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COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Examine the nature of traumatic stress, grief and loss and their sequelae.
  2. Analyze the clinical application of theoretical treatment models for traumatic stress, grief and loss.
  3. Evaluate traumatic stress, grief and loss from biochemical, psychological, & social perspectives in order to improve clinical outcomes.
  4. Examine the clinical research that supports the efficacy of trauma treatment.
  5. Identify appropriate treatment interventions to address the comorbidity of traumatic stress in other diagnoses, including personality disorders and Dissociative Identity Disorder.
  6. Examine the research on the efficacy of self-regulation skills as preliminary treatment interventions for trauma.
  7. Summarize psychoeducation and cognitive restructuring techniques for maximizing client engagement and participation in early stages of treatment.
  8. Articulate the 10 core competencies of traumatic stress, grief and loss and specify the clinical application of each.
  9. Incorporate clinical interventions and techniques for the initial assessment, safety and stabilization phase of treatment as well as the remembrance and mourning phases of trauma treatment.
  10. Examine the potential clinical limitations and benefits of completing a needs assessment for better progress in treatment.
  11. Develop clinical skills to support and facilitate recovery from complicated bereavement in clients.
  12. Incorporate CBT skills to promote the development of stability, self-efficacy, anxiety management, and relational capacities in traumatized clients.

 

MODULE 1 OUTLINE

A Brief History and Evolution of Traumatic Stress, Grief & Loss


MODULE 2 OUTLINE

10 Core Competencies of Traumatic Stress, Grief & Loss Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Factors that Produce Anxiety & Traumatic Stress

Adaptive and Maladaptive Coping Behaviors

The Biochemical, Affective, and Cognitive Impacts of Traumatic Stress

The Impacts of Traumatic Stress Over Time& Across & Within Developmental Stages

The Role of Traumatic Stress in Clinical Disorders such as Personality Disorders, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and More

Conceptualizing a Framework of Healing for Survivors of Traumatic Stress

Traumatic Stress Exists Across the Continuum of Systemic Levels

 


MODULE 3 OUTLINE

Self-Regulation

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Assessment of Traumatic Stress Disorders


MODULE 4 OUTLINE

Techniques/Interventions

 


MODULE 5 OUTLINE

Demonstrations: Interactive Exercises/Application of skills


MODULE 6 OUTLINE

Review of Effective Treatment Interventions


MODULE 7 OUTLINE

Desensitization & Integration

Closure: Lessons Learned

 


MODULE 8 OUTLINE

Theories of Traumatic Stress, Loss and Grief

Bereavement and Adjustment Disorders

Copyright : 05/08/2016

Bonus: Overcoming Trauma-Related Shame and Self-Loathing with Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Shame has an insidious impact on our traumatized clients’ ability to find relief and perspective even with good treatment. Feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy interfere with taking in positive experiences, leaving only hopelessness. This 60-minute recording was webcast live from the office of Dr. Janina Fisher and introduces shame from a neurobiological perspective—as a survival strategy driving somatic responses of automatic obedience and total submission.

Learn to help clients relate to their symptoms with curiosity rather than automatic acceptance, discriminate the cognitive, emotional, and physiological components of shame, and to integrate somatic as well as traditional psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques to transform shame-related stuckness.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Discriminate the clinical implications of physiological and cognitive contributors to shame.
  2. Describe cognitive-behavioral, ego state, and psychoeducational interventions to address shame in clinical practice.

Outline

The Neurobiology of Shame

Shame’s Evolutionary Purpose Making Meaning of Shame Working from the “Bottom Up” A New Relationship to the Shame: Acceptance and Compassion The Social Engagement System and the Healing of Shame

Copyright : 09/12/2013

Bonus: Trauma Defined: Bessel van der Kolk on The Body Keeps the Score

Researchers are increasingly finding that the body is the key to trauma treatment. Trauma is about the body becoming immobilized, feeling helpless or numb. Often traumatized people either don’t feel their body at all, or they feel it all the time.

In this compelling one-hour discussion, world’s leading trauma researcher and author of the The Body Keeps the Score, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk discusses his research and the influences on his life work with trauma. During the hour, he succinctly and descriptively draws the picture of trauma, the brain, and how various treatments work (and don’t) on the trauma client.

This hour will leave you, and those with whom you share this information, with the best understanding on the nature of trauma, its impact on the brain, how our brains work and most of all, the important new treatments that promise hope to those suffering from PTSD and trauma.

Bessel has spent 40 years working with and learning from traumatized clients. In this video, he shares insight into a bold new paradigm for healing from trauma. You won’t want to miss this personal account of Dr. van der Kolk’s work.

Program Information

Outline

The Latest Clinical Research Surrounding:

Objectives

  1. Explain how trauma influences the activity of the key areas of the brain and how that dictates behavior patterns.
  2. Articulate the clinical research surrounding the effectiveness of yoga, mindfulness meditation, and theater in healing trauma in clients.

Copyright : 02/09/2014