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2-Day: Trauma Competency Conference: The Core Competencies and Treatment Strategies for Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss
2-Day: Trauma Competency Conference: The Core Competencies and Treatment Strategies for Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss

Where:   FREDERICK, MD

When:  Thursday, January 18, 2018 - Friday, January 19, 2018

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Course Description:

This two-day seminar delivers the bio-psycho-social aspects of traumatic stress, traumatic grief, & traumatic loss. Mental health professionals are on the front lines and, in many cases, have the initial contact with the individual(s) who has experienced traumatic stress. Clinicians are routinely called upon to serve survivors of major disasters, war, childhood physical and sexual trauma, rape, violent crime, and other forms of traumatic events. Participation in this workshop leads to a holistic and systemic understanding of traumatic stress and provides skills for immediate use in a variety of clinical settings.

How people respond to traumatic stress is an individual matter based on a number of factors including psychological, emotional, social, cultural, biological, spiritual, and familial. The two-day training will involve an analysis of the various defense mechanisms and other coping skills individuals employ during and following the experience of traumatic stress. Key approaches and interventions include:
  • Crisis intervention
  • Critical incident stress debriefing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Sensorimotor approaches
This training provides take-away evidence-based, best-practice clinical interventions and techniques for the Assessment, Safety & Stabilization, and Remembrance & Mourning phases of trauma treatment. In addition, completion of this two-day seminar meets the educational requirements when applying to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (International Association of Trauma Professionals, www.traumapro.net)
Objectives:

  1. Determine clearly the nature of traumatic stress, grief, & loss and their sequelae.
  2. Evaluate the various theoretical models of traumatic stress, grief & loss.
  3. Analyze traumatic stress, grief & loss from biochemical, psychological, social & spiritual perspectives.
  4. Explore the key current interventions employed for the treatment of traumatic stress, grief & loss.
  5. Display the importance of self-regulation for treatment and resiliency.
  6. Analyze the pioneering work that informs evidence-based treatments.
  7. Breakdown clinical interventions and techniques for the assessment, safety and stabilization, as well as the remembrance and mourning phases of trauma treatment.
  8. Analyze the changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the APA (DSM-5®).
  9. Incorporate the specified techniques and interventions as demonstrated during the conference to add to your clinical toolbox.
  10. Determine the potential limitations and applications of needs assessment.
  11. Teach the 10 core competencies of traumatic stress, grief and loss.
  12. Generate a framework of healing for survivors of traumatic stress.
OUTLINE

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
  • Perception
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)
  • Sensorimotor
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
  • Epigenetics
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Adrenal fatigue
The Role of Traumatic Stress in Clinical Disorders such as Personality Disorders, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and More
  • Traumagensis
  • Traumaddiction
  • Comorbidity
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
  • Vicarious secondary traumatization
Evidence-Based Trauma Treatments & Interventions

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
Techniques/Interventions
  • Relaxation/Self-regulation
  • Grounding
  • Containment
  • Writing/journaling
  • 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

MICHAEL DUBI, ED.D., LMHC

Mike Dubi, Ed.D., LMHC, is president of the International Trauma Training Institute (ITTI) and editor of the Trauma Online newsletter. He co-authored a book on trauma, several book chapters and various articles on trauma, power therapies, case conceptualization and supervision.

Mike is a former associate professor of Counselor Education and Supervision, Mental Health Counseling, Forensic Psychology and Counseling Psychology at Argosy University/Sarasota (1997 to 2014). He has been engaged in the practice of individual and group psychotherapy for over 40 years and is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor. He is certified in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Hypnosis, EMDR and Brainspotting. He is also an AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Trauma Counseling, Board Certified Expert and Diplomate in Traumatic Stress, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Certified Trauma Specialist, Certified in Acute Traumatic Stress Management, trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Certified in Disaster Mental Health by the American Red Cross, Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist and Fellow of the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists.

Over the course of his career, Mike has treated more than 3500 survivors of child and adult sexual abuse and is currently working with Vietnam and OEF/OIF veterans whom he treats pro bono.

Mike has been involved in the administration of various private agencies both in the United States and United Kingdom for almost 50 years. His businesses have provided consultation, program development and evaluation and grant writing services to mental health agencies. He is a passionate scuba diver, road cyclist and hill runner.



Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Michael Dubi maintains a private practice. He receives compensation as an Associate Professor at Argosy University. Mr. Dubi receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Michael Dubi has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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.

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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.

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ADDICTION COUNSELORS
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 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.


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MARYLAND COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.

VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 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.

WEST VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling. Approval #: WVBEC-011618. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
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NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
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PSYCHOLOGISTS
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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 12.5 (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.

WEST VIRGINIA SOCIAL WORKERS: The West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners can only approve programs held in the state of West Virginia. This course does not qualify for West Virginia social work credits. You will still receive a certificate of completion at the end of the seminar to retain for your records.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
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