Proven Interventions for Complex PTSD & Motivational Interviewing Techniques

Workshop #7 & 10

Presented by Carissa Muth, Psy.D., CCC, R.Psych

Live Streaming on November 26, 2024


6 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s


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This workshop is part of The Many Pathways to Healing Conference: Trauma, Addictions & Related Disorders

This workshop will be live streaming to online participants on November 26, 2024 from 8:30am – 4:00pm (Vancouver, BC)
Please adjust your start time according to your specific time zone. 

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until December 28, 2024. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 5 – 7 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on November 24, 2024. 

WORKSHOP #7: Proven Interventions for Complex PTSD | PRESENTED BY Carissa Muth, Psy.D., CCC, R.Psych

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) manifests after exposure to one or multiple extremely threatening or traumatic events, presenting additional severe and persistent symptoms beyond those of PTSD. Dr. Muth’s three-hour workshop delves into the distinct characteristics of CPTSD, highlighting its unique challenges and treatment approaches.

Drawing upon current research, Dr. Muth will elucidate the nuances that differentiate CPTSD from other diagnoses. Participants will gain insights into the impact of disturbances in self-organization, such as negative beliefs about oneself, emotional dysregulation, and interpersonal difficulties, crucial for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment planning.

The workshop will focus on the application of evidence-based interventions tailored specifically for CPTSD. Dr. Muth will explore Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), offering participants a comprehensive toolkit for addressing the complexities of this disorder.

Through a detailed case study of a client with CPTSD and comorbid Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), attendees will learn step-by-step strategies for implementing evidenced-based interventions. Special emphasis will be placed on addressing both disturbances in self-organization and core PTSD symptoms, ensuring a holistic approach to treatment.

Join Dr. Muth in this comprehensive workshop to deepen your understanding of CPTSD and enhance your clinical skills in treating this complex disorder.

WORKSHOP #10: Motivational Interviewing Techniques: Brief Interventions to Help the Unmotivated Client | PRESENTED BY Carissa Muth, Psy.D., CCC, R.Psych

Unlock the power of motivational interviewing (MI) to guide clients past ambivalence and toward meaningful action in their lives. This transformative three-hour workshop offers practical strategies and evidenced-based techniques to empower treatment providers in facilitating change even in the face of resistance. Led by Dr. Muth, participants will delve into the core principles of MI, learning how to leverage language and employ a collaborative approach to ignite and sustain their clients’ internal motivation. Through a four-step process, attendees will discover how to effectively navigate conversations, overcome resistance, and propel clients toward achieving their goals.

WORKSHOP #7: Proven Interventions for Complex PTSD | PRESENTED BY Carissa Muth, Psy.D., CCC, R.Psych

  • Understand the impact of disturbances in self-organization: Participants will gain insights into the unique features of CPTSD and how disturbances in self-organization differentiate it from PTSD.
  • Determine appropriateness of evidenced-based interventions: Attendees will learn to assess and select the most suitable evidence-based interventions for treating CPTSD, considering individual client needs and presentation.
  • Address disturbances in self-organization and core PTSD symptoms: Dr. Muth will provide practical strategies for addressing both the specific challenges of disturbances in self-organization and the core symptoms of PTSD within the treatment framework.
  • Ascertain readiness for imaginal exposure interventions: Participants will learn to assess client readiness for imaginal exposure interventions, as well as pacing strategies for safe and effective implementation.
  • Develop tools to shift maladaptive cognitive appraisals: Through case studies and practical exercises, attendees will acquire tools to challenge and reframe maladaptive cognitive appraisals associated with trauma experiences, fostering resilience and empowerment.

WORKSHOP #10: Motivational Interviewing Techniques: Brief Interventions to Help the Unmotivated Client | PRESENTED BY Carissa Muth, Psy.D., CCC, R.Psych

  • Understand the underlying factors that facilitate change, empowering you to better support your clients in their journey.
  • Utilize a collaborative process to uncover and amplify your clients’ inherent motivation for change, fostering a deeper sense of engagement and commitment.
  • Identify and navigate common “traps” that can hinder progress, equipping you with the tools to effectively address ambivalence and resistance.
  • Master the art of arranging conversations that empower clients to articulate their own values and interests, ultimately driving them towards meaningful action and sustainable change.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Rehabilitation Consultants, Geriatric Specialists, and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Dr. Carissa Muth is a registered psychologist in Alberta and the Clinical Director at the Sunshine Coast Health Centre and Georgia Strait Women’s Clinic. She holds Doctorate of Psychology, Master of Arts in Counselling, and Bachelor of Social Work degrees and ran a private practice in Alberta for the last eight years. Her research to date has focused on attachment theory, systems theory, and family involvement in addictions. With almost a decade of experience in inpatient and outpatient settings, Dr. Muth has provided psychological assessments, therapeutic treatments and conducted research in the field of substance addictions and comorbid psychological disorders. With a passion for learning, she has developed an eclectic understanding of the etiology and treatment of mental health and psychological disorders. Borrowing from this perspective, Dr. Muth integrates a variety of therapeutic modalities in order to provide feedback-informed holistic care to clients.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrollment$269.00N/A
Individual 2 Day Enrollment$469.00N/A
Individual 3 Day Enrollment$669.00N/A
Full-Time Student$609.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

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  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits