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Trauma – Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress

Mar 19 - Mar 20, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 445.00 (regular rate)

Edmonton, Alberta – Holiday Inn Conference Centre

Trainer: Danielle Forth, MSc, RPsych

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About the trainer

Danielle Forth, MSc, RPsych

Danielle has over 15 years of clinical experience working in front line mental health, consulting and teaching roles. She is a Registered Psychologist and holds a Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy. In addition to training with CTRI, she has a private clinical practice working with individuals, couples and families on a variety of mental health issues. As a therapist, Danielle strives to incorporate mindfulness and positive psychology interventions in her work. She believes in a holistic approach to wellness and that real change happens through meaningful connection with self and others. Her intention is to enhance the quality of life of those she works with by cultivating hope and self-compassion. Danielle brings a strong desire to facilitate excellent and enjoyable learning experiences to her workshops that reflect her compassion, warmth and humour.    

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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

Workshop Outline

Day 1
  • 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
Day 2
  • Trauma and Recovery
  • Barriers to Receiving Support
  • Treating Trauma: Overview
  • Role of the Helper
  • Working with Boundaries
  • Dissociation
  • Additional Considerations: Suicide
  • A Note on Complex Grief
  • Trauma and Substance Abuse
  • Signs of Health
  • Therapeutic Lenses
  • Additional Therapeutic Tools
  • Vicarious Traumatization

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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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March 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am
March 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Edmonton, Alberta – Holiday Inn Conference Centre
4485 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5C3 Canada
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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.

Limited Seating

Register Early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.

Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

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.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, register for selected workshop, then once in shoppping cart, add quanitity of participants and provide names of all participants.

Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise throughout your interaction with the CTRI office or our workshop please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected].

Special Accommodations
for Disabilities

Please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require to have a positive learning experience.

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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