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12 Hours 29 Minutes
06 Jun, 2019
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates
PsychOz Publications, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 12.5 hours CPD.
Psy.D., M.S., M.A., Organizational Consultant, Clinical Psychologist
Mind Works Professional Education Inc
Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A., is a licensed clinical psychologist and internationally-recognized expert on anxiety, trauma, and the neuroscience of mental health. She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University.
Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates. She formerly served as the president of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained mental health professionals in workshops throughout the country and abroad. She is also the author of Trauma Treatment Toolbox: 165 Brain-Changing Tips, Tools & Handouts to Move Therapy Forward (PESI, 2019).
Financial: Jennifer Sweeton is in private practice. She has an employment relationship with the Oklahoma City VAMC. Dr. Sweeton receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Jennifer Sweeton has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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- Analyze the brain regions involved in trauma.
- Communicate the clinical implications of the freeze response in trauma treatment.
- Establish how clinicians can assess for simple, complex, and intergenerational trauma.
- Characterize how bottom-up techniques like grounding and breathwork can increase felt safety in clients.
- Specify methods clinicians can use to gauge when clients are ready for intense trauma work.
- Explore how narrative therapy exercises can be employed in session to help clients talk about hotspots.
- Specify how somatic approaches can be used to address the physical symptoms of trauma survivors.
- Establish how exposure, titration and pendulation can be used to “slow” emotions in clients.
- Communicate how EMDR-based techniques can be used with clients to resolve traumatic memories.
- Differentiate between EMDR, EFT and neuromodulation approaches.
- Develop plans for working with anger, resistance, and suicidality in clients who’ve experienced trauma.
- Communicate the potential risks and limitations of trauma treatment techniques.
The Neuroscience of Trauma and Mechanisms of Change
- Key brain areas involved in trauma
- Fight, flight, freeze, fawn survival responses
- Clinical implications of the freeze response
- The neuroscience of EMDR, exposure therapy and cognitive therapy
Connect Clients to a Diagnosis: Trauma Assessment Tools
- Simple vs. complex trauma
- Intergenerational trauma
- Symptom clusters and physical manifestations
- CAPS-5 and PCL-5
- Primary Care PTSD Screen
- Dual diagnosis
Stabilize Your Clients Prior to Trauma Work
- Trauma treatment roadmap – order of operations
- Bottom-up techniques to reconnect and feel safe in the body
- Self-soothing techniques
- Grounding strategies
- Gauge when a client is ready for intense trauma/cognitive work
Proven Skills and Techniques from Evidence-Based Approaches:
- Somatic Approaches: Address Physical Symptoms of Trauma
- Relevance of Polyvagal theory and early trauma
- Assess for readiness to apply somatic tools
- Teach body awareness
- Manage unease with “Felt sense” exercises
- Resourcing strategies to create a safe space
- CBT Coping Skills: Manage Emotions
- Identify inaccurate trauma-related cognitions
- Exposure, titration and pendulation to slow emotions
- Cognitive reframing and reappraisal interventions
- Memory reconstruction techniques
EMDR-Based Techniques: Resolve Traumatic Memories
- Adaptive Information Processing Theory EMDR vs EFT vs neuromodulation
- Resourcing strategies
- Combine memory reprocessing with cognitive restructuring
- Using “restricted processing” with complex trauma
Narrative Therapy Exercises: Rewrite Traumatic Experiences
- Interventions to help clients talk about hotspots
- Reclaim identity with the “Tree of life” exercise
- Awareness and closure - create life stories
Solutions to Trauma Treatment Roadblocks
- How to handle the angry client
- Strategies for the resistant trauma client
- Boundary concerns
- Dealing with crises, suicidality, substance use
Reintegration and Post-Traumatic Growth
- Better than normal - the neuroscience of post-traumatic growth
- The therapeutic alliance as a brain-based approach
- The power of forgiveness in moving forward
- Meaning making exercises
Research, Limitations and Potential Risks
- Social Workers
- Case Manager
- Addiction Counselors
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Other Mental Health Professionals
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