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Sensory Techniques for Trauma, Self-Harm and Dysregulation
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
6/7/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Describe neurological changes following the occurrence of trauma and impacts to function and occupational performance.
  2. Discuss client and organizational benefits of decreasing episodes of seclusion and restraint and incidences of self-injurious behavior.
  3. Utilize trauma-informed care and recovery approaches to apply sensory supportive care to your practice.
  4. Differentiate between OT-specific and multidisciplinary-based sensory supportive care and treatment spaces.
  5. Select sensory-based assessment tools and implement treatment strategies to support clients across the continuum of care.
  6. Identify how to help clients manage anxiety and racing thoughts with calming bottles.

Trauma’s Effect on the Brain and Nervous System

  • Impact of sensory-input in relation to behavioral responses
  • The sensory experience of triggers, flashbacks and psychosis
  • Models and research that support sensory-based practice
  • Frequency, duration and intensity of sensory input

Seclusion and Restraint – Current Practices

  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Re-traumatization
  • Risk of injury or death
  • Loss of control, fear and hopelessness
  • Perpetuates cycle of violence

Assessment Tools

  • Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile
  • Sensory Integration Inventory
  • The Sensory Modulation Screening Tool
  • The Sensory Diet Checklist
  • The Sensory-Motor Preference Checklist
  • Sensory Defensiveness Checklist

Clinical Outcomes using Sensory Strategies

  • Manage agitation, dissociation, aggression and self-injury
  • Improve level of arousal
  • Increase activity tolerance and participation
  • Increase self and environmental awareness
  • Manage hyperactivity and improve concentration
  • Manage anxiety and improve sleep
  • Promote wellness and recovery

Sensory Strategies for Regulating!

  • Sensory diets
  • Sensory rooms and relaxation corners
  • Sensory Modulation Program
  • The Alert Program and Brain Gym
  • Sensory Connection Program
  • Weighted modalities
  • Compression garments
  • Sensory boxes and carts
  • Tai Chi and meditation
  • DBT: mindfulness and engaging the senses
  • “Heavy Work”
  • Environmental modifications: murals, open-spaces, seating options and aromatherapy


Brooke Wimer, MOT, OTR/L, is the director of Occupational Therapy, and Animal Assisted Intervention manager at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (CMHIP) – a forensic, psychiatric hospital. The multi-disciplinary AAI program at CMHIP involves psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing and occupational therapy along with seven therapy dogs .

With over 10 years of clinical experience providing Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) in a variety of settings, Brook specializes in AAI for mental health conditions with a focus on cognitive retraining, social skill development, and self-regulation. She has implemented five AAI programs for physical, cognitive and emotional needs, and developed effective strategies for both group and one-to-one interventions for clients of all ages.

Brooke worked alongside AAI expert Melissa Winkle, OTR/L, FAOTA, and contributed to Professional Applications of Animal Assisted Interventions: Blue Dog Book Second Edition. A member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Brooke is co-developing an AOTA Animal Assisted Intervention Fact Sheet. Brooke presented on disability awareness and AAI application considerations at the 2015 Animal Assisted Intervention International Conference. She received her Master of Occupational Therapy at Cleveland State University; studying the effects of AAI on long-term care residents with depression and anxiety.

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Brooke Wimer is the director of occupational therapy and animal assisted intervention manager at Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Brooke Wimer is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
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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.

Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals