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Complex Trauma Certification Course: Evidence Based Interventions for Complex Trauma
Complex Trauma Certification Course: Evidence Based Interventions for Complex Trauma

Where:   ORLANDO, FL

When:  Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - Friday, June 21, 2019

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Course Description:

Become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in Complex PTSD (CCTP-II) and demonstrate your expertise in treating this population of trauma clients.

While the focus of many trauma trainings is to acquire the basic skills for treating posttraumatic stress, the focus of this intensive 3-Day Certification Course is acquiring skills for effectively treating those challenging clients with complex posttraumatic stress, or C-PTSD.

You will learn evidence-based practices to help heal complex trauma, including difficult symptoms such as intense abreactions/flashbacks; severe “depression-like” shutdown and avoidance; dissociation; relational difficulties and challenges; chronic emotional and somatic dysregulation; chronic pain and psychotic symptoms.

You will leave this seminar with a new structure you can apply to the entire treatment course for someone with C-PTSD that pulls from today’s most effective trauma treatment modalities. You will learn how to accelerate treatment with this all-encompassing model, instead of getting stuck trying to use just one trauma treatment modality that may not work for every client.

BONUS!

Complete the additional hours you need to fulfill the full educational requirements to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in Complex PTSD (CCTP-II). Upon completion of this Certification Course, you will be granted full, free access to 5.5 hours of digital content by Trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk, MD
  • Trauma, Attachment & Neuroscience
Once completed, these CE hours meet the full educational criteria for CCTP-II Complex C-PTSD certification through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Visit www.trauma.pro.net for full details.
Objectives:

  1. Contrast the differences between simple and complex PTSD (C-PTSD).
  2. Identify the distinct challenges for diagnosis, treatment planning, stabilization and treatment of C-PTSD.
  3. Describe the neurobiology of C-PTSD and how chronic exposure to threatening environments can produce the spectrum of symptoms of C-PTSD.
  4. Appraise the role that attachment trauma and Aversive Childhood Experiences play in risk for and creation of C-PTSD; and how successfully addressing attachment issues can accelerate treatment for C-PTSD.
  5. Identify the causes and sequelae of attachment trauma and how these adaptations are easily misunderstood as personality disorders.
  6. Articulate the importance of neuroplasticity/pruning and understanding neuronal sequencing in treating C-PTSD and all posttraumatic conditions.
  7. Examine the important role that conditioned threat response and subsequent ANS dysregulation play in generating and sustaining the symptoms of all posttraumatic conditions including C-PTSD.
  8. Review the science and applicability of Porges’ Polyvagal Theory to treatment with C-PTSD; specifically, the importance of developing and utilizing healthy attachment relationships to augment treatment.
  9. Explain how dissociation symptoms are adaptations to recurring trauma.
  10. Identify evidence-based pharmacological interventions for stabilization and treatment for clients with C-PTSD.
  11. Apply Herman’s Tri-Phasic Model to conceptualization, titration and delivery of treatment for C-PTSD.
  12. Identify specific assessment and treatment tasks for each of the three phases of the Tri-Phasic Model.
  13. Recognize symptoms of C-PTSD as adaptations to ongoing developmental trauma that can include extreme symptoms including self-injury; suicide; dissociation; numbing; process and substance addiction; eating disordered behavior; chronic & intractable depression; hyper/hypo sexuality; and rage.
  14. Illustrate the role of crucial non-specific factors of positive expectancy and therapeutic relationship using Feedback Informed Therapy (FIT) as central focus of treatment with C-PTSD.
  15. Incorporate the pivotal role of psychoeducation in treating C-PTSD to help survivors to begin to honor their survival, ameliorate shame and move towards self-compassion.
  16. Implement the four “common factors/active ingredients” shared by all effective trauma therapies for clients with C-PTSD.
  17. Describe the ubiquitous role of reciprocal inhibition embedded in all evidence-based trauma therapies
  18. Incorporate Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy as a self-employed method to facilitate posttraumatic growth and resilience for clients into your clinical practice.
  19. Develop CBT skills for helping trauma survivors to rapidly develop stability; self-efficacy, anxiety management and relational capacities.
OUTLINE

Foundations of Complex Trauma (C-PTSD)
  • Essentials of C-PTSD
  • Adaptations to C-PTSD
  • Overview of Tri-Phasic Model
Assessment & Treatment of C-PTSD

