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Seminar Detail

2-Day: Trauma Competency Conference

Where:
TAUNTON, MA
When:
Monday, November 27, 2017 - Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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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 mechanism 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 requirement when applying to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (International Association for Trauma Professionals), www.traumapro.net
Objectives:

  1. Determine clearly the nature of traumatic stress, grief, & loss and their sequalae.
  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 professional 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
  • Traumagenesis
  • 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

GALE KELLEY, ED.D., LMHC, CETP

Gale Kelley, Ed.D., LMHC, CETP, is a Doctor of Education, Counseling Psychology; a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida; a Certified Expert Trauma Professional; a National Board Certified Counselor; a qualified supervisor for mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy; an approved clinical supervisor; and approved expert witness in several counties.

Gale develops and teaches trauma-related online continuing education courses with the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). She is the former clinical director of the Child Protection Center in Sarasota, FL, and founder of Trauma Treatment & Mental Health Services, which provides individual and family therapy, clinical testing and comprehensive assessments, consultation, and program development and evaluation. She has clinical experience with geriatrics, adults, mentally ill, developmentally challenged, substance abuse, family violence, marital conflict, and family dynamic issues.

Gale is affiliated with the American Counseling Association, the American Mental Health Counselors Association, the Association of Creativity in Counseling, the National Board for Certified Counselors, the International Association of Trauma Professionals, and the Florida Counseling Association.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Gale Kelley is the founder of Trauma Treatment & Mental Health Services. She is an adjunct faculty at the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

Non-financial: Gale Kelley has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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