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


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Category:
Clinical Psychology and Psychiatric |  IATP Courses |  Trauma and PTSD |  Grief |  Children and Adolescent Clinical and Psychiatric
Faculty:
Michael Prokop
Duration:
5 Hours 53 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
23 Jun, 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.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services{CustomCreditField1} skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Chaplains/Clergy (Self-Study)

This self-study program is designed to qualify for 6.25 continuing education hours.


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 credits.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical{CustomCreditField1}) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical{CustomCreditField1}) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

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 6.25 continuing education credits.


Thanatology (Self-Study)

This self-study educational offering is recognized by the Association for Death Education and Counseling to meet the thanatology-related educational contact hour requirements to be Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement. This course will award 6.25 contact hours to participants.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Psychologists

The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Handouts

Faculty

Michael Prokop Related seminars and products: 1

M.ED., CCTP, CSP, LPC, BCPC


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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