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2-Day: Interpersonal Trauma Treatment Training: CPT, PE and ACT Skills and Techniques for Improved Outcomes

Robyn Gobin
Approx. 12 Hours
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Jun 18, 2020
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Interpersonal traumas like physical and emotional abuse, neglect, sexual assault, and domestic violence have devastating impacts on lives – destroying your client’s sense of safety and damaging their ability to form meaningful connections with others.

These clients are desperate to regain control of their lives – and they’re counting on you to deliver the treatment they need to once again feel safe, manage their symptoms, and move their lives forward.

This 2-day course recording will introduce you to skills and techniques from some of today’s most effective therapies, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), so you can take your treatment to the next level!

Buy this recording and discover how you can:

  • More skillfully assess clients for improved treatment planning
  • Successfully challenge self-blame and unhelpful trauma narratives with techniques from CPT
  • Teach your clients ACT skills to quickly reduce hyperarousal
  • Alter fear structures surrounding people, places, and situations with PE tools
  • More successfully address behavioral avoidance in trauma clients

Finish this training with the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to change the lives of survivors of interpersonal trauma!


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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


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Robyn L. Gobin, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, university professor, author, speaker, and researcher specializing in interpersonal trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and women’s mental health.

Dr. Gobin is an assistant professor in the University of Illinois College of Applied Health Sciences and maintains a trauma-focused private practice where she uses research supported therapeutic approaches. Dr. Gobin’s research interests include improving post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment outcomes, the effects of physical and sexual violence on functioning, and understanding how African American culture impacts the way individuals experience, cope with, and recover from post-traumatic distress.

Dr. Gobin is the author of The Self-Care Prescription: Powerful Tools to Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety & Enhance Well-Being (Althea Press, 2019) and a former vice-chair of the American Psychological Association’s Committee of Early Career Psychologists. She was named a 2018 citizen psychologist by the APA for her leadership in reducing barriers to mental health treatment for ethnic minority populations and creating an educational pipeline for the next generation of culturally diverse leaders in the field of psychology. Dr. Gobin earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Robyn Gobin is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: Robyn Gobin is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Association of Black Psychologists.

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Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.

Additional Resources

To order the book, Coping Skills for Trauma Deck, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, please visit our product store.

To order the book, The ACT Approach, please visit our product store.

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  1. Analyze how trauma impacts brain function and communication, and establish how this impacts treatment.
  2. Distinguish interpersonal traumas from other types of trauma and determine how this informs the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  3. Assess the impact of cultural context and identity on the trauma recovery process.
  4. Determine how assessment tools can be used to inform treatment planning and gauge treatment effectiveness.
  5. Employ CPT-based strategies to identify and combat unhelpful trauma narratives.
  6. Evaluate the differences between in vivo exposure techniques and imaginal exposure techniques.
  7. Investigate how PE-based techniques can be used to address behavioral avoidance and unhelpful thought patterns.
  8. Employ ACT-based techniques with clients to promote mindfulness, flexibility, and value-based living.
  9. Differentiate between CPT, PE, and ACT approaches to treating interpersonal trauma.
  10. Formulate a plan to better recognize and address the personal impact of working with trauma survivors.
  11. Evaluate how clinicians can reduce the risk of re-traumatizing clients during treatment.
  12. Assess the potential risks and limitations of trauma treatment techniques.


Interpersonal Trauma: When Clients Never Feel Safe
  • Trauma’s impact on brain structures and function
  • Trust and boundary violations
  • Early attachment issues
  • Emotional and physical abuse or neglect
  • Sexual abuse in childhood and/or adulthood
  • Disruptions to beliefs about self and others
  • How cultural context and identity impact trauma recovery
Assessment Tools for Interpersonal Trauma
  • Symptoms and physical manifestations
  • Diverse clients and cultural influences
  • Dissociation and other common comorbidities
  • Emotion regulation challenges
  • Ongoing and repeated trauma exposure
  • Attachment history and injuries
  • Sexual health and functioning
Evidence-Based Approaches to Working with Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): Skills and Techniques to Help Client Regain Control Over Their Lives
    • The 12-session overview
    • Identify problematic thinking regarding self, the world and others
    • CPT approaches to increase awareness of thoughts and feelings
    • How to challenge and balance overaccommodated beliefs
    • Combat self-blame with clinical techniques from CPT
    • Move clients past stuck points with CPT
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE): Clinical Tools to Address Avoidance and Negative Thought Patterns
    • Emotional processing theory
    • PE Tools to alter fear structures surrounding situations, places, people, memories and emotions
    • Breathing training
    • In vivo exposure techniques
    • Imaginal exposure techniques
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Give Trauma Clients the Ability to Experience Their Feelings and Emotions
    • Sensory techniques to ground clients to the moment
    • ACT skills to reduce hyperarousal
    • Exercises to repair a fractured sense of self
    • Techniques to overcome shame and self-judgement
    • ACT skills for social re-engagement
Overcome Your Biggest Challenges in Trauma Therapy
  • Manage self-injury, suicidality, substance addictions and other co-morbidities
  • Establishing therapeutic boundaries
  • Countertransference
  • Dealing with shame in trauma survivors
  • Regulate emotional intensity
  • Trauma-informed systems and protecting clients from re-traumatization
  • Institutional betrayal
The Personal Impact of Working with Trauma Survivors
  • Preventing burnout and secondary stress disorder
  • Manage compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization
  • Professional resources and support
Research and Limitations

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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