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The Paradox of Trauma: Facilitating Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG)

6.00 CE Hours Available

What does it take to transcend the impact of trauma and achieve happiness, meaning and purpose? Dr. Foxman distinguishe between recovery, resilience and transformation, and explains the difference between the symptom approach (DSM) and post-traumatic growth (PTG) approach to trauma therapy. He reviews the research on how trauma impacts emotional and physical health, with emphasis on the disruption to core beliefs that keep many victims stuck in self-limiting narratives and lifestyles.

The workshop explores the paradox of trauma: how and why some victims are transformed by trauma and go on to live a fulfilling life. He will identity the five manifestations of PTG, along with strategies to help trauma victims grow in positive directions. Dr. Foxman describes the components of PTG-informed therapy and references the tools available for measuring the extent of PTG.

All orders include the entire presentation with handouts and a CE test.
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Participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish between trauma recovery, resilience and post-traumatic growth
  • Contrast the DSM and PTG approaches to trauma therapy
  • Implement 3 strategies for facilitating post-traumatic growth
  • Name 5 manifestations of post-traumatic growth
  • Refer to 3 measures of post-traumatic growth


  • Types of trauma
  • Impact of trauma on psychological well-being
  • Impact of trauma on health outcomes (ACE studies)
  • Recovery, Resilience and Transformation
  • Stages of PTG therapy
  • Strategies for facilitating PTG
  • DSM (symptom-reduction) approach to trauma therapy
  • PTG (transformation) approach to trauma therapy
  • Goals of PTG therapy
  • Strategies for facilitating PTG (continued)
  • Manifestations and measures of PTG
  • Q&A