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Trauma – Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress
Apr 18 - Apr 19, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 445.00 (regular rate)
Charlottetown, PE – Charlottetown Inn and Conference Centre
Trainer: Elizabeth Shein, MSW, RSW
About the trainer
Elizabeth Shein, MSW, RSW
Elizabeth is a Registered Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in clinical and community social work. She holds a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor's degree in Child and Family Studies. Elizabeth has extensive experience in mental health clinical practice and community-based prevention and promotion programs in diverse rural, urban and Indigenous communities. As a clinician, she believes in the inherent wellness of individuals, groups and communities, and she works from the perspective of uncovering and transforming traumatic influences, unhealthy patterns and coping strategies. Elizabeth has a deep interest in the influence of emotions on physical well-being. A mindfulness perspective is integrated into all aspects of her work. As a trainer, Elizabeth engages participants at a real-life level, using humour and storytelling.
The impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring. This workshop provides an overview of the way trauma affects a person through the brain and nervous system and how it can result in longer term symptoms at physical, psychological and emotional levels. A framework which describes different stages in the process of regulating and resolving the impact of trauma is reviewed and key principles and strategies that apply to a diverse range of impacts in children, adolescents and adults are explored. Participants will be given an opportunity to understand their own response as helpers to working with trauma and how to be better equipped to continue their work responding to trauma.
About This Workshop
- What is Trauma?
- Types of Trauma
- Definitions of Traumatic Impact
- What Do We Know about Human Needs?
- Trauma, the Body and the Brain
- Survival Mode: Fight, Flight or Freeze
- Impact of the Event
- Trauma and Memory
- Trauma – Immediate Symptoms and Impact
- Trauma – Longer Term Impact
- Trauma – Children and Adolescents
- Trauma and Recovery
- Barriers to Receiving Support
- Treating Trauma: Overview
- Role of the Helper
- Working with Boundaries
- Additional Considerations: Suicide
- A Note on Complex Grief
- Trauma and Substance Abuse
- Signs of Health
- Therapeutic Lenses
- Additional Therapeutic Tools
- Vicarious Traumatization
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for social workers, social service and health care professionals, teachers and anyone working with people who have experienced trauma.
Method of Delivery
Lecture, personal reflection, video, case study review and small group discussion
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Define trauma and understand the possible variations of potential impact.
- Identify key assessment areas for individuals who have experienced traumatic events.
- Describe the connection between traumatic experience and post traumatic stress symptoms.
- Understand the role of the helper in supporting individuals.
- Develop a treatment plan for supporting individuals who have experienced trauma.
- Describe some key strategies and principles for working with people impacted by trauma.
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You Will Receive
A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. For livestream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.
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Continuing Education Credit
While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshops earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.
The following associations have formally approved our workshops:
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Alberta College of Social Workers
*Category A Competency Credit
Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)
Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada
Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)
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