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2-Day Trauma Treatment Certification Course: Comprehensive Strategies and Customizable Interventions for Enhanced Recovery

Like you, I’ve dealt with some major obstacles to providing effective trauma treatment during my career. How do I make the best use of the growing body of neuroscience research? How can I cut through the clutter of all the possible factors contributing to the trauma and get a clear picture of the issues to address in therapy? How can I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each survivor? I looked for a solution and discovered it in an integration of neuroscience, physiology, the three stages of trauma recovery, smaller ingredients taken from larger evidence-based models, and customizable treatment strategies that addressed the unique needs of trauma survivors and their families.

This certification course recording presents this integrated and customizable approach to trauma treatment in a manner that is easy to follow and readily adaptable to a variety of settings. You will discover how to use this integrated model as a foundation upon which you can then tailor and apply treatment approaches with which you are already familiar but until now seemed rigid and inflexible. You will be able to move beyond the standard script often given for when and how to apply various strategies, allowing you to focus much more intently on where the trouble spots are in each survivor’s life and what actions to take to resolve them. You will get a road map that will help you to guide each survivor through all the stages in the trauma recovery process.

Join me in this exciting, innovative, and evidence-informed recording. Finish feeling invigorated, with a new plan of action for how to use standard models and strategies in new ways to facilitate meaningful and lasting trauma recovery.

Best of all, this training meets the educational requirements when applying 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 to get started!

*We partner with Evergreen Certifications to include certification with some of our products. When you purchase such a product we may disclose your information to Evergreen Certifications for purposes of providing services directly to you or to contact you regarding relevant offers.

Program Information

Outline

Trauma Impact: Summary of the Research

  • Definitions & concepts
  • Short term and long term effects (the ACE study)
  • The “good” and “bad” news about trauma exposure
  • Limitations of the research
Assessment and Diagnosis of Trauma
  • Assessment of trauma in children, adolescents and adults
  • Trauma- & Stressor-Related Disorders in the DSM-5
  • What’s still missing from the DSM-5®?
  • Common pitfalls in diagnosis
  • My “favorite” diagnosis & why to use it frequently
Address Trauma’s Impact on Neurobiology
  • Major areas of impact
  • The 3-part brain (or upstairs/downstairs brain)
  • Neurologically-related issues in trauma survivors
    • ”Arrested Development”
    • ”Hair Trigger” threat response
    • Cognitive, academic, & work-related problems
  • Relationship problems
  • The arousal continuum
  • Dissociation
Evidence-based Treatments vs. the “Real World”
  • What does “evidence-based” mean in trauma treatment?
  • Components of evidence-based treatments
  • The evidence-based components approach
Points of Intervention in Trauma Treatment
  • Main entry points: immediate support vs. trauma treatment
  • Psychological first aid
  • Stages of trauma-focused treatment
  • What can you do if your client isn’t emotionally or physically safe?
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: The “Gold Standard”
  • Case examples
    • ”Amanda”: 7-year-old girl with sexual abuse and complex family issues
    • ”Phil”: mid-30s man whose son died while in his care
Address Critical Domains in Trauma Treatment
  • The Physiology Domain
    • Sleep
    • Nutrition and hydration
    • Sensory needs and interventions
    • Medications, supplements, & nontraditional interventions
    • Physical activity/exercise
    • ”Amanda” and “Phil” and the physiology domain
  • The Relationship Domain
    • The Attachment, Regulation, & Competency (ARC) model (for youth)
    • Teaching caregiver emotional control (for caregivers of youth)
    • Build attunement (for caregivers of youth)
    • Positive discipline (for caregivers of youth)
    • Build the therapeutic alliance
    • Build a support network
    • Implement routines & rituals
    • ”Amanda” and the relationship/attachment domain
    • ”Phil” and the relationship domain
  • The Emotional Regulation Domain
    • Feelings identification and expression
    • Use SUDs scales
    • Grounding & self-soothing techniques
    • The “Comfort Kit”
    • Add attunement!
    • Apply Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics™
      • NMT assessments
      • NMT: Interventions by developing age
    • ”Amanda” and “Phil” and the emotional regulation domain
  • The Cognitive Domain
    • Teach and practice problem-solving
    • Teach and practice mindfulness
    • Address distorted cognitions: Most common targets of cognitive processing
    • Cognitive processing: how to modify problematic thoughts
    • Use the Franklin Method
    • ”Amanda” and “Phil” and the Cognitive Domain
  • The Identity Domain
    • Focus on identity and sense of self
    • Build on existing strengths
    • The Life Book approach
    • Exercises to improve identity
    • ”Amanda” and “Phil” and the identity domain
Additional Components for the 3 Stages of Trauma Recovery
  • Stage One: Safety & Stabilization
    • Establish rapport
    • Education of the client about effects of trauma
    • Safety plans
    • Trauma-specific areas of focus
    • Sexual abuse for “Amanda”
    • Triggers for “Phil”
  • Stage Two: Process the Past Trauma
    • Preparation
    • Create the trauma narrative
      • Play and verbal-based methods of creating the trauma narrative
      • Process of constructing a trauma narrative
    • When is your client finished with Stage Two?
    • Process “Amanda’s” trauma (play therapy “narrative”)
    • Process “Phil’s” trauma (verbal narrative)
  • Stage Three: Reconnection:
    • Consolidate/internalize coping skills
    • Enhance positive emotions
    • Making meaning of the trauma
    • Facilitate reconnection to daily activities
    • Enhance current relationships
    • Prepare for future safety and triggers
    • Posttraumatic growth
    • Reconnection for “Amanda” and “Phil”
Resiliency and Protective Factors
  • Research on resiliency and protective factors
  • The top protective factors for trauma
  • Build resiliency

