Accurately assess trauma using new DSM-5® standards with PTSD, reactive attachment disorder, adjustment disorder, acute stress disorder
Best practices for ethical trauma care
Transform your work with traumatized children and teens
Treating people who’ve gone through traumatic experiences can be a challenge. You may feel profound empathy, but without targeted skills your outcomes may be lackluster.
Confronting the avoidance that comes with trauma is a highly effective intervention with a solid research base. The benefits of CBT are powerful, both short-term and long-term. Learn the most advanced, specialized, and evidence-supported techniques for treating trauma.
This training will equip you with CBT tools that you can use immediately to help people with traumatic experiences. Build your confidence in helping people reduce avoidance, modify cognitive distortions, and expose themselves to feared thoughts and situations.
Transform your work by using proven CBT strategies. Arm yourself with tools that will dramatically improve the lives of the people you are treating in the aftermath of trauma. You will learn practical CBT interventions that work from assessment to aftercare.
Gain expertise in using the new DSM-5® for trauma-related diagnoses. Decide what screening and assessment tools are the best fit for your needs. Learn what works best for children and teens. Know how to approach people with substance use issues and trauma. Become an expert in ethical trauma care.
Gain skills and know that your ability to assess and treat trauma is based on powerful strategic interventions. Sharpen your treatment of trauma with proven approaches that have a solid track record of success. These takeaways will make you a strong and effective clinician with cutting-edge trauma treatment skills.
Continuing Professional Development Certificates
- PESI Australia, 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 5.5 hours CPD.
Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC, is a Diplomate with the Academy for Cognitive Therapy and is a practicing cognitive-behavioral therapist. She has maintained a private practice since 1990 and has worked in primary care settings, free clinics, and medication-assisted treatment programs. Martha is a Red Cross disaster mental health manager and has been on many national disaster deployments where she provides support to traumatized people. She is also involved with the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces to develop programs to support military and veteran families.
She has provided trainings in the United States and internationally on topics such as evidence-based treatments for trauma, DSM-5®, compassion fatigue, and behavioral treatment of chronic pain. A prolific writer, Martha has published over 175 articles in newspapers and magazines, including Psychotherapy Networker and Family Therapy Magazine. Martha is the co-author (with John Ludgate) of Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: A Practical Resilience Workbook (PESI, 2014) and (with Don Teater) Treating Chronic Pain: Pill-Free Approaches to Move People from Hurt to Hope (PESI, 2017).
Financial: Martha Teater maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Martha Teater is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
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Apply CBT approaches that are most effective with trauma: modify cognitive distortions, enhance motivation, build tolerance of discomfort, and provide practical tools to help people thrive following trauma
Describe the etiology and impact of traumatic stress on the client utilizing multiple assessment strategies
List the changes in the DSM-5® approach to diagnosing trauma and stressor-related disorders
Summarize the Three-Stage Consensus Model
Implement proven treatments for working with traumatized people with co-occurring substance use disorders
Practice trauma care in line with the highest ethical standards
DSM-5® category of Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders
What’s different in how we diagnose trauma
Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder
4th PTSD symptom cluster: negative cognitions and mood
Large-T vs. small-t trauma
Evaluating complex trauma
Innovative screening and assessment tools
Risk and resilience
Features that raise and lower the risk of trauma consequences: Pre-traumatic, Peri-traumatic, Post-traumatic
Protective factors that reduce risk: Biological, Psychological, Social, Environmental
Positive change as a result of trauma
Thriving, not just surviving
Changes in 3 areas
Changes in view of self
Shifts in life philosophy
The surprising benefits of witnessing the growth of survivors
The Three-Stage Consensus Model
Stabilization: Safety and strength-building
Reprocessing: Reappraising traumatic thoughts
Reintegration: Putting it all together
Evidence-based CBT practices
Tailoring treatment to the specific needs of your client
Powerful CBT strategies that work
Effective exposure techniques
Modifying cognitive distortions
Advanced uses of CBT with trauma
Imaginal and in vivo exposure techniques
Effective homework and handouts for rapid improvement
Practical applications using proven CBT tools
Automatic negative thoughts
Negative cognitive triad
Trauma and children
Trauma-Focused CBT to help children, youth, and families
Innovative child-focused CBT strategies
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and the impact of childhood trauma on adult functioning
Video: Using ACE scores to impact the next generation
Substance use disorders and trauma
Innovative treatment for dually-diagnosed
CBT tools for overcoming addictions and co-occurring trauma disorders
Tolerating urges, cravings, and discomfort
Behavioral rehearsal with high-risk situations
Identifying thought distortions that increase use
Integrated approaches to reduce relapse rates
Common features in substance use disorders and PTSD
The ethical benefits of building trauma-informed organizations
Creating a practice niche based on ethical trauma care
Developing a consultation model to intervene with high-risk groups
Helping organizations become trauma-informed to protect both staff and clients
Ethics in trauma work
Green Cross Academy of Traumatology guidelines for ethical interventions
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies best practice parameters
Recovery Bill of Rights for Trauma Survivors
The ethical mandate of provider self-care: know your code of ethics
Compassion fatigue: Reduce your risk
Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.