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- DVD Video - 4+ hours
- Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
- KATHRYN SEIFERT, PH.D.
- PESI Inc.
- 10/11/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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- Contrast the stereotype of the mentally ill perpetrator of mass violence with the realities of research on violent crime and mental health disorders.
- Characterize how personality traits and family dynamics can inform the clinician’s assessment of clients that may become violent.
- Specify how treatment approaches based in CBT can be effectively utilized to build coping skills and reduce the risk of violent behavior in at-risk clients.
- Articulate why screening for trauma following mass violence is an essential first step in employing Psychological First Aid.
- Establish how grounding techniques and relaxation training can be used in clinical practice to decrease symptomology with clients suffering from anxiety and panic following violent tragedies.
- Explore considerations for treating grief as it relates to mass violence, including strategies for supporting clients mourning multiple victims.
Violence Risk Assessment and Reduction Planning
Intervention Plans for Clients Who Could Become Violent
- How stereotypes obscure realities
- Potential warning signs and assessment
- Personality traits
- Family dynamics
- School and social dynamics
- Protective factors
- Risk assessment tools – CARE-2, AVRRT, F-Risk
- Anticipating gun violence – hindsight vs. prediction
- When do I contact law enforcement?
How Trauma from Mass Violence Differs from Other Traumas: Treatment approaches and Techniques for Survivors
- Family therapy
- Developmental approaches with skill building
- Trauma-informed CBT
- Social connection
- Monitoring change
- Managing threats at school
Anxiety and Panic: Establish Safety and Stability Following Unthinkable Violence
- Screen and assess for trauma
- Acute phase and Psychological First Aid
- Effects of traumatic stress after violence
- Exposure, desensitization and imagery techniques
- EMDR and emotional intensity of memories
- Post-traumatic growth – meaning after tragedy
- Vicarious trauma
Depression and Grief: Treatment Approaches for Survivors Touched by Loss
- Help clients identify and manage triggers
- Grounding techniques and relaxation training
- Panic Disorder – strategies for clients with debilitating fear
- Collective anxiety
Research, Limitations and Potential Treatment Risks
- Considerations for clients mourning multiple victims
- CBT techniques to reframe distorted thoughts and irrational beliefs
- Social withdrawal and isolation in survivors
- Re-engage clients in life through Behavioral Activation
- Vulnerability to substance use problems
- Current state of research on mental health and mass violence
- Limitations of the current research
- Limitations and risks of psychotherapeutic approaches for trauma, anxiety, depression and grief
KATHRYN SEIFERT, PH.D.
Kathryn Seifert, Ph.D.,is a Psychologist in Maryland and the founder and executive director of Eastern Shore Psychological Services. She has worked for over 30 years successfully assessing and treating trauma and attachment problems. She now trains and supervises therapists who are assessing and treating maltreated children. Dr. Seifert has lectured both nationally and internationally and provides training on trauma, symptoms of trauma and attachment issues. She has written more than 60 articles on these topics, as well.
Dr. Seifert is an internationally recognized expert in the assessment and treatment of youth with trauma and attachment problems and their families. She has appeared on CNN, Discovery ID, and Fox News and consults with numerous public agencies. Dr. Seifert testifies in courts as an expert on maltreatment of children. She has a blog, Stop the Cycle, on Psychologytoday.com with over half a million readers.
She has written two books, How Children Become Violent (Acanthus, 2006) and Youth Violence: Theory, Prevention, and Intervention (Springer, 2015). In these two books, she wrote about the groundbreaking research such as the ACE’s research out of the CDC, connecting child maltreatment, delays in the developmental of coping skills, and youthful violent behaviors. In addition to these books and numerous eBooks, Dr. Seifert has developed the CARE-2, Child and Adolescent Risk/Needs Evaluation. The CARE-2 builds on the work in her books by creating a method to develop effective treatment plans for traumatized children whose symptoms included aggression and difficulty in relationships with others.
Financial: Kathryn Seifert is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Eastern Shore Psychological Services; and CARE-2, LLC. She receives royalties as an author of Acanthus Publishing and Springer Publishing. Dr. Seifert receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Kathryn Seifert is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Maryland Psychological Association. She writes a blog, Stop the Cycle, on Psychologytoday.com.
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