Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102916
About the Course:
When people live through interpersonal trauma, there is a tendency for many to stay silent about their experiences. Reasons can include loyalty to close others, or the wish to keep family secrets. As a means of protecting others and themselves from the pain of traumatic experiences, many rely on a variety of coping strategies to neutralize or cut off painful memories. For example, some may rationalize away traumatic events, use intellectualization as a defense, or dissociate and keep trauma-related feelings at bay. But silence about the painful past is both emotionally costly, and ultimately unsustainable. How can clinicians help these clients feel safe enough to start opening up about their traumatic histories? In this presentation, trauma expert Robert T. Muller, PhD, will look at the process of helping challenging trauma clients open up in a safe, measured way. Through the lens of attachment theory, using a relational, integrative approach, Dr. Muller draws on theory and uses case examples and segments from his own treatment sessions. This web conference focuses on clinical skills that are directly applicable in a therapy practice.
This course is based on the recorded webinar, Helping Challenging Trauma Clients to Open Up: What Have We Learned? created by Robert T Muller, PhD in 2020.
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapist and counselors who work with trauma survivors. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Create safety in the therapeutic relationship early on.
Recognize client ambivalence about their trauma stories.
Describe how to help people in therapy pace the process of opening up.
Recognize therapist feelings in the treatment (e.g., the wish to rush into trauma work, or the wish to avoid it).
Recognize & use client transference as it relates to opening up about trauma.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
1.5 CE Credit hour
American Psychological Association (APA)
1.5 CE Credit hour
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)
1.5 CE Credit hour
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
1.5 CPD hour
All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of CE-Credit.com.
If you're already a member, please log in to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.
Is this course approved for my continuing education requirements?
Yes, most likely. Look Up Your State Board for more detailed information. Logged-in site members will see the relevant approval information displayed in the Approvals tab for every course.
Do you have special accommodations for my disability (ADA)?
Please contact us! We would be happy to accommodate your needs right away, and your input will help us make CE-Credit.com more accessible for future users too.
How do I enroll in this course?
Use the Enroll In This Course button and just follow the instructions! You don't pay anything until you're ready to take an exam.
What do I have to do to complete the course?
To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.
How do I access the materials?
Most of our courses are based on online articles available for free to the public. Some courses, such as those based on books, require that you purchase the material. Use the Course Materials tab above for more info. You don't need to enroll in the course to access materials, whether free or paid. So you always know what you're getting into before you commit to taking the course.
How do I get my certificate?
Your certificate will be available to download or email immediately when you pass the course exam and complete the evaluation.
Can I contact you for more help?
Yes! Use the Help widget at the bottom-right of the screen anywhere on CE-Credit.com to search our help docs, or to ask our support team for help.
Try a free CE course.
Get started by trying a free course of your choice. No payment info required!Sign Up Free