Provided by:
First Person Plural

First Person Plural offers a range of training and other educational sessions on dissociation, complex dissociative conditions and related issues.

These can be commissioned by voluntary, statutory and private sector organisations to be delivered in-house either as part of your own training provision for staff / volunteers or as a locally organised event open to a wider audience.

We have two introductory level one day training programmes:

  • Understanding Dissociative Distress
  • Supporting Someone with DID

See the First Person Plural website for a printable pdf document outlining these courses, including a sample programme.

We can also provide brief awareness-raising sessions – anything from one hour to half a day. This can include a showing of our introductory training DVDs or we can provide speakers, workshops and information displays.

Types of training topics covered

Training may include:

  • defining dissociation and the role of dissociation in surviving abuse and trauma
  • types of dissociative experience and their effects on survivors' lives
  • the spectrum of dissociative disorders with a focus on dissociative identity (multiple personality) disorder
  • self-help and coping skills
  • ways of supporting dissociative survivors
  • introduction to some theories of dissociation (illustrated from survivors perspectives)
  • myths and controversies about dissociative distress and related issues
  • prevalence of complex dissociative conditions and other research results
  • problems of non-recognition of complex dissociative conditions and inappropriate treatments
  • awareness of specialist dissociation screening and assessment tools and other useful resources
  • looking after yourself as helper / supporter
  • Our fees vary according to the nature of the session and the organisation booking it.

Fees from our training help support our other activities.


First Person Plural
Po Box 2537
West Midlands