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Courtois, Christine
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