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DVD

The New Rules for Treating Trauma: Integrating Neuroscience to Rewire the Brain


Faculty:
Courtney Armstrong, LPC, MHSP
Duration:
Full Day
Copyright:
Nov 11, 2016
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Product Code:
RNV051130
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

  • Discover the trick to reprogramming brain mechanisms involved in trauma conditioned responses
  • Get a simple 5-step protocol that quickly reconsolidates a traumatic memory and activates the brain’s innate capacity for healing and resilience
  • Help your clients reclaim their lives after trauma!

Were you taught to use medication, CBT, exposure and other traditional therapy approaches to treat trauma? Did you know that these approaches are limited when it comes to healing trauma at the deeper, emotional level of the brain?

Also, do you know that memory reconsolidation is a recent neuroscience breakthrough that revealed the brain’s own rules for healing traumatic memories and allows you to clear trauma at its roots?

During this seminar, I’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions and techniques you can use in each phase of trauma treatment. This is the only trauma training that specifically gives you skills in the phenomena of memory reconsolidation. Let me show you why memory reconsolidation is necessary for effectively and permanently healing trauma. I will give you a simple protocol to use to reconsolidate a traumatic memory in as little as one session!

Don’t get the impression that you have to get lengthy, expensive training and certification in certain modalities in order to be able to successfully treat trauma. My workshop will let you walk away knowing exactly what to do to help your clients reclaim their lives after trauma!

Courtney Armstrong, LPC, MHSP

OUTLINE

The Emotional Brain: A User Friendly Guide

  • How an almond, a seahorse, and a Mohawk can help you understand your brain
  • A healthy emotional brain & how it develops
  • The 7 primary emotional systems and how to influence them
  • How trauma and disrupted attachment alter the brain
  • 3 neuroscience breakthroughs that change how we treat trauma
  • Rewire the brain for resilience, connection and post-traumatic growth

The 3-Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment

Interventions for Assessment, Safety and Stabilization

  • 5 simple questions to assess for PTSD
  • Beyond words: build trust and safety with right brain to right brain communication
  • Help your clients understand trauma responses
  • Activate the brain’s instinct to heal through alpha-theta states
  • Calm fear with mindfulness and imagery techniques
  • Deal with dissociation: practical tools for grounding and orienting
  • Shift shame and nurture self-compassion
  • Defuse anger with play and humor
  • Empower with movement and metaphor

Painlessly Reprocessing Traumatic Memories

  • Revise not relive: why exposure can re-traumatize
  • Memory reconsolidation: the brain’s own mechanism for healing trauma
  • 5 simple steps for painlessly reconsolidating a traumatic memory
  • Create the future-self template and the brain’s blueprint for healing
  • Neutralize negative beliefs with resourceful emotional states
  • Facilitate corrective emotional experiences with powerful imagery, metaphor, music and movement techniques

Facilitating Post-Traumatic Growth

  • The 3 qualities of post-traumatic growth
  • Create a positive post-trauma identity
  • Nurture a secure attachment system after trauma
  • Find meaning and purpose after trauma
  • Hardwire happiness and the power of intention

Applications for Special Populations

  • Heal experiences for sexual trauma survivors
  • Recover from childhood abuse and neglect
  • Transform traumatic grief after sudden or violent deaths
  • Rebound from medical trauma, car accidents and disasters
  • Assist military, police and first responders
  • Foster resilience in children and adolescents after trauma
  • Respectfully work with different cultures and faith traditions
  • Prevent burnout and vicarious trauma with simple self-care techniques

OBJECTIVES

  1. Assess how emotional trauma is processed in the brain.
  2. Distinguish why exposure techniques alone are not enough to relieve post-traumatic stress symptoms.
  3. Identify the 3 phases of trauma-informed treatment.
  4. Describe the recent neuroscience discoveries regarding memory reconsolidation and its implications for treating trauma.
  5. List the 5 steps that all evidence-based trauma therapies have in common and how to apply them to safely and painlessly reconsolidate traumatic memories.
  6. Utilize two experiential techniques that can be used to resource, uplift, and empower clients and diminish feelings of shame and helplessness.
  7. Apply two interventions you can use to help clients reconnect to a healthy sense of self, relationships, and the world.

 

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Certificates of Successful Completion are available for email, download and/or printing from your online account immediately following the successful completion of the post-test/evaluation.

**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 profession's standards.  The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


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Canadian Social Workers

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New York Social Workers

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Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

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Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


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Faculty

Courtney Armstrong, LPC, MHSP Related seminars and products: 4


Courtney Armstrong, LPC, MHSP, has over 20 years’ experience and is a Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy who has trained thousands of mental health professionals nationally and internationally in creative, brain-based strategies for healing trauma. She is a bestselling author of the book, The Therapeutic “Aha!”: 10 Strategies for Getting Clients Unstuck and Transforming Traumatic Grief and contributes to publications such as the Psychotherapy Networker, Counseling Today, and The Neuropsychotherapist. She has been featured as a trauma and grief expert on national television and radio programs and is the owner/director of Tamarisk: A Center for Mind-Body Therapy in the state of Tennessee.

 

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Courtney Armstrong is in private practice. She is an author for WW Norton and receives royalties. Ms. Armstrong receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Courtney Armstrong is a member of the Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy.


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Program Information

Additional Resources

To order the book, The Therapeutic "Aha!": 10 Strategies for Getting Your Clients Unstuck, please visit our product store.

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Target Audience

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

Objectives

  1. Summarize how a clients’ emotional trauma is processed in the brain as it relates to case conceptualization.
  2. Analyze why the use of clinical exposure techniques alone are not enough to relieve post-traumatic stress symptoms.
  3. Breakdown the three phases of trauma-informed treatment put to practical use in-session.
  4. Compile recent neuroscience discoveries regarding memory reconsolidation and its clinical implications for treating trauma.
  5. Characterize the five steps that several evidence-based trauma therapies have in common.
  6. Utilize two experiential techniques that can be used to resource, uplift, and empower clients to reduce feelings of shame and helplessness.
  7. Apply two interventions you can use to help clients reconnect to a healthy sense of self, relationships, and the world.

Outline

The Emotional Brain: A User-Friendly Guide
  • Simple ways to understand the brain
  • A healthy emotional brain & how it develops
  • 7 primary emotional systems
  • How trauma and disrupted attachment alter the brain
  • 3 neuroscience breakthroughs that change how we treat trauma
  • Resilience, connection and post-traumatic growth
The 3-Phase Model of Trauma- Informed Treatment Interventions for Assessment, Safety and Stabilization
  • 5 simple questions to assess for PTSD
  • Beyond words: build trust and safety with right brain to right brain communication
  • Help clients understand trauma responses
  • Calm fear with mindfulness and imagery techniques
  • Deal with dissociation: practical tools for grounding and orienting
  • Shift shame and nurture self-compassion
  • Defuse anger with play and humor
  • Empower with movement and metaphor
Reprocessing Traumatic Memories: A Less Painful Approach
  • Revise not relive: why exposure can retraumatize
  • Memory reconsolidation: a mechanism for healing trauma
  • 5 simple steps for reconsolidating a traumatic memory
  • Create the future-self template and the brain’s blueprint for healing
  • Neutralize negative beliefs with resourceful emotional states
  • Facilitate corrective emotional experiences with powerful imagery, metaphor, music and movement techniques
Facilitating Post-Traumatic Growth
  • The 3 qualities of post-traumatic growth
  • Create a positive post-trauma identity
  • Nurture a secure attachment system after trauma
  • Find meaning and purpose after trauma
  • Happiness and the power of intention
Applications for Special Populations
  • Sexual trauma survivors
  • Childhood abuse and neglect
  • Traumatic grief after sudden or violent deaths
  • Medical trauma, car accidents and disasters
  • Military, police and first responders
  • Children and adolescents after trauma
  • Cultures and faith traditions
  • Prevent burnout and vicarious trauma

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