Total CE Credit Hours: 15
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102107
About the Course:
This insightful guide provides a pragmatic roadmap for treating adult survivors of complex psychological trauma. Christine Courtois and Julian Ford present their effective, research-based approach for helping clients move through three clearly defined phases of posttraumatic recovery. Two detailed case examples run throughout the book, illustrating how to plan and implement strengths-based interventions that use a secure therapeutic alliance as a catalyst for change. Essential topics include managing crises, treating severe affect dysregulation and dissociation, and dealing with the emotional impact of this type of work. The companion Web page offers downloadable reflection questions for clinicians and extensive listings of professional and self-help resources.
This course is based on the book, Treatment of Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach created by Christine A. Courtois PhD, ABPP and Dr. Julian Ford in 2012.
November 7, 2012
Course Material Authors
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors and social workers who seek knowledge about the treatment of complex trauma. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.
Participants will be able to identify the ways in which complex trauma and childhood development interact to determine adaptive strategies for the child and subsequent symptoms.
Participants will be able to identify seven categories of trauma-based symptoms commonly seen in complex trauma that are not included in the DSM criteria for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Participants will be able to identify the basic tenets essential for orienting the therapist in preparing to treat complexly traumatized individuals.
Participants will be able to identify how to set treatment goals from specific assessment techniques unique to complex trauma.
Participants will be able to identify the basic components of Phase 1 (stabilization) treatment.
Participants will be able to identify and explicitly describe the main objectives of Phases 2 (trauma resolution) and 3 (integration).
Participants will be able to identify how and when to apply systemic and group therapy modalities concurrent with individual trauma treatment.
Participants will be able to identify the subjective effects of dissociation in complex trauma survivors and methods to address these effects.
Participants will be able to describe the basic tenets of and complexities inherent within the therapeutic relationship with the complex trauma survivor.
Participants will be able to describe some typical examples of transference/countertransference re-enactments that tend to occur in the psychotherapy of complex trauma.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
15 CE Credit hours
American Psychological Association (APA)
15 CE Credit hours
CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
15 CE Credit hours
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
15 CPD hours
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