Via live interactive webinar
As therapists, we’re often faced with clients whose presenting issues are only the tip of the iceberg as to what’s going on beneath the surface. Years of repression, denial, confusion and pain gush forth and wreak havoc on a life that is not progressing. Being aware of traumatic experiences that clients bring to the therapy room and how to sensitively talk about them is the foundation of effective therapy.
It is estimated that one in four to five Americans have been sexually molested as a child, one in four children have been beaten by a parent to the point of a mark being left on their body, one in three couples engage in physical violence, one in four children grew up with an alcoholic relative and one in eight children have witnesses their mother being beaten (NAMI, 2012). It is because of these statistics as well as other studies that researchers place the prevalence of childhood trauma exposure at between 46 to 95% (Levine, 2010).
This course will open your eyes to how to look for, address and respectfully engage with clients in the area of trauma and its treatment. It will offer new hope for communicating about the unspeakable pains clients have experienced and it will teach therapists how to give hope, compassion and most importantly guidance as clients embark on one of their most important and scary journeys of a lifetime, trauma treatment and grounding.
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify 10 signs of trauma
- Describe 4 effective methods for engaging clients to discuss and agree to treat their trauma.
- Implement 2 evidence-based interventions for beginning the trauma treatment process.
Sources and Resources (click to expand):
Gentry, J. E., & Block, I. K. (2016). Forward facing trauma therapy: healing the moral wound. Compassion Unlimited.
Herman, J. L. (2015). Trauma and recovery: The aftermath of violence - from domestic abuse to political terror. Basic Books.
Levine, P. A. (1997). Waking the tiger: healing trauma: the innate capacity to transform overwhelming experiences. North Atlantic Books.
Levine, P. A. (2008). Healing trauma: a pioneering program for restoring the wisdom of your body. Sounds True.
Levine, P. A. (2010). In an unspoken voice: How the body releases trauma and restores goodness. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books.
Levine, P. A. (2015). Trauma and memory: brain and body in a search for the living past: a practical guide for understanding and working with traumatic memory. North Atlantic Books.
Mate?, G. (2019). Scattered Minds: a new look at the origins and healing of attention deficit disorder. Vermilion.
Ogden, P., & Fisher, J. (2015). Sensorimotor psychotherapy: Interventions for trauma and attachment. W. W. Norton.
Porges, S. W. (2017). The pocket guide to polyvagal theory: The transformative power of feeling safe. W.W Norton & Company.
Van Der Kolk, B. (2014). The body keeps the score: brain, mind and body in the healing of trauma. Penguin Books.
1 CE Live Online Contact Hour(s)
Note: Live interactive webinar is considered the same credit status as live in person by New York, Maryland and many other State boards. Please confirm with your local board.
Core Wellness, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569 and for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167. Note: This course provides 1 Contact Hour(s) live online credits (via interactive webinar).
Core Wellness, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for all programs. Our credits are accepted via reciprocity by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.
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