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Course Information

Progressive Counting

Progressive Counting is an empirically-supported trauma treatment that is effective, efficient, well-tolerated by clients, and relatively easy to master. This is a hands-on clinical skills training for working with clients of all ages (emphasis on adults) who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss. This in-depth training will cover trauma theory, impact of trauma and loss, self-care for counselors/therapists, identification and assessment of traumatized clients, and directly helping clients to manage their symptoms, resolve their trauma/loss memories, and prepare to cope effectively with future challenges.

The training program involves lecture, demonstration, and in-class practice. This is an experiential training, and part of the learning is to practice the interventions with other participants. Although participants are always in charge of what they disclose, some individuals have reported that their participation led to facing personal issues.

The training program involves lecture, demonstration, and in class practice. This is an experiential training, and part of the learning is to practice the interventions with other participants. Although participants are always in charge of what they disclose, many individuals have reported that their participation led to facing personal issues.

This program is for 32 CE
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

For more information about this course, click here

 

Presenter

Kriss Jarecki, ACSW, LCSWR, has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1987. She was a faculty member of Trauma Institute/Child Trauma Institute for 8 years and is a consultant and trainer for Progressive Counting and EMDR. Kriss currently serves on the EMDR International Association Board of Directors and was a member of the EMDRIA Standards and Training Committee for four years. She served as a co-regional coordinator for the WNY EMDR Regional Network for 10 years, worked for 7 years as a field instructor for the UB School of Social Work and has over ten years’ experience as a clinician and supervisor in the field of chemical dependency. Kriss currently has a private practice serving children through adults and treats challenges such as PTSD, self-injurious behaviors, depression, anxiety, phobias, and adjustment issues. She has published articles in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Traumatology and Counseling and Psychotherapy Research. You can contact Kriss at harmonyhearth64@gmail.com

 

Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Nurses, Other: LMHC - All Levels

 

Course Objectives:

- Identify the three primary symptoms of posttraumatic stress.                     
- Name and sequence the phases of treatment in the trauma-informed phase model.                     
- Name and sequence the experiences the brain requires for memory reconsolidation.                     
- Name the three principles that guide trauma-informed treatment.                     
- Conduct a structured trauma-sensitive initial interview.                     
- Conduct a structured interview for trauma and loss history.                     
- Guide a client to identify and commit to their treatment-related goals.                     
- Explain to a client how past trauma or loss can lead to ongoing problem behaviors or symptoms.                     
- Develop a systematic and comprehensive trauma-informed treatment plan.                     
- Guide a client to avoid high-risk situations.                     
- Guide a client to visualize an imagery sequence for enhancing attachment status.                     
- Guide a client to develop and practice a desired behavior in a challenging situation.                     
- Identify at least four elements of a trauma resolution procedure that can contribute to positive outcome.                     
- Describe the basis of the research support for PC.                     
- Describe the advantages and pitfalls of the three major target selection strategies (determining which memory to treat first, next, etc.).                     
- Guide a client to identify the beginning and ending for their trauma story “movie” in preparation for PC.                     
- Guide a client through a PC session.                     
- Utilize the proper notation to memorialize a PC session in the treatment note.                     
- Implement a structured check-in with clients in the session after they did PC.                     
- Determine how long the next count should be, in a variety of situations, during PC.                     
- Define what constitutes “stuck” in a PC session.                     
- Determine why a client may be stuck, and implement the corresponding intervention.                     
- Debrief a client following a PC session and assist them in regaining composure.                     
- Use the Case Consultation rubric to determine what needs to be done with a given client to prepare them for PC.

 

Agenda

Day 1

Morning (9-12:30)

  • Introduction to trauma and post-traumatic stress.

  • Trauma’s contribution to reactivity and symptoms/problem behaviors.

  • Analyzing presenting symptoms/problem behaviors from a trauma perspective.

  • Overview of trauma treatment and phases of treatment.

  • Core principles/practices of trauma-informed treatment.

 

Implementing the “common factors” that support successful treatment outcome.

Research on the Fairy Tale Model

 

Afternoon (1:30-5)

  • Setting up treatment; initial interview

  • Conducting a trauma/loss history interview.

 

Day 2

Morning

  • Trauma-informed case formulation.

  • Enhancing the client’s motivation and commitment.

  • Treatment planning and contracting.

 

Afternoon

  • Stabilization strategies for safety and security.

  • Developing a more secure attachment status.

  • Self-management skills for stability, competence, and confidence.

 

Day 3

Morning

  • Overview of trauma resolution treatment methods/approaches.

  • Guidelines for selecting which memory to work on.

  • Group experience with Progressive Counting (PC)

 

Afternoon

  • Supervised practice with PC.

  • PC problem solving

 

Day 4

Morning

  • Following up from a trauma resolution session.

  • What happens after trauma resolution?

  • PC review

  • PC practice

 

Afternoon

  • PC practice

  • Consolidation of gains; anticipating future challenges

  • Using the framework to problem-solve cases

  • Practice with a trauma-informed supervision/consultation model.

  • Guidelines for practicing and utilizing the interventions.

 

Day 5

  • Review, Group consultation

 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 32 CE hours

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (32) clock hours.

Social Workers
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred 32 CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 32 contact hours live
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (32) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (32) hours.|
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (32) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (32) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (32) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 32 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. (32) contact hours.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (32) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (32) hours general. Expires 3/31/2020.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (32) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (32) contact hours


 

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