The Shame of Death, Grief and Trauma

This presentation will show the significance of shame in grief and trauma. Shame co-occurs with other features of grief, as in shame associated separation anxiety, shame at grief vulnerabilities, such as perceived weakness or failure related to the loss, helplessness, loss of control anxiety, shame at being self-absorbed in grief, etc. Each and every way that loss may be typologized has characteristic shame features, such as accidental death, homicide, specific illnesses, etc. Any aspect or th...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

The Funeral as Social Stabilizer

Death rituals, present in virtually all societies, change very slowly, with many ritual components dating back centuries and even millennia. Death rituals allow both the immediate family and the social community to each express its stories of the deceased's life. With a push toward personalization in western funerals, it is possible to risk losing the social-stabilizing effects of predictable socially-sanctioned rituals. This presentation reviews historical roots of death rituals and criticall...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Teaching That Matters: Death Education & Interdisciplinarity

As death educators, thanatologists have long recognized the importance of interdisciplinarity. Acknowledging the value of this approach does not ensure the ability to be interdisciplinary. This symposium will explore several key issues of interdisciplinarity in death education from the perspective of four academics from diverse educational backgrounds. The panelists will consider what is meant by interdisciplinarity, the goals of an interdisciplinary thanatology course, structural barriers and...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Being There: Skyping at the End of Life

"Being there" is what professionals recommend as families face death. In today's world, relatives and friends may be thousands of miles away when a loved one is dying. This presentation examines the ways in which technology can support families in being present for their loved ones and each other at the end of life. It addresses both professional, family, and individual issues in the dying process. The presentation traces a case from initial hospitalization to hospice and finally death. It als...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

PTSD for Combat Trauma: The Frequent Issues that Emerge in Cognitive Therapy

Combat trauma occurs within the context of military culture and training that may play a role in how people with military trauma may respond to and cope with these events. While military personnel and veterans may experience any type of trauma before, during, and after their service, there are specific issues that may arise in therapy that are specific to combat. Some of these issues include: deaths of comrades; graphic imagery; underlying assumptions/expectations about their role in events ...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Interventions with Disaster Survivors

The session will provide an overview of interventions following large-scale disasters. It will commence with a description of expected mental health needs of disasters, and the usual trajectory of disaster responses. It will then describe recent developments in conceptualizing mental health response in a staged care framework. Commencing with Psychological First Aid in the immediate phase, followed by Skills for Psychological Recovery in the following period, and finally evidence-based inte...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for PTSD: Making Meaning Out of Traumatic Experiences

Brief eclectic psychotherapy for PTSD (BEPP) is evidence based protocolized treatment for PTSD in which much attention is given to making meaning out of the traumatic experience after facing the memories via imaginary exposure (www.traumatreatment.eu). Traumatic experiences not only cause persistent and heightened fear responses but also disrupt the survivor’s beliefs about trust in others and in the world. The 16-session BEPP-protocol consists of (1) psychoeducation, together with a partner...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Healing People with PTSD

This webinar will outline post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis and present emotional processing theory to explain why some trauma survivors develop chronic PTSD and others do not. We will also discuss the efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) programs for PTSD, with an emphasis on prolonged exposure (PE) with examples from a PE Therapy program including the mechanisms that mediate the benefit from the treatment. Finally, we will cover disseminating PE into community clinics i...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Psychotherapy for the Interrupted Life: Treating Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse

Adult treatments for childhood trauma rarely take into account the disturbing impact of abuse on the development of emotional and social competencies so critical for effective living in later years. This webinar will present a flexibly-applied, evidence-based treatment that systematically addresses the compromised capacities in emotional awareness, emotion regulation and relational capacities in adult survivors. It will also address the more evident symptomatology that burdens survivors such a...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Early Intervention: Expert Consensus Principals and Review of Research

Five Principles of Psychosocial Intervention in the Immediate and Midterm Aftermath of Mass Casualty – Stevan Hobfall, PhD Five basic principles of psychosocial intervention in the immediate and midterm aftermath of mass casualty have been determined by an international group of experts on disaster and terrorism as a blueprint for intervention following mass casualty, based on review of the empirical literature. What Do We Know about Early Interventions after Trauma – Richard Bryant...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Understanding and Treating the Effects of Chronic Trauma in Children and Adult Complex Trauma Survivors

Developmental Trauma Disorder: A proposed diagnosis for DSM V – Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD Many traumatized children and chronically traumatized adults do not have a diagnostic category that begins to cover what they suffer from and hence no research or treatment protocols that really address their problems. This talk will outline a proposal to address this deficiency. Psychosocial Therapeutic Interventions for Children with Traumatic Stress Reactions – John A. Fairbank, PhD An o...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Reviews of Longitudinal and Treatment Outcome Research

Longitudinal Studies in PTSD. How do they inform practice? – Alexander C. McFarlane, MD This session presents long-term naturalistic follow-up data to challenge some of the prevailing assumptions about PTSD. Treatment Outcome Research – Patricia A. Resick, PhD This session focuses the components of state-of-the-art treatment research will be described within a framework of modern understandings of cognitive behavioural treatments for PTSD. Learning Objectives: Identify one ...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Intervening with Special Populations: Refugees and Mass Trauma Survivors

Working with Refugees in the United Kingdom – Stuart Turner, MD, MA, FRCP, FRCPsych This session addresses the cultural, therapeutic and legal issues arising in work with refugees in the United Kingdom. Early Lessons from the London July 7th Bombings Service Evaluation – Chris Brewin, AcSS This session presents and contrasts screen and treat model used to guide the mental health response following the London bombings with a crisis counseling approach. Preliminary outcome data for the ...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Trauma and the Body: Implications for Treatment

Until the formulation of PTSD in the DSM III the human response to trauma always was defined as a “physioneurosis”- a reaction of the entire organism. Contemporary research amply supports that notion- trauma affects movement, perception, sensory integration, immune function, somatic functioning, heart rate variability and numerous other measures of physical regulation. Sadly, these dimensions tend to be ignored in most clinicians’ training. The authors of this whole day pre-conference wo...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Implementing CBT for PTSD in Clinical Practice: The Case Formulation Approach

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is widely recognized as an effective treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yet clinicians often encounter challenges when implementing CBT for PTSD patients with multiple problems. As a result, sometherapists question the clinical utility of CBT and are reluctant to use it for many of their PTSD patients. The goal of this institute is to enhance comfort and confidence in flexibly applying evidenced based methods for treatment of PTSD in clinical...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Maximizing PTSD Treatment by Incorporating Significant Others

PTSD is one of the mental health disorders most strongly associated with relationship problems. These problems can maintain or aggravate its course and interfere with successful treatment delivery. Conversely, they can be a key ingredient to improving therapy adherence, efficacy, and long-term maintenance of gains. In this workshop, we will present a model for incorporating significant others into assessment and evidence-based treatment for PTSD. Specifically, we will describe our three-stage ...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Effective Treatment for Complex PTSD Related to Childhood Abuse and Multiple Traumatization

This workshop will present a flexibly-applied, evidence-based 16 session treatment for adults who have complex forms of PTSD related to childhood abuse and multiple life traumas. This sequential, two-phase treatment is based in a developmental model which is sensitive to the disturbances in attachment, emotion regulation and interpersonal functioning that survivors of childhood or chronic interpersonal violence often bring to treatment. Phase 1: Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal. ...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Multiple Identities in Context of Trauma: Increasing Cultural Competence

Development of cultural competence in psychotherapy requires more than simply a set of rules about how to work with members of specific groups. Instead, current and evolving models of culturally competent practice note that all individuals have multiple and intersecting identities, each of which can contribute factors of risk and resilience to the individual experiencing trauma exposure. In this session, participants will be introduced to a model of identity development which conceptualizes pe...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Using M.I. Principles to Enhance OEF/OIF Veterans' Engagement in PTSD Treatment

Large numbers of soldiers are returning from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF: Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) with post-deployment adjustment problems, and unfortunately the majority of them don´t seek help or drop out of treatment. It is critical, then, that healthcare providers: a) understand the treatment barriers experienced by these and other veterans, and b) enhance veterans´ engagement in mental health treatment. Dr. Murphy will train Institute participants in clinical ...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Master Clinician Session - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Post Traumatic Problems in Living

Many individuals who suffer with post traumatic stress following acts of terror, war, disaster and violence struggle to regain their pre-trauma lives. Once held personal values are often lost to disbelief and pain. They are also lost to the efforts and desire to avoid traumatic memories, painful feelings and unwanted thoughts. This loss, plus the avoidance strategies themselves, can have a powerful negative impact on individuals diagnosed with PTSD and other trauma related disorders. Accept...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Master Clinician Session - Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for the Treatment of PTSD

PTSD has been estimated to affect up to 18% of returning OIF veterans. Most trauma victims show fear and other reactions immediately following the traumatic event but in general these symptoms decline over time. We believe this reflects the process of extinction and that the development of chronic PTSD in those who do not recover represents a failure of extinction. Extinction training in humans takes the form of exposure therapy. In the treatment of PTSD, exposure therapy usually involves prol...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Master Clinician Session - Using Prolonged Exposure Therapy to Emotionally Process Traumatic Memories

Though many individuals who experience trauma such as war, terror attacks, violence and disaster will recover, those who suffer with post traumatic stress disorder may struggle for years and still be unable to regain a sense of normalcy in their lives. Prolonged Exposure therapy (PE) is one of the most effective and extensively researched approaches to treating PTSD and other trauma-related disorders. PE has been shown to be an effective treatment for PTSD arising from a wide variety of trauma...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Master Clinician Session - A United Transdiagnostic Treatment for Emotional Disorders Applied to Combat Related PTSD

Deepening understanding of the nature of emotional disorders including PTSD reveals that commonalities in etiology and latent structure among these disorders supersedes differences. This suggests new approaches to classification and the possibility of distilling a set of psychological procedures that would comprise a unified intervention for emotional disorders. Based on theory and data emerging from the fields of learning, emotional development and regulation, and cognitive science, we identi...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Master Clinician Session - Cognitive Processing Therapy for the Treatment of PTSD

Studies suggest that approximately 18% of returning Veterans and 7% of civilians will experience PTSD in their life time. Individuals diagnosed with PTSD often report difficulty experiencing emotions such as love and happiness, instead they may describe feeling numb or angry. Due to the traumatic event circumstances many individuals do not have the opportunity to feel the natural emotions (e.g. fear) associated with the trauma and instead they must process the event later which may lead to a b...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Restoring the Protective Shield: Core Concepts from Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Children aged birth to five are highly vulnerable to exposure to interpersonal traumas, and trauma exposure at an earlyage can have long term consequences for development and functioning. Both research and clinical theory highlight the importance of developing and empirically validating trauma-informed relationship-based practices, particularly for young children. Moreover, there is an urgent need to disseminate not only evidence-based practices but the core concepts that underlie these practi...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Work with Shame-Based Flashbacks in PTSD

Shame-based flashbacks are common in PTSD and are highly distressing and disturbing for most people who experience them. The personal meaning conveyed in the fragmented images and flashbacks is often painful, condemning and shaming. High levels of self-criticism appear to maintain the sense of current psychological threat experienced by individuals with PTSD. Evidence suggests that those who suffer from shame-based PTSD are often very self-critical and have difficulty regulating threat-based e...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Treating Trauma: Helping the Entire Human Organism Feel Safe and Live in the Present

Trauma affects the entire human organism, which gets stuck in neurobiological, immunological and relational survival modes. Neuroscience research shows that the brain regions most affected by trauma are involved in attention and perception, biasing the organism into perceiving threat and annihilation. These subcortical processes are independent from conscious appraisal or conscious control. This presentation will focus on evidence based treatments that address basic issues of safety, threat a...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Doing It Well and Doing It Right: An Ethics Workshop for Trauma Specialists (ETHICS CREDITS)

This workshop is designed to meet the guidelines for mandated ethics training for psychologists, social workers and counselors in their work with traumatized populations. The workshop will be highly interactive, but participants' level of disclosure will be at their discretion. Each subsection of the workshop will be discussed as it applies to the treater of the child and the adult victim. The foci for the workshop will center on four areas. Competence: The concept of ethical professional beha...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: An Evidenced Based Intervention for Children with a Trauma History