Objectives

  1. Analyze the strategies to avoid common pitfalls clinicians may encounter when formulating a trauma diagnosis.
  2. Demonstrate the impact of trauma on the brain and behavior for the purpose of client psychoeducation.
  3. Analyze how to resolve the disconnect that sometimes exists between evidence-based treatments and the real lives of survivors.
  4. Determine the process for applying psychological first aid to ensure safety for clients who have experienced trauma.
  5. Apply a flexible conceptual framework to trauma treatment that is sensitive to clients’ needs across several critical domains.
  6. Utilize strategies to assist caregivers of young trauma clients with issues of emotional control, attunement, and discipline.
  7. Implement a variety of treatment exercises and grounding techniques to help clients develop emotional regulation skills.
  8. Integrate cognitive behavioral strategies to transition problematic thoughts of clients into more adaptive, helpful thinking patterns.
  9. Evaluate the effectiveness of various trauma treatment strategies used through the three stages of trauma recovery.
  10. Incorporate play-based and verbal techniques to assist clients in developing their trauma narrative.
  11. Choose appropriate strategies to help clients prepare for future safety issues and trauma triggers.
  12. Create a treatment plan for building resiliency in clients to facilitate posttraumatic growth and meaningful recovery.

Copyright : 08/24/2020

2-Day Certified Addictions Informed Mental Health Professional: A Trauma-Focused Certification Course

For clinicians working with clients who also abuse substances or suffer from process addictions, treatment can be really hard. If you are like many clinicians, you don’t feel able or willing to work with addictions.

Yet it doesn’t need to be. And it shouldn’t keep you from engaging the client in their overall healing.

Studies now show the connection and interplay of addiction and trauma – plus anxiety, mood disorders, and insomnia.

You can evoke change in all your clients to promote healthier coping and self-soothing skills besides substance use or process addictions.

But first, you need to master the current evidence-based practices from the worlds of both Addictions treatment and Trauma/PTSD interventions.

This Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional Training Course 2-day recording will transform your older practices when treating clients who use/abuse…clearing the path to true healing. Taught by an international trainer, clinician, AND recovery specialist Eric Gentry, PhD., you’ll receive all the following skills:

  • Skills for assessing and diagnosing trauma/posttraumatic stress and addiction/substance abuse and dependence.
  • Simplified treatment planning, monitoring, and measurement instruments.
  • Skills for developing, enhancing and maintaining therapeutic relationships—the most potent factor for positive outcomes with this challenging population.
  • A fresh perspective and utilization of the Polyvagal Theory (Porges) to both understand and treat both trauma and addiction simultaneously.
  • Cutting-edge skills for developing and maintaining safety and stability with addicted survivors of trauma using cognitive, behavioral, somatic and relational approaches.
  • Reframing “disease of addiction” as involuntary and unconscious posttraumatic patterns of self-defense where the survivor is chronically perceiving threat in contexts where there is little or no danger.

