An introduction to treating trauma in your practice (6-week deep-dive class)
This 6-week deep-dive class is open to those who have attended the introductory webinar and want to go deeper into their understanding and treatment of trauma in their practice.
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Designed for coaches, therapists, medical professionals and those in the alternative, complementary and spiritual healing spaces, the course will cover questions such as:
- Why do some people develop trauma symptoms when others don’t, even if their situations have been similar?
- How can memories suddenly resurface many years later?
- What is the purpose of nightmares and flashbacks?
- Why do we go to such lengths to avoid dealing with our trauma when, in the right hands, it’s eminently healable?
- How do the different healing methods work?
- Can I treat trauma in my practice even if I’m not a licensed psychotherapist?
- How do I treat trauma in my practice even if I’m not a licensed psychotherapist?
- When do I need to refer?
- How do I stay within the ethics of my profession?
Over the six week period, participants will learn techniques for recognizing and assessing for trauma, how to respond when it shows up, and how to desensitize flashbacks, nightmares and distressing imagery. The course will discuss related concepts including the “window of tolerance”, dissociation, and how anxiety operates as a default emotion to keep us from feeling sadness and grief. Time will also be devoted to addressing boundaries, triangles, self-love (or self-recrimination), compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization, ethical considerations and the importance of self-care.
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While each of the six sessions will cover their own objectives, the overarching objectives of the course are:
- Delineate between traumatic reactions, PTSD and other clinical diagnoses
- Explain the significance of The Rule of Two
- Describe how to respond to a traumatic reaction when it shows up in your session
- Describe the indicators that a referral is warranted
Dates: Fridays September 29 – November 3, 2023 (total six sessions)
Time: 9.30-11.30 am PT / 12.30-2.30 pm ET / 5.30-7.30pm BST / 6.30-8.30pm CET
Fees (all prices in USD):
- Early bird (sign up on or before August 25, 2023): $550
- Okay you’ve convinced me (sign up on or before September 18, 2023): $600
- Seat of the pants (sign up on or after September 19): $750
- This course has been approved by the ICF for 12 hours of CCEU credit (5 hours of core competency and 7 hours of resource development).
- This course has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapy for 12 CEUs (Approval #CE2023-381)
- Certificates will be provided to all participants for submission to individual licensing and certifying bodies for continuing education credit.