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2 Day Trauma Competency Training: Traumatic Stress, Grief and Loss

Presented by Eric Gentry, Ph.D.

Monday, October 30, 2017 – Tuesday, October 31, 2017  |  Winnipeg, mb

!  Important Notice:

The Earlybird Deadline has been extended to October 28

Date & Location

Monday, October 30, 2017 – Tuesday, October 31, 2017

9:00am – 4:00pm

Viscount Gort Hotel

1670 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB

phone:  204.775.0451

website:  viscount-gort.com

 Full map & directions

Workshop Description

A Letter from Dr. Eric Gentry

“In 1999, Hubble, Duncan, and Miller released, in my opinion, the single most important text of the past decade—The Heart & Soul of Change. This book is chocked full of paradigm-shifting information. This data confirms what I, as a professional care provider for nearly three decades, have always intuited—people heal people! It is not EMDR, or CBT, or psychopharmacology that accounts for most of the magical transformation that happens in our office. It is the quality of the relationships that we build with our clients. All we have to do is confirm the gravity of this truth is to think back upon a time in our own lives when we navigated through emotional difficulty and we’ll see that it was the support, care, and presence of another that we recall as the active ingredient in our own successful resolution of this problem.

After fully integrating the work of Hubble, Duncan & Miller, I started seeing that there were three “active ingredients” to successful resolution of traumatic stress symptoms— relationship, relaxation, and narratives. Without the relationship developed and maintained, I found that I was unable to successfully teach self-regulation or co- construct narratives with my trauma survivor clients. Since that time, I have treated thousands of people suffering the effects of traumatic stress. I have found that when we complete these three simple (not easy) therapeutic tasks, then my clients no longer meet diagnostic criteria for PTSD. And, unless they have some organic condition, when they complete these tasks they no longer meet diagnostic criteria for any Axis I or II condition.

Build and maintain a strong therapeutic relationship; teach survivors how to relax their bodies, especially in the context of a perceived threat; and help them construct complete chronological narratives of their traumatic experiences. The completion of these three tasks will heal traumatic stress. Sometimes it takes years of work through countless sessions to complete these tasks. However, as a professional caregiver helping clients heal from traumatic stress, I am always working on one of these three tasks. I suspect we’re in for an exciting training.”

You’re getting good outcomes with your trauma survivor clients — but what if you could do even better? Studies show there are 4 major factors that make trauma treatment work. If you accomplish these 4 things, your clients will heal.

Trauma treatment is that simple. It’s not easy — but it’s simple. Based on 25 years of break-through research, this two day workshop will revolutionize the way you work with trauma survivors. After completing the workshop, you’ll be able to double your outcomes by incorporating these factors into whatever treatment modality you’re using — and we’ll walk you through exactly how to do it. Joy, peace, purpose, and love are available to every single human being — when we, as clinicians, can help our clients effectively, we can end their suffering.

*In addition, completion of this two-day workshop meets the educational requirements when applying to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (International Association of 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 Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)

† 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 study and treatment of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. His Ph.D. is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley—a pioneer of these two fields. In 1997, he co-developed the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP ) for Compassion Fatigue — the world’s only evidence-based treatment protocol for compassion fatigue. He has trained over 100,000 health professionals over the past 20 years.

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, Probation Officers, Police Officers, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Recommended Accommodation

Viscount Gort Hotel

1670 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB

phone:  204.775.0451

website:  viscount-gort.com

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

For October 29-30, 2017

Standard Room $116.99 + Tax

Cut off date is September 28, 2017


* Please ask for the Jack Hirose & Associates rate.

* Please note that the number of rooms at our corporate rates are limited. 

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 $399 $419
Group 3-7 $379 $399
Group 8-14 $359 $379
Group 15+ $324 $344
Full-Time Student $324 $344

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

Early bird cutoff date: October 28, 2017
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Saturday, October 28, 2017.

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