Post-Traumatic Growth: Leading Clients on a Journey of Resiliency and Healing
Day Two: The Canadian Mental Health Summit
Presented by Lisa Ferentz, LCSW, DAPA
Thursday, November 21, 2019 | Calgary, ab
Become empowered as a trauma clinician! Learn from expert trauma clinician Lisa Ferentz how to shine a spotlight on your clients’ resiliency and creativity – while planting the seeds of hope and Post-Traumatic Growth even in the earliest stages of therapy! When we work with traumatized clients we often feel compelled to stay focused on the inevitable byproducts of PTSD. As we look for the ways in which clients have been adversely affected by their trauma, it can inadvertently narrow our sense of who they are, and solidify their identities as “damaged” or “broken.” Although helping clients to reconnect with and process their pain and grief is important, this workshop takes you further. You will learn respectful and powerful ways to weave the concepts of Post-Traumatic Growth into the treatment process. Using moving and inspiring case examples and videos made by clients we will identify the tangible markers of post-traumatic growth including:
• a new way of relating to others
• the capacity to believe in new possibilities
• the rediscovery of personal strengths
• a newfound appreciation for life
Participants will have many opportunities to practice creative strategies including: somatic resourcing; journaling; drawing; two –handed writing; and guided imagery and visualizations all designed to install and strengthen hope, growth, and healing in clients and therapists alike.
Agenda & Learning Objectives
- Process the Impact of Trauma
- Assess for Client Resiliency
- The Power of Positive Self-Talk
- Move Beyond a Trauma Identity
- Explore the Manifestations of Post Traumatic Growth
- Move Beyond the Traumatized Self
- Help Clients Pay it Forward
- Build on the Seeds of Traumatic Growth
Continuing Education Credits
Lisa Ferentz, LCSW, DAPA, is a recognized expert in the strengths based, de-pathologized treatment of trauma and self-harm and has been in private practice since 1984. She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and internationally, and is a clinical consultant to practitioners and mental health agencies in the United States, Canada, England and Ireland. She has been an adjunct faculty member at several universities, and in 2007 founded “The Ferentz Institute,” which provides continuing education and state of the art training in trauma treatment to mental health professionals.
In 2009 she was voted the “Social Worker of Year” by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work. Lisa is the author of “Treating Self-Destructive Behaviours in Traumatized Clients: A Clinician’s Guide” (Routledge), now in its second edition, “Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviours: A Workbook of Hope and Healing” (Routledge), and “Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapists’ Couch.” (PESI)
Lisa hosted a weekly radio talk show, writes blogs and articles for websites on trauma, self-harm, and self-care, teaches on many webinars, and is a weekly contributor to Psychologytoday.com. You can follow Lisa’s work at www.theferentzinstitute.com, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
“I really enjoyed this training. I thought the presenter was very knowledgeable about the topic, taught it well, and modelled some of the skills while teaching it. Very useful information that I believe I will be able to incorporate into my practice.”
– Fall 2017
“I enjoyed all of the lessons. Very useful information that will help me with my clients.”
– Brennan Lane | Fall 2017
“The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and I am able to take away many new techniques to use with my clients and try to incorporate them into my practice.”
– Aleisha Ross | Fall 2017
“I find Lisa to be empathetic and compassionate to treatment of individuals with trauma. I really liked her comments about no safety contracts and taking time pace to contain clients.”
– T Nelson | Fall 2017
“This was one of the best and most useful workshops I have ever experienced!”
– Fall 2017
More information: www.theferentzinstitute.com
Who Should Attend
Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Rehabilitation Consultants, Geriatric Specialists, and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.
Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
1316 33 St NE, T2A 6B6, Calgary, AB
May 7 – May 9, 2019
Block ID: 10548
Single/Double Rate – $135
Triple Rate – $150
Quad Rate – $165
Single/Double Rate – $160
Triple Rate – $175
Quad Rate – $190
Release Date: April 7, 2019
When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.
Registration & Fees
|Registration||Early bird Fee||Regular Fee|
|Individual 1 Day Enrollment||$249||$269|
|Individual 2 Day Enrollment||$449||$469|
|Individual 3 Day Enrollment||$639||$659|
All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).
Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).
Early bird cutoff date: November 6, 2019
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
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