Complex Trauma Certification Course: Evidence Based Interventions for
Live Webcast

Complex Trauma Certification Course: Evidence Based Interventions for Complex Trauma


Faculty:
J. Eric Gentry
Duration:
3 Full Days
Product Code:
LWC054655
Brochure Code:
PLW69894
Media Type:
Live Webcast


Description

Become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in Complex PTSD (CCTP-II) and demonstrate your expertise in treating this population of trauma clients.

While the focus of many trauma trainings is to acquire the basic skills for treating posttraumatic stress, the focus of this intensive 3-Day Certification Course is acquiring skills for effectively treating those challenging clients with complex posttraumatic stress, or C-PTSD.

You will learn evidence-based practices to help heal complex trauma, including difficult symptoms such as intense abreactions/flashbacks; severe “depression-like” shutdown and avoidance; dissociation; relational difficulties and challenges; chronic emotional and somatic dysregulation; chronic pain and psychotic symptoms.

You will leave this live webcast with a new structure you can apply to the entire treatment course for someone with C-PTSD that pulls from today’s most effective trauma treatment modalities. You will learn how to accelerate treatment with this all-encompassing model, instead of getting stuck trying to use just one trauma treatment modality that may not work for every client.

BONUS!

Complete the additional hours you need to fulfill the full educational requirements to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in Complex PTSD (CCTP-II). Upon completion of this Certification Course, you will be granted full, free access to 5.5 hours of digital content by Trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk, MD

  • Trauma, Attachment & Neuroscience

Once completed, these CE hours meet the full educational criteria for CCTP-II Complex C-PTSD certification through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Visit www.trauma.pro.net for full details.

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Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 19.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 19.0 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 19.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors

This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 22.75 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This course qualifies for 19.0 continuing education credits.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 19.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 1140 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 19.0 credits. 


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 22.75 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This course qualifies for 19.0 continuing education credits.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 19.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 19.0 contact hours. 


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 19.0 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 19.0 continuing education credits.


Psychologists

This live activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.


Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Psychological Association and/or Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity will qualify for 19.0 contact hours.


Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 19.0 hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This program qualifies for 19.0 continuing education hours.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 19.0 (Clinical Practice) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 19.0 (Clinical Practice) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 19.0 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 19.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 19.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 19.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 22.75 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 19.0 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 19.0 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.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 19.0 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.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 19.0 continuing education credits.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 19.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 


Faculty

J. Eric Gentry Related seminars and products: 7

Ph.D., LMHC


Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of disaster and clinical traumatology, having trained thousands of professionals and paraprofessionals worldwide in the treatment of traumatic stress. His doctorate is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley, one of the pioneers of traumatic stress. Dr. Gentry was one of the original faculty members of the Traumatology Institute and later became the co-director of the International Traumatology Institute at the University of Southern Florida. Dr. Gentry, along with Dr. Anna Baranowsky, is the co-author and co-owner of the Traumatology Institute Training Curriculum – 17 courses in field and clinical traumatology leading to seven separate certifications.

Dr. Gentry has been a clinical member of several CISM teams and has provided assistance in many different disaster and critical incidents including Oklahoma City, New York City, and hurricanes in Florida. He was the developer of the Community Crisis Support Team, which began in Tampa, Florida, and has become a model for communities to integrate mental health services into their disaster response network. 

Dr. Gentry is the co-author of the critically acclaimed Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization and Recovery (Third Edition) (Hogrefe Publishing, 2014). His other books include Forward Facing Trauma Therapy (Compassion Unlimited, 2016) and the co-authored Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss: The 10 Core Competencies for Evidence-Based Treatment (PESI, 2017). Additionally, Dr. Gentry has published many research articles, book chapters, and periodicals in this maturing area of study.

He has a private clinical and consulting practice and is adjunct faculty at many universities. Dr. Gentry draws equally from his scientific study and from his rich history of 30+ years of clinical experience with trauma survivors to balance this training with current, empirically grounded information and experienced-based compassionate intervention skills. You will be challenged, inspired, and uplifted by Dr. Gentry and this unique training.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: J. Eric Gentry receives compensation as Owner of Compassion Unlimited. He receives royalties as an author for Hogrefo & Huber Publishing. Dr. Gentry receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: J. Eric Gentry has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

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Additional Resources

To order the book, Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy, please visit our product store.

To order the DVD, Certification Training for Compassion Fatigue Professionals (CCFP), please visit our product store.

To order the book, Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss, please visit our product store.

 

BONUS!

Complete the additional hours you need to fulfill the full educational requirements to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in Complex PTSD (CCTP-II). Upon completion of this Certification Course, you will be granted full, free access to 5.5 hours of digital content by Trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk, MD

  • Trauma, Attachment & Neuroscience

Once completed, these CE hours meet the full educational criteria for CCTP-II Complex C-PTSD certification through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Visit www.trauma.pro.net for full details.

