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Relational Healing for Relational Injury in the Treatment of Complex Trauma

Credits: 1 CE Distance Learning

Individuals with histories of early, severe childhood abuse and neglect and those who suffer extreme and cumulative forms of interpersonal trauma experience a wide range of difficulties, now referred to as complex trauma. These difficulties often have their origins in disturbed and disrupted primary attachment relationships, abuse and neglect within these relationships, and the additive effects of multiple experiences of trauma. These, in turn, cause considerable psychological damage, both personally and interpersonally, that can last the entire lifespan. A therapeutic relationship is a primary intervention and context for distress of this sort, offering a secure base from which to examine and rework attachment difficulties, process the trauma, learn essential life and relational skills, and increase the capacity necessary for constructive relationships; however, developing a therapeutic relationship with complex trauma patients offers numerous challenges. This presentation will identify relational issues that arise in the treatment of this population and strategies for their identification and management. Ethics within the therapy relationship, vicarious trauma and countertransference responses and posttraumatic growth in the therapist will be discussed.

$12.95

Effective Trauma Treatment: A Review of the Latest Evidence

Credits: 1 CE Distance Learning

No clinical area has undergone more rapid development or benefited more from new research than the field of psychological trauma. The veritable flood of information had made it virtually impossible for therapists to stay on top of all the current research and clinical writing, learn about newest findings and techniques, investigate controversies and debates, and sort out results that matter from those that don’t. This keynote is opportunity to examine the clinical implications of the latest evidence. It includes an overview of the recommendations of the Clinical Practice Guidelines of various organizations and discusses other issues in trauma treatment, including the role of clinical judgment and competence.

$12.95

A Practical Model for Utilizing Feelings and Flashbacks to Heal Trauma

Credits: 1 CE Distance Learning

PTSD and its related trauma are not simple issues to treat in adolescents and young adults. Breaking a traumatic experience down into its six component stages helps us identify which aspects require our specific focus to complete healing. The six corresponding different kinds of flashbacks give us the clues. The clinician’s role includes teaching feelings and flashback skills, managing safety issues and dissociation, fully completing the flashback process, and being aware of vicarious trauma.

$12.95

Helping People with Autostress Disorders

Credits: 1 CE Distance Learning

The workshop will examine how outcomes are enhanced by using brain-based therapy approaches with people who have been plagued by autostress disorders. Just as people with autoimmune disorders suffer from attacks on their bodies by their own immune system, people with anxiety suffer attacks by their stress system on their mind/brain/body. Their anxiety becomes an auto stress disorder wherein their own stress system no longer protects them from danger, but alerts them to danger when there is none. Clients with anxiety disorders are confused by the symptoms, as well as by different therapists they encounter who ascribe to the various brand-name therapies.

$12.95

Compassion and the Therapist

Credits: 1.5 CE Distance Learning

This presentation will explore the importance of compassion (non-egocentric, non-contingent caring for others) as it relates to effective trauma treatment. Methods of compassion development will be discussed, as well as the psychological and neurobiological benefits of compassion for both client and therapist.

$16.95

Working with Easily Triggered and ‘Acting Out’ Trauma Survivors

Credits: 1.5 CE Distance Learning

Many of the most troubling long-term effect of interpersonal trauma is the tendency for some survivors to be involved in externalizing or “acting out” behaviors. This workshop will describe the typical process through which this occurs, including the notion of “triggering”, affect dysregulation, and tension reduction behaviors. Specific interventions will be explored.

$16.95

Reconsidering Trauma: A Mindfulness Approach to Trauma Processing

Credits: 1.5 CE Distance Learning

Several aspects of Buddhist “psychotechnology” can be helpful in working with traumatized people. These include the development of metacognitive awareness, mindfulness, and existential insight. The presenter will describe how these processes and skills can be used to facilitate cognitive processing, therapeutic exposure, and the enhancement of emotional stability.

$16.95

Dancing Backwards in High Heels-How Women Can Master the Art of Resilience

Credits: 1.5 CE Distance Learning

What happens when that need to please goes wrong and a woman keeps pushing herself harder while simultaneously ignoring her own needs? What happens when a woman begins to think self-sabotaging girly thoughts thoughts like If only I was thinner . . . younger . . .prettier . . . was into kinkier sex . . .? What happens when relationships sour and the trauma is carried into subsequent relationships? This workshop reveals how girly thoughts are just conclusions women reach as a way of making sense of the trauma they've experienced.

$16.95

The Scarecrow's Dilemma-If I Only Had a Brain and Trauma Resolution

Credits: 1 CE Distance Learning

Traumatic experiences have a wide range of effects on the brain including hypertrophy of the amygdala causing emotional dysregulation, atrophy of the hippocampus causing short-term memory problems, and dysfunction of the prefrontal cortex causing emotional and/or language problems. Scientists are also finding more evidence that the brain is even more neuroplastic than we thought, and epigenetic studies suggest we can even affect our genes suggesting we can improve our brains function even after trauma has damaged it.

$12.95