Live Event – Trauma in the Family: Concrete Skills to Achieve Long-term Healing & Stability

Live Event – Trauma in the Family: Concrete Skills to Achieve Long-term Healing & Stability

When an individual experiences a crisis, it can become trauma that ripples out and impacts the entire family system. Learning how to help the entire system’s family members process, manage, and heal from trauma will redirect negative relational patterns into constructive and intentional behaviors to restore their homelife.
This comprehensive, 2-day, training will provide concrete skills for clinicians at every level of expertise. Modeling these skills in session helps clients implement new skills at home, change their interpersonal interactions, and restore healthy dynamics in the home.
You can go beyond individual therapy and get a clear roadmap for integrating the entire family into trauma treatment for results that last. Repeatable, ready-to-use tools, expert clinical tips, and concrete interventions will increase your confidence in working with some of the most difficult and resistant families.

 

When you register you’ll get everything you need to:

  • Masterfully get parents/caregivers engaged with treatment
  • Establish the physical and emotional safety necessary for effective growth and therapy
  • Make and maintain progress through psychoeducation to equip caregivers and individuals to respond to trauma driven behaviors
  • Lower the defenses, deflections, and frustrations that can keep families stuck in unhealthy patterns
  • Help families improve genuine communication, set healthy boundaries, and rebuild broken trust
  • And much more!

Cost: $299.99 – Want to attend this event and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $29.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

 

**This is a special 2-day, 12-CE webinar event

 

 

Attendance and Location Details

 

Date and Time

 

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST / 10:00am – 5:30pm EST / 7:00am – 2:30pm PST

Friday, November 18. 2022, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST / 10:00am – 5:30pm EST / 7:00am – 2:30pm PST

 

*Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date

 

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Review and discuss current and past systemic approaches to the treatment of trauma/safety

b). State how common systemic models of family-based treatment fail to treat trauma systemically.

c). Learn targeting treatment of trauma to children and adolescents through supporting caregivers.

d). Practice assessing for safety in couples, families, and individuals.

e). Learn at least 2 systemic interventions to increase family engagement.

f). Develop and execute a holistic and meaningful treatment plan from a family and relational systems perspective.

g). Learn to implement safety plans within session to facilitate stability in families for treatment.

h). Practice increasing child and adolescent engagement in the creation and implementation of safety plans.

i). Provide psychoeducation to teach caregivers to decrease reactivity due to personalization of trauma driven behaviors.

j). Learn how to increase client awareness and insight into the source and manifestation of problematic behaviors.

k). Practice using evidence-based strategies in trauma treatment to help families enhance self-regulation.

l). Learn clinical techniques to facilitate the understanding and establishment of healthy boundaries within families.

m). Learn and practice implementing an operationalized process of forgiveness that is concrete, repeatable, and effective.

 

Target Audience:

Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, Youth Development Workers, Healthcare Workers.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Nathan D. Croy, MA, LCMFT

Material Author(s): Nathan D. Croy, MA, LCMFT

Nathan D. Croy is a clinically licensed marriage and family therapist, practicing systemic existential psychotherapy. He manages a group practice in Overland Park, KS and is trained in Parent Management Training, Trauma Systems Therapy, and EMDR. Nathan has given presentations at schools, churches, foster parent organizations, and businesses on a variety of subjects to address frustration, fear, trauma, and attachment in order to increase healthy interactions and relationships. At Bethel Seminary in San Diego, Nathan earned his masters in marriage and family therapy while providing therapy at the San Diego Rescue Mission for families, children, and individual on an inpatient and outpatient basis. In 2012, he moved to Kansas where he initially worked at KVC in foster care as a Family Service Coordinator before transferring to Prairie Ridge Psychiatric Hospital. Then, in 2014, he was offered a therapy position at The University of Kansas Hospital, Marrilac Campus. While there, the need for families to therapeutically treat existential concerns became very clear, and in response to that need, Existential Family Therapy was created. When not providing therapy, Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife of 14 years and 2 wonderful daughters. His family also has a wonderful dog named Luna (because she barks at the moon).

