Full Course Description
2-Day Intensive Trauma Treatment Certification Workshop: EMDR, CBT and Somatic-Based Interventions to Move Clients from Surviving to Thriving
Transform your practice with this intensive 2-day Certification Workshop that will provide you with effective strategies and interventions from EMDR, CBT, somatic approaches, and narrative therapy so you can take your trauma treatment to the next level!
You’ll learn how to properly assess clients, effectively stabilize them in preparation for treatment, help them safely reprocess traumatic memories, and develop the resources they need to achieve and maintain recovery. You’ll also get detailed guidance on overcoming scenarios involving anger, resistance, and suicidality that can leave you exhausted and uncertain of how to move your most challenging clients forward.
Best of all, upon completion of this live training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of trauma counselling. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CCTP for details.
Sign up today, get the proven tools and techniques needed to end the suffering of your clients and move them from surviving to thriving!
CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!
- No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99 value)*!
- Simply complete this seminar and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*
Attendees will receive documentation of CCTP designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program.
*Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CCTP for professional requirements.
- Analyze the brain regions involved in trauma.
- Assess the clinical implications of the freeze response in trauma treatment.
- Determine how clinicians can assess for simple, complex, and intergenerational trauma.
- Evaluate how bottom-up techniques like grounding and breathwork can increase felt safety in clients.
- Analyze methods clinicians can use to gauge when clients are ready for intense trauma work.
- Determine how narrative therapy exercises can be employed in session to help clients talk about hotspots.
- Justify how somatic approaches can be used to address the physical symptoms of trauma survivors.
- Determine how exposure, titration and pendulation can be used to “slow” emotions in clients.
- Support how EMDR-based techniques can be used with clients to resolve traumatic memories.
- Differentiate between EMDR, EFT and neuromodulation approaches.
- Develop plans for working with anger, resistance, and suicidality in clients who’ve experienced trauma.
- Debate the potential risks and limitations of trauma treatment techniques.
The Neuroscience of Trauma and Mechanisms of Change
Connect Clients to a Diagnosis: Trauma Assessment Tools
- Key brain areas involved in trauma
- Fight, flight, freeze, fawn survival responses
- Clinical implications of the freeze response
- The neuroscience of EMDR, exposure therapy and cognitive therapy
Stabilize Your Clients Prior to Trauma Work
- Simple vs. complex trauma
- Intergenerational trauma
- Symptom clusters and physical manifestations
- CAPS-5 and PCL-5
- Primary Care PTSD Screen
- Dual diagnosis
Proven Skills and Techniques from Evidence-Based Approaches:
- Trauma treatment roadmap – order of operations
- Bottom-up techniques to reconnect and feel safe in the body
- Self-soothing techniques
- Grounding strategies
- Gauge when a client is ready for intense trauma/cognitive work
- Somatic Approaches: Address Physical Symptoms of Trauma
- Relevance of Polyvagal theory and early trauma
- Assess for readiness to apply somatic tools
- Teach body awareness
- Manage unease with “Felt sense” exercises
- Resourcing strategies to create a safe space
- CBT Coping Skills: Manage Emotions
- Identify inaccurate trauma-related cognitions
- Exposure, titration and pendulation to slow emotions
- Cognitive reframing and reappraisal interventions
- Memory reconstruction techniques
Solutions to Trauma Treatment Roadblocks
- Resolve Traumatic Memories
- Adaptive Information Processing Theory
- EMDR vs EFT vs neuromodulation
- Resourcing strategies
- Combine memory reprocessing with cognitive restructuring
- Using “restricted processing” with complex trauma
- Narrative Therapy Exercises: Rewrite Traumatic Experiences
- Interventions to help clients talk about hotspots
- Reclaim identity with the “Tree of life” exercise
- Awareness and closure - create life stories
Reintegration and Post-Traumatic Growth
- How to handle the angry client
- Strategies for the resistant trauma client
- Boundary concerns
- Dealing with crises, suicidality, substance use
Research, Limitations and Potential Risks Copyright :
- Better than normal - the neuroscience of post-traumatic growth
- The therapeutic alliance as a brain-based approach
- The power of forgiveness in moving forward
- Meaning making exercises
Complex Trauma Certification Training: A Strength-Based Approach for Treating Complex PTSD
Many clinicians are trained in the treatment of single traumatic events, but are not fully equipment to treat Complex PTSD. The traditional approaches to the treatment of PTSD can fall short when working with clients with Complex PTSD. Watch this workshop to learn how you can adapt your therapeutic approach to help clients diagnosed with Complex PTSD achieve more successful outcomes.
The most common question asked when treating Complex PTSD is, “where do I start?”. In this training, you will develop confidence in your ability to successfully organize and prioritize your client’s treatment goals. You will learn how to compassionately and effectively work with clients who have experienced multiple traumatic events and prolonged trauma exposure.
