Workshops: Trauma

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A Review of Evidence Based Practices and Optimal Treatment Models for Complex Trauma

ID: 5871

This workshop will present an overview of single event and complex trauma, including a discussion of different types of traumatic events. The participants will learn about the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis and the limitations of this diagnosis for treatment. The impact of trauma on the brain, attachment, and disrupted attachment appear to give us more information about creative and innovative strategies to treat trauma than diagnosis. Evidence from the Adverse Childhood Experiences, ACE study, and the proposed Developmental Trauma Disorder Diagnosis will be reviewed to discuss optimal treatment models. A brief review of the meaning of evidence based practice and their use in the behavioral health field will be examined. A more in-depth look into treatment models such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Attachment Self-Regulation Competency (ARC) will be discussed with information on how to obtain training in these models. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Movement Therapy, and Yoga will also be incorporated into the overall discussion on the treatment of trauma.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Karen McGrellis Mihatov, MA, LPC, CTS, DRCC, MPA
Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Group Treatment Approaches in Working with Trauma

ID: 5684

Working together in a group atmosphere provides people who have survived a traumatic event with an opportunity to substantially cope with their reactions to this event. This workshop will help participants to learn a variety of different group interventions, when to apply them and when not to apply them. The differences between therapy-oriented populations and non-therapy-oriented populations and their responses to trauma groups will be discussed. Establishing a safe environment for the exploration of feelings and the containment of overwhelming feelings as well as learning the curative factors in group therapy will be covered.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Nicci Spinazolla, EdS, LMFT, LPC, ACS
Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Mini-Certificate in Complex Trauma

ID: 8886

Drawing upon the most current conceptualizations of complex trauma, this four-day workshop will provide in-depth training in working with issues of complex trauma with older adolescents, adults and older adults. The workshop is designed for both clinicians new to working with complex trauma-spectrum problems, as well as for more experienced clinicians in various clinical settings. Clinicians will learn the essential principles of a phase-oriented, relational approach. Utilizing a resilience based, attachment-focused framework, clinicians will experience how to provide the necessary conditions for safely assisting clients in healing from complex traumatic disorders. In order to foster the kind of depth-oriented learning required to address the topic, the workshop is designed as a "closed cohort" model, i.e., the same group of particpants will be enrolled for the four day sequence, working closely in small groups for maximum participation.

Week One: Current Conceptualizations and Biopsychosocial Assessment of Complex Trauma This module provides an introduction to the series, as well as a theoretical foundation for the intervention approach. The developmental etiology and neurobiological consequences of complex trauma will be reviewed through the lens of current research on attachment. Potential psychological and physical consequences of untreated complex trauma across the lifespan will be discussed. Clinical assessment of complex trauma will be reviewed, through the use of case vignettes and videotapes, highlighting managing the clinical interview, engaging the client, and setting the stage for treatment. Risk/vulnerability and resilience profiles will be presented so participants can understand the range of complexity inherent in treating complex trauma.

Week Two: Differential Diagnosis and Ethical Issues Encountered in the Treatment of Complex Trauma and Phase-Oriented Treatment Model The morning module focuses on diagnostic dilemmas that clinicians face in accurately assessing complex trauma, as well as the ethical issues that are commonly encountered in working with individuals suffering from this type of distress. Identifying commonly misdiagnosed "presentations" of complex trauma, avoiding clinical pitfalls that can lead to ethical dilemmas, and adopting a process and outcome-focused treatment response model are presented as essential prerequisites to working with these issues. Case vignettes and small group exercises will provide experiential learning opportunities. The afternoon module presents an overview of the phase-oriented, relational approach (Courtois and Ford, 2013) that provides clinical guidelines for maintaining safety, providing structure, responding to particular reactions and issues, and managing the clinical disruptions that are inherent in the treatment of these trauma-spectrum problems.

Week Three: Implementation of the Phase-Oriented Treatment of Complex Trauma The focus of this module will be on matching client needs to treatment sequences and interventions. The morning session will focus on applying the phase-oriented relational approach to trauma-spectrum problems through the use of case vignettes, videotapes and small group practice exercises. The afternoon session will review evidence-based treatment models, such as cognitive processing therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, EMDR, sensorimotor psychotherapy and narrative exposure therapy as examples of clinical approaches that can be integrated within the phase- oriented model. Continued practice exercises in small groups of three will focus on applying essential skills to case vignettes. Time permitting, case consultation and discussion will be provided at the end of this module.

Week Four: Building a Complex Trauma Model: Essential Practice Principles This module further develops and deepens the competencies acquired through previous modules, focusing on integrating and applying best practice approaches to working with complex trauma across a variety of settings and populations. Drawing upon the experience of the prominent clinicians and scholars in the field, application of a complex trauma model is reviewed and discussed, with continued practice of specific clinical situations, such as working with the dissociative client, addressing safety needs in real world contexts of domestic violence, and providing culturally responsive approaches to traumatic grief. This module concludes with an experiential segment on self-care for clinicians, and developing communities of practice to sustain trauma workers in the field.