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidenced based treatment for young children with significant behavior problems. Recently, the Kauffman Best Practices Report cited PCIT as one of the three best treatments in the field of child abuse and neglect. Although originally developed to address externalizing problems in young children, PCIT is now being successfully used with children in foster care, adoptive and stepfamilies, and co-occurring problems like children from homes characteriz...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Treating Posttraumatic Sleep Problems: Applying CBT for Insomnia to Traumatized Populations

Difficulty falling and staying asleep is one of the most common clinical complaints after trauma. Insomnia is associated with impaired concentration and memory, elevated levels of anxiety and depression, decreased pain threshold, and worsening of overall health functioning, all of which are also effects of trauma. In this institute, clinicians will learn how they can improve trauma survivors’ sleep and mitigate the negative effects of sleep disturbances on mental and physical health and func...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and the Treatment of Trauma: Regaining Self and Values

Many individuals who have experienced a trauma or who have been diagnosed with PTSD are struggling with traumatic memories, painful feelings and unwanted thoughts; and avoidance or control of theses private internal experiences is a common goal. Often, however, the avoidance itself can lead to further struggle and difficulty returning to valued activities in life. One therapeutic alternative to emotional or experiential avoidance is acceptance. Acceptance can create a new context from which t...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Using Cognitive Processing Therapy in a Group Setting

With the increased demand for services in many agencies, group modalities can provide a cost-efficient way to deliver evidenced-based treatment to many individuals at the same time. Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) has been shown to be an effective treatment of PTSD for civilian and veteran males and females with various trauma histories. Although often used as an individual therapy, CPT has been found to be an effective group or combined group and individual therapy modality in two randomiz...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

The Trauma Recovery Group: A Guide for Practitioners

This workshop presents a unique approach to group treatment for survivors of interpersonal trauma. Based on a stage model of recovery, the Trauma Recovery Group (TRG) is explicitly designed to enlist the healing power of relational connection. Members are helped to develop skills in safe self-disclosure and empathic feedback, so that the processing of trauma memories can take place in a context of restored community. The workshop offers a detailed description of the implementation of the TRG. ...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

The Grieving College Student

The Grieving College Student will examine the prevalence of bereavement among college students, bereavement’s impact on a college student, what bereaved college students need, and suggestions about constructive steps to make the college environment more responsive to its bereaved students. The webinar is designed primarily for professionals in positions to help bereaved students, but the webinar will also be of use to bereaved college students themselves, who consistently note that they find...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Reassessing Kübler-Ross on Coping with Dying and Coping with Loss

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004) was an early and important contributor to the field of death and dying. Her book, On Death and Dying (1969), had a major impact on both professional and public readers. Now, several years after her death, it is useful to look back on her contributions to our understandings of coping with dying and coping with loss, to consider what commentators have said about the theories she proposed, and to work towards a new assessment of her legacy on these topics. This ...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Healing from Within: Using Positive Psychology and Core Character Strengths with Grieving People

This webinar introduces the relatively new field of positive psychology, briefly examines its roots and explores the six virtues and 24 core character strengths that contribute to positive mental health. We will present the rationale for using positive psychology with grieving people, provide examples of exercises used in facilitating widows' groups, and share resources in this growing field. Learning Objectives Identify and discuss the six virtues and 24 accompanying strengths contained...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

New York: Child Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect for Mandated Reporters

This course is approved by the New York State Department of Education and meets the continuing education requirement for coursework in Child Abuse and Maltreatment for New York healthcare professionals. Defines child abuse, maltreatment, and neglect, plus mandated reporters and requirements for reporting as defined by New York State. Presents indicators of possible mistreatment, including both physical and behavioral signs. When you finish this course, you will be able to: *Explain ...
ATrain Education Inc.

Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health

Preventing Medical Errors in Behavioral Health is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the ways in which clients can be harmed in mental health practice, and the many strategies for anticipating and avoiding such undesirable outcomes. This course is intended to increase clinicians’ awareness of the many types of errors that can occur within mental health practice, how such errors damage clients, and numerous ways they can be prevented. Its emphasis is on areas wi...
Professional Development Resources

Soothing PTSD and Trauma CE Course - Online Course for Massage Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors

This online home study course is designed for Licensed Massage Therapists and Texas Licensed Professional Counselors to increase your knowledge regarding working compassionately and effectively with the effects of trauma and post-trauma in your practice. Topics addressed include information regarding finding your personal comfort zone, self care, recognizing the somatic effects of trauma, maintaining appropriate boundaries, establishing trust, centering and grounding skills, effective communi...
Ariana Institute

Reiki Level Three - Online CE Course for Massage Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and all interested parties

This online home study course, Usui Method of Reiki Level Three, provides information regarding the Reiki principles, the meaning of Reiki, Reiki session description, benefits of Reiki, Reiki meditations, the Reiki kanji (a pictograph), the seven Reiki symbols in the Usui Reiki system, sequence for a Reiki session (for others), sequence for a Reiki session (for yourself), information regarding teaching Reiki, and a list of Reiki resources for advanced study. Helpful practice building sugge...
Ariana Institute

Reiki Level Two - Online CE Course for Massage Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and all interested parties

This online home study Usui Method of Reiki Level Two for massage therapists and licensed professional counselors begins with a review of Reiki Level One. Information is provided regarding the Reiki symbol, Reiki Level Two meditations, Reiki Level Two advanced symbols, information about a Reiki session, non-contact sequences for Reiki sessions, and a list of resources for advanced study. This course is designed as an overview of Reiki. If you wish to become a professional Reiki practitioner, i...
Ariana Institute

Reiki Level One - Online CE Course for Massage Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and all interested parties

The online home study of the Usui Method of Reiki Level One for massage therapists and licensed professional counselors offers information regarding Reiki principles, describing a Reiki session, Reiki attunement and how it works, the Reiki kanji (pictograph), the origin and history of Reiki, non-contact sequence for a Reiki session, a code of ethics for Reiki practitioners, an example of a Reiki client information form and a Reiki treatment documentation form, and a list of resources for advan...
Ariana Institute

Practice Building in a Therapeutic Setting - Online CE Course for Massage Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors

* This online home study Practice Building course offers an opportunity for Licensed Massage Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors to enhance knowledge related to marketing and building a successful practice. * Topics include anti-marketing concepts, marketing ideas that won't cost you a cent, networking and relationship-building, effective use of e-mail, emphasizing your uniqueness, creating a successful open house, nurturing the clients you have, expanding your beliefs, utilizing...
Ariana Institute

Pain Management in a Therapeutic Environment - Online CE Course for Massage Therapists, Texas Licensed Professional Counselors and all interested parties

* The information in this online home study course notebook offers Licensed Massage Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors an opportunity to explore the basic principles of pain management in a therapeutic environment. * Research has shown that pain management influences the immune system, the endocrine system, and the cardiovascular system. * Pain management that is part of a growing trend that includes a philosophy based on the concept of total care for the individual - body, mi...
Ariana Institute

Mindfulness in a Therapeutic Environment - Online CE Course for Massage Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and all interested parties

* This online continuing education course, Mindfulness in a Therapeutic Environment, is designed for Licensed Massage Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors. * Mindfulness has been described as a process of bringing a certain quality of attention to moment-by-moment experience. * The practice of mindfulness is a technique to help you cope with stress, anxiety, pain, change and illness while developing a non-judgmental awareness leading to a deep sense of inner peace and calm. * Mi...
Ariana Institute

Meditation As a Therapeutic Tool - Online CE Course for Massage Therapists, Texas Licensed Professional Counselors and all interested parties

This online cognitive Meditation As a Therapeutic Tool continuing education course is designed for Licensed Massage Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors. It offers participants an opportunity to focus inward, deeply rejuvenate, and gain valuable knowledge about the art of meditation as it applies to your therapeutic practice and to your life. Meditation is a universal practice that promotes spiritual and practical wisdom by disengaging the mind from conditioned patterns of reactivit...
Ariana Institute

Why Nurses and Case Managers Need to Know About Customer Service

Why Nurses and Case Managers Need to Know Customer Service is an online course intended to teach healthcare professionals the importance of customer service. It focuses on the dos and don'ts when dealing with patients and family members to make sure their medical experience is a good one.
Corexcel

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