Seminar Detail

Post-Traumatic Growth: 2-Day Advanced Trauma Certificate Workshop
Post-Traumatic Growth: 2-Day Advanced Trauma Certificate Workshop

Where:   PITTSBURGH, PA

When:  Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - Thursday, November 29, 2018

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Become empowered as a trauma clinician! Learn from expert trauma clinician Lisa Ferentz how to shine a spotlight on your clients’ resiliency and creativity – while planting the seeds of hope and Post-Traumatic Growth even in the earliest stages of therapy!

When we work with traumatized clients we often feel compelled to stay focused on the inevitable byproducts of PTSD. As we look for the ways in which clients have been adversely affected by their trauma, it can inadvertently narrow our sense of who they are, and solidify their identities as “damaged” or “broken”.

Although helping clients to reconnect with and process their pain and grief is important, this workshop takes you further.

You will learn respectful and powerful ways to weave the concepts of Post-Traumatic Growth into the treatment process.

Using moving and inspiring case examples and videos made by clients we will identify the tangible markers of post-traumatic growth including:
  • a new way of relating to others
  • the capacity to believe in new possibilities
  • the rediscovery of personal strengths
  • a newfound appreciation for life
Participants will have many opportunities to practice creative strategies including: somatic resourcing; journaling; drawing; two-handed writing; and guided imagery and visualizations all designed to install and strengthen hope, growth, and healing in clients and therapists alike.
Objectives:

  1. Characterize post-traumatic growth and identify two metaphors that can be used to introduce the concept into the therapy process.
  2. Construct three examples of how the meaning clients attach to trauma can either intensify or mitigate their experiences.
  3. Evaluate three examples of the positive and negative impact that clients’ meaning-making has on treatment outcomes.
  4. Analyze at least three reasons why some clients might find it challenging to reach a place of post-traumatic growth.
  5. Assess for 5 personality traits that can increase the likelihood of clients experiencing post-traumatic growth in therapy.
  6. Communicate the “hamster wheel” phenomenon of perpetually asking “why” trauma occurred.
  7. Construct the cognitive steps that allow trauma survivors to move beyond their questioning into pro-active, forward movement.
  8. Appraise the “Shattered Vase” analogy and its relevance to post-traumatic growth.
  9. Choose three ways in which the strengths-based perspective can be woven into treatment and how why it benefits client’s healing processes.
  10. Select three assessment questions that can be used to highlight and strengthen clients’ resiliency.
  11. Categorize the 5 measurable arenas that are indicative of post-traumatic growth and give examples of each.
  12. Implement at least 6 creative strategies designed to connect clients to the concepts of PTG and to strengthen their awareness of their own growth journeys.
OUTLINE

Processing the Impact of Trauma
  • Shifting from PTSD to Post-traumatic Growth (PTG)
  • Define PTG-analogies for treatment
  • Explore the Subjective Meaning of Trauma
  • Writing Experiential
Assess for Client Resiliency
  • The Challenges of Achieving PTG
  • Planting the Seeds of PTG in Therapy
  • The Therapist’s Lens and Counter-transference
  • Case Study
The Power of Positive Self-Talk
  • The Strengths-based Perspective
  • Introduce Self-Compassion
  • Experiential: Remembered Resources
  • Cognitive Re-framing: Going for Kindness
Move Beyond a Trauma Identity
  • Notice Double Standards
  • Highlighting Resiliency
  • Indicators of Post-traumatic Growth
Exploring the Manifestations of Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Process the PTG Inventory
  • Re-discover Personal Strengths
  • Case Study and Video
  • Experientials: Somatic resourcing, Visualization and Art
  • Belief in New Possibilities
  • Case Study and Video
  • Experiential: PTSD and PTG Through Art
Moving Beyond the Traumatized Self
  • Relating to Others
  • Experiential: Two-handed Writing
  • Exploring Spirituality
  • Case Study and Video
Help Clients Pay It Forward
  • Newfound Appreciation of Life
  • Case Study
  • Experiential: Art and Gratitude
  • PTG and Forgiveness
Building on the Seeds of Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Additional Creative Strategies to Promote PTG
  • Guided Imagery, Documenting Healing Through Artwork, Journaling
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, de-pathologized treatment of trauma and has been in private practice for over 35 years. She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and internationally, and is a clinical consultant to practitioners and mental health agencies in the United States, Canada, the UK and Ireland.

She has been an adjunct faculty member at several Universities, and is the Founder of “The Ferentz Institute,” now in its 11th year of providing continuing education to mental health professionals and graduating over 1,200 clinicians from her two certificate programs in Advanced Trauma Treatment.

In 2009 she was voted the “Social Worker of Year” by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work. Lisa is the author of Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Traumatized Clients: A Clinician’s Guide, now in its second edition, Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing,and Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch. Lisa also hosted a weekly radio talk show, writes blogs and articles for websites on self-harm and self-care, teaches on many webinars, and is a weekly contributor to Psychologytoday.com. You can follow Lisa’s work at www.theferentzinstitute.com, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.



Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Lisa Ferentz is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Lisa Ferentz is a member of the National Association of Social Workers; and the American Psychotherapy Association.
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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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.

PENNSYLVANIA ADDICTION COUNSELORS: This course has been reviewed and approved for by the Pennsylvania Certification Board. This course will award 12.5 PCB Approved Hours of Education. (Valid for PA locations only)


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.

WEST VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling. Approval #: WVBEC-112818. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


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.


NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
This 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 this activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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.

PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS AND PROFESSIONAL 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. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

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
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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