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Live Event – Neuropsychotherapy for Trauma: A Brain Science Toolkit

Live Event – Neuropsychotherapy for Trauma: A Brain Science Toolkit

This special event includes:

 

  • FREE registration for all those interested
  • FREE access to the home study course if you can’t make the live CE webinar
  • FREE CE’s as well
  • FREE practical “Brain Science Toolkit”

 

Treating trauma can be stressful and difficult, even for the most experienced clinicians. And while evidence-based therapies show promise for helping many clients, sometimes the best approaches fail, leaving clinicians confused and unsure of what to try next. However, sometimes the reason for the failures is not that clinicians are choosing the wrong approach, broadly, but rather, the clinicians are doing the right things at the wrong time, and in the wrong order.

Brain science tells us not only on the types of techniques that show promise for helping clients recover from trauma, but also the optimal “order of operations” of trauma treatment; that is, the types of techniques that are most likely to help at specific times, and in what order. With a basic understanding of neuroplasticity (which is essentially how the brain changes), and the main brain areas associated with post trauma symptoms, you’ll be equipped to help, and better trouble-shoot, your most challenging traumatized clients!

Attendees will learn the basics of neuropsychotherapy, including the rules of brain change and key brain regions involved in mental health. In addition, this seminar emphasizes how to put this knowledge to use, bridging brain science and treatment, and teaching attendees several practical techniques for trauma recovery. Your FREE registration includes admittance to the live webinar, access to the recorded seminar (if you’d like to review the material, or if you can’t make the live webinar), and a FREE Brain Science Toolkit, which includes step-by-step instructions for over 20 practical trauma recovery skills.

 

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Attendance and Location Details

 

Date and Time

 

Friday, October 21, 2022 9:00am to 4:30pm CST / 10:00am to 5:30pm EST / 7:00am to 2:30pm PST

 

*Live Webinar Attendees: Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). State at least three components of neural networks.

b). Learn and practice at least two techniques that aim to promote healthy brain change.

c). Name at least three brain areas associated with post trauma symptoms.

d). State the five steps of the “Trauma Treatment Roadmap”

e). State the three steps of memory reconsolidation.

f). Describe the objectives of neuropsychotherapy.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical and forensic psychologist, Amazon #1 best-selling author in clinical psychology, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the Trauma Treatment Toolbox (PESI Publishing), Train Your Brain Card Deck (PESI Publishing and Media), Eight Key Brain Areas of Mental Health and Illness (W. W. Norton & Company), and the forthcoming Traumatic Stress Recovery Workbook (New Harbinger Publications, Inc). Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in personality psychology (with an emphasis in affective neuroscience) from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics and psychopathology at Harvard University. She is a JD Candidate (class of 2024) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Dr. Sweeton offers coaching, consultation, trauma-focused psychotherapy, and forensic assessment services to clients worldwide. She is the developer of Neural Desensitization and Integration Training (NDIT), an evidence-informed, module-based psychotherapy for PTSD. Referred to as a “world-renowned trauma treatment expert” by PESI, Dr. Sweeton has trained more than 20,000 mental health professionals in all 50 US states and over 20 countries.

 

Dr. Sweeton Recent Speaking Reviews:

 

Dr. Sweeton is an amazing presenter. She spoke for 6 hours without ever seeming to need a note even though every minute was packed with useful information for anyone dealing with trauma. She integrated neuroscience skillfully with her clinical applications. I thought she handled questions effectively as well because she paused about every 45 minutes to answer questions she thought would be applicable to the majority of attendees. I could not recommend her more. ~ Judith C., 2022

Dr. Sweeton gave an excellent and exceptional presentation on Neurodesensitization and Integration Training in understanding and treating trauma survivors. ~ Shellie L., 2022

I just did Dr. Sweeton’s 2 day Trauma Intensive Certificate training. Excellent! It’s intense and amazing. She took a difficult topic of the neuroscience of the brain and made it very accessible and understandable. I now feel that I know so much about the brain. I liked the overview of the integration of Narrative Therapy practices as I practice Narrative Therapy. Thank you Dr. Sweeton for demystifying EMDR and again making accessible and understandable. This has been some of the best money spent. I feel much more competent and confident as a therapist, thank you. ~ Angini M., 2021