Best of all, this training meets the educational requirements when applying to become a Certified Addictions-Informed Professional (CAIMHP) 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 treating addictions in clients. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/caimhp for to get started!

*We partner with Evergreen Certifications to include certification with some of our products. When you purchase such a product we may disclose your information to Evergreen Certifications for purposes of providing services directly to you or to contact you regarding relevant offers.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Summarize the causes of substance use disorders & factors that reinforce drug use as related to case conceptualization.
  2. Explain the basic neurobiology of addictive chemicals and its treatment implications.
  3. Identify commonly misused drugs, including current “street names” of these substances, as related to assessment and treatment planning.
  4. Describe the signs and symptoms of substance intoxication and distinguish withdrawal syndromes for each drug class as related to case conceptualization.
  5. Perform a clinical assessment to distinguish substance use disorders from other mental health disorders and inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  6. Analyze the various levels of substance use treatment, including medication-assisted therapies, to inform clinical treatment interventions.
  7. Describe the process of detoxification and its treatment implications.
  8. Utilize clinical strategies, such as motivational interviewing, to improve client engagement and foster behavioral change.
  9. Modify clinical interventions for use with clients in special populations, such as adolescents or pregnant women.
  10. Utilize clinical strategies to engage the client’s family in treatment to improve treatment outcomes.
  11. Demonstrate strategies used to improve the efficacy of group therapy, such as strategies for addressing disruptive members and building group cohesion.
  12. Describe ethical and legal issues related to substance use and substance use treatment, including circumstances when you should disclose client records.

Outline

Foundational Issues in Addictions-Informed Psychotherapy

  • Substance Abuse vs. dependency vs. addiction
  • Biopsychosocial issues
  • Neurobiology of addiction
  • Attachment issues
  • Causes of traumatic responses
  • Ethical & legal issues
Chemical Dependency Facts You Need to Know
  • Classes of commonly abused drugs
  • Street names of common drugs
  • Signs & symptoms of use & withdrawal
Behavioral/Process Addictions
  • Food
  • Compulsive sexual behaviors
  • Electronic addictions
  • Gambling
  • Compulsions

Trauma Addiction: Assessment of Comorbid Trauma & Addiction

  • What to ask—and how to ask it
  • What to look for: Pink flags & red flags
  • Recognize other co-occurring disorders
  • Evidence-based assessment scales

Levels of Care & Treatment Selection

  • Detoxification
  • Levels of treatment
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • 12-step groups & alternatives
  • Harm reduction strategies & when to use them

Three-Stage Behavioral Treatment Model for Co-Occurring Traumatic Stress and Addiction

Stage I: Build the Therapeutic Relationship & Boost Client Engagement

  • Feedback Informed Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Co-regulation between you & your client

Stage II: Skills Development & Cognitive Restructuring Interventions

  • Relational Skills/Social Engagement System
    • Build & identify a support network
    • Access & utilize support
    • Service to others as therapeutic
  • Regulation/Relaxation Skills
    • Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR)
    • Trauma releasing exercises (TRE)
    • Tapping
    • Bilateral stimulation
    • Neurofeedback
    • Mindfulness for self-regulation
    • Self-soothing for intense emotions
  • Grounding Skills to Interrupt Dissociation
    • Sensory grounding
    • Mindful movement
    • Seated yoga
  • Containment Skills: Put away Intrusive Thoughts
    • Envelope method
    • Vault
    • Relational containment
  • Cognitive restructuring interventions
  • Foster post-traumatic growth & build resilience
  • Complementary & alternative treatments

Stage III: Integration & Desensitization

  • Imaginal Exposure Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Narrative-Driven Exposure Treatment
    • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
    • PE (prolonged exposure)
    • Trauma-focused CBT
  • Somatic-Based Treatments
    • Somatic Experiencing
    • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
    • Trauma-Focused Yoga
  • In-vivo Exposure
    • Direct Therapeutic Exposure (DTE)
    • Forward Facing Trauma Therapy (FFTT)

Interventions for Special Populations

  • Children & adolescents
  • LGBTQ clients
  • Incarcerated clients
  • Clients in court-ordered drug treatment​

Copyright : 04/27/2020