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Trauma, PTSD & Complicated Grief: Effective Assessments and Immediate Interventions for Children, Adolescents & Adults


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Category:
Children and Adolescent Clinical and Psychiatric |  Clinical Psychology and Psychiatric |  Grief |  IATP Courses |  Trauma and PTSD
Faculty:
Michael Prokop, M.ED., CCTP, CSP, LPC, BCPC
Duration:
5 Hours 52 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Jun 23, 2016
SKU:
POS049375
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

Complete this workshop and learn new clinical skills, interventions, and principles to help your clients cope with the challenges of recovering from trauma. Throughout the workshop trauma specialist, Michael S. Prokop, will discuss and integrate the “active ingredients” for “healing trauma” as they are utilized within the Three Stage Consensus Model. Attend and be able to:

  • Use dozens of practical assessment, diagnosis and intervention strategies
  • Effectively work with children, adolescents and adults dealing with trauma issues
  • Implement multisensory interventions to treat the whole person

You will be able to implement evidence-based treatment protocols for establishing safety, desensitizing and reprocessing trauma memories, as well as, resolving/reprocessing complicated grief. With these new skills, you will be able to assist your clients in their journey as they “restructure a victim mentality to form a proactive survivor identity”. With this new identity, you will be able to help clients reconnect to self, family, society and dreams!

OUTLINE

Trauma

  • Concepts & Definitions
  • A historical perspective of trauma
  • Stress vs. trauma: Two states, two responses
  • The creation of trauma, reactive adaptations, traumagenesis
  • Small “t” and Big “T” trauma
    • High-risk characteristics
    • Pre-natal
    • Early life trauma
    • “On Going” vs. “Single Event” trauma

The Traumatized Brain

  • Neurobiology and Tribunal Brain Model
  • Activation and hyper-arousal of threat response system
  • The sensitized brain through conditioned traumatic cues
  • Dissociation and the importance of freeze discharge:
  • Neuroception, bodily reactions and biological changes

Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders (DSM-5®)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • 0-6 child definitions of PTSD
    • Reactive Attachment Disorders
    • Acute Stress disorders
    • Adjustment disorders
    • Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder

Trauma and Working with Children and Adolescents: The Developing Brain, Body, and Mind

  • Best practices and innovative tools for assessment
  • Subjective imprints of trauma
  • Innovative tools for trauma resiliency
  • Trauma-Focused CBT for Children
  • Eight brain-based interventions to use immediately
  • Rapport, hope and empathy during the first session and thereafter

Trauma, Loss, and Complicated Grief

  • Grief, bereavement and mourning
  • How trauma “freezes” the normal grieving process
  • Signs of complicated/traumatic grief
  • Factors contributing to complexities in grief
  • Grief, bereavement in DSM-5® and viable treatment implications

Healing Trauma: Three Active Ingredients

  • Therapeutic Relationship- hope, safety, and calming presence
  • Relaxation – reciprocal inhibition, parasympathetic dominance
  • Narrative – developing “new” narrative to “transform” memories

Immediate Interventions: The Three-Stage Consensus Model

Safety/Stabilization

  • The Therapeutic Alliance
  • Felt safe vs real safe
  • Resolution of impeding environment
  • Amelioration of self -destructive thoughts
  • Restructuring victim mentality to proactive survivor identity
  • Stabilization, self-regulation, relaxation, grounding & containment
  • Mindfulness, yoga, recovery resources and holistic strategies

Reprocessing/Resolution

  • Narrative and Metabolization of Traumatic Memory
  • Cognitive Therapies
  • Mindfulness informed interventions
  • Guided Imagery and Systematic Desensitization
  • Somatic and focusing interventions
  • Forgiveness and gratitude work

Reintegration/Reconciliation

  • Reconnection to self, family, society and hopes/ dreams
  • Resiliency skills training

OBJECTIVES

  1. Illustrate the effects of trauma on the structure and function of the brain.
  2. Determine the etiology and potential impact of traumatic stress on the client utilizing multiple assessment strategies.
  3. Integrate an assessment plan for a client’s reaction to a traumatic event and develop a viable treatment program.
  4. Summarize how grief, bereavement, and mourning are accounted for in the DSM-5®.
  5. Integrate interventions to assist a client in dealing with the biopsychosocial manifestations of trauma, PTSD, and traumatic grief/complicated mourning.
  6. Discover appropriate evidence-based interventions to assist a client in coping with the physical and psychosocial-spiritual manifestations of trauma.

 

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CEUs


General Credits

This course is available for 6.0 total CPDs. 

The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.

As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits. 



