Trauma Treatment Without Retraumatization: Ethical Considerations

Trauma Treatment Without Retraumatization: Ethical Considerations

Many therapists feel hesitant about engaging in trauma-focused work with clients due to the possibility of retraumatization, which can severely limit clients’ progress and undermine therapists’ confidence. In this seminar you’ll learn basic strategies and techniques to ensure you “do no harm” –  strategies that help clients remain stable and on the path to healing, even when processing the most terrifying traumas. And, these concrete, easy-to-implement techniques can be integrated into the therapy modalities you’re already using, including EMDR, Brainspotting, Prolonged Exposure, CBT, etc.!

 

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Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Name at least one ethical consideration when treating trauma.

b). Describe at least three techniques that help clients process trauma without becoming retraumatized.

c). State the three main components of memory reconsolidation.

 

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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See My Color: Why Racial Colorblindness is Unethical

See My Color: Why Racial Colorblindness is Unethical

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (8/28/1963). 

More than 50 years after Dr. King’s speech, individuals continue to use his words to justify their claim of being racially colorblind. Racial colorblindness is modern day racism and denies the racial disparities that continue to exist in various systems, including healthcare, education and the criminal justice system. In the helping profession, not only is it unrealistic to be racially colorblind, it is dangerous and does more harm than good. If you don’t see my color, you can’t see me.  And if you can’t see me how can you empathize with my racial experiences, accept my whole being and validate my perspectives?   

 

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Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Explain why racial colorblindness is a racial microaggression that upholds white supremacy.

b). State the ethical implications of being racially colorblind in practice.

c). Identify 3 racial disparities that exist and the role in recognizing race in order to advocate and empower clients to fight against inequities.

d). Define cultural humility and explore strategies to increase interpersonal and intrapersonal cultural humility to improve rapport-building and alleviate further trauma.

 

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): Crystal Rozelle–Bennett, LMSW

Material Author(s): Crystal Rozelle–Bennett, LMSW

Crystal Rozelle – Bennett, LMSW is the founder and CEO of THRYVE, LLC.  Ms. Bennett brings over 20 years of experience with youth and families to the leadership of THRYVE.  She is committed to advocating for and empowering individuals and communities.  Her work is grounded in enhancing the practices, values, skills and knowledge of professionals in order to deliver trauma informed, culturally inclusive and person-centered strategies and services. During her career, Ms. Bennett has demonstrated a passion in sharing her personal and professional experiences with others to serve marginalized individuals and prevent re-traumatization.   Ms. Bennett is a life longer learner and has provided education and support to foster families, facilitated psychoeducation programs for youth, responded to crisis hotline calls for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and trained behavioral healthcare professionals.  Her areas of expertise include Human Trafficking, Suicide Prevention, Child Trauma/Maltreatment, Motivational Interviewing, Racial Trauma, Cultural Humility and working to dismantle white supremist culture to create just and equitable systems.

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Ethical and Legal Issues in Mental Health Treatment

Ethical and Legal Issues in Mental Health Treatment

This course will provide discussion regarding the importance of ethics in our world and specifically the practice of behavioral health care. It provides an overview of ethics versus the law, the difference between civil and criminal law, challenges that arise when ethics and the law collide, and how to respond to subpoenas and prepare for court testimony. This course will challenge learners to consider the gray areas of ethics, ideally resulting in each learner developing a decision-making model to use in work with clients. 

 

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Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Describe how ethics guide and govern our professional behavior and the importance of this.

b). Distinguish between ethics and the law in the practice of mental health.

c). Describe the difference between the law and ethics, criminal versus civil law, and circumstances when ethics and the law may collide.

d). Identify three areas of consideration when responding to a subpoena.

e). Name two areas of consideration when preparing for court testimony.

f). Identify the major ethical/legal areas encountered in mental health practice (to include 8 major areas of focus and 5 moral ethical principles).

g). Describe what you need to know to practice ethically in the technology age.

h). Explain how technology has changed our industry and practice.

i). Create your own ethical decision-making model(s).

j). Demonstrate mastery of the information in this course by applying it to case examples.

k). Describe how will this training assist you in your future work.

