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Digital Seminar

Treating Trauma and Complex PTSD

When working with trauma cases do you see clients go into flight, fight, and/or freeze? Do they yell at you, insult you, or leave the session? Are there times you find yourself getting angry at your clients? Do you recognize your own flight, fight, and/or freeze response? Welcome to the messy, often confusing world of trauma treatment. In this workshop, you’ll explore practical in-session techniques as well as a framework to help you recognize what’s happening when things heat up and get intense. You’ll discover how to:

  • Assess the client’s motivation, stage of change, and preferred mode of learning
  • Effectively build a therapeutic collaboration around each client’s individual needs
  • Understand the importance of therapist transparency and empower clients by making the therapy process as safe and explicit as possible
  • Explore intrafamily violence and include additional family members in your sessions


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Mary Jo Barrett, MSW |  Linda Stone Fish, MSW, PhD
4 Hours 45 Minutes
Audio and Video
Mar 23, 2017
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Digital Seminar
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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 4.75 hours CPD.



Mary Jo Barrett, MSW's Profile

Mary Jo Barrett, MSW Related seminars and products: 12

Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, is the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change, and the coauthor of Treating Complex Trauma: A Relational Blueprint for Collaboration and Change and Systemic Treatment of Incest.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mary Jo Barrett is the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change.

Non-financial: Mary Jo Barrett has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Linda Stone Fish, MSW, PhD Related seminars and products: 5

Linda Stone Fish, MSW, PhD., is the David B. Falk Endowed Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Syracuse University and the author of Nurturing Queer Youth.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Linda Stone Fish is in private practice. She is a David B. Falk Endowed Professor at Syracuse University.

Non-financial: Linda Stone Fish is a member of the American Family Therapy Association.

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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


  • What Does “Getting Messy” Mean?
    • Four Levels of Stress Reactivity
    • Unmanageable Stress & Self-Protection
    • Relational Perspectives of Trauma
  • What Does Messy Mean to You?
    • Avoidance of Discomfort
    • Difficulty Controlling Emotional Thoughts, Behaviors, and Relationships
    • Survival Mindstate
    • Engaged Mindstate
    • Regulating the Nervous System
    • Mirror Neuron Helpers’ Journey
  • Ethical Attunement
    • Therapist Awareness & Attunement
    • Reactive Style of Therapist
    • Consequences of Not Being Ethically Attuned
    • Attachment Styles
    • Defining Features of Attachment Bonds
    • Neurological Regulating
  • The Collaborative Change Model
    • Fractal Model of Change
    • Mirroring = Attunement
    • Stage 1: Creating a Context for Change
    • Stage 2: Challenging Patterns & Expanding Realities
    • Stage 3: Consolidation
  • Building a Therapeutic Collaboration
    • Interventions
    • Understanding the Victim/Survival Cycle
    • Noticing
    • Role-Plays
  • Family Messiness
    • Skills for Working with Family Messiness
      • Video, Role-Play, Case Studies


  1. Assess for stress reactivity and trauma
  2. Establish criteria for understanding the importance of therapist transparence and empower clients by creating a safe therapeutic space
  3. Instruct on how to utilize the Collaborative Change Model
  4. Develop tools to effectively build a therapist collaboration around each client’s individual needs
  5. Evaluate interfamily violence and support the inclusion of additional family members in sessions
  6. Develop skills for working with family messiness



Overall:      4

Total Reviews: 16

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