Seminar Detail

6-Day: Certificate Program: Clinical Trauma Training in a Retreat Setting
6-Day: Certificate Program: Clinical Trauma Training in a Retreat Setting

Where:   BOONE, NC

When:  Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018




Course Description:

This is a training opportunity that is a MUST if you work with traumatized clients - and an opportunity in a serene setting to practice treatment skills.

In the beautiful The Art of Living Retreat Center near Boone, North Carolina, you will spend several days filled with learning evidence-based trauma treatment skills. You will have the opportunity to practice these skills in a safe setting and gain confidence to improve treatment outcomes with your clients.

Through didactic illustration and explanation; live and videotaped demonstrations; and a host of experiential exercises, this educational opportunity in a retreat setting will provide you with the principles of trauma theory, diagnosis, and best practices for effective treatment.

This training is structured to guide you through newly updated traumatic stress disorders – those included in, and those excluded from – the DSM-5™:
  • Simple PTSD
  • Complex PTSD
  • Developmental Trauma Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
Once familiar with what is referred to as the “tri-phasic model” of treatment, including each phase’s goals, and the clinical tools to reach those goals, you will begin to practice these tools in the later stages of the training.

This is a rare opportunity to separate yourself from the day-to-day tasks in your work and home to focus fully and intentionally on building clinical skills, working alongside fellow professionals to improve your clinical trauma treatment
RETREAT SCHEDULE –August 21-26, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 pm – Check in and Property Tour
5:30-6:30 pm - Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 pm – Community Gathering & Introduction

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – Saturday, August 25, 2018
6:30 – 7:15 am – Yoga Experiential (optional)
7:30 – 8:30 am – Breakfast
8:30 am – 12:15 pm - Program
12:15 – 1:30 pm – Lunch
1:30 – 5:00 pm – Program
5:15 – 7:00 pm - Dinner

Sunday, August 26, 2018
6:30 – 7:15 am – Yoga Experiential (optional)
7:30 – 8:30 am - Breakfast
8:30 am – 12:00 pm – Program
12:15 – 1:15 pm – Closing Lunch and Departure
Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for masters-and doctoral-level clinicians experienced in working with trauma. You will learn and practice alternating bilateral stimulation into two distinct types of psychotherapy sessions; development and installation of internal resources; and reprocessing of traumatic material.
Sleeping Accommodations:

If you would like to be paired up with another potential, unknown attendee to take advantage of the double occupancy rate, please call and let us know. We will aim to pair you up if somebody else registers who also would like to share.

In the meantime, please register at the single occupancy rate. If we are able to pair people, the $200 will be credited.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ART OF LIVING RETREAT CENTER, PLEASE CLICK HERE (artoflivingretreatcenter.org)
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be in writing, emailed to events@pesi.com. Prior to August 1, 2018, you may receive a certificate for your purchase amount to attend any future live PESI sponsored seminar or a tuition refund less a $100 cancel fee. For cancellations received after August 1, 2018, you will receive a certificate for your purchase amount to attend any future live PESI sponsored seminar.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Communicate the biological nature of trauma including both the physical and psychological symptoms.
  2. Articulate the Polyvagal Theory as it relates to treating trauma in clients.
  3. Assess need for “psychological first aid” and implement with traumatized clients as appropriate.
  4. Discriminate between the sympathetic and parasympathetic response to trauma and utilize this knowledge for psychoeducation with the client.
  5. By combining functional measures of brain activity (via fMRI) with behavioral measures, developmental neuroscientists continue to investigate and present findings on how subtle early insults to the nervous system (e.g. maternal illness or early childhood abuse and/or neglect) affect both cognitive and emotional functioning throughout the lifespan. Summarize the brain areas implicated in these findings.
  6. Distinguish between the following types of traumatic stress: normal, prolonged, complex and developmental and articulate treatment considerations for each.
  7. Ascertain the clinical implications of traumatic stress symptomology, including hyperarousal, affect dysregulation, dissociation, body memories, and flashbacks.
  8. Employ the most effective somatic techniques to reduce client’s physiological memories, flashbacks and dissociation.
  9. Consider the treatment implications derived from the landmark study: Adverse Childhood Experiences Study.
  10. Explore the ten adverse childhood experiences studied as they relate to clinical treatment.
  11. Diagram the relationship between developmental trauma and the inability to regulate both affect and physiological arousal.
  12. Point out the relationship between developmental trauma and “health-risk behaviors” as it relates to clinical treatment.
  13. Appraise clinical presentation of the following attachment styles: secure vs insecure; insecure; organized vs insecure disorganized.
  14. Implement two specific clinical treatment strategies based on client’s identified management style.
  15. Diagnose the following disorders based on diagnostic criteria and symptomology: Simple Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Developmental Trauma Disorder, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
  16. Instruct clients on various tools for decreasing arousal levels and modulating affect, including mindfulness and guided imagery techniques.
  17. Appraise and design strategies for the client to acquire prerequisite skills for processing trauma via EMDR, including safety within the therapeutic alliance and skills for self-regulation.
  18. Employ two clinical techniques for grounding and centering traumatized clients.
  19. Discuss the clinical implications of using each of the following modalities to process trauma: Gestalt Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
  20. Compare and critique specific trauma treatment interventions derived each of the following modalities: Gestalt Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
  21. Articulate Shapiro’s Adaptive Information Processing model as it relates to clinical treatment.
  22. Summarize the efficacy of EMDR for processing traumatic memories.
  23. Detail and critique Francine Shapiro’s eight phases of EMDR.
  24. Evaluate Laurel Parnell’s four essential elements of utilizing EMDR in session.
  25. Appraise the clinical applications of Parnell’s modified EMDR protocol for working with complex and developmental trauma.
  26. Explore how both Gestalt and somatic techniques are integrated into EMDR treatment protocols.
  27. Ascertain the importance of resourcing a client with guided imagery prior to processing traumatic content.
  28. Articulate the specific EMDR skills utilized in a clinical setting for processing traumatic memories.
  29. Practice two “cues for safety” based on Steve Porges’ Polyvagal Theory.
  30. Communicate two contraindications for utilizing EMDR interventions for trauma treatment.
RETREAT CONTENT


