Course Information

 

 

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.
- Implement the Flash Technique
- Implement at least three grounding techniques to use when a client is e bit dissociated.

 

Agenda

Outline for Progressive Counting Course

Learning will be via lecture, practicums with ready made scripts, discussion and client videos. Participants will also experience several resource tools as we go on and return from breaks and lunch

Day 1

9:00-10:45- Introductions and Trauma 101- Defining trauma, what causes it, what are resulting symptoms and behaviors and current research. Explore the Fairytale Model as a phase model for treatment and research.

10:45-11:00- Break

11:00-12:45- What does a trauma sensitive therapy session look like? Learn and practice how to do a trauma / loss list.

12:45-1:30- Lunch

1:30-3:00- Learn and practice creating and presenting a case formulation

3:00-3:45- Break

3:45-5:00- Completing a treatment plan and helping the client with motivation. We will discuss how to present Progressive Counting to clients

Day 2

9:00-10:45- Neurobiology and chemistry of the brain when processing an experience and when trauma happens. We will look at the development of PC, research on PC, how it might work (Memory Reconsolidation) and how other therapies fit in.

10:45-11:00- Break

11:00-12:45- Discuss personal training to help clients get ready for PC. Learn and practice “Developing a Secure attachment” intervention.

12:45-1:30- Lunch

1:30-3:00- Learn and practice relaxation and resource tools and interventions such as Map Out a Problem / Choices Have Consequences to help clients manage emotions and situations effectively and make healthy choices.

3:00-3:45- Break

3:45-5:00- Intro to dissociation and personal training interventions to help get ready for PC.

Day 3

9:00-10:45- Group consultation on interventions they have practiced with their clients. I will also talk about some instruments like the Posttraumatic Check List (PCL-5), Problem Rating Scale (PRS) and Impact of events Scale

10:45-11:00- Break

11:00-12:45- Explaining the PC procedure, target selection and order. First group practice with PC

12:45-1:30- Lunch

1:30-3:00- Explanation of the counting system for PC. PC practicum in pairs

3:00-3:45- Break

3:45-5:00- How to close an incomplete and complete session. How to us PC with clusters

Day 4

9:00-10:45- Checking-in on PC work at next session. Practice PC in pairs

10:45-11:00- Break

11:00-12:45- What is a float back, when do we use it and how is it done with PC? Practice PC with float back in pairs

12:45-1:30- Lunch

1:30-3:00- Practice PC in pairs

3:00-3:45- Break

3:45-5:00- What is and how to use a cognitive Interweave (group practice). Review of PC math. Consultation on a case

Day 5

9:00-10:45- Consultation and client movies

10:45-11:00- Break

11:00-12:45- Consultation and client movies

12:45-1:30- Lunch

1:30-3:00- Consultation and client movies.

3:00-3:45- Break

3:45-5:00- Learn and practice Flash Technique. Consultation on a case.

Day 6

9:00-10:45- Future work using PC and practice in pairs

10:45-11:00- Break

11:00-12:45- Learn and try on Feeling State Addictions Protocol using PC

12:45-1:30- Lunch

1:30-3:00- Positive Parts on the Team Resource Protocol

3:00-3:45- Break

3:45-5:00- Question and answer time. Review clusters, float back, Map and Choices and any other things needing review. Consultation on a case, graduation and scheduling of group consultation toward certification

 

 

UB School of Social Work Office of CE Trauma Informed Certificate Program

This course is also approved by our local university to use toward credits for their trauma certificate program. Not sure if it's worth posting or not since we are now online but, if you think we still should, here is what to put on the page

image.png      May be applied to the UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education Trauma Informed Certificate Program for an additional fee. http://socialwork.buffalo.edu/continuing-education/certificate-programs/trauma.html