Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals (6 day course): Level 1 Trauma Certificate

Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals (6 day course): Level 1 Trauma Certificate

Agenda

  • Monday, March 25, 2019
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    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Day 1 - Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals

    Differentiate traumatic event from traumatic response

    • Neurobiology of Trauma
    • Impact of fear on brain function
    • Split between cognition and primal responses
    • Role of dissociation
    • Impact of fear on memory systems
    • Assessment of conscious and unconscious trauma triggers
    • Interventions to minimize/eliminate triggers
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Day 2 -Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals
    • Deep dive into trauma reaction 'stuck points' and acute therapeutic conversations that lead to getting 'unstuck'.

    - Flight, Fight. Freeze, Engage, Conscious, Submission, Robotic submission

    • Review the range of dissociative reactions that contribute to the trauma experience and exacerbate client suffering.
    • Trauma Nomenclature:
      • Stress Reactions
      • Acute Stress Disorder
      • PTSD
      • Chronic PTSD
      • Delayed PTSD

     

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Day 3 - Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals
    • Trauma Risk Factors
    • Nutrition and Stress Reactions
    • Flashback Management
    • 3 strategies to process horror imagery
    • 5 Cognitive Stuck Points
      • embedded child like perspectives
      • absorption of perpetrator messages
      • community/cultural/spiritual beliefs
      • guilt
      • shame
    • Regulating Sleep Dysregulation

     

  • Monday, April 1, 2019
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    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Day 4 - Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals
    • Explore the similarities and differences between trauma and bereavement
    • Core Characterological Impacts of chronic trauma
    • Developmental Trauma
    • Complex Trauma
    • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Day 5 - Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals

     

    • Importance of Attachment on Personality Development
    • Shame Prone/Identity
    • Treatment
      • Goals
      • Assessment Tools
      • Overview of Effective Rapid PTSD Treatments:
        • Cognitive Behavioural Treatment
        • Cognitive Processing Therapy
        • Prolonged Exposure therapy
        • Contraindicators for Rapid PTSD Treatment


  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Day 6 - Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals
    • Overview of Treatment for clients with developmental/complex trauma 
      • Key themes in treatment
      • Schema Therapy
      • Internal Family Systems
      • Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy
      • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
    • Working with human suffering on a daily basis and being sensitive to the despair, frustration and fear embodied in our clients does have an impact on us as workers. In order to be effective in our work we need to be grounded and aware of our clients and our own unconscious self-protective reactions.  Four key strategies for enhancing resilience in workers will be outlined.

     

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