I completed Dr. Jennifer Sweeton’s 2-Day Intensive Trauma Treatment Certification Workshop webinar. The first day Dr. Sweeton provided education on the brain and how it functions. She broke the information down into understandable parts. Dr. Sweeton made more sense of the brain parts and functions than any training I have attended over the past 25 years. She provides slides that are not only informative, but hold your atttention. On the second day, Dr. Sweeton provided education and instruction on actual treatment techniques. I enjoyed and appreciated this information the most. Rarely have I attended a seminar where attendees are given education and guidance on actual treatment techniques along with handouts to use in treatment. It is evident she put a lot of time and attention into this well organized webinar. It was well worth my time and money. I would recommend it to anyone who works with clients who are struggling with trauma related issues. ~ Starlene L., 2021

 

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When Trauma is Current: Treating Clients with Ongoing Traumatic Stressors

When Trauma is Current: Treating Clients with Ongoing Traumatic Stressors

Helping clients recover from a traumatic past can be difficult, but what if the trauma is ongoing? For many clients, trauma isn’t just a past event, or series of events, it is a part of their everyday life. Racism, sexism, systemic inequalities, pandemic-related illness, current events, and other toxic stressors are common weekly, or even daily, occurrences. While many trauma treatment approaches can work well for past trauma, treating current trauma is an entirely different challenge. This seminar focuses on how to treat clients experiencing ongoing trauma, clarifying which techniques show the most promise for addressing current trauma, and ways to support clients as they navigate long-term traumatic situations.

 

 

Cost: $62.50 – Want to attend this course and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $29.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Name at least two considerations of treating current, ongoing trauma.

b). Describe at least three techniques that can be incorporated into trauma treatment that can help clients better inoculate themselves against the effects of ongoing trauma.  

c). State two types of trauma therapy that can be modified to treat current trauma.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical and forensic psychologist, Amazon #1 best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University. Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates, and co-owns Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., a continuing education company. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and is a former President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers clinical and forensic psychological services, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 15,000 mental health professionals in all 50 US states and over 20 countries.

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Live Event – Cult Influence & Thought Radicalization in Clients – Practical Clinical Strategies

Live Event – Cult Influence & Thought Radicalization in Clients – Practical Clinical Strategies

Today’s social climate is wrought with polarizing and divisive rhetoric inflamed by frequent and evolving conspiracy theories and analogous cult influence. This trend has had major negative impacts on individual and collective identities and beliefs. A common result? Strained relationships, family conflict, employment challenges, and a new normal that can be difficult to traverse. We see it translate into therapy quite often today, and many clinicians feel stumped about how to approach these sensitive topics!

This day long seminar will provide helpful case studies and interesting findings in counseling and communication research to increase participants’ understanding of how cults, conspiracy theories, and political radicalism takes root as well as how they impact individuals, their families, and engagement in therapy. This course will cover the real-world persuasive tactics used to influence public thought, the step-by-step process of how institutions and individuals cultivate a cult-like following, related ethical dilemmas for clinicians, and conversational strategies that clinicians can use to navigate these topics in session.

 

Cost: $150 – Want to attend this event and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $25/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

 

Attendance and Location Details

 

Date and Time

 

Friday, December 2, 2022, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm CT / 10:00 am – 5:30 pm ET / 7:00 am – 2:30 pm PT

 

 

*Live Webinar Attendees: Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date

 

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Describe the psychology of social radicalization.

b). Name the 4 stages of cult acquisition and the 9 primary traits.

c). Define conspiracy theories and distinguish them from other unreliable thought patterns.

d). Understand the influence of political and social identities in the therapeutic context.

e). Discuss clinical strategies for working with clients affected by radicalization.

f). Identify harmful communication practices that threaten clinical growth.

 

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Corey Petersen, MS, LCMFT, MAPC

Material Author(s): Corey Petersen, MS, LCMFT, MAPC

Corey Petersen, LCMFT, is a Communication Specialist, and owner of Communication and Connection Therapy. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Communication Studies which is her third college degree in the communication field, and fifth degree in total. Before becoming a psychotherapist, Corey was pursuing a career in political strategy. She even interned as a speechwriter for a US senator where she earned her certification in speechwriting. Though her passions led her toward working in the mental health field, she has been teaching courses covering political rhetoric and persuasion collegiately for the past 8 years. When Corey is not teaching, she is likely working on her dissertation or meeting with clients in her private practice.

