Trauma Education Essentials

Recorded Webinars

 

Recorded Webinars


 Julie Valenti ( See bio here )   

Julie Valenti (See bio here)

 

 Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed ( See bio here )

Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed (See bio here)

Adaptations of Trauma Model Therapy

Presenters: Julie Valenti & Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed. 

Julie Valenti, formerly a medical/surgical nurse, is the owner of the Wisdom and Recovery Healing Center located in Portland, Oregon. She recently authored the book Knowing How-20 Concepts to Rewire the Brain

Lisa Schwarz is a psychologist, consultant, and international educator. She is the primary author of “The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective Techniques for Treating Complex PTSD” with CRM featured as the cover story in Newsweek in April 2017. 

This webinar was recorded on May, 14, 2018. Note that CE credits are not available for recorded webinars.

What is this webinar about? 
In the first half of this webinar (6:00-7:30 pm), Julie Valenti will give a talk titled, 'Knowing How: 20 Concepts to Rewire the Brain: Lasting Recovery from PTSD due to Childhood Trauma". With the help of the therapist, clients are often capable of understanding why childhood attachment conflicts/confusion has caused a myriad of problems in their adult life. In addition, they often understand what they can do differently to make their lives more fulfilling… But what is often missing from the session work is the know-how to make a lasting change in the form of “brain rewiring” or what’s more commonly known as, neuroplasticity. This webinar will cover in detail, the fundamental 20 Concepts from the book Knowing How by your webinar facilitator and author, Julie Valenti. 

In the second half (7:30-9:00 pm), Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed, will discuss, 'The Comprehensive Resource Model: An Integrated Treatment Approach to Trauma'. The Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) is a neurobiologically-based, emotion-focused treatment model which catalyzes the mind/body to safely access intolerable, affective trauma memories by utilizing layers of internal resources.  These resources include attachment neurobiology, breathwork skills, somatic resources, connection to the natural world and relationship with self/intuition. This webinar will introduce CRM clinical conceptualization, an overview of the neurobiological looping systems  of trauma and healing in CRM, and an outline of the resources used for safe trauma processing. 

Why Should I Attend This Webinar?
This is an opportunity for you to learn valuable tools to educate your clients on brain rewiring to facilitate long-term recovery, identify triggers, learn effective anchors to end regressive behaviors, and learn how to use intelligent and mature communication when conflicts arise.  You can submit questions throughout the live webinar for the presenters to answer during their Q&A sessions. 

Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe Julie Valenti’s 20 concepts to rewire the brain.

  2. Describe treatment techniques for PTSD that follow from the 20 concepts model.

  3. Describe the main components of Lisa Schwarz’s Comprehensive Resource Model.

  4. Describe treatment techniques for trauma within the Comprehensive Resource Model.


 Colin Ross, MD ( See bio here )

Colin Ross, MD
(See bio here)

 Naomi Halpern, CQSW ( See bio here  )

Naomi Halpern, CQSW
(See bio here)

Presenters: Colin A. Ross, MD & Naomi Halpern, C.Q.S.W. 

Self-Blame, Suicidal Ideation & Self-Injury in Trauma Survivors

This webinar was recorded on April 18, 2018. In the first half of this webinar, Dr. Colin Ross will give a talk titled, 'Self-blame and Suicidal Ideation in Trauma Survivors'.  Self-harm is a complex and often misunderstood behaviour and is a serious public health issue. Carried out in secrecy, self-harm is accompanied by feelings of intense shame and self-loathing. It is a behaviour that generates strong reactions in therapists, ranging from tremendous fear for client safety, to anger or helplessness when best attempts to assist the client may fail. Meanwhile, the dilemma for the client is, “it hurts so good”. In the supermarket of choices to manage feelings, memories, disconnect or reconnect, self-harm is an effective consumer choice. Clients self-harm because, like alcohol or drugs, it works instantly. 

