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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

When:  Monday, January 23, 2017 - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Walk-ins Welcome, space permitting
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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 conference meets the educational requirements when applying to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (International Association of Trauma Professionals, www.traumapro.net)
Objectives:

  1. Define clearly the nature of traumatic stress, grief, & loss and their sequelae.
  2. Explain and apply theoretical models of traumatic stress, grief & loss.
  3. Explain traumatic stress, grief & loss from biochemical, psychological, social & spiritual perspectives.
  4. List and describe the key current interventions employed for the treatment of traumatic stress, grief & loss.
  5. Describe the importance of self-regulation for treatment and resiliency.
  6. Describe the pioneering work that informs evidence-based treatments.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of specified theories of traumatic stress, loss and grief.
  8. Summarize the changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the APA (DSM-5®).
  9. Demonstrate and apply in practice, the specified techniques and interventions as demonstrated during the seminar.
  10. Describe the limitations and applications of needs assessment.
  11. Describe the importance of self-regulation for treatment and resiliency.
  12. Describe and apply a non-anxious presence.
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

ROBERT RHOTON, PSYD, LPC, D.A.A.E.T.S.

Robert Rhoton, PsyD, LPC, D.A.A.E.T.S., is a retired faculty member from Ottawa University (Phoenix) where he worked for 20 years in the Behavioral Sciences and Counseling Department. Dr. Rhoton’s primary interests are training counselors to work with traumagenic family dynamics; child & family trauma; and non-egoic models of treatment. As CEO of Arizona Trauma Institute, Dr. Rhoton has supervised multiple outpatient clinics, juvenile justice programs, and intensive outpatient substance abuse programs for adolescents. As well as, day treatment programs for children and youth, adult offender programs, child and family therapeutic services, advanced training in child and adolescent trauma treatment, family therapy and family trauma work.

Dr. Rhoton is the past president of the Arizona Trauma Therapy Network (2010-2012). He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and collaborates and consults with several Arizona community behavioral health agencies to fine tune their understanding of trauma. Dr. Rhoton serves on the Arizona Department of Health Services Trauma Informed Care (TIC) task-force as a community member. He is a gubernatorial appointee to the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners and Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family.



Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Robert Rhoton is CEO of Arizona Trauma Institute, LLP. He receives compensation as an Assistant Professor in the Behavioral Sciences and Counseling Department at Ottawa University. Dr. Rhoton receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Robert Rhoton serves on the Arizona Department of Health Services Trauma Informed Care (TIC) task-force as a community member and is also a gubernatorial appointee to the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health.
ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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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.

CALIFORNIA ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) Provider #: OS-03-036-1017. This course meets the qualifications for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 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.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 760 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.


NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
This activity meets the criteria for a American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity PESI, Inc, is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by the ANCC for behavioral health related activities. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

This activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.

CALIFORNIA NURSES: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13305 for 12.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. Please bring your license number to the seminar; certificates of successful completion will not be issued without your license number.


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 12.5 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 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.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 760 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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