Full Course Description
The 10 Core Competencies of Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss
- Examine the nature of traumatic stress, grief and loss and their sequelae.
- Analyze the clinical application of theoretical treatment models for traumatic stress, grief and loss.
- Evaluate traumatic stress, grief and loss from biochemical, psychological, & social perspectives in order to improve clinical outcomes.
- Examine the clinical research that supports the efficacy of trauma treatment.
- Determine appropriate treatment interventions to address the comorbidity of traumatic stress in other diagnoses, including personality disorders and Dissociative Identity Disorder.
- Examine the research on the efficacy of self-regulation skills as preliminary treatment interventions for trauma.
A Brief History and Evolution of Traumatic Stress, Grief & Loss
- Systemic traumatic stress theory
- Symptom review
- Review of effective treatments
- Tri Phasic model
- Most commonly used instruments to assess traumatic stress
10 Core Competencies of Traumatic Stress, Grief & Loss Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Factors that Produce Anxiety &Traumatic Stress
- Precipitating events
- Meaning making
- Physiology of Trauma
Adaptive and Maladaptive Coping Behaviors
- Trauma Adaptation
- Systemic influences
- Emotional & psychological stressors
- Integrated theoretical concepts from stress, crisis & trauma theories
- Information Processing Model
- Psychosocial Model
Review of Effective Treatment Interventions
- Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (PE, CPT & SIT)
- EMDR & Bilateral Stimulation
- Thought Field Therapy (TFT)/Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
The Biochemical, Affective, and Cognitive Impacts of Traumatic Stress
- Affective volatility
- The body keeps the score
- Biology of traumatic stress
The Impacts of Traumatic Stress Over Time Across & Within Developmental Stages
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Adrenal fatigue
The Role of Traumatic Stress in Clinical Disorders such as Personality Disorders, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and More
Conceptualizing a Framework of Healing for Survivors of Traumatic Stress
- Systemic perspective
- Strengths perspective
- Survivor metaphor
Traumatic Stress Exists Across the Continuum of Systemic Levels
- Systemic trauma theory
- Community trauma
Evidence-Based Trauma Treatments & Interventions
- Determine psychoeducation and cognitive restructuring techniques for maximizing client engagement and participation in early stages of treatment.
- Articulate the 10 core competencies of traumatic stress, grief and loss and specify the clinical application of each.
- Incorporate clinical interventions and techniques for the initial assessment, safety and stabilization phase of treatment as well as the remembrance and mourning phases of trauma treatment.
- Examine the potential clinical limitations and benefits of completing a needs assessment for better progress in treatment.
- Develop clinical skills to support and facilitate recovery from complicated bereavement in clients.
- Incorporate CBT skills to promote the development of stability, self-efficacy, anxiety management, and relational capacities in traumatized clients.
Theories of Traumatic Stress, Loss and Grief
- Information processing model
- Psychosocial model
- Contemporary thoughts
Bereavement and Adjustment Disorders
- Supporting Normal Bereavement
- Treating Complicated Bereavement
Assessment of Traumatic Stress Disorders
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the APA
- DSM-5® changes
- ACE & Developmental Trauma
- Diagnosing PTSD with the PCL-5
- Drawing art
- Healing metaphors
- Transitional objects
Demonstrations: Interactive Exercises/Application of skills
- Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
- Narrative Exposure Therapy Technique
- Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
- Bilateral Stimulation
Closure: Lessons Learned Copyright :
Overcoming Trauma-Related Shame and Self-Loathing with Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
- Discriminate the clinical implications of physiological and cognitive contributors to shame.
- Determine cognitive-behavioural, ego state, and psychoeducational interventions to address shame in clinical practice.
The Neurobiology of Shame
Shame’s Evolutionary Purpose
- The role of shame in traumatic experience
- Shame as an animal defence survival response
- Effects of shame on autonomic arousal
Making Meaning of Shame
- Shame and the attachment system
- Rupture and repair in attachment formation
Working from the “Bottom Up”
- Feelings of disgust, degradation, and humiliation are interpreted as “who I am”
- Cognition and the body
- Internal working models predict the future and determine our actions
A New Relationship to the Shame: Acceptance and Compassion
- The role of procedural learning and memory
- Physiological effects of mindful dual awareness
- Using mindfulness-based techniques to inhibit self-judgment
The Social Engagement System and the Healing of Shame
- Re-contextualizing shame as a younger self or part
- Bringing our adult capacity to our childhood vulnerability
- Healing shame through compassionate acceptance
- Social engagement and the ventral vagal system (Porges)
- The incompatibility of shame and social engagement
- The therapist’s own social engagement system as a healing agent
Trauma Defined: Bessel van der Kolk on The Body Keeps the Score
The Latest Clinical Research Surrounding:
- The impact of trauma on brain activity
- Neurofeedback, EMDR and “body work” on symptom reduction
- The effectiveness of movement, mindfulness and theater activities in trauma treatment
- Explain how trauma influences the activity of the key areas of the brain and how that dictates behavior patterns.
- Articulate the clinical research surrounding the effectiveness of yoga, mindfulness meditation, and theater in healing trauma in clients.