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Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy: A Therapy for the 21st Century



What if there was a simple, efficient, and effective way to treat clients’ traumatic stress that didn’t involve them revisiting the painful memories of the past? Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy (FFTT) is a method of trauma treatment that combines components of CBT and brain science to teach clients a disciplined practice of self-regulation that enables them to navigate the high-demand situations of their lives with a symptom-free body, maximal cognitive and motor functioning, and intentional instead of reactive behavior. In this workshop, you’ll explore:

  • The principles and process of traumagenesis—how painful past learning turns into unbearable symptoms in the present
  • How to implement the skills of interoception and self-regulation as primary tools for professional resilience
  • How to then teach these skills to your clients as primary treatment for all stress symptoms
  • How to apply FFTT as a tool for restarting and enhancing adult development in a way that’s useful with all clients


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.7
Bundles:
Trauma Masters Bundle
Faculty:
Eric Gentry
Duration:
3 Hours 47 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
24 Mar, 2017
Product Code:
NOS052885
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

CPD


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 3.75 hours CPD.

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Faculty

Eric Gentry Related seminars and products: 1

Ph.D., LMHC


Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of disaster and clinical traumatology, having trained thousands of professionals and paraprofessionals worldwide in the treatment of traumatic stress. His doctorate is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley, one of the pioneers of traumatic stress. Dr. Gentry was one of the original faculty members of the Traumatology Institute and later became the co-director of the International Traumatology Institute at the University of Southern Florida. Dr. Gentry, along with Dr. Anna Baranowsky, is the co-author and co-owner of the Traumatology Institute Training Curriculum – 17 courses in field and clinical traumatology leading to seven separate certifications. He is also a founding board member and vice-president of the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).
Dr. Gentry has been a clinical member of several CISM teams and has provided assistance in many different disaster and critical incidents including Oklahoma City, New York City, and hurricanes in Florida. He was the developer of the Community Crisis Support Team, which began in Tampa, Florida, and has become a model for communities to integrate mental health services into their disaster response network.
Dr. Gentry is the co-author of the critically acclaimed Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization and Recovery (Third Edition) (Hogrefe and Huber, 2011). His newest books include Forward Facing Trauma Therapy (2016) and is the co-author of Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss (PPM, 2017). Additionally, Dr. Gentry has published many research articles, book chapters, and periodicals in this maturing area of study. he has a private clinical and consulting practice and is adjunct faculty at many universities. Dr. Gentry draws equally from his scientific study and from his rich history of 30+ years of clinical experience with trauma survivors to balance this training with current, empirically grounded information and experienced-based compassionate intervention skills. You will be challenged, inspired, and uplifted by Dr. Gentry and this unique training.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Outline

  • Brief History of Traumatic stress treatment
    1. Traditionally, psychodynamic approaches have been used; These approaches would often retraumatize and demoralize patients, and anxiety increased
    2. PTSD is not an illness, it is an injury – TBI, involving wounded neuronic symmetry
    3. Joseph Wolpe used reciprocal inhibition:  pair exposure in a relaxed muscle-body state, with trauma triggers
    4. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk:  recognized Somatic dissociation:  person is numbed to stress response, projecting, using procedural memory
    5. Interoception is key – addressing the automatic, autonomic nervous system responses
    6. Neuro-cognitive involvement and education is key in Forward Facing trauma therapy
  • 4 active ingredients that heal traumas:
    1. Development of a therapeutic relationship with feedback informed therapy – extract from clients what is, and is not working in therapy, and change to deliver more effective therapy
    2. Restructuring, Psychoeducation and self-regulation
    3. Teach and model Relaxation and physiological self-regulation skills; integration and densensitization
    4. Exposure via narrative, for post-traumatic growth and resilience
  • Watch for and address:  traumagenesis, reciprocal inhibition, interoception, intentionality
  • Interoception (balancing the autonomic nervous system) + self-regulation = trauma resolution
  • Teaching clients to use the Relaxation response
    1. Practice self-regulation, skill building
    2. Intention of directing your attention back to your body
    3. Pelvic floor muscle relaxation responses
    4. Body scan, and peripheral vision exercise
    5. Observation and verbal exercises
    6. Describing one’s Covenant for life, and Code of Honor:  trauma as thwarting intention and breaching integrity

Objectives

  • Explore the principles and process of traumagenesis—how painful past learning turns into unbearable symptoms in the present
  • Explore how to implement the skills of interoception and self-regulation as primary tools for professional resilience
  • Explore how to then teach these skills to your clients as primary treatment for all stress symptoms
  • Explore how to apply FFTT as a tool for restarting and enhancing adult development in a way that’s useful with all clients

Target Audience

Psychologists, Physicians, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals

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