Successful treatment requires a compassionate therapeutic relationship and effective, research-based interventions. After this training you will learn how to:
- Help clients move out of crisis by building stabilizing resources
- Prepare clients to work through traumatic memories without becoming overwhelmed
- Develop an integrative trauma treatment plan that includes CBT, DBT, EMDR Therapy, Somatic Psychology, Parts Work Therapy, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Watch Dr. Arielle Schwartz, trauma expert, trainer and author of The Complex PTSD Workbook, in this engaging and interactive seminar to learn valuable strategies that will allow you to successfully address the dysregulated affect and arousal states that accompany Complex PTSD. You will leave this seminar with practical tools that facilitate a strength-based approach to trauma recovery and increased resilience in clients.
- Distinguish key contributing factors to the development of Complex PTSD as it relates to client case conceptualization.
- Analyze the impact of Complex PTSD on the cognitive, emotional, and physical health of the client.
- Determine how to assess clients for Complex PTSD symptoms within other diagnoses, including personality disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and dissociative disorders.
- Incorporate into clinical treatment practical mind-body therapy tools to help clients feel resourced and prepared for trauma processing.
- Articulate the six stages of trauma responses within the neurobiology of Complex PTSD as it relates to clinical treatment.
- Utilize assessment tools to properly assess for Complex PTSD to better inform treatment planning.
- Analyze implicit memory foundations of preverbal and nonverbal memories.
- Breakdown how mutual regulation within the therapeutic relationship teaches clients self-regulation strategies that help them develop new interpersonal strengths that help with the treatment process.
- Analyze parts work from Structural Dissociation, Internal Family Systems, and Gestalt perspectives.
- Evaluate the basic principles of a unified approach to somatic psychology.
- Implement mindfulness-based techniques into trauma treatment.
- Integrate interventions for the treatment of Complex PTSD drawn from CBT, DBT, EMDR Therapy, Parts Work Therapy, Somatic Psychology, and mind-body therapies.
- Determine how the neuroscience of interpersonal neurobiology provides insight into the psychobiological changes possible within trauma treatment.
- Analyze how working within the “Window of Tolerance” can help reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization.
- Assess how “top-down” and “bottom-up” interventions can speed up or slow down the pacing of trauma treatment.
- Differentiate past experience from present moment experience as it relates to the treatment of trauma.
- Employ resilience as a strength-based approach that fosters growth and integration of a positive sense of self-identity in clients.
- Evaluate the role of neuroplasticity in treating trauma.
- Determine resilience and protective factors to aid against the development of PTSD.
- Demonstrate effective strategies for working with clients' preverbal memories.
- Utilize relational interventions for shame.
- Utilize EFT, Havening Technique, and other “neuromodulation” strategies for trauma recovery.
- Apply techniques of focusing and resourcing to prepare clients for trauma reprocessing.
- Analyze somatic cues to determine level of internal trauma processing.
- Employ coregulation to reduce level of client distress.
- Adapt standard trauma therapy to the increased demands of complex PTSD.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder vs. Complex PTSD: Understand the Difference
- Acute traumatic stress, PTSD, Complex PTSD
- Diagnostic clarification, differential diagnosis and co-morbidities
- Key contributing factors of Complex PTSD
- The common symptoms of Complex PTSD
The Neurobiology of PTSD: Beyond Fight and Flight
- Polyvagal Theory
- Stages of trauma response
- Trauma specific psychopharmacology
- Heart Rate Variability and the Social Nervous System
- Interpersonal Neurobiology
- Psychobiological regulation
- Rupture and repair
- Implications of childhood neglect or abuse
- Neuroplasticity and Complex PTSD
Psychological and Physiological Repercussions of Complex PTSD: A Deeper Understanding for Accurate Assessment
- Intrusive symptoms and anxiety
- Emotional dysregulation: Outbursts of anger and debilitating shame
- Avoidance symptoms and phobic reactions to traumatic material
- Interpersonal problems and difficulty being close to others
- Dissociation and dysregulation
- Cognitive distortions and compromised meaning making
- Physical health problems, ACE factors and painful somatization
- Preverbal and nonverbal memories
- Disturbing somatic sensations
- Depressive symptoms
- Learned helplessness and shame
Therapeutic Interventions for Complex PTSD: Summary of Effective Therapies
- Psychodynamic and Relational Therapy
- Psychobiological perspectives: Polyvagal Theory
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- EMDR Therapy
- Somatic Psychology
- Parts Work Therapy: Work with Ego States
- Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM):
mindfulness, yoga, and integrative healthcare
Integrative Treatment for Complex PTSD: Putting it All Together for an Effective Treatment Plan
