Upcoming Seminars

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  September 13-15, 2019 Austin, TX Dave Berger, MA, MFT, LCMHC, PT, SEP 

Course Information

Concussions and PTSD

Minor Traumatic Brain Injuries, or concussions, are significantly more common than is realized and often missed on diagnosis. There is also significant similarity in symptoms with those of PTSD but this, too, is often overlooked. They can lead to disorientation, cognitive problems, social issues, emotional lability, sensory motor problems, headaches, forgetfulness and “not feeling like myself” afterwards. While more is gradually being understood about the mechanisms causing a concussion, trauma knowledgeable practitioners are in a unique position to treat people who have suffered them and dramatically change the symptoms by alleviating the autonomic dysregulation and structural shock caused by the injury to the brain.

There are actually multiple injuries with a concussion—at least 3 impact injuries (external and internal) autonomic shock (PTSD), physical injury and brain structure shock. And, part of the shock includes shock trauma. There is also potential relational trauma and impact on social/relational/emotional functioning. Concussive and PTSD symptoms can co-mingle with and potentiate each other.

This workshop will focus understanding what a concussion is and its overlap with PTSD in terms of symptoms, mechanism of injury and treatment interventions. The effects of integrating these aspects are significant and life changing for clients/patients. The multiple shock traumas to the structures of the brain are changeable and correctable as is the autonomic dysregulation from PTSD. This course is for 18CE
 

Presenter

Dave Berger, MFT, PT, LCMHC, MA, SEP is a physical therapist and somatic psychotherapist. Dave is also a consultant and teacher of Somatic Experiencing®, a neurobehavioral intervention for recovery from the effects of emotional and physical trauma. Dave’s own BASE™: Bodywork and Somatic Education Training for trauma therapists is an integration of his life’s clinical work. As a therapist, teacher, consultant and mentor, Dave’s passion and commitment to deep healing guide his work. Click here to learn more about Dave.
 

Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Psychiatrists (←only partial credit for MDs via APA), Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Dentists

 

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize similarities and differences between post concussive symptoms and PTSD

  • Learn strategies and interventions to treat Post Concussive trauma and PTSD

  • Therapeutic Attunement

  • Clinically and ethically appropriate use of touch

  • Polyvagal theory and clinical application related to concussions

  • Bodywork/touch as a relational process

Learning Objectives:

- Define what a concussion is
- Describe how a concussion occurs
- Describe the symptoms of a concussion
- Identify the methods used to diagnose a concussion
- Describe the symptoms of PTSD
- Explain cases of PTSD
- Identify the overlap between post concussive and post traumatic stress syndromes
- Define a high impact injury/failure of physical defense
- Define Global High Intensity Activation trauma
- List the elements that need to be treated for mild TBI and PTSD
- Describe the Survival Response Cycle
- Define Kineshphere
- Demonstrate 3 boundary ruptures and repair interventions
- Describe basic Polyvagal theory and structures of the polyvagal system
- Explain the basic elements of BASE™ touch work
- Implement BASE™ touch with bone
- Apply BASE™ concepts to working with structures of the cranium
- Describe 3 motor reflexes affected by concussive injuries
- Demonstrate 2 sounds used to renegotiate cranium dysregulation

 

Agenda

Concussions and PTSD

One three-day workshop, 18 CE’s

Teaching methods will include lecture, video, demo’s, experiential exercises and practice

Friday 9:30-5:30  (6 hours)
9:30-11 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Defining and describing causes of a Concussion, Defining and describing causes of PTSD, basic cranium anatomy, Introduction to Polyvagal Theory
11-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Practice Time: Polyvagal exercises
12:30-2 Lunch
2-3:30 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Survival Response cycle, PTSD, Kinesphere and Boundaries, High Impact Trauma, Global High Intensity Trauma
3:30- 3:45 Break
3:45-5:15 Kinesphere and Boundary Assessment and Repair, touch without physical contact
5:15-5:30 Q & A, wrap up, review
Saturday 9:30-5:30 (6 hours)
9:30-11 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Basics of BASE, Introduction to therapeutic attunement and touch, Using touch to support stabilization.
11-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Practice Time: Touch readiness exercises,
12:30-2 Lunch
2-3:30 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Using attuned touch to shift brain ‘freeze’, Bone/skull and it’s role in protecting the brain
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:15 Practice Time: Strategies and Intervention with bone/skull
5:15-5:30 Q & A, wrap up, review
Sunday 9:30-5:30 (6 hours)
9:30-11 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Motor reflexes supporting survival responses, Concussion and PTSD,
11-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Practice Time: Strategies related to motor reflexes
12:30-2 Lunch
2-3:30 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Sounds to support neurological stabilization after a concussion
3:30-3:45 Break
5:15-5:30 Q & A, wrap up, review
 
 

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

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. 18 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. (18) clock hours.

Social Workers
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states for its license boards. 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 18 contact hours live.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (18) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA:
The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB 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 and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (18) 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. (18) 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. (18) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (18 ) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 18 clock hours. Provider #151

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. (18) contact hours

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA:
Provider approved by CCAPP Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (18) CEHs. CCAPP is an IC&RC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (18) hours general hours). 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 (524) 476-7297.

Educators
TX:
R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (18) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA:
Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP24224, for (18) contact hours. Some state nursing boards are reciprocal. Check with your licensing board to be sure.

 

 

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Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.