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Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors with Lisa Ferentz

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Explain the relationship between, trauma, attachment, and affect regulation.
  2. Describe the four attachment styles and their impact on a child’s cognitive and emotional development.
  3. Explain the challenge of attaching to unavailable or abusive caretakers and the resulting need to take “ownership” of the abuse.
  4. Describe the manifestations of affect dysregulation and the impact of hypo-arousal and hyper-arousal.
  5. Identify at least five benefits to working with a strengths-based, de-pathologized perspective, including the impact this mindset has on the therapeutic relationship.
  6. Implement the concepts of trauma-re-enactment and the meta-communication of self-harm.
  7. Identify at least six reasons why clients engage in self-destructive behaviors.
  8. Explain the “cycle of self-destructive behaviors,” including what sets it in motion, why it escalates, and what reinforces it.
  9. Explain the role that dissociation plays in “priming the well” for self-destructive behaviors and implement at least three strategies to short-circuit dissociation.
  10. Describe and utilize CARESS, an alternative to standard safety contracts, and identify at least two reasons why standard safety contracts can be ineffective.
  11. Implement at least 6 creative strategies including: journaling; re-framing; breath work; guided imagery; and art that help re-ground and re-establish a sense of safety and give a voice to trauma narratives in triggered clients.
  12. Identify the recurring themes in the artwork of traumatized clients and learn how to work with art in session.
  13. Identify at least three manifestations of counter-transference when working with self-destructive behaviors.
  14. Describe at least three clinical pitfalls to avoid when working with self-destructive behaviors.

Outline

Session 1: Redefining Traumatic Triggers & Self-Destructive Behaviors

Session 2: How Self-Destructive Behaviors Really Develop and What to Do

Session 3: A New Model for Understanding & Talking with Clients about Self-Destructive Behaviors

Session 4: The Tools & Techniques for Transforming the Cycle of Self-Destructive Behaviors -- Part 1

Session 5: The Tools & Techniques for Transforming the Cycle of Self-Destructive Behaviors -- Part 2

Session 6: Critical Pitfalls in Working with Trauma Survivors and How to Avoid Them 

Copyright : 06/01/2017

Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors with Lisa Ferentz


Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors with Lisa Ferentz


Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors with Lisa Ferentz


Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors with Lisa Ferentz


BONUS - Module 1: 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:

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Copyright : 03/23/2017

BONUS - Module 2: Post Traumatic Growth: From Devastation to Hope

Copyright : 03/23/2017