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Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors with Lisa Ferentz

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Investigate the relationship between, trauma, attachment, and affect regulation.
  2. Categorize the four attachment styles and their impact on a child’s cognitive and emotional development.
  3. Investigate the challenge of attaching to unavailable or abusive caretakers and the resulting need to take “ownership” of the abuse.
  4. Differentiate the manifestations of affect dysregulation and the impact of hypo-arousal and hyper-arousal.
  5. Determine five benefits to working with a strengths-based, de-pathologized perspective, including the impact this mindset has on the therapeutic relationship.
  6. Implement the concepts of trauma-re-enactment and the meta-communication of self-harm.
  7. Assess six reasons why clients engage in self-destructive behaviors.
  8. Investigate the “cycle of self-destructive behaviors.”
  9. Argue the role that dissociation plays in “priming the well” for self-destructive behaviors and implement at least three strategies to short-circuit dissociation.
  10. Utilize CARESS, an alternative to standard safety contracts, and analyze why standard safety contracts can be ineffective.
  11. Implement 6 creative strategies to help re-ground and re-establish a sense of safety and give a voice to trauma narratives in triggered clients.
  12. Interpret the recurring themes in the artwork of traumatized clients and integrate working with art into sessions.
  13. Diagnose three manifestations of counter-transference when working with self-destructive behaviors.
  14. Catalogue three clinical pitfalls to avoid when working with self-destructive behaviors.

Outline

Session 1: Redefining Traumatic Triggers & Self-Destructive Behaviors

Session 2: How Self-Destructive Behaviors Really Develop and What to Do

Session 3: A New Model for Understanding & Talking with Clients about Self-Destructive Behaviors

Session 4: The Tools & Techniques for Transforming the Cycle of Self-Destructive Behaviors -- Part 1

Session 5: The Tools & Techniques for Transforming the Cycle of Self-Destructive Behaviors -- Part 2

Session 6: Critical Pitfalls in Working with Trauma Survivors and How to Avoid Them 

Copyright : 01/06/2017

Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors with Lisa Ferentz


Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors with Lisa Ferentz


Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors with Lisa Ferentz


Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors with Lisa Ferentz


BONUS - Module 1: Post Traumatic Growth: From Devastation to Hope

Although it’s important for therapists to help clients process the painful and often demoralizing effects of trauma, it’s also crucial to nurture their potential for new possibilities of healing through post-traumatic growth (PTG). In fact, learning respectful ways to plant seeds of hope and resilience can make all the difference when working with trauma survivors. In this workshop, you’ll explore:

Program Information

Outline

Objectives

  1. Identify and utilize markers of Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) to increase resiliency and guide treatment planning.
  2. Theorize how to cultivate growth, insight, and development in the midst of traumatic experiences.
  3. Utilize ‘somantic resourcing’ and ‘remember resources’.
  4. Formulate expressive and art-based techniques to encourage PTG, including writing exercises, role-playing, art, and guided imagery.
  5. Integrate philosophical and conceptual elements of PTG into traditional treatment modalities.
  6. Practice assessment of client strengths and personality factors to enhance PTG.

Copyright : 23/03/2017

BONUS - Module 2: Post Traumatic Growth: From Devastation to Hope

Copyright : 23/03/2017