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- Audio CD - 8+ hours Instructions
- Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
- MEGAN HOWARD, LCSW, CSUD, EMDR, CIT
- PESI Inc.
- 7/14/2021 - Available Now for Pre-Order
- CE Available:
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- Analyze the brain regions involved in trauma.
- Assess the clinical implications of the freeze response in trauma treatment.
- Determine how clinicians can assess for simple, complex, and intergenerational trauma.
- Evaluate how bottom-up techniques like grounding and breathwork can increase felt safety in clients.
- Analyze methods clinicians can use to gauge when clients are ready for intense trauma work.
- Determine how narrative therapy exercises can be employed in session to help clients talk about hotspots.
- Justify how somatic approaches can be used to address the physical symptoms of trauma survivors.
- Determine how exposure, titration and pendulation can be used to “slow” emotions in clients.
- Support how EMDR-based techniques can be used with clients to resolve traumatic memories.
- Differentiate between EMDR, EFT and neuromodulation approaches.
- Develop plans for working with anger, resistance, and suicidality in clients who’ve experienced trauma.
- Debate the potential risks and limitations of trauma treatment techniques.
The Neuroscience of Trauma and Mechanisms of Change
Connect Clients to a Diagnosis: Trauma Assessment Tools
- 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
Stabilize Your Clients Prior to Trauma Work
- Simple vs. complex trauma
- Intergenerational trauma
- Symptom clusters and physical manifestations
- CAPS-5 and PCL-5
- Primary Care PTSD Screen
- Dual diagnosis
Proven Skills and Techniques from Evidence-Based Approaches:
- Trauma treatment roadmap – order of operations
- Bottom-up techniques to reconnect and feel safe in the body
- Self-soothing techniques
- Grounding strategies
- Gauge when a client is ready for intense trauma/cognitive work
- 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
Solutions to Trauma Treatment Roadblocks
- 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
Reintegration and Post-Traumatic Growth
- How to handle the angry client
- Strategies for the resistant trauma client
- Boundary concerns
- Dealing with crises, suicidality, substance use
Research, Limitations and Potential Risks
- 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
MEGAN HOWARD, LCSW, CSUD, EMDR, CIT
Megan Howard, LCSW, CSUD, EMDR CIT, was trained on the use of EMDR as a treatment protocol through EMDRIA and uses EMDR in her practice to achieve improved outcomes with a broad spectrum of clients in the areas of trauma, abuse, and substance abuse.
She is certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals and currently owns and operates one of the largest treatment centers for substance abuse and trauma in the state of Idaho. She has been invited to train internationally at the International Society of Addiction Medicine in India and at the International Conference on Addiction Research and Therapy in Amsterdam.
Ms. Howard earned her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University and is a member of EMDRIA and the International Society of Addiction Medicine.
Continuing Education Credits
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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.
The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.
- Social Workers
- Case Managers
- Addiction Counselors
- Marriage & Family Therapists
- Other Mental Health Professionals
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