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Master the exact skills and strategies I use to transform all types of self-injury.

Chances are high that if someone walks into your office with unresolved trauma, they are likely self-injuring.
You're probably familiar with the signs: cuts on the arms and legs, substance abuse, frequent cycles of bingeing and purging, or unhealthy sexual behaviors.

For most clinicians, it's shocking to encounter these behaviors, and the first impulse is to take drastic actions to stop them.

But if you don't know what you're doing in these situations, you could actually cause more harm for your client.

That's why I'm offering this online course that will help you provide clients with lasting relief from their trauma-induced self-harm. This online course is different from any other training available because it provides an effective, strengths based, de-pathologized model of working with self-harm.

Sign up now and master my approach to self-injury that will help you understand, decode, and work with even the most challenging self-harm cases.

You'll get access to six step-by-step sessions that will teach you how to apply parts therapy, expressive arts, and body-based techniques to overcome the deeps roots of shame and trauma ... so your clients can finally heal from their pain.

I promise that once you’ve completed this training, you’ll have a creative and hopeful approach for working with these behaviors, without evoking power struggles or shame.

-Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA

Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors with Lisa Ferentz
Techniques and Strategies for Cutting, Bingeing, Addictions, Eating Disorders, & Self Harm

$659.98 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 17.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Meet Lisa Ferentz, leading trauma and self-harm treatment expert
Lisa Ferentz
Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, de-pathologized treatment of trauma and has been in private practice for over 35 years. She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and internationally, and is a clinical consultant to practitioners and mental health agencies in the United States, Canada, the UK and Ireland.

She is the Founder of “The Ferentz Institute,” a world-class mental health training organization that offers two certificate programs in Advanced Trauma Treatment and has graduated over 1,200 clinicians.

Lisa was also recognized as the “Social Worker of Year” by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work. She is the author of several highly acclaimed trauma and therapy books. She also hosted a weekly radio talk show, writes blogs and articles for websites on self-harm and self-care, and teaches on many webinars.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Lisa Ferentz is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Lisa Ferentz is a member of the National Association of Social Workers; and the American Psychotherapy Association.

A Personal Invitation from Lisa Ferentz
"Early in my career, my attempts to work with self-destructive behaviors BACK-FIRED repeatedly. This forced me to discover a new, more effective approach for working with this population.

Join me today to learn step-by-step, exactly how to help your clients overcome self-harm." - Lisa Ferentz
What You'll Learn In This Course
Redefining Traumatic Triggers & Self-Destructive Behaviors
  • How to help client “de-code” their traumatic experiences
  • Re-defining self-destructive behaviors from pathology to survival strategy
  • What not to do when starting to work with trauma survivors
  • Incorporating art and drawings as a way of assessing trauma.
  • Helping trauma survivors find grounding and safety for doing trauma therapy
How Self-Destructive Behaviors Really Develop and What to Do
  • Why trauma survivors develop various self-destructive tendencies, why they have such a hard time changing them, and why it matters.
  • Understanding the meta-communication of eating disorders, addictions, self-mutilation, and more.
  • Why simply trying to get clients to stop self-destructive behaviors doesn’t work and what to do instead.
A New Model for Understanding & Talking with Clients about Self-Destructive Behaviors
  • A strengths-based, de-pathologized model for changing the cycle.
  • How to understand traumatic “Triggers” and how they can be used in trauma therapy.
  • How to understand the process of dissociation, how to work with it, and why you shouldn’t immediately stop clients from dissociating.
  • Explore several case studies from real clients
The Tools & Techniques for Transforming the Cycle of Self-Destructive Behaviors — Part 1
  • Creatively treating self-destructive behaviors through “intervention sites” designed to reduce and eventually extinguish the behaviors.
  • How to use Lisa’s unique “REACTS” model that clients can easily understand and use immediately in their treatment.
  • Understand how to develop “Somatic Resourcing” tools.
  • Utilizing containment strategies for developing a sense of safety
  • Specific interventions for using journaling, somatic resourcing, cognitive re-framing, art, visualization and guided imagery techniques to enhance safety, containment and grounding for traumatized clients
The Tools & Techniques for Transforming the Cycle of Self-Destructive Behaviors — Part 2
  • Keys for properly using breath work with trauma survivors
  • Learn two flashback halting protocols.
  • Use Lisa’s CARESS model as an alternative to self-injury and binge eating.
  • Addressing chronic negative affect and positively addressing boundaries in therapy
Critical Pitfalls in Working with Trauma Survivors and How to Avoid Them
  • How to address clinical pitfalls that so often make trauma treatments fail.
  • Understanding the unique ways in which counter-transference emerges in trauma work
  • Addressing vicarious traumatization and how to avoid burnout
Enroll today and you'll get these FREE Bonuses! ($249 value)
Free Video: Get full access to Lisa's 1-day training on Post Traumatic Growth
Although it’s important for therapists to help clients process the painful and often demoralizing effects of trauma, it’s also crucial to nurture their potential for new possibilities of healing through post-traumatic growth (PTG).

In this video from Lisa Ferentz's Psychotherapy Networker Symposium workshop, she’ll teach you specific strategies—including writing exercises, role-playing, art, and guided imagery—to help clients connect with the concept of PTG
Earn up to 5.5 additional CE hours
Free Video: Thinking Outside the Gift - a story from Lisa's client experience
What do you do when a client you’ve worked with for years shows up with a holiday gift that’s inside a beautiful, light-blue Tiffany box? And as she hands you the gift, what if she says—without a hint of manipulation—“I know that you’ll tell me that you can’t accept this, but it will break my heart if you don’t keep it.” In this video, Lisa Ferentz shares the lesson her client taught her about how sometimes, clients give us the gifts they want for themselves but don’t feel worthy of receiving. 
Bonus PDF Resource: Treating the Self-Harming Client: Therapists Must First Get Past Their Own Anxiety
In this Psychotherapy Networker magazine article, Lisa Ferentz shares a story from her client session work. Learn how her refusal to accept her client’s self-cutting as anything but dysfunctional inhibited the client’s opportunity to heal. Worse, it was actually causing more destructive behavior.
Bonus Handouts and worksheets that can be immediately used in practice
  • CARESS Model for Interrupting Self-Destructive Behaviors
  • Cycle of Self-Destructive Behaviors
  • Getting to Know Your Triggers using the REACTS Model
Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors
with Lisa Ferentz

Techniques and Strategies for Cutting, Bingeing, Addictions, Eating Disorders, & Self Harm

$659.98 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
Watch your email for your order confirmation, and get instant access to all course materials, including the bonus materials — all designed to help you effectively integrate Lisa Ferentz's self-harm approach into your practice and your life. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the PESI Mobile app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices.
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on integrating these trauma techniques in clinical practice, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 17.25 CE Hours! Click here for Credit details and credit details specific to your profession.
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Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors with Lisa Ferentz
Techniques and Strategies for Cutting, Bingeing, Addictions, Eating Disorders, & Self Harm

$659.98 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 17.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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