Advancing Clinical Skills for Trauma Therapy

Presented and developed by Julie Rosenzweig, Ph.D, LCSW

The need for therapists with expertise in treating psychological trauma has never been greater.  Fortunately, there is a greater understanding today than ever before about the widespread prevalence of trauma, and what clinicians need to know and do to be effective with clients.  Trauma treatment is constantly evolving.  This workshop brings together current research, theory and practical skills.  Learn how to move your clients toward sustained emotional safety and regulation, increase their distress tolerance, deactivate memory triggers, and reduce fight, flight or freeze reactions.

Highlights of the day include:

  • Key neuropsychological principles of trauma therapy
  • Become better able to identify and understand therapeutic impasses
  • Learn new techniques to get unstuck
  • Know when the client is ready for processing traumatic memories
  • Learn how to slow down and track moment-to-moment with your clients

Workshop objectives:

  1. Describe neuropsychological principles that guide trauma therapy.
  2. Apply affective and somatic regulation strategies that are anchored in neuroscientific research and theoretical relational concepts.
  3. Understand the core experience of post-traumatic isolation, and implement approaches to join with a client that disrupts the sense of aloneness.
  4. Recognize the opportunities in therapeutic impasses, and how to re-engage the therapeutic relationship.
  5. Identify client readiness to process trauma memories, and increase meaning making and narrative coherence.
  6. Implement practical self-care strategies that promote well-being and minimize vicarious traumatization.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

6 CEs

Julie M Rosenzweig, Ph.D, LCSW

Julie M. Rosenzweig, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. is an unabashed neuro-geek who is
frequently heard in workshops translating neuroscience into personal and
professional applications. With humor and passion, Dr. Julie happily shares her
knowledge about the brain, on topics such as toxic stress effects, attachment
disruptions, trauma-informed care, vicarious traumatization, clinical supervision,
and technology stress. Dr. Julie has been involved in the trauma field as a
therapist, consultant, and author for over 30 years, including service as a mental
health worker with the Red Cross in New York shortly after 9/11. Her clinical
practice includes individuals, couples and consultation groups. An experienced
educator and researcher, she is a Professor Emerita at Portland State University
and author of numerous journal articles, including The Neurobiology of Toxic
Stress: Implications for Social Work, a chapter in the Social Workers Desk
Reference (2015).

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