DAY ONE: AUGUST 22, 2018

Neuroscience of Trauma and DSM-5® Diagnostic Criteria

Neuroscience’s Current Trauma Paradigm
  • Biological nature of trauma
    • Primer: Research the nervous system and the stress response
    • Polyvagal Theory (informing trauma treatment of both hyperarousal and hypoarousal states)
  • Trauma’s Somatic and Sensorimotor Sequelae
  • Specific trauma symptoms and their order of appearance
  • Dissociation, body memories and “flashbacks”
  • Traumatic stress: normal, prolonged, complex and developmental
Trauma and Attachment:
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (Implications)
  • Primer: Attachment Essentials
    • Insecure Attachment Styles (assessment and primary treatment issues)
      • Avoidant
      • Preoccupied
      • Disorganized type (Main, Hesse)

DAY TWO: AUGUST 23, 2018

Trauma Treatment: Stage Model Trauma Tools

Assessment and Diagnosis of Trauma Disorders
  • Simple PTSD (DSM-IV-R®)
  • Complex PTSD (van der Kolk & Herman, 1992)
  • Borderline Personality D/O vs. Affect Dysregulation D/O
  • DTD Developmental Trauma Disorder (van der Kolk)
The Tri-Phasic Model of Treatment:
  • Stage One: Stabilization and Safety
    • Assessment, rapport, psychoeducation (including medication)
    • Recognize and interrupting dissociative episodes and “flashbacks”
    • Practicing “Skills to Stay Stable”
      • Dual awareness
      • Mindfulness (featuring the work of Peter Levine, PhD)
      • Somatic exercises for grounding and centering
      • Techniques for physiological arousal reduction, containment and self-soothing
      • Multi-sensory guided imagery
    • Stage Two: Processing Traumatic Memories
      • Brief Overview of trauma processing modalities
        • Gestalt therapy
        • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP)
        • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
        • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

    DAY THREE: AUGUST 24, 2018

    Continued Stage Two: Processing Traumatic Memories

    Trauma Processing Modalities
    • Gestalt therapy
    • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP)
    • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
    • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
    • EMDR
      • Demonstration with volunteer
      • Triad selection

    DAY FOUR: AUGUST 25, 2018

    Experiential: Processing Traumatic Memories with EMDR

    Under supervision, clinicians will practice multiple sessions for both:
    • Resourcing clients with guided imagery (Phase One)
      • Containment
      • Comfort and safety
      • Protection
      • Nurture
    • Reprocessing traumatic memories

    DAY FIVE: AUGUST 26, 2018

    Continued – Experiential: Processing Traumatic Memories with EMDR

    Under supervision, clinicians will practice multiple sessions for both:
    • Resourcing clients with guided imagery (Phase One)
      • Containment
      • Comfort and safety
      • Protection
      • Nurture
    • Reprocessing traumatic memories (Phase Two)

    Q/A Wrap up

LINDA CURRAN, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD

Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD, is president of Integrative Trauma Treatment, LLC, in Havertown, PA. She provides clients an integrative approach to trauma, and treats PTSD in adolescent and adult populations, including clients with eating disorders, sexual trauma, and self-injury. An international speaker on the treatment of trauma, Linda has developed, produced, and presents multi-media workshops on all aspects of psychological trauma.

Linda is the author of best selling Trauma Competency: A Clinician’s Guide (PPM, 2010) and her newest book 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions (PPM, 2013). She is the producer of the best-selling Interview Trauma DVD series in which she collaborated with the world’s leaders in Trauma: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.; Peter Levine, Ph.D.; Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCS; Stephen Porges, Ph.D.; Janina Fisher, Ph.D.; and many more.




Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Linda Curran maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Linda Curran has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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