 

Target Audience:

Professional counselors, professional social workers, professional school counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists, professional case managers and medical staff.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS

Material Author(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS  

A native of Wyoming, Jodi holds an Associate of Science Degree in Education from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences with areas of emphasis in psychology, economics, political science and anthropology, and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education and Human Development with an emphasis in Leadership from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.  She holds professional counseling licenses in good standing in Colorado (LPC-2476, March 2000) and Wyoming (LPC-1602, September 2016), is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a certified Solution Focused Brief Therapy practitioner, is a trainer for Professional Case Management and Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling, holds a certificate in the Human/Animal Bond from the Denver University Graduate School of Social Work, has studied and gained numerous continuing education credits in the area of the human/animal bond, has been registered with three therapy dogs (2005, 2010 and 2019) and is a tester/observer for Alliance of Therapy Dogs, a national credentialing organization for therapy dog teams headquarter in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Jodi’s passion for culturally meaningful human/animal bond and agriculture related services in rural areas resulted in her developing animal assisted therapy programs for two community behavioral health centers: Centennial Mental Health Center in Northeast Colorado and Peak Wellness Center in Southeast Wyoming.  She also developed a therapeutic horticulture program while at Centennial Mental Health Center.   Jodi has held positions as a clinician, clinical coordinator, clinical supervisor, regional clinical director, telehealth clinical supervisor and education and training coordinator in her years in community behavioral health.  In addition to the program development mentioned above, Jodi was the architect for and developed a centralized telehealth clinical supervision model for Peak Wellness Center.  

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Trauma Assessment and Treatment Planning: Ethical Considerations

Trauma Assessment and Treatment Planning: Ethical Considerations

This training provides an overview of ethical considerations associated with the assessment and treatment of trauma and stressor-related disorders in adults. Multiple trauma-focused assessment tools and strategies will be presented, as well as diagnostic considerations and how to best formulate a treatment plan for traumatized clients.

Attendees will review relevant parts of the APA, NASW, and ACA ethics codes, and learn how to create client-centered treatment plans that address individuals’ specific trauma sequelae and symptom profiles.

Cost: $75 – 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.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Name at least two validated trauma assessment tools, and describe at least one common ethical challenge encountered during the assessment of PTSD.

b). State one difference between PTSD and Other Trauma or Stressor Related Disorder.

c). Identify at least one ethical dilemma commonly encountered during PTSD treatment.

 

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

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 formerly served as the President of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, and holds an adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is a former President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, 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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Ethics: Bully Proof – Empower Clients to Handle Difficult People!

Ethics: Bully Proof – Empower Clients to Handle Difficult People!

Do your clients experience repetitive, hostile, controlling verbiage? Do you advise them to speak up for themselves or to just ignore it? In this program you will find out why these approaches can perpetuate attack-defend or pursue-distance cycles. Instead, four verbal strategies will be demonstrated that disarm random attacks and the backlash from being assertive. Diverse threads of hypnotic syntax, martial arts, neuroscience, and scripture will be woven into strategies that prepare people for dominance behavior in any setting.

*Give clients empowering strategies that manage others’ emotions.

*Use survival systems that SEEK, CARE, and PLAY to override biological tendencies to FIGHT, FLEE, and PANIC.

*Apply cell phone technology to create scripts that turn insults inside out.

 

Objectives:

a). Compose empowering responses that Affirm, Ask questions, Actively listen, and use Hypnotic syntax and Humor.

b). Identify the neurochemicals that drive rage, fear, and panic, vs seeking, caring, and play.

c). Analyze the origin of dominance behavior in intimate relationships, families, peer groups, and the workplace.

d). Explain how empowering strategies help meet ethical standards for behavioral health practitioners.

Target Audience:

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

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Kate Cohen-Posey, LMHC, LMFT

Material Author(s): Kate Cohen-Posey, LMHC, LMFT

Kate Cohen-Posey, LMHC, LMFT is the director of Psychiatric & Psychological Services in Lakeland, FL, and has 40 years of clinical experience. She was certified in EMDR in 1999 and has completed brainspotting, level IV. She is the creator of two psychotherapy tools: The Handy Brain Model and Brain Change Cards. Her book, Empowering Dialogues Within, contains an extensive review of ego state therapies, including Internal Family Systems (IFS). She has presented internationally and throughout the US. Her popular workshop, Brain Switch, is offered through PESI. Her Facebook group, “Picture Gazing for your Brain,” is a platform to discuss integrating art with psychotherapy. Check out her YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-swX-YbeUvOwoQNii_63Gg

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