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 : 23/08/2012

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 : 30/08/2012

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

 

 

Copyright : 06/09/2012

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 : 13/09/2012

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 : 20/09/2012

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 : 27/09/2012

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 : 24/07/2013