Fee: $600.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 20.00 Clinical

Instructor: Dr. Monica Indart
Date: October 3, 2017 / October 10, 2017 / October 17, 2017 / October 24, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Self Care in Trauma Work

ID: 5851

Trauma hurts everyone it touches. Expect to be different, not worse, as a consequence of working in the field of trauma and loss. What happens to you? What happens to your clients? What does it mean to be mindful of your Self? As a result of this workshop, participants will broaden their knowledge, understanding and application of techniques that contribute to their own well-being as well as to those with whom they work. They will be able to distinguish between emotions and their distortions and will broaden their understanding of the physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual issues related to working within the arena of trauma. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Ethical

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Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD
Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: St. Francis Community Center
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The Application of Multi-Sensory Mindfulness Practices in Trauma Treatment

ID: 5863

This experiential workshop will define the core skills of mindfulness and discuss the application of them to trauma work. The majority of the day will be spent practicing and applying basic and advanced multi-sensory guided imagery and mindfulness exercises. Experience and strengthen your own mindfulness skills while exploring ways to incorporate these techniques in your practice. Please wear comfortable clothing!

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Tracey Post, LCSW
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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The Effects of Trauma Across the Developmental Spectrum

ID: 5857

A traumatic event has dramatic short and long term effects across all stages of human development. In this interactive two-day workshop we will examine these effects on infants, children, adolescents and adults, as well as explore the effects of trauma on the emotional, cognitive, neurological, physical, and spiritual human systems. The neurophysiological and neurochemical changes which result from traumatic events will be addressed as well. Practical skills and therapeutic interventions needed in helping both children and adults cope in the aftermath of trauma will be discussed: both traditional and creative arts treatment approaches will be explored.

Fee: $225.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 10.00 Clinical

Instructor: Nicci Spinazolla, EdS, LMFT, LPC, ACS
Date: Friday, January 26, 2018 and Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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The Ethics of Trauma and Disaster Response: Doing Right, Doing Good

ID: 5853

This workshop will examine the ethical issues that confront mental health professionals today in the burgeoning and related fields of disaster response, humanitarian relief and trauma interventions. Principles of ethical professional practice will be reviewed in the context of these specialized fields, with a discussion of how these principles can be applied to such interventions, as well as areas in which these principles may conflict with the demands of various field scenarios. Common pitfalls professionals face in these situations will be addressed. Philosophical issues such as morality ("doing right") and virtue ("doing good") will be addressed in the practical application of ethical principles to clinical interventions. A model for ethical decision-making that incorporate both morality and virtue will be presented and discussed. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Ethical

Instructor: Dr. Monica Indart
Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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The Impact of Trauma

ID: 5451

This workshop provides an overview of trauma and its impact. Trauma is explored from a historical, epidemiological, psychological, and psychobiological perspective. Current assessment and treatment approaches to trauma are presented. The workshop will examine child sexual abuse as one type of traumatic event. Special attention is also given to the impact of trauma on the helping professional.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Marsha Heiman, PhD
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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The Neurobiology of Trauma/PTSD

ID: 5235

The overall goal of this workshop is for practitioners to understand that the development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not merely a psychosocial phenomenon and to be better able to provide treatment interventions based on changes in the nervous system. PTSD has been found to be prevalent, but it is important to study PTSD to understand why some individuals develop the disorder and others, also exposed to specific traumatic events, do not. Studying the symptomology of PTSD, as it relates to possible neural mechanisms, may provide some insight toward answering these questions. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to: list the three general categories of symptoms exhibited by individuals with PTSD; describe the role of the limbic system in the production of memory dysfunction in traumatized individuals; understand how the hypothalamus and pituitary gland are involved in the fight or flight response; and the benefits and side-effects of the most common pharmacological agents used to treat PTSD/Trauma.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Craig Strickland, PhD
Date: Friday, December 15, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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The Neuroscience of Optimal Well-Being: Reducing Stress, Resolving Trauma, Recovering Resilience

ID: 5859

Breakthroughs in the field of neuroscience are giving us validation that the brain, body, mind and spirit are interconnected. In fact, there is increasing scientific evidence that we can rewire our brains to enhance our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Participants will be introduced to the emerging field of Psychoneuroimmunology which examines the connections between our neurons and internal chemicals (neuropeptides) forming the biological basis of our emotions, beliefs and expectations. Participants will explore how these connections affect our functioning and our health, as well as the latest findings regarding neuroplasticity- the brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout our lifetime! This information, provided in an approachable manner, with unforgettable case studies, will be enhanced by experiential learning that will give participants the opportunity to practice empirically validated techniques that activate brain states of calm and relaxation, compassion and gratitude. Learn to resource, rewire and regulate your body-brain (and those of your clients) for reduced stress, greater well-being and improved relationships!

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Understanding the Impact of Trauma and Community Violence

ID: 5880

Trauma has sometimes been defined in reference to circumstances that are outside the realm of normal human experience. Unfortunately, this definition does not always hold true for the clients with whom we work. For some, trauma can occur frequently and become part of the common human experience, especially community violence. The results of trauma and community violence can influence and compound our clients difficulties. This training provides an overview of trauma and community violence, and explores the impact the two phenomena have on clients. The training is also designed to give professionals tools to address the residual effects of trauma and community violence with their clients. Additionally, professionals will examine ways they can be exposed to trauma vicariously and therefore will understand the importance of self-care to combat burnout.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Jennifer R Jones, PsyD, LPC
Date: Friday, August 11, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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