J. Eric Gentry, Ph.D., D.A.A.E.T.S. is an internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. His Ph.D. is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley – a pioneer of these two fields. In 1997, he co-developed the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue-the world’s only evidence-based treatment protocol for compassion fatigue. In 1998, he introduced the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training and Compassion Fatigue Prevention & Resiliency Training. These two trainings have demonstrated treatment effectiveness for the symptoms of compassion fatigue, and he published these effects in several journals. He has trained over 100,000 health professionals over the past 20 years.
He is the co-author of Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization and Recovery-a critically acclaimed text on the treatment of traumatic stress. He is also the author of the groundbreaking Forward-Facing® Trauma Therapy: Healing the Moral Wound. He is the co-author of Forward-Facing® Professional Resilience: Resolution and Prevention of Burnout, Toxic stress and Compassion Fatigue, Unlocking the Keys to Human Resilience, and Transformative Care: A Trauma-Focused Approach to Caregiving.
Financial: J. Eric Gentry receives compensation as Owner of Compassion Unlimited. He receives royalties as an author for Hogrefo & Huber Publishing. Dr. Gentry receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: J. Eric Gentry has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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- Distinguish the nature of traumatic stress, grief, & loss and their sequelae.
- Analyze the clinical application of various theoretical treatment models for traumatic stress, grief & loss.
- Evaluate traumatic stress, grief & loss from biochemical, psychological, social & spiritual perspectives in order to improve clinical outcomes.
- Analyze the clinical research that supports the imperative factors that influence the efficacy of trauma treatment.
- Assess the comorbidity of traumatic stress in other diagnoses, including personality disorders and Dissociative Identity Disorder, and identify appropriate treatment Interventions.
- Utilize psychoeducation and cognitive restructuring techniques for maximizing client engagement and participation in early stages of treatment.
- Determine the efficacy of self-regulation skills as a preliminary treatment intervention for trauma.
- Determine the 10 core competencies of traumatic stress, grief and loss and specify the clinical application of each.
- Conduct 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.
- Evaluate the potential clinical limitations and benefits of completing a needs assessment for better progress in treatment.
- Utilize clinical skills to support and facilitate recovery from complicated bereavement in clients.
- Integrate CBT skills to promote the development of stability, self-efficacy, anxiety management, and relational capacities in traumatized clients.
A Brief History and Evolution of Traumatic Stress, Grief & Loss
- Systemic traumatic stress theory
- Symptom review
- Review of effective treatments
- Tri Phasic model
- Most commonly used instruments to assess traumatic stress
Core Competencies of Traumatic Stress, Grief & Loss
Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Factors that Produce Anxiety & Traumatic Stress
Adaptive and Maladaptive Coping Behaviors
- Precipitating events
- Meaning making
- Physiology of Trauma
Review of Effective Treatment Interventions
- Trauma Adaptation
- Systemic influences
- Emotional & psychological stressors
- Integrated theoretical concepts from stress, crisis & trauma theories
- Information Processing Model
- Psychosocial Model
The Biochemical, Affective, and Cognitive Impacts of Traumatic Stress
- Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (PE, CPT & SIT)
- EMDR & Bilateral Stimulation
- Thought Field Therapy (TFT)/Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
The Impacts of Traumatic Stress Over Time & Across & Within Developmental Stages
- Affective volatility
- The body keeps the score
- Biology of traumatic stress
The Role of Traumatic Stress in Clinical Disorders such as Personality Disorders, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and More
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Adrenal fatigue
Conceptualizing a Framework of Healing for Survivors of Traumatic Stress
Traumatic Stress Exists Across the Continuum of Systemic Levels
- Systemic perspective
- Strengths perspective
- Survivor metaphor
Theories of Traumatic Stress, Loss and Grief
- Systemic trauma theory
- Community trauma
- Vicarious secondary traumatization
Bereavement and Adjustment Disorders
- Information processing model
- Psychosocial model
- Contemporary thoughts
Assessment of Traumatic Stress Disorders
- Supporting Normal Bereavement
- Treating Complicated Bereavement
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the APA
- DSM-5® changes
- ACE & Developmental Trauma
- Diagnosing PTSD with the PCL-5
Demonstrations: Interactive Exercises/Application of Skills
- Drawing art
- Healing metaphors
- Transitional objects
Limitations of the Research and Potential Risks
- Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
- Narrative Exposure Therapy Technique
- Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
- Bilateral Stimulation
Closure: Lessons Learned
- Limitations of many accepted models of trauma treatment
- Weaknesses and limitations of evidence-based trauma treatment models
- Limitations of the diagnostic (DSM-5 ®) system
- Limitations and potential risks in grief work, due to research scarcity on the topic
- Social Workers
- Case Managers
- Addiction Counselors
- Marriage & Family Therapists
- Other Mental Health Professionals
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