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- ROBYN L. GOBIN, PH.D.
- PESI Inc.
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- Analyze how trauma impacts brain function and communication, and establish how this impacts treatment.
- Distinguish interpersonal traumas from other types of trauma and determine how this informs the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
- Assess the impact of cultural context and identity on the trauma recovery process.
- Determine how assessment tools can be used to inform treatment planning and gauge treatment effectiveness.
- Employ CPT-based strategies to identify and combat unhelpful trauma narratives.
- Evaluate the differences between in vivo exposure techniques and imaginal exposure techniques.
- Investigate how PE-based techniques can be used to address behavioral avoidance and unhelpful thought patterns.
- Employ ACT-based techniques with clients to promote mindfulness, flexibility, and value-based living.
- Differentiate between CPT, PE, and ACT approaches to treating interpersonal trauma.
- Formulate a plan to better recognize and address the personal impact of working with trauma survivors.
- Evaluate how clinicians can reduce the risk of re-traumatizing clients during treatment.
- Assess the potential risks and limitations of trauma treatment techniques.
Interpersonal Trauma: When Clients Never Feel Safe
Assessment Tools for Interpersonal Trauma
- Trauma’s impact on brain structures and function
- Trust and boundary violations
- Early attachment issues
- Emotional and physical abuse or neglect
- Sexual abuse in childhood and/or adulthood
- Disruptions to beliefs about self and others
- How cultural context and identity impact trauma recovery
Evidence-Based Approaches to Working with Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma
- Symptoms and physical manifestations
- Diverse clients and cultural influences
- Dissociation and other common comorbidities
- Emotion regulation challenges
- Ongoing and repeated trauma exposure
- Attachment history and injuries
- Sexual health and functioning
Overcome Your Biggest Challenges in Trauma Therapy
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): Skills and Techniques to Help Client Regain Control Over Their Lives
- The 12-session overview
- Identify problematic thinking regarding self, the world and others
- CPT approaches to increase awareness of thoughts and feelings
- How to challenge and balance overaccommodated beliefs
- Combat self-blame with clinical techniques from CPT
- Move clients past stuck points with CPT
- Prolonged Exposure (PE): Clinical Tools to Address Avoidance and Negative Thought Patterns
- Emotional processing theory
- PE Tools to alter fear structures surrounding situations, places, people, memories and emotions
- Breathing training
- In vivo exposure techniques
- Imaginal exposure techniques
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Give Trauma Clients the Ability to Experience Their Feelings and Emotions
- Sensory techniques to ground clients to the moment
- ACT skills to reduce hyperarousal
- Exercises to repair a fractured sense of self
- Techniques to overcome shame and self-judgement
- ACT skills for social re-engagement
The Personal Impact of Working with Trauma Survivors
- Manage self-injury, suicidality, substance addictions and other co-morbidities
- Establishing therapeutic boundaries
- Dealing with shame in trauma survivors
- Regulate emotional intensity
- Trauma-informed systems and protecting clients from re-traumatization
- Institutional betrayal
Research and Limitations
- Preventing burnout and secondary stress disorder
- Manage compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization
- Professional resources and support
ROBYN L. GOBIN, PH.D.
Robin L. Gobin, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, university professor, author, speaker, and researcher specializing in interpersonal trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and women’s mental health.
Dr. Gobin is an assistant professor in the University of Illinois College of Applied Health Sciences and maintains a trauma-focused private practice where she uses research supported therapeutic approaches. Dr. Gobin’s research interests include improving post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment outcomes, the effects of physical and sexual violence on functioning, and understanding how African American culture impacts the way individuals experience, cope with, and recover from post-traumatic distress.
Dr. Gobin is the author of The Self-Care Prescription: Powerful Tools to Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety & Enhance Well-Being (Althea Press, 2019) and a former vice-chair of the American Psychological Association’s Committee of Early Career Psychologists. She was named a 2018 citizen psychologist by the APA for her leadership in reducing barriers to mental health treatment for ethnic minority populations and creating an educational pipeline for the next generation of culturally diverse leaders in the field of psychology. Dr. Gobin earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon.
Financial: Robyn Gobin is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Robyn Gobin is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Association of Black Psychologists.
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