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Guilt, Shame & The Trauma Survivor: Integrated Modalities to Move Therapy Forward
Guilt, Shame & The Trauma Survivor: Integrated Modalities to Move Therapy Forward

Where:   DECATUR, GA

When:  Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT ATLANTA DECATUR DOWNTOWN/EMORY
130 CLAIREMONT AVE
DECATUR, GA 30030
Phone:  404-371-0204
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Course Description:

Guilt is about what somebody has done. Shame is about who somebody is. Clients with sexual and physical abuse have two problems: who they are, and what they have done. Wouldn’t most of people feel hopeless at that point? Wouldn’t most clinicians feel overwhelmed?

Resolving these two pervasive, paralyzing issues absolutely move therapy forward but require a host of psychotherapeutic interventions.

Join Lisa Ferentz to learn cognitive, emotional, somatic, expressive, and psychoeducational techniques all used at key moments in therapy to have the fullest impact on resolving these pivotal issues. As a trauma therapist, author and international presenter, Lisa Ferentz has spent 35 years working with the deepest levels of shame and guilt, honing integrated practices specific to the client’s readiness to address these intense emotions.

Case examples are weaved throughout the day to help you learn how guilt and shame surround unmetabolized traumatic experiences including sexual abuse and the profound and confusing dynamic of pleasure that occurs in many instances for male and female victims. The training day will include crafting psychoeducation with practical cognitive techniques, self-compassion, and even expressive modalities – in addition to experiential activities to help you create a treatment plan adapted to your specific clients and trauma treatment modality.
Objectives:

  1. Describe the differences between guilt and shame and why shame impedes healing in trauma therapy work.
  2. Identify at least three specific dynamics of trauma and early childhood coping strategies that promote and sustain shame.
  3. Identify four indirect benefits that clients receive from retaining guilt and shame emotions.
  4. Explain the role of the Inner Critic and Internal Family Systems as a therapy model that promotes shame reduction.
  5. Describe the role that attunement and the therapeutic relationship play in helping clients process shame.
  6. Implement at least two creative strategies to enhance client curiosity and self-compassion in therapy.
  7. Design a treatment plan that incorporates three creative strategies that promote shame healing that helps to move trauma therapy forward.
OUTLINE

Guilt, Shame and Common Client Misconceptions
  • The nature of abuse specific to your client
  • Common misconceptions of guilt
  • Life experiences that manifest as guilt
  • The caretaker as perpetrator
  • Attachment and abuse
  • ”Participation” guilt in sexual trauma
  • Case study: when Susan believed the abuse was her fault
Psychoeducation: Navigating Guilt
  • Assess and identify the presence of guilt and shame
  • The meaning and function of both guilt and shame as adaptive for survival
  • Finding ways to make guilt productive and reparative
  • Self-destructive coping behaviors
  • From paralyzed to taking extraordinary action
  • Reframe symptoms
  • Cognitive reframing & behavioral strategies
  • Case study: Janet and survivor guilt
Shame: The Root of Who I Am
  • The mistakes of using guilt and shame interchangeably: for clinician and client
  • Pervasive and debilitating: intractability of shame emotions
  • When your client presents as “hopeless”
  • The trauma survivors’ DSM: dirty, crazy weird, abnormal
  • Case study: Alex’s inner critic and its impact on self-worth
Treatment Planning: Techniques from Internal Family Systems (Schwartz)
  • Working with parts, the language and clinical benefit
  • The Inner Critic: the protector part for future survival
  • Exploring the secondary gain of shame and why letting go is complicated
Cognitive and Emotional Antidotes to Shame in the Clinical Setting
  • Leading the client to curiosity
  • Working with attachment and familial loyalty
  • Self-compassion: transformational skills that evoke empathy
  • The impact of self-talk
  • Writing experiential: the crossroad of a thought
Integrating Creative Modalities to Process Guilt & Shame
  • Using art therapeutically – processing clients’ artwork
  • Experiential: Body Mapping
  • Accessing somatic resources that help reduce guilt and shame
  • Experiential: Two-handed writing to increase compassion between parts
  • Exploring spirituality and religious observance
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 Trauma Survivors: A Clinician’s Guide, 2nd Edition (Routledge, 2014), Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing (Routledge, 2014), and Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch (PESI, 2017). Lisa also hosted a weekly radio talk show, writes blogs and articles for websites on self-harm and self-care, and teaches on many webinars.



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.
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.

Georgia Counselors: 6.25 of Core hours, applied for through the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, LPCA.


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.

Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists: This activity has been submitted to the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Credit pending.


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
This live 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 and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.


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.


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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