Therapist Preparation
  • Self-regulation of ANS dysregulation and optimization of treatment delivery
  • Informed consent for C-PTSD
Assessment Skill Building
  • Quantitative assessment instruments and clinical interview sufficient to accurately diagnose C-PTSD and develop preliminary treatments & case planning
  • Mental status exam for C-PTSD
  • Monitor treatment effectiveness & identify treatment shortcomings
  • First-session interventions to enhance safety, stabilization, positive expectancy and therapeutic relationship
Stage One: Safety & Stabilization
  • Assessment Skills Building (Safe vs. Not Safe)
  • Case Management (External vs. Internal danger)
  • Therapeutic relationship
  • Stabilization
    • Common/Generic Stabilization Skills for C-PTSD
    • Specialized Skills for Safety & Stabilization
    • Group applications for safety & stabilization/resilience with C-PTSD
    • Empirical criteria for successful completion of Stage 1 with C-PTSD clients
Stage Two: Remembrance & Mourning/Trauma Resolution
  • CBT skills to lessen avoidance, arousal, shame, dysphoria, reactivity, and distorted thinking symptoms
  • Compare current evidence-based/evidence-informed treatments utilized to address symptoms of C-PTSD
    • Trauma-Focused CBT
    • Cognitive Processing Therapy
    • Prolonged Exposure
    • Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Accelerated Resolution Therapy/Brainspotting
    • Somatic Experiencing
    • Sensorimotor Therapy
    • Emotional Freedom Techniques/Energy Psychology
    • Internal Family Systems
    • Structural & Strategic Treatment for Dissociative Disorders
    • Ego-State Therapy
  • Treatment Skills Practice
    • Attachment Trauma
    • Somatization
    • Dissociation
    • Psychoeducation/Cognitive Restructuring
    • Self-Regulation/Relaxation
    • Imaginal Exposure Techniques (IFS, NLP Reframing, Frazier’s Dissociative Table)
Stage Three: Reconnection/Resilience/Posttraumatic Growth
  • Strategies for accomplishing:
    • Sustaining stabilization
    • Self-regulation of physiology
    • Self-regulation of behaviors
    • Self-regulation of emotions
    • Meaning-making
    • Reconnection
  • Posttraumatic growth
    • Spiritual maturation
    • New opportunities
    • Greater strength
    • Greater appreciation
    • New Relationships
  • Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy – Healing the Moral Would (Gentry)
    • Self-regulation & Direct Therapeutic Exposure (DTE)
    • Covenant & code of honor
Closure: Lessons Learned
Target Audience

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

ERIC GENTRY, PHD, LMHC

Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of disaster and clinical traumatology, having trained thousands of professionals and paraprofessionals worldwide in the treatment of traumatic stress. His doctorate is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley, one of the pioneers of traumatic stress. Dr. Gentry was one of the original faculty members of the Traumatology Institute and later became the co-director of the International Traumatology Institute at the University of Southern Florida. Dr. Gentry, along with Dr. Anna Baranowsky, is the co-author and co-owner of the Traumatology Institute Training Curriculum – 17 courses in field and clinical traumatology leading to seven separate certifications.

Dr. Gentry has been a clinical member of several CISM teams and has provided assistance in many different disaster and critical incidents including Oklahoma City, New York City, and hurricanes in Florida. He was the developer of the Community Crisis Support Team, which began in Tampa, Florida, and has become a model for communities to integrate mental health services into their disaster response network.

Dr. Gentry is the co-author of the critically acclaimed Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization and Recovery (Third Edition) (Hogrefe Publishing, 2014). His other books include Forward Facing Trauma Therapy (Compassion Unlimited, 2016) and co-authored Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss: The 10 Core Competencies for Evidence-Based Treatment (PESI, 2017). Additionally, Dr. Gentry has published many research articles, book chapters, and periodicals in this maturing area of study. He has a private clinical and consulting practice and is adjunct faculty at many universities. Dr. Gentry draws equally from his scientific study and from his rich history of 30+ years of clinical experience with trauma survivors to balance this training with current, empirically grounded information and experienced-based compassionate intervention skills. You will be challenged, inspired, and uplifted by Dr. Gentry and this unique training.



Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: J. Eric Gentry receives compensation as Owner of Compassion Unlimited. He receives royalties as an author for Hogrefo & Huber Publishing. Dr. Gentry receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: J. Eric Gentry has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Addiction Counselors
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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 19.0 contact hours.

Florida Psychologists:
Florida
PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 19.0 continuing education credits. Please make sure to bring your license number to the seminar so that we can report your attendance to CE Broker.


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