In the second half, Naomi Halpern, CQSW, will talk about, 'It Hurts So Good: Strategies for Treating Self-mutilation'. The issue of self-harm can easily transition to unchecked counter-transference resulting in unproductive rescue attempts or angry blaming and rejection of the client. The client carries not only the physical scars but feelings of shame, fear of rejection and a sense of powerlessness to resist overwhelming urges. Fear of, or actual judgment by the therapist may cause self-harming behaviour to go ‘underground’. The consequence may be an escalation of self-harming behaviour and more serious injury. This webinar will focus on understanding the underlying dynamics and function of self-harming behaviour, how to work with the ‘trigger loop’ and practical strategies to assist developing self-regulation capacities, allowing the client to remain present and process painful memories, feelings and sensations.  

Why Should I Attend This Webinar?

To deepen your understanding of the complexity of self-harming and suicidal behaviour, and learn self-regulation skills and practical strategies for working with clients when they are overwhelmed or triggered.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. Explain the locus of control shift and its role in trauma therapy.

    2. Outline how self-blame in trauma survivors leads to self-harm and self-punishment.

    3. Describe the paradox of how inflicting pain on oneself can help a trauma survivor feel better.

   4. Identify treatment strategies for self-blame, suicidal ideation and self-injury in trauma survivors.

Recorded Webinar Registration Fee (available for viewing until June 17, 2018)

  • Regular Registration $69 USD
  • Emerging Professionals $49 USD
  • Students $39 USD
  • No CE credits available for Recorded Webinars
  • Recorded webinars can be viewed on any laptop or desktops computer

 Trillion Small, MSc, LMFT-A, PhD candidate ( speaker bios )

Trillion Small, MSc, LMFT-A, PhD candidate (speaker bios)

 Christine Forner, MSW, RSW ( speaker bio )

Christine Forner, MSW, RSW (speaker bio)

Presenters: Trillion Small, MS & Christine Forner, MSW, RSW

Meditation, Mindfulness, & Spirituality in Trauma Therapy

Recorded on March 29, 2018. In the first half of this webinar, Trillion Small, MS, LMFT-A, will speak about 'Spirituality in Trauma Therapy: Techniques and Strategies'. This part of the webinar will address how to use spirituality to engage your client’s heart, mind, and/or soul. You will walk away with an integrative understanding and approach on how to incorporate spirituality into your sessions with spiritual and non-spiritual clients. Trauma and spirituality will be integrated with various viewpoints such as neuroscience and attachment to help create a diverse repertoire of interventions for your targeted population.

In the second half of the webinar, Christine Forner , BA, MSW, Registered Social Worker, will talk about mindfulness and its relationship to dissociative processes. Her talk is titled, 'Meditation and Mindfulness in Trauma Therapy'. The traumatic dissociative process is the opposite of the mindfulness process; one is a brain process that increases awareness the other is a brain process that decreases awareness – they are rival brain activities, where dissociation wins every time. Dissociation is about not knowing the real danger and pain; it is also basically playing dead in the face of life threatening danger, in order to survive. Mindfulness is the highest form of self-knowledge, it is the capacity to know and have understanding of all of one’s self. From this perspective it makes sense that it is not good to be aware of things when you are a tiger’s mouth.  It also makes sense that a mind that is perpetually dissociating becomes phobic of mindfulness.

This interactive webinar will demonstrate and discuss what mindfulness is, the role mindfulness plays within interpersonal, secure attachment relationships and how mindfulness meditation practices interplay with the dissociative process. This workshop will also give a comprehensive summary of traumatic dissociation in order to understand the difficulty and possible injurious implications of mindfulness meditation within a dissociative clinical population. Suggestions, alternatives and creative meditations for dissociative disorders will be offered and demonstrated to assist clinicians to teach a dissociative mind to learn to slowly become a mindful, associated mind.

Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. Understand the nature of spirituality and how it influences the client’s heart and mind and vice versa.

    2. Acquire various techniques & strategies that can be easily implemented in session with traumatized clients.

    3. Discuss the theory behind the rival brain activities of mindfulness and dissociation

    4. Learn alternatives to assist clients with Dissociative Disorders to become mindful, in order to foster growth and mental health

Recorded Webinar Registration Fee (available for viewing until May 28, 2018)

  • Regular Registration $69 USD
  • Emerging Professionals $49 USD
  • Students $39 USD
  • No CE credits available for Recorded Webinars
  • Recorded webinars can be viewed on any laptop or desktops computer