Clients with trauma often avoid anything that reminds them of it. As they withdraw to perceived safety, they soon find themselves engaging in fewer and fewer activities, abandoning positive behaviours, and neglecting the relationships that brought them joy and meaning.
It’s a chronic pattern of avoidance that maintains and worsens their symptoms. And without breaking this pattern your treatment plan may be going nowhere.
Behavioural Activation (BA) gives you the tools you need to meet avoidance behaviours head-on and re-engage clients in the activities that provide them with the safety, confidence and support they need to stay in therapy and drop down into uncomfortable emotions and memories with you in sessions. Beneficial both as a standalone intervention for PTSD as well as a valuable preparation tool for trauma-focused treatments you’re already using, BA helps clients decrease patterns of avoidance and reduce their PTSD symptoms through identification and attainment of target behaviours.
This one-day training will give you a step-by-step guide for using Behavioural Activation in your trauma practice so you can help clients reduce avoidance, resume valued behaviours and re-engage in their lives!
Watch and discover:
You can’t afford to leave this valuable therapeutic approach out of your trauma treatment toolbox!
This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD.
|Manual - Behavioral Activation for Trauma (2.1 MB)||70 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Lisa Campbell, Ph.D., is the program coordinator for the VA San Diego, South County PTSD Clinical Team. Dr Campbell specializes in the treatment of PTSD and over the past 20 years has treated all types of trauma survivors, both for the VA and her private practice.
Dr. Campbell is the co-author of Behavioral Activation for PTSD: A Workbook for Men (Althea Press, 2018) and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego where she plays an active role in training psychologists. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University Nevada, Reno.
Financial: Lisa Campbell is the program coordinator for the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. She is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Campbell receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Behavioural Activation (BA) as a Treatment Strategy
Triggers, Avoidance, and Safety Behaviours
How to Pinpoint Areas of Desired Change with Clients
Take Action with Behavioural Activation:
Tools and Techniques to Re-engage Clients with Their Lives
Behavioural Activation Strategies to Overcome Treatment Challenges
Measure Progress and Continued Growth
Limitations of the research and potential treatment risks
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