Seminar Detail

3-Day Complex PTSD Training: Advanced Trauma Treatment Certification
3-Day Complex PTSD Training: Advanced Trauma Treatment Certification

Where:   SEATTLE, WA

When:  Monday, July 15, 2019 - Wednesday, July 17, 2019

This event is not currently available for purchase.

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Course Description:

Many clinicians are trained in the treatment of single traumatic events, but are not fully equipped 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. At this three-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, author and trauma expert, 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.

Bonus!

Complete the additional hours you need to fulfill the full educational requirements to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in Complex PTSD (CCTP-II). Upon completion of this Certificate Course, you will be granted full, free access to 5.5 hours of digital content by Trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk, MD
  • Trauma, Attachment & Neuroscience
Once completed, these CE hours meet the full educational criteria for CCTP-II Complex PTSD certification through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Visit www.traumapro.net for full details
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, mood, anxiety 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. Identify implicit memory foundations of preverbal and nonverbal memories.
  8. 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.
  9. Discuss parts work from Structural Dissociation, Internal Family Systems, and Gestalt perspectives.
  10. Describe the basic principles of a unified approach to somatic psychology.
  11. Implement mindfulness-based techniques into trauma treatment.
  12. Integrate interventions for the treatment of Complex PTSD drawn from CBT, DBT, EMDR Therapy, Parts Work Therapy, Somatic Psychology, and mind-body therapies.
  13. Articulate how the neuroscience of interpersonal neurobiology provides insight into the psychobiological changes possible within clinical trauma treatment.
  14. Recognize how working within the “Window of Tolerance” can help reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization during clinical treatment.
  15. Describe how “top-down” and “bottom-up” interventions can speed up or slow down the pacing of trauma treatment.
  16. Differentiate past experience from present moment experience as it relates to the treatment of trauma.
  17. Employ resilience as a strength-based approach that fosters growth and integration of a positive sense of self-identity in clients.
  18. 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 present 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
  • Identify parts, ego states and defenses
  • Assess for dissociation
  • Clinical Vignette #1
  • Mutual regulation and relational repair in therapy
  • Prepare for trauma processing: Develop resources and stability
  • Work through traumatic memories: EMDR and Somatic Psychology
  • Clinical Vignette #2
  • 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
Special Considerations in Complex Trauma Treatment
  • Working with Preverbal and Nonverbal Memories
  • Working with transgenerational trauma
  • Somatization, Chronic Pain and illness
  • Gate Control Theory
  • Mindfulness, Yoga, and Compassion Based Interventions
  • Clinical Vignette #3
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
  • Psychotherapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

ARIELLE SCHWARTZ, PHD

Arielle Schwartz, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, Certified Complex Trauma Professional (CCTP-II) and EMDR consultant with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. She is the co-author of EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment (Schwartz & Malberger, 2018, W.W. Norton) and the author of The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole (Schwartz 2016, Althea Press). Dr. Schwartz is an international presenter on EMDR therapy, somatic psychology, complex PTSD, attachment trauma, and the psychological treatment of chronic pain. She is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor offering therapeutic yoga for trauma recovery. Her integrative approach to therapy includes the synthesis of somatic psychology, EMDR therapy, structural integration theory, existential therapy, and Gestalt – all with a strong relational foundation of care.



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).
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