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Trauma Treatment Certification Course: Comprehensive Strategies and Customizable Interventions for Enhanced Recovery

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Trauma Impact: Summary of the Research

Assessment and Diagnosis of Trauma Address Trauma’s Impact on Neurobiology Evidence-based Treatments vs. the “Real World” Points of Intervention in Trauma Treatment Address Critical Domains in Trauma Treatment Additional Components for the 3 Stages of Trauma Recovery Resiliency and Protective Factors


  1. Analyze the strategies to avoid common pitfalls clinicians may encounter when formulating a trauma diagnosis.
  2. Demonstrate the impact of trauma on the brain and behaviour for the purpose of client psychoeducation.
  3. Analyze how to resolve the disconnect that sometimes exists between evidence-based treatments and the real lives of survivors.
  4. Determine the process for applying psychological first aid to ensure safety for clients who have experienced trauma.
  5. Apply a flexible conceptual framework to trauma treatment that is sensitive to clients’ needs across several critical domains.
  6. Utilize strategies to assist caregivers of young trauma clients with issues of emotional control, attunement, and discipline.
  7. Implement a variety of treatment exercises and grounding techniques to help clients develop emotional regulation skills.
  8. Integrate cognitive behavioural strategies to transition problematic thoughts of clients into more adaptive, helpful thinking patterns.
  9. Evaluate the effectiveness of various trauma treatment strategies used through the three stages of trauma recovery.
  10. Incorporate play-based and verbal techniques to assist clients in developing their trauma narrative.
  11. Choose appropriate strategies to help clients prepare for future safety issues and trauma triggers.
  12. Create a treatment plan for building resiliency in clients to facilitate posttraumatic growth and meaningful recovery.

Copyright : 24/08/2020

2-Day Shame-Informed Treatment Certification Course

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  1. Discriminate between guilt and core shame and elaborate on the adaptive, social and clinical implications. 
  2. Evaluate the role of attachment in the formation of a shame-based identity.
  3. Investigate the neurophysiology of shame as seen through the lens of Porges’ polyvagal theory.
  4. Assess for verbal and non-verbal signs of shame in clients.
  5. Employ interview questions for assessing shame in clients’ relationships and current patterns.
  6. Investigate how clinicians can enhance attunement to create trust and openness with shame-prone clients.
  7. Evaluate how therapists can use co-regulation to create a sense of safety and equal power in the therapeutic relationship.
  8. Support how clinicians can increase vulnerability and self-awareness of their own shame to overcome barriers of relational presence.
  9. Investigate how shame acts as a cover for anger and explain how compassion exercises can be employed to help clients let go of anger.
  10. Evaluate the importance of managing shame in clients with substance use issues in efforts to prevent relapse.
  11. Employ somatic interventions to help cultivate secure attachment in trauma clients.
  12. Communicate how shame pushes clients into binge eating and clarify how self-acceptance interventions can be used to reduce emotional eating.


Shame, Attachment and Social-Emotional Development

The Neurophysiology of Shame:
Polyvagal Theory, Shame and the Shutdown Response Recognizing Shame: Assessment Tools How to Create a Safe and Empathetic Therapeutic Environment

Re-Write the Story of Shame into “I Am Enough”:
Clinical Strategies to Cultivate Secure Attachment and Self-Compassion

Connect Shame-Informed Clinical Strategies to the Treatment of:
Anger and Rage


Stress and Anxiety

Eating Disorders

Substance Abuse and Addiction

Depression, Self-Harm & Suicidality

Copyright : 15/10/2020