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DATE(S): 2/9 & 2/10, 3/1 & 3/2, 3/29 & 3/30 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
LOCATION: Live Interactive Online Webinar
PRESENTER(S): Kriss Jarecki, LCSW-R 

Course Information

The Complete Progressive Counting Course and Required Hours Toward Certification

Why Take Progressive Counting?

  • -Easier and faster to learn and master than EMDR
  • -Less expensive than EMDR
  • -Well tolerated by kids, teens and adults.
  • -Works well with other treatment modalities

This course will teach clinicians a phase model and interventions for every step of the way in treatment from “hello” to “congratulations! You’ve completed therapy!” For example, we will explore the latest information and research on trauma and neurobiology and how to explain trauma to clients. We will learn and practice how to take a trauma / loss list during the evaluation phase and present a case formulation. We will learn and practice several relaxation and resource tools to help clients prepare for their work including an attachment exercise. We will learn and practice the Progressive Counting protocol along with variations such as how to treat events that happen over and over again (clusters) and preparing clients for future situations. We will discuss how PC works (mechanisms of effect) and look at specialty populations such as kids and teens, dissociation and addictions. You will also learn the Flash Technique for rapid reduction in client disturbances before a memory is even addressed. This course is very hands on. You will practice every intervention with each other and with your clients. We will discover so much with client videos as well.

Once the course is completed, we will go on to group consultation toward certification where we will review materials presented in the course, do consultation on your cases and continue to explore Progressive Counting.

This course is for 37.5 CE

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

 

Presenter

Kriss Jarecki, ACSW, LCSW-R, 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.
- 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

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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. 37.5 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. (37.5) clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.

IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782.  (37.5) hours.
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 37.5 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (37.5) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (37.5) 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. (37.5) contact hours. Live online.
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. (37.5) contact hours. Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (37.5) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 37.5 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. (37.5) contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for (37.5) 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, (37.5) hours general. Expires 3/31/2021.  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 (37.5) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (37.5) contact hours


 

 

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