When working with trauma cases do you often 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 angry at your clients or just downright don’t like them? 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.
- Focus on how to assess the client’s motivation, stage of change, and preferred mode of learning and how to build a therapeutic collaboration around it
- Explore the importance of therapist transparency and how to empower clients by making the therapy process as safe and explicit as possible
- Learn how to explore intra-family violence or include additional family members in your sessions
Linda Stone Fish, MSW, PhD
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.
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.
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW
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.
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.