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Trauma Treatment and the Legacy of Fear: Clinical Solutions for Your Most Resistant, Avoidant, Oppositional, and Reactionary Clients
Trauma Treatment and the Legacy of Fear: Clinical Solutions for Your Most Resistant, Avoidant, Oppositional, and Reactionary Clients

Where:   BLOOMINGTON, MN

When:  Friday, August 9, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

Some clients with trauma aren’t receptive to the therapeutic process. They can be avoidant, argumentative, reactionary, or simply withdrawn.

From empathic and understanding to assertive and firm. You’ve tried every approach. But with certain clients, you always feel like you’re responding the wrong way. You’re left exhausted, working harder in session than your client, and feeling powerless when nothing you try is effective.

Attend this seminar and learn the art and science of successfully overcoming your most challenging and resistant trauma clients’ frozen impasses, opposition to internal work, and refusal to cooperate so you can help them achieve meaningful growth and change.

This essential program will give you the skills and tools you need to identify trauma from early relationships often at the root of resistance, calm the threat response in reactionary clients, sidestep common errors that can foster resistance, and help your clients dissolve self-blame and embrace vulnerability.

Sign up today, and get the clinical tools you need to help your most challenging trauma clients achieve greater levels of healing!
Objectives:

  1. Communicate how the neurodevelopmental consequences of trauma can lead to resistance in therapy.
  2. Establish how clinicians can identify shame that can underlie resistance to treatment.
  3. Delineate potential therapeutic errors that can foster increased resistance in therapy.
  4. Formulate treatment plans that create a sense of safety for avoidant clients in trauma treatment.
  5. Articulate how techniques that teach clients to properly express emotions can be used in-session with reactionary clients.
  6. Evaluate how curiosity can be leveraged by clinicians to create engagement with withdrawn clients.
OUTLINE

Trauma Wires Clients for Resistance
  • Brain signature of resistance
  • Autonomic Nervous system and emotional regulation
  • Neurodevelopmental consequences of trauma
Assessment: Identify the Root of Resistance in Traumatized Clients
  • Trust and avoidance issues as a legacy of trauma
  • Assessment for the fear of change and rejection
  • Tools to identify the shame underlying resistance
  • Assessment tools for readiness to change
  • Is there such a thing as “too little” resistance?
Errors that Foster Resistance to Trauma Treatment
  • Defining resistance as adversarial
  • Should you confront resistance directly?
  • When to push back
  • Resistance as a personality style?
Proven Interventions for Resistant Clients
  • How to use resistance to your favor
  • Neuro-repatterning techniques to create therapeutic movement
  • How to use priming, suggestion and influence
  • Hypnotic strategies for non-hypnotic therapy
  • Risks and limitations
Effective Strategies for Trauma Treatment with Clients Who Are:
  • Avoidant and Shame Prone
    • Shame, trauma, and the relational brain
    • Re-patterning strategies to create a sense of safety
    • Interventions to restore empathic possibility after trauma
    • Techniques to address the belief of “not good enough”
  • Oppositional or Manipulative
    • Recognize and deal with power moves
    • Techniques to diminish opposition stemming from trauma
    • Find wise leverage with manipulators
  • Angry or Reactionary
    • Teach clients to properly express vulnerable emotions
    • Meditation practices to bring calm
    • Strategies to bridge negative to positive states
  • Withdrawn
    • Win the battle for initiative
    • Access the optimal arousal state for enhanced motivation
    • Powerful language for collaborative change
Target Audience

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

CAROL KERSHAW, ED.D.

Dr. Carol Kershaw, Ed.D. worked as a licensed clinical psychologist for over 35 years helping clients suffering from trauma, anxiety, stress, and depression. She is an author, international trainer and frequent presenter on trauma and neuroscience. In addition to lecturing internationally, Dr. Kershaw has presented workshops and lectures at numerous Evolution of Psychotherapy conferences, Erickson Congresses, and annual scientific meetings of ASCH and AAMFT.

Dr. Kershaw has been sought out for her expertise in trauma treatment by organizations throughout the world, including leading a team of medical professionals in trauma intervention efforts in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Kershaw has been featured on numerous media outlets including ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC regarding her work. She is an invited author for Family Therapy Magazine and the co-author of the books Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self-Transformation and The Worry Free Mind: Train Your Brain, Calm The Stress Spin Cycle, and Discover a Happier, More Productive You.

Dr. Kershaw is the co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston and Board Certified in Biofeedback. She is an approved supervisor for the AAMFT and a member of the American Psychological Association.

J WILLIAM WADE, MDIV, LPC, LMFT

Bill Wade, m.Div., LPC, LMFT is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist, author and international trainer. He is the co-author of Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self-Transformation and The Worry Free Mind: Train Your Brain, Calm The Stress Spin Cycle, and Discover a Happier, More Productive You. He has taught extensively on clinical approaches for overcoming trauma, anxiety and depression as well as clinical hypnosis, meditation, panic disorder, relationship enhancement, and peak performance. Mr. Wade is a clinical member and approved supervisor with American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston.



Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: J. William Wade is co-director of the Milton Erickson Inst of Houston. He receives royalties from W.W. Norton, Amazon Books and CDS. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: J. William Wade is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; American Counseling Association; and Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
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 6.0 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.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 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.

Minnesota Counselors: CE credit is available. This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for 6.25 hours of credit for LPCs and LPCCs.

Wisconsin Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 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.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 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.

Minnesota Marriage & Family Therapists: This course has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapists for 6.25 continuing education credits.

Wisconsin Marriage & Family Therapists: This course has been reviewed and approved by the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for 6.25 credit hours.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Psychologists
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This activity consists of 6.0 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, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Minnesota Psychologists: This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Psychology for 6.5 continuing education hours.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

Minnesota Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 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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