Full Course Description


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

This is the first of a two-day seminar recording that delivers the bio-psycho-social aspects of traumatic stress, traumatic grief, & traumatic loss. Mental health professionals are on the front lines and, in many cases, have the initial contact with the individual(s) who has experienced traumatic stress. Clinicians are routinely called upon to serve survivors of major disasters, war, childhood physical and sexual trauma, rape, violent crime, and other forms of traumatic events. Participation in this workshop leads to a holistic and systemic understanding of traumatic stress and provides skills for immediate use in a variety of clinical settings.

How people respond to traumatic stress is an individual matter based on a number of factors including psychological, emotional, social, cultural, biological, spiritual, and familial. The two-day training will involve an analysis of the various defense mechanisms and other coping skills individuals employ during and following the experience of traumatic stress. Key approaches and interventions include:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Critical incident stress debriefing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This training provides take-away evidence-based, best-practice clinical interventions and techniques for the Assessment, Safety & Stabilization, and Remembrance & Mourning phases of trauma treatment. In addition, completion of this seminar recording along with DAY 2 recording Evidence-Based TraumaTreatments & Interventions meets the educational requirement when applying to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (International Association for Trauma Professionals, www.traumapro.net).

Program Information

Objectives

  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.

Outline

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

  • Systemic traumatic stress theory
  • Symptom review
  • Review of effective treatments
  • Tri Phasic model
  • Most commonly used instruments to assess traumatic stress

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

  • Precipitating events
  • Meaning making
  • Physiology of Trauma
  • Perception

Adaptive and Maladaptive Coping Behaviors

  • Trauma Adaptation
  • Systemic influences
  • Emotional & psychological stressors
  • Integrated theoretical concepts from stress, crisis & trauma theories
  • Information Processing Model
  • Psychosocial Model

Review of Effective Treatment Interventions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (PE, CPT & SIT)
  • EMDR & Bilateral Stimulation
  • Thought Field Therapy (TFT)/Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
  • Sensorimotor

The Biochemical, Affective, and Cognitive Impacts of Traumatic Stress

  • Affective volatility
  • The body keeps the score
  • Biology of traumatic stress

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

  • Epigenetics
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Adrenal fatigue

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

  • Traumagenesis
  • Traumaddiction
  • Comorbidity

Conceptualizing a Framework of Healing for Survivors of Traumatic Stress

  • Systemic perspective
  • Strengths perspective
  • Survivor metaphor

Traumatic Stress Exists Across the Continuum of Systemic Levels

  • Systemic trauma theory
  • Community trauma

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

Copyright : 08/04/2016

MODULE 2 OUTLINE

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

  • Precipitating events
  • Meaning making
  • Physiology of Trauma
  • Perception

Adaptive and Maladaptive Coping Behaviors

  • Trauma Adaptation
  • Systemic influences
  • Emotional & psychological stressors
  • Integrated theoretical concepts from stress, crisis & trauma theories
  • Information Processing Model
  • Psychosocial Model

The Biochemical, Affective, and Cognitive Impacts of Traumatic Stress

  • Affective volatility
  • The body keeps the score
  • Biology of traumatic stress

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

  • Epigenetics
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Adrenal fatigue

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

  • Traumagenesis
  • Traumaddiction
  • Comorbidity

Conceptualizing a Framework of Healing for Survivors of Traumatic Stress

  • Systemic perspective
  • Strengths perspective
  • Survivor metaphor

Traumatic Stress Exists Across the Continuum of Systemic Levels

  • Systemic trauma theory
  • Community trauma

 


MODULE 3 OUTLINE

Self-Regulation

  • Interoception and Balancing the ANS
  • Self-Regulation Skills & Techniques

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Assessment of Traumatic Stress Disorders

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the APA
  • DSM-5® changes
  • ACE & Developmental Trauma
  • Diagnosing PTSD with the PCL-5

Evidence-Based Trauma Treatments & Interventions

MODULE 4 OUTLINE

Techniques/Interventions

  • Relaxation/Self-regulation
  • Grounding
  • Containment
  • Writing/journaling
  • Drawing art
  • Healing metaphors
  • Transitional objects

 

Program Information

Objectives

  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.

Outline

Theories of Traumatic Stress, Loss and Grief

  • Information processing model
  • Psychosocial model
  • Contemporary thoughts

Bereavement and Adjustment Disorders

  • Supporting Normal Bereavement
  • Treating Complicated Bereavement

Assessment of Traumatic Stress Disorders

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the APA
  • DSM-5® changes
  • ACE & Developmental Trauma
  • Diagnosing PTSD with the PCL-5

Techniques/Interventions

  • Relaxation/Self-regulation
  • Grounding
  • Containment
  • Writing/journaling
  • Drawing art
  • Healing metaphors
  • Transitional objects

Demonstrations: Interactive Exercises/Application of skills

  • Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
  • Narrative Exposure Therapy Technique
  • Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
  • Bilateral Stimulation

Closure: Lessons Learned

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

Copyright : 08/05/2016

MODULE 5 OUTLINE

Demonstrations: Interactive Exercises/Application of skills

  • Narrative Exposure Therapy Technique
  • Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
  • Bilateral Stimulation

MODULE 6 OUTLINE

Review of Effective Treatment Interventions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (PE, CPT & SIT)
  • EMDR & Bilateral Stimulation
  • Thought Field Therapy (TFT)/Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
  • Sensorimotor

MODULE 7 OUTLINE

Desensitization & Integration

  • Trauma Memory Processing
  • Graphic Timeline
  • Narratives

Closure: Lessons Learned

 


MODULE 8 OUTLINE

Theories of Traumatic Stress, Loss and Grief

  • Information processing model
  • Psychosocial model
  • Contemporary thoughts

Bereavement and Adjustment Disorders

  • Supporting Normal Bereavement
  • Treating Complicated Bereavement