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Trauma Competency Training

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Presented by Eric Gentry, Ph.D.

Monday, December 5, 2022 – Tuesday, December 6, 2022  |  Edmonton, ab



!  Important Notice:

This event has been cancelled a live stream of the workshop will be taking place December 5 – 6, 2022 in its place.


Date & Location

Monday, December 5, 2022 – Tuesday, December 6, 2022

8:30am – 4:00pm


Workshop Description

This event has been cancelled. A live stream of this workshop will be taking place December 5 – 6, 2022. To register for the live stream please visit https://webinars.jackhirose.com/product/trauma-competency-training/ 

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until January 9, 2023. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 1 – 3 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration available HERE


This two-day seminar delivers the bio-psycho-social aspects of traumatic stress, traumatic grief, & traumatic loss. Mental health professionals are on the front lines and, in many cases, have the initial contact with the individual(s) who has experienced traumatic stress. Clinicians are routinely called upon to serve survivors of major disasters, war, childhood physical and sexual trauma, rape, violent crime, and other forms of traumatic events. Participation in this workshop leads to a holistic and systemic understanding of traumatic stress and provides skills for immediate use in a variety of clinical settings. How people respond to traumatic stress is an individual matter based on a number of factors including psychological, emotional, social, cultural, biological, spiritual, and familial. The two-day training will involve an analysis of the various defence mechanisms and other coping skills individuals employ during and following the experience of traumatic stress. Key approaches and interventions include:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Critical incident stress debriefing
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Sensorimotor approaches

This training provides take-away evidence-based, best-practice clinical interventions and techniques for the Assessment, Safety & Stabilization, and Remembrance & Mourning phases of trauma treatment. In addition, completion of this two-day seminar meets the educational requirement when applying to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (International Association for Trauma Professionals, www.traumapro.net).


Workshop Topics:


Agenda & Learning Objectives

A Brief History and Evolution of Traumatic Stress, Grief & Loss

  • Systemic traumatic stress theory
  • Symptom review
  • Review of effective treatments
  • Tri Phasic model
  • Most commonly used instruments to assess traumatic stress

Core Competencies of Traumatic Stress, Grief & Loss Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Factors that Produce Anxiety & Traumatic Stress

  • Precipitating events
  • Meaning making
  • Physiology of Trauma
  • Perception

Adaptive and maladaptive coping behaviours

  • Trauma Adaptation
  • Systemic influences
  • Emotional & psychological stressors
  • Integrated theoretical concepts from stress, crisis & trauma theories
  • Information Processing Model
  • Psychosocial Model

Review of Effective Treatment Interventions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (PE, CPT & SIT)
  • EMDR & Bilateral Stimulation
  • Thought Field Therapy (TFT)/Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
  • Sensorimotor

The Biochemical, Affective, and Cognitive Impacts of Traumatic Stress

  • Affective volatility
  • The body keeps the score
  • Biology of traumatic stress

The Impacts of Traumatic Stress Over Time and Across and Within Developmental Stages

  • Epigenetics
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Adrenal fatigue

The Role of Traumatic Stress in Clinical Disorders such as Personality Disorders, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and More

  • Traumagenesis
  • Traumaddiction
  • Comorbidity

Conceptualizing a Framework of Healing for Survivors of Traumatic Stress

  • Systemic perspective
  • Strengths perspective
  • Survivor metaphor

Traumatic Stress Exists Across the Continuum of Systemic Levels

  • Systemic trauma theory
  • Community trauma
  • Vicarious secondary traumatization

Theories of Traumatic Stress, Loss and Grief

  • Information processing model
  • Psychosocial model
  • Contemporary thoughts

Bereavement and Adjustment Disorders

  • Supporting Normal Bereavement
  • Treating Complicated Bereavement

Assessment of Traumatic Stress Disorders

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the APA
  • DSM-5® changes
  • ACE & Developmental Trauma
  • Diagnosing PTSD with the PCL-5

Learning Objectives

  1. Define clearly the nature of traumatic stress, grief, & loss and their sequelae
  2. Explain and apply theoretical models of traumatic stress, grief & loss
  3. Explain traumatic stress, grief & loss from biochemical, psychological, social & spiritual perspectives
  4. List and describe the key current interventions employed for the treatment of traumatic stress, grief & loss
  5. Demonstrate a rudimentary understanding of brain functioning as it relates to traumatic stress
  6. Describe the pioneering work that informs evidence-based treatments

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.


Your Presenter(s)

Eric Gentry, Ph.D.

Eric Gentry, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in the field of disaster and clinical traumatology, having trained thousands of professionals and paraprofessionals worldwide in the treatment of traumatic stress. His doctorate is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley, one of the pioneers of traumatic stress. Dr. Gentry was one of the original faculty members of the Traumatology Institute and later became the co-director of the International Traumatology Institute at the University of South Florida. Dr. Gentry, along with Dr. Anna Baranowsky, is the co-author and co-owner of the Traumatology Institute Training Curriculum—17 courses in field and clinical traumatology leading to seven separate certifications. He is also a founding board member and vice-president of the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). Dr. Gentry has been a clinical member of several CISM teams and has provided assistance in many different disaster and critical incidents including Oklahoma City, New York City, and hurricanes in Florida.

 

Testimonials

“Really enjoyed Dr. Gentry; appreciated his passion and down to earth delivery. Please bring him back for additional training. Day 3 was my favourite!”
– Calgary, AB | November 27 – 29, 2017

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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, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.


Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual Enrollment $469 $489
Group 3-7 $449 $469
Group 8-14 $429 $449
Group 15+ $409 $429
Full-Time Student $409 $429

All fees are in Canadian Dollars ($CAD)

Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: November 15, 2022
The early bird date has passed. Regular rates apply.


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