M.D. from the University of Alberta in 1981 and completed his training in psychiatry at the University of Manitoba in 1985. Dr. Ross has authored 36 books and over 260 professional papers, has reviewed for numerous professional journals and grant agencies, and is a past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. He has appeared in a number of television documentaries and has published essays, aphorisms (af-for-isms), poetry, short stories, and screenplays. Dr. Ross is adept at imparting complex information to diverse professional audiences on a variety of subjects. He has spoken widely throughout North America and Europe and in China, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.


Continuing Education (CE) Credits:
5 CE credits/contact hours awarded
*CE credits also available for the home study version!
See our FAQ section below for more information

American Psychological Association (APA) 

Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


National Board for Certified Counselors 

Envision Counselling and Consulting has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7241. Programs that do not qualify  for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Envision Counselling and Consulting is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)  

Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program.  

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) 

The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)  

Please ensure to check with your individual state boards/regulatory body to verify Continuing Education Credit Hours requirements and if the workshop you are planning to take qualifies. Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about a specific course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.


Sept. 30 4 CE credits



What are the requirements for obtaining CEs?

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in at the start of the live interactive webinar and logged out at the end, and attended the entire webinar to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire webinar. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following webinar completion. If participants watch the recording (home study) version of the presentation, they will have access to Self-Study CE credits after completion of a short quiz.

Do I have to pay extra for CE credits?

No. The cost of CE credits is included with your workshop registration fee.​

If I cannot attend live, can I still get CE credits?

Yes. You can access the recording in the home study version, watch it in its entirety, and then pass a quiz with a score of 75% or higher. After taking the quiz, you will be able to download a certificate as proof of completion.

How do I access the home study version when it becomes available?

You will be emailed five (5) business days after the live event with instructions on how you can access Envision's online learning platform. Sign in to your online account: Locate the email and click on your personal sign-in link to set your password. You cannot locate the email we sent? Login directly through the platform. Copy and paste the link below into your web browser: To login, use the email address you provided when you registered for the workshop. To create your password, click on "Forgot Password" and set up a password for your account. If you already have an account and password, use those credentials to login.

How long do I have to review the recording?

You will have 60 days to review the recording. The recording will be made available approximately five (5) business days after the live workshop.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds on purchased tickets are available up until 15 days before the date of the live workshop. There is no refund after this date. Refunds will include the ticket price less a $50 processing fee for all refunds/price adjustments. *Prices subject to change. Refunds within 15 days of workshops will be in the form of a workshop credit. These credits do not expire. Please email if cancellation is required.

If I have special needs or require accommodations, what do I do?

Email at least five (5) business days prior to the live workshop to request accommodations or discuss your needs. Envision cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

If I have a complaint or grievance, who do I contact?

Please email All grievances must be in writing and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.

Is there commercial support or a conflict of interest for this presentation?

Dr. Colin A. Ross receives a speaking honorarium from Envision. There are no known conflicts of interests for this program. Envision does not receive any financial support for this presentation. Literature may be referred to during the presentation. Envision will not receive any book royalties and was not offered any financial incentives for the mention of those books. Please note that authors of these books will get a royalty from any sale made of their books as per their agreement with the publishing company. For more information on any potential conflict of interest or financial support, attendees may email Envision at

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