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The 10 Core Competencies of Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss

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  1. Examine the nature of traumatic stress, grief and loss and their sequelae.
  2. Analyze the clinical application of theoretical treatment models for traumatic stress, grief and loss.
  3. Evaluate traumatic stress, grief and loss from biochemical, psychological, & social perspectives in order to improve clinical outcomes.
  4. Examine the clinical research that supports the efficacy of trauma treatment.
  5. Determine appropriate treatment interventions to address the comorbidity of traumatic stress in other diagnoses, including personality disorders and Dissociative Identity Disorder.
  6. Examine the research on the efficacy of self-regulation skills as preliminary treatment interventions for trauma.


A Brief History and Evolution of Traumatic Stress, Grief & Loss

10 Core Competencies of Traumatic Stress, Grief & Loss Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Factors that Produce Anxiety &Traumatic Stress

Adaptive and Maladaptive Coping Behaviors

Review of Effective Treatment Interventions

The Biochemical, Affective, and Cognitive Impacts of Traumatic Stress

The Impacts of Traumatic Stress Over Time Across & Within Developmental Stages

The Role of Traumatic Stress in Clinical Disorders such as Personality Disorders, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and More

Conceptualizing a Framework of Healing for Survivors of Traumatic Stress

Traumatic Stress Exists Across the Continuum of Systemic Levels

Copyright : 08/04/2016

Evidence-Based Trauma Treatments & Interventions


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  1. Determine psychoeducation and cognitive restructuring techniques for maximizing client engagement and participation in early stages of treatment.
  2. Articulate the 10 core competencies of traumatic stress, grief and loss and specify the clinical application of each.
  3. Incorporate 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.
  4. Examine the potential clinical limitations and benefits of completing a needs assessment for better progress in treatment.
  5. Develop clinical skills to support and facilitate recovery from complicated bereavement in clients.
  6. Incorporate CBT skills to promote the development of stability, self-efficacy, anxiety management, and relational capacities in traumatized clients.


Theories of Traumatic Stress, Loss and Grief

Bereavement and Adjustment Disorders

Assessment of Traumatic Stress Disorders


Demonstrations: Interactive Exercises/Application of skills

Closure: Lessons Learned

Copyright : 08/05/2016



Overcoming Trauma-Related Shame and Self-Loathing with Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

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  1. Discriminate the clinical implications of physiological and cognitive contributors to shame.
  2. Determine cognitive-behavioral, ego state, and psychoeducational interventions to address shame in clients.


The Neurobiology of Shame

Shame’s Evolutionary Purpose Making Meaning of Shame Working from the “Bottom Up” A New Relationship to the Shame: Acceptance and Compassion The Social Engagement System and the Healing of Shame

Copyright : 12/09/2013

Trauma Defined: Bessel van der Kolk on The Body Keeps the Score

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  1. Evaluate how trauma influences the activity of the key areas of the brain and how that dictates behavior patterns in clients.
  2. Articulate the clinical research surrounding the effectiveness of yoga, mindfulness meditation, and theater in healing trauma in clients.


The Latest Clinical Research Surrounding:

Copyright : 09/02/2014