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Digital Seminar

Post Traumatic Growth: From Devastation to Hope



Although it’s important for therapists to help clients process the painful and often demoralizing effects of trauma, it’s also crucial to nurture their potential for new possibilities of healing through post-traumatic growth (PTG). In fact, learning respectful ways to plant seeds of hope and resilience can make all the difference when working with trauma survivors. In this workshop, you’ll explore:

  • The tangible markers of PTG, such as new ways of relating to others, the rediscovery of personal strengths, and a newfound appreciation for life in general
  • Specific strategies—including writing exercises, role-playing, art, and guided imagery—to help clients connect with the concept of PTG
  • How to use somatic resourcing and remembered resources to access clients’ inner wisdom
  • How to cultivate the possibility that insight and healing can occur even in the midst of painfully devastating experiences


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.5
Faculty:
Lisa Ferentz
Duration:
5 Hours 03 Minutes
Copyright:
23 Mar, 2017
Product Code:
NOS052740
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 5.0 hours CPD.

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Faculty

Lisa Ferentz Related seminars and products: 4

LCSW


Lisa Ferentz, L.C.S.W is the president and founder of The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, Inc., and is a Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association.


Additional Info

Program Information

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

Target Audience

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

Outline

  • History - typical clinical approaches to trauma emphasize ameliorating symptoms and dysfunction
    • Trauma also offers hope of transcendence and growth
    • Positive psychology, recognizing capability for growth and planting the seeds for post traumatic growth
  • Necessity and utility of expressive therapies
    • Awareness of anxiety and resistance related to expressive approaches
  • Trauma assessment should look for client resilience as well as dysfunction and vulnerabilities
    • Trauma survivors may not recognize their own existing strengths and coping mechanisms
    • Strengths begin with taking on the effort and risk involved in engaging in the therapy process
  • Use of metaphor in the therapeutic process and in expressive work
    • Finding beauty in struggle and pain
  • Recognizing that all clients will not experience post-traumatic growth
  • Validating growth without framing trauma as a positive experience
    • Importance of attaching functional meaning to traumatic experiences
  • Interpreting symptoms through assigned meaning
    • Attached meanings with negative impact
    • Subjective interpretation of events exacerbating or minimizing impact of trauma
    • Impact of traumatic experiences on self-image and interpersonal behavior
  • Effective use of art and expressive therapies
    • Facilitating projective expression
  • Identifying and validating strengths and survival techniques
    • Evaluating current utility of prior strategies
  • Appropriate timing of therapeutic steps
  • Identifying personality factors associated with vulnerability and growth
  • Planting the seeds of post-traumatic growth
  • Case example
    • Assessment questions, evaluation of strengths and symptoms
    • Common misdiagnoses
    • Function and self-acceptance of negative behaviors
    • Evaluating client self-talk
    • Modeling compassion and curiosity
  • Journaling exercise
    • Resources for positive self-talk and self-judgement    
  • Facilitating Resilience
    • Cognitive approaches
    • Utilizing positive self-statements
  • Utilizing assessment instruments sensitively
    • Post-traumatic Growth Inventory
    • Patient Health Questionnaire – 9
    • Sand Tray
  • Case example – Post-traumatic growth
  • Somatic Resourcing
    • Exercise - Accessing internal wisdom and compassion
  • Belief in new possibilities – tangible evidence of post-traumatic growth
    • Accepting reasonable risks
    • Attending to and creating new opportunities
    • Transcending trauma
  • Case example – Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Therapeutic Exercises – Moving from PTSD to post-traumatic growth
  • Relating to others
    • Restoring and creating social relationships
    • Healing disrupted perceptions of others, diminishing sense of threat
  • Therapeutic Exercise – Two handed writing
    • Identifying and integrating traumatized aspects of self
    • Facilitating containment, control and safety for vulnerable clients
    • Using parts language effectively – reducing competition and shame, managing nonverbal parts
  • Spiritual Changes
    • Addressing disruptions of faith stemming from abuse
    • Utilizing spiritual reconciliation as resource
    • Case example – restoring faith post trauma
  • Newfound appreciation for life as evidence of post-traumatic growth
    • Case example – finding meaning in the face of terminal illness
    • Achieving perspective and freedom
    • Gratitude and neurochemistry
    • Therapeutic exercise – facilitating gratitude
  • Forgiveness – correlation with post-traumatic growth
    • Useful but not necessary
    • Facilitation strategies

Objectives

  • Explore The tangible markers of PTG, such as new ways of relating to others, the rediscovery of personal strengths, and a newfound appreciation for life in general
  • Explore specific strategies—including writing exercises, role-playing, art, and guided imagery—to help clients connect with the concept of PTG
  • Explore how to use somatic resourcing and remembered resources to access clients’ inner wisdom
  • Explore how to cultivate the possibility that insight and healing can occur even in the midst of painfully devastating experiences

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Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 33

Comments

Selena S - DURANGO, Colorado

"Great summary and timeless materials. They help me over and over again."

Michele H - Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

"A most wonderful and validating workshop. I will certainly incorporate what I have learned (and continue doing what I do!). On a personal note, I listened to this workshop after hearing my father has terminal cancer. I am grateful for Lisa's presentation."

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