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Digital Seminar

Restoring Life After Sexual Trauma


Faculty:
Melissa (Missy) Bradley-Ball
Duration:
5 Hours 41 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Aug 06, 2012
Product Code:
POS020115
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Take it Back: Restoring Strength After Sexual Trauma 

Sexual trauma is a seismic event which impacts the person emotionally, somatically, cognitively, spiritually, and philosophically. Someone is sexually assaulted every two minutes—both male and females in the United States. An overwhelming number will experience this trauma sometime in their lifetime, with age five being the most common age for assault. Most victims do not get help for years following, and even those who do undergo counseling will likely experience some trauma reactivation during adulthood. Victims who go untreated statistically have higher rates of depression, anxiety, cardio-vascular disease, are more likely to smoke, struggle with addictions, and experience more than average relationship challenges and low immune function. Essentially, they have lost the vital qualities of life.

Help your clients take their lives back! This recording is a resilience-based, multi-modal approach using evidence-based models to help late adolescent and adult sexual trauma victims reclaim and restore their lives. Many common sexual trauma approaches miss several of the essential and most complicating factors and often cause people to regress and identify more strongly with their trauma. Attendees will learn a holistic and post-traumatic growth approach so trauma work doesn't have to be more painful than it inherently is. This recording focuses on strengths—not pathology—and uses a healing perspective versus a curing perspective.

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 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


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 5.5 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-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 5.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 5.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Chaplains/Clergy

This self-study program is designed to qualify for 5.5 continuing education hours.


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 5.5 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.


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 self-study course qualifies for 5.5 continuing education credits.


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 6.75 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


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

This program has been approved for 5.5 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 self-study activity consists of 5.5 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. 


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 self-study package qualifies for 5.5 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 5.5 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 self-study activity will qualify for 6.75 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


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Florida Nurses

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 5.5 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

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Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 5.5 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 5.6 self-study continuing education credits.


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 5.5 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.


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 5.5 (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 5.5 (Clinical Practice) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study 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 self-study course has been approved for 5.6 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 activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


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

CE Broker

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 5.5 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 5.5 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 5.5 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 5.5 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 self-study activity will qualify for 6.75 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 5.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 5.5 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 5.0 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.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 5.5 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.



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Faculty

Melissa (Missy) Bradley-Ball Related seminars and products: 3

MS, NCC, BCETS, FAAETS,


Melissa (Missy) Bradley-Ball, MS, NCC, BCETS, FAAETS, is a nationally recognized clinical educator, corporate consultant, family mediator, and author with over 37 years of experience as a psychotherapist, providing individual, group, and family therapy. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Education and Master of Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Her extensive EMDR training (Level I, II, and specialized protocols) helped her become a trailblazer in the field of sexual trauma through a Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth model and she often trains personnel at medical/mental health agencies, universities, school systems, and other facilities. An in-demand Child Sexual Abuse Investigator, expert court witness, and subject matter expert on sexual assault with the Pentagon, Mrs. Bradley-Ball has conducted seminars for more than 300,000 medical, behavioral health, law enforcement, educators, clergy, and military personnel, as well as members of the public throughout the U.S., Canada, and Central America. She was a primary speaker for the first National Conference on Post-Traumatic Growth in 2011. 


Her frequent keynote addresses at regional and national conferences – as well as television and radio news broadcasts – have won her the Scripps Howard Award for Broadcasting Excellence, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and numerous other accolades. She is currently working on a PBS special about the heroic journey of children healing from divorce. 

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Melissa Bradley-Ball is the owner of The Omnibus Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Melissa Bradley-Ball is a member of the American Counseling Association. She is a Fellow and Diplomate for American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Case Managers
  • Crisis Intervention Professionals
  • School Psychologists
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Pastoral Counselors and Clergy

Outline

Foundational Essentials of Trauma

Levels of Functioning

  • Victim
  • Survivor
  • Thriver
  • What are the developmental needs at each level?
  • Immediate treatment vs. treatment decades later

Understanding the Progression of Sexual Assault: The Impact on the Complexity of Trauma 

  • Identification of "potholes" and best approaches to deal with them
  • Trauma imprints and their complications
  • Trauma rituals 
  • How to redirect the ritual
  • Themis—the often-hidden PRIMARY trauma
  • Trauma composites—recognizing and dismantling
  • Somatic, cognitive, behavioral, emotional, sensory details
  • Sexual trauma activation over the course of a lifespan
  • Developmental (possible) "flare up" times
    • Pregnancy
    • Surgery
    • Developmental stages
    • Loss
  • Medical reactivation of sexual trauma

Treatment Interventions with Individuals and Couples

  • Assessing strengths and deficits of Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Which approach? Group, couple, individual, or family? When? How?
  • Setting up Resources
    • Somatic grounding—creating safety and resetting natural survival responses
    • Energy psychology approaches
    • Cognitive-behavioral approaches and creation of positive portfolios
    • "Preparing the team"—assembling the internal team
    • Utilizing external supports as assistants—spouse/partner, family, and friends
    • Reclaiming the ability for intimacy
    • Making Sense and Meaning
      • The heroic journey resilience narrative
      • Utilizing movies and literature as resources
      • Assisting the client to incorporate resources from their spiritual tradition
      • Memories: micro or macro—titrating pain and incorporating the narrative 

Special Areas and Considerations of Sexual Trauma

  • Dissociation
  • Addictions
  • Axis II
  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
  • Sex trafficking
  • High-profile media cases 

Discussion of Adjunct Therapies

  • Bodywork: Breema, Reiki, massage, acupuncture, and more
  • Appropriate timing of encouraging other resources

Objectives

  1. Determine which stage of functioning the client is in and recognize his/her developmental needs
  2. Process trauma safely and effectively using macro and micro aspects of their story
  3. Discuss therapeutic approaches for couples where a partner has experienced sexual trauma and overcome relationship challenges
  4. Identify primary trauma from secondary trauma (also known as Themis and betrayal trauma)
  5. Assist clients to mourn using the matrix of grief
  6. Address how to effectively establish or reinforce intimacy and trust in couples

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