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Digital Seminar

Module 1: Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors with Lisa Ferentz


Speaker:
Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA
Duration:
1 Hour 58 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 01, 2017
Product Code:
NOS096062_M1
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Many adolescent and adult clients with histories of trauma, abuse, neglect, and other pain narratives have an increased vulnerability towards using self-mutilation, addictions, and eating disordered behaviors to cope and self-soothe, numb and dissociate from unresolved pain. In this training, clinicians will learn about the dynamics of early childhood trauma and the impact that dysfunctional attachment has on clients’ abilities to effectively manage their emotional states.  We will process traumatic experiences and the impact that personal meaning has on clients’ emotional and psychological wellbeing.  We will explore the connection between different attachment styles and affect regulation and dysregulation. We will then connect those early childhood experiences along with developmental stressors and challenges to a cycle of self-destructive behavior. As we de-pathologize these behaviors and view them through a strengths-based lens, participants will learn about a specific “cycle of self-harm” which emphasizes the impact of triggering events, negative cognitions and affect, dissociation, and anxiety on self-harming behaviors. It will also provide helping professionals with a concrete and creative model for intervention.

A variety of right-brain and left-brain based treatment strategies will be offered to help reduce and eventually extinguish these behaviors. An emphasis will be placed on interventions that are designed to increase insight, strengthen internal safety, promote grounding and containment, reduce dissociation and help clients self-soothe in healthier ways. We will explore the idea of “working with” self-destructive behaviors by de-coding their meta-communication while learning how to avoid the power struggles and increased self-harm that often accompanies ineffective “safety contracts.”  A more effective, alternative contract, called CARESS, will be presented.  We will also process the more common clinical pitfalls that can occur when working with these challenging and sometimes triggering issues and emphasize the need for therapists to engage in their own self-care.

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 non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is 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 your profession.  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.

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 11.75 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.


California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level, self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida 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 self-study course qualifies for 11.75 continuing education credits.


Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 14.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 11.75 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 11.75 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


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 self-study activity will qualify for 14.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level, self-study activity consists of 11.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Counselors

This self-study program has been approved for 11.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 11.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


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 this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 11.75 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: Recorded asynchronous distance. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level, self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 11.7 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: If you did not answer YES to be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW on the 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.

 


Florida Social Workers

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 self-study course qualifies for 11.75 continuing education credits. 


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 11.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 11.5 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 self-study package has been approved for 11.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 11.75 clock hours of instruction.


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 self-study activity will qualify for 14.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level, self-study activity consists of 11.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 11.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level, self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

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 self-study course qualifies for 11.75 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. 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 self-study activity qualifies for 11.5 credits.


Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 11.75 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 11.75 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


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 self-study activity will qualify for 14.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level, self-study activity consists of 11.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study program has been approved for 11.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 11.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 11.5 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.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1025. This activity meets the qualifications for 11.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category H activity meets the qualifications for 11.5 CEU's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 11.75 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for a total of 11.75 ceus in the area(s) of C2 - 11.75 hrs.


Oklahoma Alcohol & Drug Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider #20240032. This self-study activity consists of 11.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This self-study activity consists of 11.75 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 self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 11.5 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 11.5 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 11.7 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Other Professionals

This self-study activity qualifies for 11.75 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.



Handouts/Brochure

Speaker

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA's Profile

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA Related seminars and products


Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, de-pathologized treatment of trauma and has been in private practice for over 35 years. She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and internationally, and is a clinical consultant to practitioners and mental health agencies in the United States, Canada, the UK and Ireland.

She has been an adjunct faculty member at several Universities, and is the Founder of “The Ferentz Institute,” now in its 11th year of providing continuing education to mental health professionals and graduating over 1,200 clinicians from her two certificate programs in Advanced Trauma Treatment.