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Live Event – Neural Desensitization to Accelerate Trauma Recovery: NDIT Start-to-Finish

Live Event – Neural Desensitization to Accelerate Trauma Recovery: NDIT Start-to-Finish

**This is a special three-day, 18-CE live event**

Evidence-informed therapies for PTSD can be either rigid and prescriptive, making it difficult to stay client-centered, or largely theoretical, sometimes lacking in practical application. Developed by a neuroscientist and clinical psychologist, Neural Desensitization and Integration Training (NDIT) is a flexible, module-based, trauma-focused approach to PTSD that integrates elements from EMDR, multichannel eye movement integration, prolonged exposure, IFS, and cognitive behavioral therapies. NDIT helps clients recover from post-trauma symptoms by specifically targeting and restoring the healthy functioning of these five key brain regions impacted by trauma:

 

  1. Amygdala,
  2. Hippocampus,
  3. Insula,
  4. Cingulate cortex, and
  5. Prefrontal cortex.

Grounded in decades of both brain science and empirical clinical research, NDIT is the first approach of its kind to bridge the gap between neuroscience and clinical practice.

NDIT consists of five distinct modules, each of which focuses on key skills associated with healthy brain change in specific brain regions. NDIT facilitates therapeutic brain change by teaching clients how to……

  • enhance attunement and connection with others (using techniques targeting multiple brain regions),
  • safely reconnect with their bodies (using insula-targeted techniques),
  • regulate their nervous system (using amygdala-targeted techniques),
  • strengthen their cognitive abilities (using cingulate and prefrontal cortex-targeted techniques), and
  • gently process trauma in a titrated manner, minimizing retraumatization (using hippocampus and prefrontal cortex-targeted techniques).

Additionally, NDIT focuses on what clients can do outside of therapy sessions to facilitate faster progress in therapy. NDIT modules are strategically sequenced to accelerate neuroplasticity, helping clients move with natural brain change, not against it.

This comprehensive, Level I NDIT course teaches clinicians basic NDIT skills from start to finish, equipping them to immediately begin using NDIT skills in their own practice. Registration includes detailed NDIT slides, handouts, worksheets, and scripts.

 

Attendance and Location Details

 

Date and Time

 

**Special 3-day, 18-CE Live event**

 

Day 1: Thursday, December 15, 2022, 9:00am – 4:30pm CST / 10:00am – 5:30pm ET / 7:00am – 2:30pm PT

Day 2: Friday, December 16, 2022, 9:00am – 4:30pm CST / 10:00am – 5:30pm ET / 7:00am – 2:30pm PT

Day 3: Saturday, December 17, 2022, 9:00am – 4:30pm CST / 10:00am – 5:30pm ET / 7:00am – 2:30pm PT

 

*Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). State at least three components of neural networks.

b). Name one brain region associated with social connection.

c). Learn and practice two techniques for building the alliance.

d). Discuss the role of coordinated movements in alliance-building.

e). Describe the function of the insula.

f). State at least three techniques for reconnecting with the body.

g). Name two types of grounding exercises.

h). Describe the neuroscience of stress regulation.

i). Practice at least one technique for regulating the stress response.

j). List at least three therapeutic approaches that can be integrated with Module 3 of NDIT.

k). Explain one function of the prefrontal cortex.

l). Practice one cognitive defusion technique.

m). Describe why bilateral movement can facilitate desensitization to distressing thoughts or memories.

n). Identify two ways to alter visual or auditory memory components that decreases their intensity during imaginal exposure.

o). Name at least two brain regions involved in processing trauma.

p). Identify one way to select a target for processing.

q). State the three steps of memory reconsolidation.

r). List the main modules of NDIT.

 

NDIT 3-day Outline

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this live webinar event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical and forensic psychologist, Amazon #1 best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University. Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates, and co-owns Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., a continuing education company. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and is a former President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers clinical and forensic psychological services, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 15,000 mental health professionals in all 50 US states and over 20 countries.

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

Course materials (including the link to view live events) are made available to webinar and in-person attendees 24-48 hours before the event start time. Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.