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The New Rules for Treating Trauma: Integrating Neuroscience to Rewire the Brain
The New Rules for Treating Trauma: Integrating Neuroscience to Rewire the Brain

Where:  DAYTON, OH

When:  Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$219.99
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$199.99
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CROWNE PLAZA DAYTON HOTEL
33 E 5TH ST
DAYTON, OH 45402
Phone: (937) 224-0800
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Course Description:

Were you taught to use medication, CBT, exposure and other traditional therapy approaches to treat trauma? Did you know that these approaches are limited when it comes to healing trauma at the deeper, emotional level of the brain?

Come to my workshop, I’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions and techniques you can use in each phase of trauma treatment. This is the only trauma training that specifically gives you skills in the phenomena of memory reconsolidation. Let me show you why memory reconsolidation is necessary for effectively and permanently healing trauma. I will give you a simple protocol to use to reconsolidate a traumatic memory in as little as one session!

Don’t get the impression that you have to get lengthy, expensive training and certification in certain modalities in order to be able to successfully treat trauma. My workshop will let you walk away knowing exactly what to do to help your clients reclaim their lives after trauma!

Hope to see you soon!

Courtney Armstrong, LPC, MHSP
Objectives:

  1. Assess how emotional trauma is processed in the brain.
  2. Analyze why exposure techniques alone are not enough to relieve post-traumatic stress symptoms.
  3. Breakdown the 3 phases of trauma informed treatment.
  4. Compile recent neuroscience discoveries regarding memory reconsolidation and its implications for treating trauma.
  5. Characterize the 5 steps that all evidence-based trauma therapies have in common and how to apply them to safely and painlessly reconsolidate traumatic memories.
  6. Utilize two experiential techniques that can be used to resource, uplift, and empower clients and diminish feelings of shame and helplessness.
  7. Apply two interventions you can use to help clients reconnect to a healthy sense of self, relationships, and the world.
OUTLINE

The Emotional Brain: A User Friendly Guide
  • How an almond, a seahorse, and a Mohawk can help you understand your brain
  • A healthy emotional brain & how it develops
  • 7 primary emotional systems & how to influence them
  • How trauma and disrupted attachment alter the brain
  • 3 neuroscience breakthroughs that change how we treat trauma
  • Rewire the brain for resilience, connection and post-traumatic growth
The 3-Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment

Interventions for Assessment, Safety and Stabilization
  • 5 simple questions to assess for PTSD
  • Beyond words: build trust and safety with right brain to right brain communication
  • Help clients understand trauma responses
  • Activate the brain’s instinct to heal through alpha-theta states
  • Calm fear with mindfulness and imagery techniques
  • Deal with dissociation: practical tools for grounding and orienting
  • Shift shame and nurture self-compassion
  • Defuse anger with play and humor
  • Empower with movement and metaphor
Painlessly Reprocessing Traumatic Memories
  • Revise not relive: why exposure can retraumatize
  • Memory reconsolidation: the brain’s own mechanism for healing trauma
  • 5 simple steps for painlessly reconsolidating a traumatic memory
  • Create the future-self template and the brain’s blueprint for healing
  • Neutralize negative beliefs with resourceful emotional states
  • Facilitate corrective emotional experiences with powerful imagery, metaphor, music and movement techniques
Facilitating Post-Traumatic Growth
  • The 3 qualities of post-traumatic growth
  • Create a positive post-trauma identity
  • Nurture a secure attachment system after trauma
  • Find meaning and purpose after trauma
  • Hardwire happiness and the power of intention
Applications for Special Populations
  • Heal experiences for sexual trauma survivors
  • Recover from childhood abuse and neglect
  • Transform traumatic grief after sudden or violent deaths
  • Rebound from medical trauma, car accidents and disasters
  • Assist military, police and first responders
  • Foster resilience in children and adolescents after trauma
  • Respectfully work with different cultures and faith traditions
  • Prevent burnout and vicarious trauma with simple self-care techniques

COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, LPC, MHSP

Courtney Armstrong, LPC, MHSP, has over 20 years’ experience and is a Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy who has trained thousands of mental health professionals nationally and internationally in creative, brain-based strategies for healing trauma. She is a bestselling author of the book, The Therapeutic “Aha!”: 10 Strategies for Getting Clients Unstuck and Transforming Traumatic Grief and contributes to publications such as the Psychotherapy Networker, Counseling Today, and The Neuropsychotherapist. She has been featured as a trauma and grief expert on national television and radio programs and is the owner/director of Tamarisk: A Center for Mind-Body Therapy in the state of Tennessee.




Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Courtney Armstrong is in private practice. She is an author for WW Norton and receives royalties. Ms. Armstrong receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Courtney Armstrong is a member of the Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

OHIO CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PROFESSIONALS: This course has been approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board for 6.25 CEUs.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

KENTUCKY COUNSELORS: The Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors granted approval for this program on 09/15/2017 for 7.5 hours of general continuing education credit for LPCAs and LPCCs per 201 KAR36:030 section 2(1).


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

KENTUCKY MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This course has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Licensure of Marriage & Family Therapists on 08/24/2017 for 7.5 hours of continuing education.


NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

OHIO SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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