A 6-week trauma training, including multiple choice assessments for each module
Course Contents and Objectives
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the foundations and treatment of traumatic stress.
This is a 6-week, self-paced online training. Each week will begin with a narrated Power Point presentation. In addition, there will be videos, readings, and interaction on a weekly discussion thread.
A URL along with instructions for accessing the learning platform will be provided a few days before the course launches.
Includes the following:
- History of Trauma
- Major research, treatment interventions, and important literature in the field of traumatic stress
- Active ingredients in Healing Traumatic Stress
- Evidence-based interventions, common factors and emerging trends for effective treatment of traumatic stress
- The therapeutic relationship and positive expectancy
- Reciprocal inhibition, relaxation, self-regulation, exposure and narrative in the treatment of traumatic stress
- Scoring and interpreting assessment instruments and their application to case conceptualization
- Interview protocols
- Safety & Stabilization
- Remembrance & Mourning
By the end of training participants will be able to:
- Identify the historical events and seminal figures that contributed to the development of the field of traumatic stress
- Understand major research, treatment interventions, and important literature in the field of traumatic stress
- Articulate the active ingredients in healing traumatic stress
- Compare and contrast evidence-based interventions, common factors and emerging trends for effective treatment of traumatic stress
- Identify the common factors for healing traumatic stress
- Comprehend the importance of the therapeutic relationship and positive expectancy (relational factors) for positive outcomes in treatment
- Articulate the role of reciprocal inhibition, relaxation, self-regulation, exposure and narrative in the treatment of traumatic stress
- Understand the concept and procedure for enhancing the therapeutic relationship as a method for increasing positive outcomes
- Appreciate the potential deleterious personal effects associated with treating traumatic stress
- Use DSM-V diagnostic criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder
- Demonstrate working knowledge of prominent clinical assessment tools and instruments
- Discern the role of scoring and interpretation of assessment and its application to case conceptualization
- Identify the elements of various interview protocols (e.g., semi-structured interview, mental status exam, PIDIB) as they apply to the treatment of traumatic stress
- Appreciate both the science and the artistry of interview process with a knowledge that interview is intervention
- Recognize the importance of the Tri-phasic Model as standard of care when treating traumatic stress
- Learn basic psycho-educational components of early treatment of traumatic stress
- Conceptualize the roles of perceived threat, stress, PNS/SNS, and somatization in the symptoms of traumatic stress and their management
- Identify the six (6) empirical markers for Phase of treatment.
- Develop procedural understanding for the early intervention and stabilization skills of self-regulation, grounding, containment and expression.
- Discover the application of the Anti-Regression Protocol as an alternative to hospitalization.
- Remembrance & Mourning
- Identify and discuss the effective treatments for traumatic stress
- Comprehend the importance of the Instinctual Trauma Response-its role in the formation and treatment of posttraumatic stress
- Demonstrate procedural understanding of the use of IATP Five Narrative Model for Desensitization and reprocessing of traumatic memories
- Recognize how common factors/active ingredients are integrated into various models and protocols for treatment with traumatic stress
- Understand the importance of mourning in healing symptoms of traumatic stress
- Identify key activities and rituals for Phase III, the Reconnection Phase of treatment
- Become familiar with seminal literature for treatment of traumatic stress in children, adolescents and families
- Articulate specific principles and practices for treating traumatized children/adolescents, comparing and contrasting these with those for adults
- Demonstrate procedural understanding of protocols and methods for developing stabilization and processing traumatic memories with children, adolescents and families