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.
Stress versus trauma
Trauma reactions vs. PTSD
Biological and neurological aspects
General Treatment Considerations
The avoidance cycle
Principles of exposure
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Uncoupling affect from thoughts, memories, and triggers
Present Centered Therapy: How placebo became treatment
Creating an exposure hierarchy
Imaginal and in vivo exposure
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Identifying the beliefs that keep clients stuck
Assimilated and over-accommodated beliefs
Importance of Socratic dialogue
Challenging beliefs: Moving through stuck points
The 12 sessions of CPT
MBCT for PTSD
Moving into versus avoidance
The 8 sessions of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Creative Hopelessness: Letting go of what doesn’t work
The importance of psychological flexibility
The 6 processes of change
The tin can monster exercise
The file cabinet exercise
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, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.
Richard W. Sears, Psy.D, Ph.D, MBA, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He is a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Department of Psychology, where he teaches courses on psychopathology and clinical interventions. Dr. Sears has performed assessments and psychotherapy on a broad variety of individuals in a number of settings, including hospital inpatient units, community mental health centres, veteran’s hospitals, residential treatment centres, private practice, and forensic facilities. He regularly gives workshops on CBT, MBCT, ACT, and mindfulness across the United States and other countries. He is an author of over a dozen books, including The CBT & Mindfulness Toolbox and Mindfulness: Living through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in this Moment. His website is www.psych-insights.com
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