(Live Event, 1.5 CEs) Parts in Play: From Confusion to Clarity

A young, dissociative boy discovers his parts and finds the words to think about them.

MAY 7TH, 2020 @ 2:00PM EST

This course is worth 1.5 continuing education contact hour for LCATs in New York state.


This presentation will begin with an overview of the concepts of dissociation and related theories. A case presentation will follow describing how a young dissociative boy began to understand the meaning of his internal world of self-states, also called parts or ways of being. Using art materials and spontaneous play in therapy sessions he was able to unravel the un-articulated tangle inside, developing language for self-reflection and communication. As his experiences became think-able, fragmented parts became more cohesive leading to more successful and gratifying interactions in his present world.


  1. Participants will be able to articulate how the development of language and communication is disrupted by trauma in early childhood.
  2. Participants will be able to articulate the significance of early attachment relationships/styles in the development of Dissociative Disorders and DID.
  3. Participants will deepen their understanding of the therapist’s use of art materials and Play(fullness) in psychotherapy sessions with dissociated children.

Your Instructor

Eva T. Young  MFA, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT

Eva Teirstein-Young, MFA,MPS,ATR-BC, LCAT has a private practice in New York City. She specializes in the treatment of Dissociative Disorders and DID and works with children, adolescents and adults. She holds an Advanced Trauma Certificate from the Center for Advanced Studies in Trauma and Dissociation awarded by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She is a founding member of the Creative Arts Therapy SIG of the ISSTD and a member of the Child and Adolescent Committee. She is a graduate of the Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at The William Alanson White Institute where she is currently on faculty. Eva Young is an Assistant Professor in Pratt Institute’s Graduate Creative Arts Therapy Department. She has presented clinical work at various institutes and conferences including the ISSTD annual conference, The William Alanson White Institute, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, NY Center for Children, Pratt Institute and CATO.

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