- A Biopsychosocial Approach: Partner with clients to build a health care team
- Goal of treatment: Memory retrieval vs. trauma recovery
- History taking: Identify chronic, repeated, and/or developmental trauma events
- Cultural factors and Complex PTSD
- Recognize attachment injuries
- Identify parts, ego states and defenses
- Assess for dissociation (“fragmentation”)
- Clinical Vignette #1
- Mutual regulation and relational repair in therapy
- Prepare for trauma processing: Develop resources and stability
- Working with parts of self
- Work through traumatic memories: EMDR and Somatic Psychology
- Clinical Vignette #2
- Grief work in Complex PTSD
- Integrate and Instill positive change
Experiential Interventions: Mind-Body Practices for Clients with Complex PTSD
- Conscious breathing for self-regulation
- Grounding and sensory awareness
- Containment: Reclaim choice and control
- Build imaginal allies
- Cultivate mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion
- Somatic interventions: Titration, sequencing, and somatic re-patterning
- Bilateral stimulation and dual attention in EMDR Therapy
- Potential risks and limitations of mind-body therapies
Special Considerations in Complex Trauma Treatment
- Working with Preverbal and Nonverbal Memories
- Working with transgenerational trauma
- Somatization, Chronic Pain and illness
- Gate Control Theory
- Mindfulness, Yoga, and Compassion Based Interventions
- Clinical Vignette #3
Fostering Resilience: For Post-Traumatic Growth and Healing
- Learn the 6 Pillars of Resilience
- Trauma recovery and the bell curve
- Resilience as a process and an outcome
- Help clients move from learned helplessness to learned optimism
- Post-Traumatic Growth: Help clients reach their potential
Vicarious Trauma: Improve Client Outcomes Through Effective Self-Care
- Identify resources that improve your clinical skills
- In-session self-care to improve focus on the client and therapeutic process
- Burnout prevention techniques
Clinical Vignette – Wendy
- 56 year old woman with Hx of Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, DDNOS and Borderline traits
Trauma history of neglect, grandmother suicide, father inappropriate sexually
- Addressing internalized negative aspects of parents
- Goals of therapy
Integrative Approach to Trauma Reprocessing
- Focusing and resourcing
- Touchstone target
- Negative and positive cognitions
- Emotions and body sensations
Deepening the work
- Parts work, pendulating between distress and resource, and somatic interventions
Top down and bottom up
- Cognitive reappraisal, somatic interventions, and parts work
Somatic repatterning and reprocessing
- Parts work, cognitive reappraisal
Integration: A path to self-regulation
- Parts work, somatic integration, and cognitive reappraisal
Traumatic life experiences can be devastating and they inevitably shape who you are. Such events can also become a powerful force that awakens you to an undercurrent of your own aliveness. Trauma recovery involves learning to trust in your capacity for new growth. In order to grow, we must make use of our suffering in order to find our happiness.
Within these pages, you will find an invitation to see yourself as the hero or heroine of your own life journey. A hero’s journey involves walking into the darkness on a quest for wholeness. This interactive format calls for journaling and self-reflection, with practices that guide you beyond the pain of your past and help you discover a sense of meaning and purpose in your life. Successful navigation of a hero’s journey provides opportunities to discover that you are more powerful than you had previously realized.
Written by Dr. Arielle Schwartz, bestselling author of The Complex PTSD Workbook, this healing guide provides a step-by-step approach to trauma recovery that integrates:
- Mindfulness & yoga
- Somatic psychology
- EMDR therapy
- Parts work therapy
- Relational therapy
Clinicians working with complex trauma are honored with the most sacred of tasks: to bear witness to clients’ suffering and to attend compassionately to their wounds.
In The Complex PTSD Treatment Manual, clinicians will find the road map they need to conduct successful therapy with clients who have experienced prolonged exposure to traumatic events. Combining the science and art of therapy, Dr. Arielle Schwartz seamlessly integrates research-based interventions with the essentials of healing to create a whole-person approach to trauma treatment.
Drawing from her years of experience in working with trauma survivors, Dr. Schwartz provides clinicians with the tools they need to become a trustworthy companion to trauma survivors and become capable of guiding a healing journey for clients with a history of abuse or neglect. Within these pages, you will find:
- Essential interventions that strengthen mindful body awareness, enhance distress tolerance, cultivate self-compassion, and facilitate trauma recovery
- Over 50 practices, worksheets, and self-regulation points to utilize in each stage of the client’s therapeutic process
- Integration of several therapeutic approaches for trauma treatment, including relational therapy, mindful body awareness, parts work therapy, CBT, EMDR, somatic psychology, and practices drawn from complementary and alternative medicine