Full Course Description


When Talk Isn’t Enough: Mobilizing the Power of Embodied Awareness featuring Bessel van der Kolk

Objectives

  1. Describe three ways of evaluating whether an event can be classified as traumatic.

Outline

  • Understanding the limitations of exposure therapy with its emphasis on desensitization to pain and exploring alternative methods that encourage a fuller mind/body integration
  • How to make the most of your own healing presence through attention to breathing, posture, and mirroring your clients’ words and expressions
  • A future-focus overview of emerging tools and research that promise new possibilities for healing from complex trauma

 

Copyright : 08/23/2012

Promoting Post-Traumatic Growth: From Devastation to Hope featuring Lisa Ferentz

Objective

  1. Assess the concept of Post-Traumatic Growth and how it differs from simple recovery from trauma.

Outline

  • Help clients tap into their deepest inner wisdom by reinforcing personal strengths and tapping into remembered resources
  • Integrate writing exercises, drawing, role-plays, guided imagery, and the creative arts to enrich the therapy experience
  • Guide clients through the key transition points in the process of post-traumatic growth

 

Copyright : 08/30/2012

The Challenge of Complex Trauma: Embracing the Disowned Self featuring Richard Schwartz

Objectives

  1. Explain why Internal Family Systems therapy is an effective method for treating trauma.

Outline

  • Help clients communicate with disowned and disliked parts of the themselves
  • Avoid becoming the primary attachment figure and, instead, open the way for the client’s Self to emerge
  • Use methods for transparently handling situations in which the therapist can get emotionally triggered

 

 

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate why Internal Family Systems therapy is an effective method for treating trauma.

Copyright : 09/06/2012

Healing From the Bottom Up: Resource States in Trauma Work featuring Peter Levine

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Explain how traumatized clients can use Somatic Experiencing to improve clinical outcomes.

Outline

  • Master the SIBAM model for systematically observing clients' nonverbal responses.
  • Guide clients in "riding the waves" of their sensations as they exit from their immobility response and experience release from their original trauma.
  • Titrate your interventions to maximize your impact and avoid retraumatizing vulnerable clients.

Copyright : 09/13/2012

Bringing Families into Trauma Treatment: The Missing Ingredient for Effectiveness featuring Mary Jo Barrett

Objectives

  1. Explain why family therapy is an effective method for treating trauma.

Outline

  • Techniques for using enactments to change negative feedback patterns in your clients’ daily lives
  • Approaches to teaching family skills that increase the transfer of learning from the consultation room to your clients’ home
  • Strategies for resolving conflicts and reinforcing positive experiences within couples and families
     
Copyright : 09/20/2012

Trauma Therapy in Perspective: Lessons from the Past 25 Years featuring Janina Fisher

Objectives

  1. Explore how to integrate EMDR therapy into an existing framework for trauma treatment.

Outline

  • The limitations of exposure therapy and alternative strategies for bolstering cognitive, emotional, physical, and behavioral resilience
  • The contribution that brain science, somatic therapy, mindfulness, and the practice of “dual awareness” can make to trauma recovery
  • Practical methods for heightening right-brain-to-right-brain communication in therapy

 

Copyright : 09/27/2012

Trauma, PTSD & Traumatic Grief: Effective Assessments and Interventions

Objectives

  1. Describe the etiology and impact of traumatic stress on the client utilizing multiple assessment strategies.
  2. Assess a client’s reaction to a traumatic event and make an appropriate diagnosis.
  3. Explain grief, bereavement, and mourning are accounted for in the new DSM-5®.
  4. Implement interventions to assist a client in dealing with the biopsychosocial manifestations of trauma, PTSD, and traumatic grief/complicated mourning.
  5. Utilize appropriate evidence-based interventions to assist a client in dealing with the biopsychosocial-spiritual manifestations of trauma.
  6. Explain the effects of trauma on the structure and function of the brain.

Outline

TRAUMA

  • Conceptions & definitions
    • High-risk characteristics
    • Pre-natal, early life trauma
  • Single event vs. complex
  • Trauma & Stressor Related Disorders (DSM-5®)
    • PTSD
    • Acute Stress Disorder
    • Adjustment Disorders
    • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Etymology & “wound care”
  • Developmental trauma & working with children

TRAUMA AND THE BRAIN, BODY, MIND: IMMEDIATE ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION

  • The Triune Brain Model
  • The Adaptive information Processing Model
  • Assessing through themes & negative cognitions
    • Subjective imprints of trauma
    • Innovative tools for assessment
  • Best practices for assessment
  • Establishing empathy from the first session

LOSS AND TRAUMATIC GRIEF: IMMEDIATE ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION

  • Grief, Bereavement & Mourning
  • Comparing Models: Engle, Kubler-Ross, Worden
    • Historical roots (masked grief)
    • Comparing trauma to grief/treatment implications
  • Grief, Bereavement in DSM-5®
    • Traumatic bereavement
    • Complex bereavement
    • Depressive disorders and grief
  • Grief across the developmental lifespan

IMMEDIATE INTERVENTIONS: UNDERSTANDING THE THREE-STAGE CONSENSUS MODEL

  • Stabilization
    • Learn 7 holisitic strategies & variations
    • Mindfulness, yoga, recovery resources
  • Reprocessing
    • Find out what works best
    • The four common factors
    • EMDR & Bilateral Therapies
    • Energy therapies
    • Cognitive therapies
    • Mindfulness-informed interventions
    • Somatic & focusing interventions
    • Narrative therapy
    • Gestalt traditions
    • Spiritual variations
  • Reintegration
  • The therapist/helper as intervention
    • The relational imperative/therapeutic alliance
    • Working with abreactions
    • The calming presence
    • What makes a good trauma therapist?
Copyright : 07/24/2013