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Seminar Detail

2-Day Intensive Trauma Treatment Certification Workshop: EMDR, CBT and Somatic-Based Interventions to Move Clients from Surviving to Thriving
Where:
NEW ORLEANS, LA
When:
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - Friday, April 24, 2020

This event is no longer available for purchase.

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

Transform your practice with this intensive 2-day Certification Workshop that will provide you with effective strategies and interventions form EMDR, CBT, somatic approaches, and narrative therapy so you can take your trauma treatment to the next level!

You’ll learn how to properly assess clients, effectively stabilize them in preparation for treatment, help them safely reprocess traumatic memories, and develop the resources they need to achieve and maintain recovery. You’ll also get detailed guidance on overcoming scenarios involving anger, resistance, and suicidality that can leave you exhausted and uncertain of how to move your most challenging clients forward.

Better still, completion of this two-day conference meets the educational requirements when applying to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, giving you the opportunity to differentiate yourself from the crowd and let clients and colleagues know that you’ve invested the time and effort needed to provide treatment at the highest level.

Sign up today, get the proven tools and techniques needed to end the suffering of your clients and move them from surviving to thriving!
Objectives:

  1. Analyze the brain regions involved in trauma.
  2. Communicate the clinical implications of the freeze response in trauma treatment.
  3. Establish how clinicians can assess for simple, complex, and intergenerational trauma.
  4. Characterize how bottom-up techniques like grounding and breathwork can increase felt safety in clients.
  5. Specify methods clinicians can use to gauge when clients are ready for intense trauma work.
  6. Explore how narrative therapy exercises can be employed in session to help clients talk about hotspots.
  7. Specify how somatic approaches can be used to address the physical symptoms of trauma survivors.
  8. Establish how exposure, titration and pendulation can be used to “slow” emotions in clients.
  9. Communicate how EMDR-based techniques can be used with clients to resolve traumatic memories.
  10. Differentiate between EMDR, EFT and neuromodulation approaches.
  11. Develop plans for working with anger, resistance, and suicidality in clients who’ve experienced trauma.
  12. Communicate the potential risks and limitations of trauma treatment techniques.
OUTLINE

The Neuroscience of Trauma and Mechanisms of Change
  • Key brain areas involved in trauma
  • Fight, flight, freeze, fawn survival responses
  • Clinical implications of the freeze response
  • The neuroscience of EMDR, exposure therapy and cognitive therapy
Connect Clients to a Diagnosis: Trauma Assessment Tools
  • Simple vs. complex trauma
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Symptom clusters and physical manifestations
  • CAPS-5 and PCL-5
  • Primary Care PTSD Screen
  • Dual diagnosis
Stabilize Your Clients Prior to Trauma Work
  • Trauma treatment roadmap – order of operations
  • Bottom-up techniques to reconnect and feel safe in the body
    • Self-soothing techniques
    • Grounding strategies
    • Breathwork
  • Gauge when a client is ready for intense trauma/cognitive work

Proven Skills and Techniques from Evidence-Based Approaches:

Somatic Approaches: Address Physical Symptoms of Trauma
  • Relevance of Polyvagal theory and early trauma
  • Assess for readiness to apply somatic tools
  • Teach body awareness
  • Manage unease with “Felt sense” exercises
  • Resourcing strategies to create a safe space
CBT Coping Skills: Manage Emotions
  • Identify inaccurate trauma-related cognitions
  • Exposure, titration and pendulation to slow emotions
  • Cognitive reframing and reappraisal interventions
  • Memory reconstruction techniques
EMDR-Based Techniques: Resolve Traumatic Memories
  • Adaptive Information Processing Theory
  • EMDR vs EFT vs neuromodulation
  • Resourcing strategies
  • Combine memory reprocessing with cognitive restructuring
  • Using “restricted processing” with complex trauma
Narrative Therapy Exercises: Rewrite Traumatic Experiences
  • Interventions to help clients talk about hotspots
  • Reclaim identity with the “Tree of life” exercise
  • Awareness and closure – create life stories
Solutions to Trauma Treatment Roadblocks
  • How to handle the angry client
  • Strategies for the resistant trauma client
  • Boundary concerns
  • Dealing with crises, suicidality, substance use
Reintegration and Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Better than normal – the neuroscience of post-traumatic growth
  • The therapeutic alliance as a brain-based approach
  • The power of forgiveness in moving forward
  • Meaning making exercises
Research. Limitations and Potential Risks
Conference Designed Especially for

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

MICHAEL DUBI, ED.D., LMHC

Mike Dubi, Ed.D., LMHC, is president of the International Trauma Training Institute (ITTI) and editor of the Trauma Online newsletter. He co-authored Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss: The 10 Core Competencies for Evidence-Based Treatment (PESI, 2017), several book chapters and various articles on trauma, power therapies, case conceptualization and supervision.

Mike is a former associate professor of Counselor Education and Supervision, Mental Health Counseling, Forensic Psychology and Counseling Psychology at Argosy University/Sarasota (1997 to 2014). He has been engaged in the practice of individual and group psychotherapy for over 40 years and is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor. He is certified in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Hypnosis, EMDR and Brainspotting. He is also an AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Trauma Counseling, Board Certified Expert and Diplomate in Traumatic Stress, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Certified Trauma Specialist, Certified in Acute Traumatic Stress Management, trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Certified in Disaster Mental Health by the American Red Cross, Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist and Fellow of the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists.

Over the course of his career, Mike has treated more than 3500 survivors of child and adult sexual abuse and is currently working with Vietnam and OEF/OIF veterans whom he treats pro bono.

Mike has been involved in the administration of various private agencies both in the United States and United Kingdom for almost 50 years. His businesses have provided consultation, program development and evaluation and grant writing services to mental health agencies. He is a passionate scuba diver, road cyclist and hill runner.



Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Michael Dubi maintains a private practice. He receives compensation as an Associate Professor at Argosy University. Mr. Dubi receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Michael Dubi has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




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.


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.

Louisiana Counselors: CE credit is available. This program has been approved for 12.5 hours of continuing education by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued 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.

Louisiana Marriage & Family Therapists: This program was approved by the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for 12.5 contact hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.

Mississippi Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #: TCE0005. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education 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 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Psychologists
This live 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 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, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 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 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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