In 2009, she was voted the “Social Worker of Year” by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work. Lisa is the author of Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors: A Clinician’s Guide, 2nd Edition (Routledge, 2014), Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing (Routledge, 2014), and Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch (PESI, 2017). Lisa also hosted a weekly radio talk show, writes blogs and articles for websites on self-harm and self-care, and teaches on many webinars.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Lisa Ferentz maintains a private practice and is the Founder and President of the Ferentz Institute. She receives royalties as a published author and is a consultant for Northwest Hospital. Lisa Ferentz receives a speaking honorarium and product royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Lisa Ferentz is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the American Psychotherapy Association.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Investigate the relationship between, trauma, attachment, and affect regulation.
  2. Categorize the four attachment styles and their impact on a child’s cognitive and emotional development.
  3. Investigate the challenge of attaching to unavailable or abusive caretakers and the resulting need to take “ownership” of the abuse.
  4. Differentiate the manifestations of affect dysregulation and the impact of hypo-arousal and hyper-arousal.
  5. Determine five benefits to working with a strengths-based, de-pathologized perspective, including the impact this mindset has on the therapeutic relationship.
  6. Implement the concepts of trauma-re-enactment and the meta-communication of self-harm.
  7. Assess six reasons why clients engage in self-destructive behaviors.
  8. Investigate the “cycle of self-destructive behaviors.”
  9. Argue the role that dissociation plays in “priming the well” for self-destructive behaviors and implement at least three strategies to short-circuit dissociation.
  10. Utilize CARESS, an alternative to standard safety contracts, and analyze why standard safety contracts can be ineffective.
  11. Implement 6 creative strategies to help re-ground and re-establish a sense of safety and give a voice to trauma narratives in triggered clients.
  12. Interpret the recurring themes in the artwork of traumatized clients and integrate working with art into sessions.
  13. Diagnose three manifestations of counter-transference when working with self-destructive behaviors.
  14. Catalogue three clinical pitfalls to avoid when working with self-destructive behaviors.

Outline

Session 1: Redefining Traumatic Triggers & Self-Destructive Behaviors

  • How to help client “de-code” their traumatic experiences
  • Re-defining self-destructive behaviors from pathology to survival strategy
  • What not to do when starting to work with trauma survivors
  • Incorporating art and drawings as a way of assessing trauma.
  • Helping trauma survivors find grounding and safety for doing trauma therapy

Session 2: How Self-Destructive Behaviors Really Develop and What to Do

  • Why trauma survivors develop various self-destructive tendencies, why they have such a hard time changing them, and why it matters.
  • Understanding the meta-communication of eating disorders, addictions, self-mutilation, and more.
  • Why simply trying to get clients to stop self-destructive behaviors doesn’t work and what to do instead.

Session 3: A New Model for Understanding & Talking with Clients about Self-Destructive Behaviors

  • A strengths-based, de-pathologized model for changing the cycle.
  • How to understand traumatic “Triggers” and how they can be used in trauma therapy. 
  • How to understand the process of dissociation, how to work with it, and why you shouldn’t immediately stop clients from dissociating.
  • Explore several case studies from real clients

Session 4: The Tools & Techniques for Transforming the Cycle of Self-Destructive Behaviors -- Part 1

  • Creatively treating self-destructive behaviors through “intervention sites” designed to reduce and eventually extinguish the behaviors.
  • How to use Lisa’s unique “REACTS” model that clients can easily understand and use immediately in their treatment.
  • Understand how to develop “Somatic Resourcing” tools.
  • Utilizing containment strategies for developing a sense of safety
  • Specific interventions for using journaling, somatic resourcing, cognitive re-framing, art, visualization and guided imagery techniques to enhance safety, containment and grounding for traumatized clients

Session 5: The Tools & Techniques for Transforming the Cycle of Self-Destructive Behaviors -- Part 2

  • Keys for properly using breath work with trauma survivors
  • Learn two flashback halting protocols.
  • Use Lisa’s CARESS model as an alternative to self-injury and binge eating.
  • Addressing chronic negative affect and positively addressing boundaries in therapy

Session 6: Critical Pitfalls in Working with Trauma Survivors and How to Avoid Them 

  • How to address clinical pitfalls that so often make trauma treatments fail.
  • Understanding the unique ways in which counter-transference emerges in trauma work 
  • Addressing vicarious traumatization and how to avoid burnout

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals

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