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Treating Traumatized Adults and Children: A Lifespan Approach

12.0 CE Hours Available

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Offer Price$108.80
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Offer Price$119.00


Vintage courses do not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers


To increase participants ability to:

  • Better understand the factors that contribute to chronic PTSD and initiate appropriate preventative and treatment interventions
  • Use a Case Conceptualization Model of risk and protective factors that informs assessment and treatment decisionmaking
  • Implement the core tasks of psychotherapy that characterize ìexpertî therapists with clients who experience PTSD, complex PTSD and comorbid disorders
  • Implement new empirically-based developments in the treatment of PTSD in children and adults
  • Address the aftermath of family violence
  • Critically evaluate the variety of post-trauma interventions


The Nature and Impact of Trauma

  • Factors that contribute to chronic PTSD and to resilienceóA Constructive Narrative PerspectiveóRisk and protective factors: A life-span perspectiveóPhysiological, affective and cognitive sequelae of victimization:

Core Tasks of Therapy: What ìExpertsî Do

  • New developments in the treatment of PTSDóLessons learned from posttraumatic interventionsóA phase-oriented cognitive-behavioral treatment approach

Implementing the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy

  • Ways to conduct assessment: life-span perspectiveóWays to establish and maintain a therapeutic allianceóWays to conduct psycho-education and nurture hope

Skills Training and Ways to Nurture Resilience

  • Ways to help clients establish emotional regulationó alter appraisals, beliefs and behavioral patternsóìMemory Work,î Finding meaning: the role of spiritualityóAvoiding revictimization

Treatment of Clients With Comorbid Disorders

  • Assessment concerns from a life-span perspective: aggression toward others and self (suicidality), substance abuseó Treatment of clients with borderline personality disorders: addressing issues of treatment noncompliance and treatment generalization

Treating Victims of Family Violence

  • ìState of the Artî: treatment of victims and their family members and treatment of batterers

PTSD and Children/Adolescents

  • Incidence, impact, and treatment: new developmentsóWays to bolster resilience in helpersempirically-based proceduresó Cognitive-behavior play therapy

Review and Consideration of Vicarious Traumatization in Helpers

  • Ways to bolster resilience in helpers: individual, social and organizational interventions