Trauma Education Essentials

On Demand Webinars

Watch on-demand trauma webinars wherever you are and whenever is convenient for you!

Learn when you want, where you want, with our On Demand Webinars.


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Psychiatric Medications and Genetics: What Therapists Need to Know

with Colin A. Ross, MD

In this webinar, Dr. Ross will review psychiatric medications and genetics. For medications, he will focus on antidepressants and antipsychotics and for genetics he will focus on schizophrenia, depression, eating disorders and alcoholism. For genetics, he will also explain concepts like twin concordance and heritability estimates. The webinar will be designed for non-MD health professionals and trainees. It will not be necessary to have a background in either pharmacology or genetics to follow what Dr. Ross is saying.

2 hour webinar


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PTSD Treatment Guidelines and Clinical Care

with Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP

The U.S. health care system increasingly utilizes clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) based on stringent systematic reviews of research findings to inform decision-making about care. There are relatively few guidelines, however, that address mental and behavioral health conditions or that include psychological interventions. To address this, in 2010, the American Psychological Association adopted the Institute of Medicine (IOM) standards for clinical practice guidelines and selected the treatment of PTSD as a topic for review. The resul­tant recommendations, “Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Posttrau­matic Stress Disorder in Adults*,” were accepted in early 2017, to be accompanied by a companion Profes­sional Practice Guideline (PPG). 

The recommendations—along with the strengths and limitations--of the PTSD guidelines will be presented and its findings compared. Major recommendations of Professional Practice Guidelines and other authoritative writing for treatment of all forms of PTSD (including the Dissociative Disorders) will also be reviewed. Increasingly, emphasis is being placed on the significance of the relationship for the treatment of traumatized individuals, especially those who were interpersonally victimized. We will also discuss evidence-based relationship elements that are important to the success of treatment and have been largely ignored in the PTSD guidelines.

2 hour webinar

On-Demand Registration: $35 USD


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Harnessing the Power of Perpetrator Ego States

with Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed

In this webinar, Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed, will address the practical and process issues relevant to working with parts of self which are creating obstacles and blocks to trauma resolution and healing.  These overt and covert ego states confound and create unease in therapists, complicate client’s day-to-day functioning, and are sophisticated, well-constructed and resilient in doing the “jobs” they were created to do.  Examples of these behaviors include but are not limited to: aggression, manipulation, massive dysregulation, control through “loss of control”, self-injury and the camouflage of passive-aggressiveness.

The ultimate goals are accessing the strengths, heart and soul of these challenging ego states in order to support internal cooperation, communication and co-consciousness, as well as re-consolidating emotional learning that perpetuates these negatively valenced states. Ultimately utilizing perpetrator parts as a resource aids in allowing for a productive integration into one’s whole.

2 hour webinar

On-Demand Registration: $35 USD


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Vicarious Trauma in Health Care Providers

with Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Dr. Ross will discuss the meaning of the term ‘vicarious trauma’ and how it is commonly expressed in care providers. The concept of vicarious traumatization will be defined specifically within the context of trauma therapy, with an emphasis on key signs and symptoms of its clinical presentation. Vicarious traumatization will be distinguished from compassion fatigue, and its association with burnout will be explored. Known risk factors for vicarious traumatization will be delineated, as well as strategies to mitigate the impact of these risk factors. Preventative strategies to enhance resilience will be outlined and practical skills and examples will be reviewed. The idea of vicarious growth will be introduced as well.

1 hour webinar

On-Demand Registration: $20 USD

 

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Common Cognitive Errors Amongst Trauma Survivors

with Colin A. Ross, MD

In this webinar, Dr. Ross will discuss common cognitive errors among trauma survivors. These are most prominent in survivors of severe, chronic childhood trauma but also can occur in people who have experienced a single traumatic event in adulthood. Negative distortions in thinking are included in the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for PTSD. Examples of such errors in thinking are: I am bad; the abuse is my fault; I deserved the abuse; I could have prevented or avoided the abuse; and my judgment is terrible. These beliefs are understandable and arise from normal childhood thought processes: within Dr. Ross’ Trauma Model Therapy, these different forms of self-blame are based on the locus of control shift, which he will explain. Examples of strategies and interventions for these errors in thinking will be described.

1 hour webinar

On-Demand Registration: $20 USD

 

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Intimate Partner Violence: Clinical Assessment and Treatment

with Jocelyn St. Cyr. LICSW

You could be working with a client experiencing Intimate Partner Violence and not even know it. Abuse comes in many forms, and at times, it can be easy for clinicians to miss. In this webinar, Jocelyn St.Cyr will help you recognize signs your client may be experiencing hidden abuse, explore myths around intimate partner violence, and learn tools for assessment and treatment. She will begin by defining intimate partner violence and incorporating common models for conceptualizing abuse. She will discuss important treatment considerations, including considerations for teens, the elderly, and members of the LGBT+ community. She will also explain signs of the most dangerous and lethal cases, and steps to address those concerns.  The webinar will conclude with resources, including books, training options, helpful websites and community resources for clinicians to use in their work with both survivors and batterers.

2 hour webinar

On-Demand Registration: $35 USD

 

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Trauma and Complex Comorbidity: Understanding the Relationships

with Colin A. Ross, MD

Dr. Colin A. Ross will provide a way of thinking about the complex comorbidity seen in trauma survivors, which then leads to an overall treatment plan that takes all the different symptoms, diagnoses, addictions and self-destructive behaviors into account. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of treatment strategies for complex PTSD.

2 hour webinar

On-Demand Registration: $35 USD

 

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Trauma and its Impact on Relationships

with Dr. Pat Love & Melissa Caldwell Engle, LPC, ATR

Dr. Pat Love will discuss important attachment conflicts that are common in relationships along with effective clinical strategies for treatment. Melissa Caldwell Engle, LPC, ATR, will explain common emotional patterns that can occur in relationships. She will demonstrate how to use the Spectrum of Emotions tool to identify these patterns when working with clients who have experienced trauma.

3 hour webinar

On-Demand Registration: $35 USD

 

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Treating Risky and Compulsive Behaviour in Trauma Survivors

with Dr. John Briere

Learn practical interventions to safely process trauma- and attachment-related memories with your clients using a number of techniques from Dr. John Briere’s Reactive Avoidance Model. Associated interventions that directly address the emotional dysregulation and easily triggered states that lead to distress-reduction behaviors will also be explored.

John Briere, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.  A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, he is recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association. He is author or co-author of over 140 articles and chapters, 15 books, and 9 trauma-related psychological tests. Dr. Briere’s newest book is Treating Risky and Compulsive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors (Guilford, 2018).

3 hour webinar

On-Demand Registration: $35 USD