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Complex PTSD 2-Day Clinical Workshop: A Comprehensive Approach to Accurately Assess and Effectively Treat Clients with Chronic, Repeated and/or Developmental Trauma
Complex PTSD 2-Day Clinical Workshop: A Comprehensive Approach to Accurately Assess and Effectively Treat Clients with Chronic, Repeated and/or Developmental Trauma

Where:   PLAINVIEW, NY

When:  Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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Course Description:

Many clinicians are trained in the treatment of single traumatic events, but are not fully equipment to treat Complex PTSD. The traditional approaches to the treatment of PTSD can fall short when working with clients with Complex PTSD. Attend this workshop to learn how you can adapt your therapeutic approach to help clients diagnosed with Complex PTSD achieve more successful outcomes.

The most common question asked when treating Complex PTSD is, “where do I start?”. In this training, you will develop confidence in your ability to successfully organize and prioritize your client’s treatment goals. You will learn how to compassionately and effectively work with clients who have experienced multiple traumatic events and prolonged trauma exposure.

Successful treatment requires a compassionate therapeutic relationship and effective, research-based interventions. After this two-day workshop you will learn how to:
  • Help clients move out of crisis by building stabilizing resources
  • Prepare clients to work through traumatic memories without becoming Overwhelmed
  • Develop an integrative trauma treatment plan that includes CBT, DBT, EMDR Therapy, Somatic Psychology, Parts Work Therapy, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
Join Dr. Arielle Schwartz in this engaging and interactive seminar to learn valuable strategies that will allow you to successfully address the dysregulated affect and arousal states that accompany Complex PTSD. You will leave this seminar with practical tools that facilitate a strength-based approach to trauma recovery and increased resilience in clients.
Objectives:
  1. Distinguish key contributing factors to the development of Complex PTSD as it relates to client case conceptualization.
  2. Explore how Complex PTSD impacts the cognitive, emotional, and physical health of the client.
  3. Determine how to assess clients for Complex PTSD symptoms within other diagnoses, including personality disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and dissociative disorders.
  4. Incorporate into clinical treatment practical mind-body therapy tools to help clients feel resourced and prepared for trauma processing.
  5. Articulate the six stages of trauma responses within the neurobiology of Complex PTSD as it relates to clinical treatment.
  6. Utilize assessment tools to properly assess for Complex PTSD to better inform treatment planning.
  7. Breakdown how mutual regulation within the therapeutic relationship teaches clients self-regulation strategies that help them develop new interpersonal strengths that help with the treatment process.
  8. Integrate interventions for the treatment of Complex PTSD drawn from CBT, DBT, EMDR Therapy, Parts Work Therapy, Somatic Psychology, and mind-body therapies.
  9. Recognize how working within the “Window of Tolerance” can help reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization.
  10. Describe how “top-down” and “bottom-up” interventions can speed up or slow down the pacing of trauma treatment.
  11. Employ the 6 Pillars of Resilience as a strength-based approach that fosters growth and integration of a positive sense of self-identity in clients.
  12. Identify self-care practices for therapists to help with self-care before, during, and after sessions when dealing with trauma to improve therapeutic alliance and prevent burnout.
OUTLINE:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder vs. Complex PTSD: Understand the Difference
  • Acute traumatic stress, PTSD, Complex PTSD
  • Diagnostic clarification and differential diagnosis
  • Key contributing factors of Complex PTSD
  • The common symptoms of Complex PTSD
The Neurobiology of PTSD: Beyond Fight and Flight
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • 6 Stages of trauma response
  • Heart Rate Variability and the Social Nervous System
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Psychobiological regulation
  • Rupture and repair
  • Implications of childhood neglect or abuse
  • Neuroplasticity and Complex PTSD
Psychological and Physiological Repercussions of Complex PTSD: A Deeper Understanding for Accurate Assessment
  • Intrusive symptoms and anxiety
  • Emotional dysregulation: Outbursts of anger and debilitating shame
  • Avoidance symptoms and phobic reactions to traumatic material
  • Interpersonal problems and difficulty being close to others
  • Dissociation and dysregulation
  • Cognitive distortions and compromised meaning making
  • Physical health problems, ACE factors and painful somatization
  • Preverbal and nonverbal memories
  • Disturbing somatic sensations
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Learned helplessness and shame
Therapeutic Interventions for Complex PTSD: Summary of Effective Therapies
  • Psychodynamic and Relational Therapy
  • Psychobiological perspectives: Polyvagal Theory
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Somatic Psychology
  • Parts Work Therapy: Work with Ego States
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): mindfulness, yoga, and integrative healthcare
Integrative Treatment for Complex PTSD: Putting it All Together for an Effective Treatment Plan
  • A biopsychosocial approach: Partner with clients to build a health care team
  • Goal of treatment: Memory retrieval vs. trauma recovery
  • History taking: Identify chronic, repeated, and/or developmental trauma events
  • Cultural factors and Complex PTSD
  • Recognize attachment Injuries
  • How to work with transgenerational trauma
  • Identify parts, ego states and defenses
  • Assess for dissociation
  • Mutual regulation and relational repair in therapy
  • Prepare for trauma processing: Develop resources and stability
  • Work through traumatic memories: EMDR and Somatic Psychology
  • Grief work in Complex PTSD
  • Integrate and Instill positive change
Experiential Interventions: Mind-Body Practices for Clients with Complex PTSD
  • Conscious breathing for self-regulation
  • Grounding and sensory awareness
  • Containment: Reclaim choice and control
  • Build imaginal allies
  • Cultivate mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion
  • Somatic interventions: Titration, sequencing, and somatic re-patterning
  • Bilateral stimulation and dual attention in EMDR Therapy
  • Potential risks and limitations of mind-body therapies
Fostering Resilience: For Post-Traumatic Growth and Healing
  • Learn the 6 Pillars of Resilience
  • Trauma recovery and the bell curve
  • Resilience as a process and an outcome
  • Help clients move from learned helplessness to learned optimism
  • Post-Traumatic Growth: Help clients reach their potential
Vicarious Trauma: Improve Client Outcomes Through Effective Self-Care
  • Identify resources that improve your clinical skills
  • In-session self-care to improve focus on the client and therapeutic process
  • Burnout prevention techniques
Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Nurses

ARIELLE SCHWARTZ, PHD

Arielle Schwartz, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, EMDR Therapy consultant, and Certified Kripalu yoga teacher with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. She earned her Masters in Somatic Psychology through Naropa University and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. She is a core teacher with The Maiberger Institute offering therapist trainings in EMDR Therapy and Somatic psychology. She offers informational mental health and wellness updates through her heartfelt presentations, social media presence, and blog.

She is the author of The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole (Althea Press, 2016) and a co-author of EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment (W. W. Norton, 2018).



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Arielle Schwartz is in private practice. She is an author for W.W. Norton and receives royalties. Dr. Schwartz receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Arielle Schwartz is a member of American Psychological Association (APA); EMDR International Association (EMDRIA); and Colorado Association of Psychotherapists (CAP).
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and 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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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.

NEW YORK ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS: This course has been approved by OASAS for 12.5 clock hours toward Initial Credentialing for CPP Section#4 or Renewal for CASAC or CPP or CPS. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.




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.

NEW JERSEY 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.

NEW YORK COUNSELORS: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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.

NEW YORK MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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 Practice) 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. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

NEW YORK SOCIAL WORKERS: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
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