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Adult Trauma Intervention

Richmont is opening a portion of this course in our Trauma Specialization to Richmont alumni and the surrounding community for Continuing Education Credit. Please note that this is only a portion of an entire course offered for a reduced fee. If you are interested in auditing or taking the entire course for course credit, please contact our registrar. This event is not sponsored by the alumni association and does not fall under the benefits of founding membership status. 

When: October 2-3, 2015

           *Format for both days is 8:30am – 5:30pm with a 1-hour lunch on your own

 Where: Richmont Graduate University / Chattanooga Campus / 1815 McCallie Ave / Chattanooga, TN 37404

 Guest Presenter: Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D, Vice President of Behavioral Health & Trauma Services, Justice Resource Institute. Executive Director, Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Center, Boston, MA 

Topic: This intermediate course will provide an overview of clinical assessment and treatment of adults who have experienced traumatic stress. The process of clinical evaluation of this population will be discussed, with review of most commonly used evaluation tools. The course will review the construct of phase-oriented models of treatment, and will provide an overview of key treatment goals, and the range of practices which may be used to address these goals.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this seminar, participants will be able to:

1) Summarize the theoretical rationale for phase-oriented treatment.

2) Summarize various models of phase-oriented treatment.

3) Discuss the principles underlying the use of specific stabilization techniques.

4) Utilize stabilization techniques for affectively dysregulated adults.

5) Utilize mind-body approaches to trauma treatment.

6) Utilize the role of timing and pacing in trauma processing.

7) Apply their awareness of the role of processing through case illustration.

8) Describe when trauma processing is not appropriate in clinical treatment.

9) Describe a range of approaches for addressing trauma in adulthood.

10) Apply these concepts to case material.

11) Prepare for the complexity of termination when working with traumatized clients.

12) Expand case conceptualization and treatment planning to include an understanding of clinical dissociation and the fragmentation of self-states that often occurs as a consequence of early exposure to complex trauma.

13) provide psychoeducation to clients that expands their awareness and understanding of dissociative processes and manifestations of dissociative coping and symptomatology.

14) describe and utilize a technique for working toward integration and regulation of a clients’ dissociative parts.

15) describe the core elements of the trauma centers’ component-based psychotherapy model and its use in complex trauma intervention.

16) describe case conceptualization and treatment considerations of particular relevance to adult survivors of childhood emotional abuse and neglect.

Suggested Reading:

Courtois, C. & Ford, J. (Eds.) (2009). Treating Complex Traumatic Disorders: An Evidence            Based Guide.       New York:  Guilford Press.

Herman, J. (1992). Trauma and Recovery. New York: Basic Books.

Continuing Education: 15 NBCC-approved CE clock hours awarded.  15 CE clock hours awarded to psychologists.

Fees: $225.00

Note: Attendees are required to attend both days to receive CE credit for this event. Unfortunately, partial credit cannot be awarded. Space is limited. Registrations for this seminar will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. 

Registration: Please register by clicking here.

To request a refund, please contact Martha Busby at Refunds will only be issued if requested by October 1, 2015.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychologist Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Adult Trauma Intervention