This online course is on-demand.
Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until April 3, 2023. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Registration will close on April 1, 2023.
Sadly, our world today is filled with violence. Even those who specialize in working with trauma victims can be stunned by the stories they hear of childhood abuse, family violence, sexual assaults, and the atrocities of war. Such events can leave lasting scars for those who experience them, whether or not the residual effects lead to full‐blown clinical disorders like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Inevitably, no matter what kind of clinical work one does, all therapists will encounter clients with some history of trauma. Therefore, all competent clinicians should have an understanding of PTSD, and at least some level of working knowledge of the principles involved in the treatment of individuals with trauma histories.
Even experienced trauma clinicians using our best evidence-based practices for PTSD, such as Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure, know that these interventions do not work for everyone. Hence, research is continually seeking tools to enhance current treatments, and to decrease residual symptoms, and it is important to keep abreast of these new developments.
Newer research with promising interventions like Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy teach clients to relate differently to their thoughts, emotions, and body sensation while helping to build a life worth living.
Through lecture, discussion, and case examples, join clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Sears for this 6-hour workshop as he clarifies recent research on PTSD, the principles of exposure, and an overview of the principles and tools of Cognitive Processing Therapy, mindfulness, and ACT to provide you with practical tools and techniques to help your clients recover from trauma.