Upon full attendance and completion of this live webcast, you'll receive the following digital content free of charge (a $199.99 value):

$199.99 FREE: Trauma, Attachment & Neuroscience by Bessel van der Kolk


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Contrast the differences between simple and complex PTSD (C-PTSD).
  2. Identify the distinct challenges for diagnosis, treatment planning, stabilization and treatment of C-PTSD.
  3. Describe the neurobiology of C-PTSD and how chronic exposure to threatening environments can produce the spectrum of symptoms of C-PTSD.
  4. Appraise the role that attachment trauma and Aversive Childhood Experiences play in risk for and creation of C-PTSD; and how successfully addressing attachment issues can accelerate treatment for C-PTSD.
  5. Identify the causes and sequelae of attachment trauma and how these adaptations are easily misunderstood as personality disorders.
  6. Articulate the importance of neuroplasticity/pruning and understanding neuronal sequencing in treating C-PTSD and all posttraumatic conditions.
  7. Examine the important role that conditioned threat response and subsequent ANS dysregulation play in generating and sustaining the symptoms of all posttraumatic conditions including C-PTSD.
  8. Review the science and applicability of Porges’ Polyvagal Theory to treatment with C-PTSD; specifically, the importance of developing and utilizing healthy attachment relationships to augment treatment.
  9. Explain how dissociation symptoms are adaptations to recurring trauma.
  10. Identify evidence-based pharmacological interventions for stabilization and treatment for clients with C-PTSD.
  11. Apply Herman’s Tri-Phasic Model to conceptualization, titration and delivery of treatment for C-PTSD.
  12. Identify specific assessment and treatment tasks for each of the three phases of the Tri-Phasic Model.
  13. Recognize symptoms of C-PTSD as adaptations to ongoing developmental trauma that can include extreme symptoms including self-injury; suicide; dissociation; numbing; process and substance addiction; eating disordered behavior; chronic & intractable depression; hyper/hypo sexuality; and rage.
  14. Illustrate the role of crucial non-specific factors of positive expectancy and therapeutic relationship using Feedback Informed Therapy (FIT) as central focus of treatment with C-PTSD.
  15. Incorporate the pivotal role of psychoeducation in treating C-PTSD to help survivors to begin to honor their survival, ameliorate shame and move towards self-compassion.
  16. Implement the four “common factors/active ingredients” shared by all effective trauma therapies for clients with C-PTSD.
  17. Describe the ubiquitous role of reciprocal inhibition embedded in all evidence-based trauma therapies
  18. Incorporate Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy as a self-employed method to facilitate posttraumatic growth and resilience for clients into your clinical practice.
  19. Develop CBT skills for helping trauma survivors to rapidly develop stability; self-efficacy, anxiety management and relational capacities.

Outline

Foundations of Complex Trauma (C-PTSD)

Essentials of C-PTSD

Adaptations to C-PTSD

Overview of Tri-Phasic Model

Assessment & Treatment of C-PTSD

Therapist Preparation

  • Self-regulation of ANS dysregulation and optimization of treatment delivery
  • Informed consent for C-PTSD
Assessment Skill Building
  • Quantitative assessment instruments and clinical interview sufficient to accurately diagnose C-PTSD and develop preliminary treatments & case planning
  • Mental status exam for C-PTSD
  • Monitor treatment effectiveness & identify treatment shortcomings
  • First-session interventions to enhance safety, stabilization, positive expectancy and therapeutic relationship
Stage One: Safety & Stabilization
  • Assessment Skills Building (Safe vs. Not Safe)
  • Case Management (External vs. Internal danger)
  • Therapeutic relationship
  • Stabilization
    • Common/Generic Stabilization Skills for C-PTSD
    • Specialized Skills for Safety & Stabilization
  • Group applications for safety & stabilization/resilience with C-PTSD
  • Empirical criteria for successful completion of Stage 1 with C-PTSD clients
Stage Two: Remembrance & Mourning/Trauma Resolution
  • CBT skills to lessen avoidance, arousal, shame, dysphoria, reactivity, and distorted thinking symptoms
  • Compare current evidence-based/evidence-informed treatments utilized to address symptoms of C-PTSD
    • Trauma-Focused CBT
    • Cognitive Processing Therapy
    • Prolonged Exposure
    • Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Accelerated Resolution Therapy/Brainspotting
    • Somatic Experiencing
    • Sensorimotor Therapy
    • Emotional Freedom Techniques/Energy Psychology
    • Internal Family Systems
    • Structural & Strategic Treatment for Dissociative Disorders
    • Ego-State Therapy
  • Treatment Skills Practice
    • Attachment Trauma
    • Somatization
    • Dissociation
    • Psychoeducation/Cognitive Restructuring
    • Self-Regulation/Relaxation
    • Imaginal Exposure Techniques (IFS, NLP Reframing, Frazier’s Dissociative Table)
Stage Three: Reconnection/Resilience/Posttraumatic Growth
  • Strategies for accomplishing:
    • Sustaining stabilization
    • Self-regulation of physiology
    • Self-regulation of behaviors
    • Self-regulation of emotions
    • Meaning-making
    • Reconnection
  • Posttraumatic growth
    • Spiritual maturation
    • New opportunities
    • Greater strength
    • Greater appreciation
    • New Relationships
  • Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy – Healing the Moral Would (Gentry)
    • Self-regulation & Direct Therapeutic Exposure (DTE)
    • Covenant & code of honor
Closure: Lessons Learned

Target Audience

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

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