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2-Day Intensive Trauma Treatment Certification Workshop: EMDR, CBT and Somatic-Based Interventions to Move Clients from Surviving to Thriving

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Analyze the brain regions involved in trauma.
  2. Assess the clinical implications of the freeze response in trauma treatment.
  3. Determine how clinicians can assess for simple, complex, and intergenerational trauma.
  4. Evaluate how bottom-up techniques like grounding and breathwork can increase felt safety in clients.
  5. Analyze methods clinicians can use to gauge when clients are ready for intense trauma work.
  6. Determine how narrative therapy exercises can be employed in session to help clients talk about hotspots.
  7. Justify how somatic approaches can be used to address the physical symptoms of trauma survivors.
  8. Determine how exposure, titration and pendulation can be used to “slow” emotions in clients.
  9. Support how EMDR-based techniques can be used with clients to resolve traumatic memories.
  10. Differentiate between EMDR, EFT and neuromodulation approaches.
  11. Develop plans for working with anger, resistance, and suicidality in clients who’ve experienced trauma.
  12. Debate the potential risks and limitations of trauma treatment techniques.

Outline

The Neuroscience of Trauma and Mechanisms of Change

Connect Clients to a Diagnosis: Trauma Assessment Tools

Stabilize Your Clients Prior to Trauma Work

Proven Skills and Techniques from Evidence-Based Approaches:

EMDR-Based Techniques: Resolve Traumatic Memories

Narrative Therapy Exercises: Rewrite Traumatic Experiences

Solutions to Trauma Treatment Roadblocks

Reintegration and Post-Traumatic Growth

Research, Limitations and Potential Risks

Copyright : 06/06/2019

Complex Trauma Certification Training: A Strength-Based Approach for Treating Complex PTSD

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Distinguish key contributing factors to the development of Complex PTSD as it relates to client case conceptualization. 
  2. Analyze the impact of Complex PTSD on the cognitive, emotional, and physical health of the client.
  3. Determine how to assess clients for Complex PTSD symptoms within other diagnoses, including personality disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and dissociative disorders.
  4. Incorporate into clinical treatment practical mind-body therapy tools to help clients feel resourced and prepared for trauma processing.
  5. Articulate the six stages of trauma responses within the neurobiology of Complex PTSD as it relates to clinical treatment.
  6. Utilize assessment tools to properly assess for Complex PTSD to better inform treatment planning.
  7. Analyze implicit memory foundations of preverbal and nonverbal memories.
  8. Breakdown how mutual regulation within the therapeutic relationship teaches clients self-regulation strategies that help them develop new interpersonal strengths that help with the treatment process.
  9. Analyze parts work from Structural Dissociation, Internal Family Systems, and Gestalt perspectives.
  10. Evaluate the basic principles of a unified approach to somatic psychology.
  11. Implement mindfulness-based techniques into trauma treatment.
  12. Integrate interventions for the treatment of Complex PTSD drawn from CBT, DBT, EMDR Therapy, Parts Work Therapy, Somatic Psychology, and mind-body therapies.
  13. Determine how the neuroscience of interpersonal neurobiology provides insight into the psychobiological changes possible within trauma treatment. 
  14. Analyze how working within the “Window of Tolerance” can help reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization.
  15. Assess how “top-down” and “bottom-up” interventions can speed up or slow down the pacing of trauma treatment.
  16. Differentiate past experience from present moment experience as it relates to the treatment of trauma.
  17. Employ resilience as a strength-based approach that fosters growth and integration of a positive sense of self-identity in clients.
  18. Evaluate the role of neuroplasticity in treating trauma.
  19. Determine resilience and protective factors to aid against the development of PTSD.
  20. Demonstrate effective strategies for working with clients' preverbal memories.
  21. Utilize relational interventions for shame.
  22. Utilize EFT, Havening Technique, and other “neuromodulation” strategies for trauma recovery.
  23. Apply techniques of focusing and resourcing to prepare clients for trauma reprocessing.
  24. Analyze somatic cues to determine level of internal trauma processing. 
  25. Employ coregulation to reduce level of client distress.
  26. Adapt standard trauma therapy to the increased demands of complex PTSD.

Outline

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder vs. Complex PTSD: Understand the Difference

The Neurobiology of PTSD: Beyond Fight and Flight

Psychological and Physiological Repercussions of Complex PTSD: A Deeper Understanding for Accurate Assessment

Therapeutic Interventions for Complex PTSD: Summary of Effective Therapies

Integrative Treatment for Complex PTSD: Putting it All Together for an Effective Treatment Plan

Experiential Interventions: Mind-Body Practices for Clients with Complex PTSD

Special Considerations in Complex Trauma Treatment

Fostering Resilience: For Post-Traumatic Growth and Healing

Vicarious Trauma: Improve Client Outcomes Through Effective Self-Care

Clinical Vignette – Wendy

Trauma history of neglect, grandmother suicide, father inappropriate sexually

Integrative Approach to Trauma Reprocessing

Deepening the work

Top down and bottom up

Somatic repatterning and reprocessing

Integration:  A path to self-regulation

Copyright : 11/30/2020