Handouts

Faculty

Michael Prokop, M.ED., CCTP, CSP, LPC, BCPC Related seminars and products: 1


Michael S. Prokop, M.Ed., CCTP, CSP, LPC, BCPC, is a national speaker, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Consulting School Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor, American Psychotherapy Association Board Certified Professional Counselor-Diplomate, Sports Psychology Consultant and is a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). He specializes in grief and trauma therapy, relaxation therapy, rational emotive psychotherapy, anger management, mental toughness training, and more.

As a consulting psychologist he has conducted hundreds of psychological evaluations of traumatized clients and continues to provide individual and group therapy for clients with various adjustments, intellectual, motivational and emotional challenges. His clinical expertise with traumatized clients is based on a long history of comprehensive professional experiences. These include providing support for children and families impacted by suicide, domestic violence, homicide, child abuse, sexual assault and accidental death.

Michael has authored three children’s books regarding adjustment issues and his counseling experiences include more than 25 years in private practice, school districts, part time at The Developmental Clinic, and the rest at Kent State University teaching undergraduate psychology classes, graduate level workshops and also providing psychological counseling services for the T.R.I. Program (Toward Retention Intervention). Besides his private practice, he consults in numerous schools and agencies and is an Adjunct Professor at Ashland University. As an entertaining and enthusiastic speaker, he frequently lectures and provides seminars at state and national conferences.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial:  Michael Prokop is an adjunct instructor at Ashland University. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Nonfinancial: Michael Prokop is a member of the American Psychotherapy Association; National Education Association; National Association of School Psychologists; and Ohio School Psychologists Association.


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

To order the book, 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions: Activities, Exercises and Assignments to Move the Client and Therapy Forward, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment and Working with Survivors, please visit our product store.


Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Chaplains/Clergy, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Thanatologists and other Mental Health Professionals

Objectives

  1. Illustrate the effects of trauma on the structure and function of the brain.
  2. Determine the etiology and potential impact of traumatic stress on the client utilizing multiple assessment strategies.
  3. Integrate an assessment plan for a client’s reaction to a traumatic event and develop a viable treatment program.
  4. Summarize how grief, bereavement, and mourning are accounted for in the DSM-5®.
  5. Integrate interventions to assist a client in dealing with the biopsychosocial manifestations of trauma, PTSD, and traumatic grief/complicated mourning.
  6. Discover appropriate evidence-based interventions to assist a client in coping with the physical and psychosocial-spiritual manifestations of trauma.

Outline

Trauma

  • Concepts & Definitions
  • A historical perspective of trauma
  • Stress vs. trauma: Two states, two responses
  • The creation of trauma, reactive adaptations, traumagenesis
  • Small “t” and Big “T” trauma
    • High-risk characteristics
    • Pre-natal
    • Early life trauma
    • “On Going” vs. “Single Event” trauma

The Traumatized Brain

  • Neurobiology and Tribunal Brain Model
  • Activation and hyper-arousal of threat response system
  • The sensitized brain through conditioned traumatic cues
  • Dissociation and the importance of freeze discharge:
  • Neuroception, bodily reactions and biological changes

Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders (DSM-5®)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • 0-6 child definitions of PTSD
    • Reactive Attachment Disorders
    • Acute Stress disorders
    • Adjustment disorders
    • Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder

Trauma and Working with Children and Adolescents: The Developing Brain, Body, and Mind

  • Best practices and innovative tools for assessment
  • Subjective imprints of trauma
  • Innovative tools for trauma resiliency
  • Trauma-Focused CBT for Children
  • Eight interventions to use immediately
  • Rapport, hope and empathy during the first session and thereafter

Trauma, Loss, and Complicated Grief

  • Grief, bereavement and mourning
  • How trauma “freezes” the normal grieving process
  • Signs of complicated/traumatic grief
  • Factors contributing to complexities in grief
  • Grief, bereavement in DSM-5® and viable treatment implications

Healing Trauma: Three Active Ingredients

  • Therapeutic Relationship- hope, safety, and calming presence
  • Relaxation – reciprocal inhibition, parasympathetic dominance
  • Narrative – developing “new” narrative to “transform” memories

Immediate Interventions: The Three-Stage Consensus Model

Safety/Stabilization

  • The Therapeutic Alliance
  • Felt safe vs real safe
  • Resolution of impeding environment
  • Amelioration of self -destructive thoughts
  • Restructuring victim mentality to proactive survivor identity
  • Stabilization, self-regulation, relaxation, grounding & containment
  • Mindfulness, yoga, recovery resources and holistic strategies

Reprocessing/Resolution

  • Narrative and Metabolization of Traumatic Memory
  • Cognitive Therapies
  • Mindfulness informed interventions
  • Guided Imagery and Systematic Desensitization
  • Somatic and focusing interventions
  • Forgiveness and gratitude work

Reintegration/Reconciliation

  • Reconnection to self, family, society and hopes/ dreams
  • Resiliency skills training

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