Treating Trauma: A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach

Presented by Martha Teater, MA, LMFT on 08-28-2015 at 9 a.m. Pacific

Whether or not you consider yourself a trauma specialist, you probably treat people who have experienced trauma. Most people seeking counseling have been through some extremely challenging events. What evidence-based practices will you use to intervene with these people?

In this web conference you will learn practical tools that will make you more effective in treating trauma. You’ll find out what works and what doesn’t work. We’ll review approaches that have earned top marks for their powerful impact on people. We’ll also cover:

  • The new DSM-5 category called "Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders," which includes a new diagnosis of Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder and a new symptom cluster for PTSD, negative alterations in cognitions, and mood.
  • Large "T" and small "t" trauma: What they are and why it matters.
  • Trauma assessment: What tools best meet your needs?
  • Risk factors and protective factors: Learn what raises and what lowers risk and how protective factors offset risk factors.
  • The three-stage consensus model: How to use this as a strategic approach to treatment.
  • Stress inoculation and its applicability in your practice.
  • Psychological first aid (PFA): The new first-line intervention with people in the immediate aftermath of trauma.
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT): A highly effective form of therapy to use with children, teens, and their families.
  • The Adverse Childhood Experiences study (ACE): What it teaches us about the long-term consequences of traumatic exposure in childhood.
  • Trauma and substance use disorders: How they are related and how to treat them using an integrated approach.

This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Accurately diagnose trauma-related disorders using the DSM-5.
  2. Analyze risk factors and protective factors that influence the impact of trauma on a person.
  3. Examine the long-term consequences of traumatic experiences in childhood.
  4. Describe the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders.

If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

Attendees who register for this event will log in to the web conference center by using a computer and calling in to the teleconference line. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via computer. Live streaming video and/or document sharing will also be available to participants. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions.

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

This event will include lecture and question-and-answer periods. After the live event, a written transcript of the event will be available in the Member's Area. Members of GoodTherapy.org can receive continuing education credits for attending this event by logging in to the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area.

At the conclusion of this event, you will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate. You will need to enter the start and end codes that will be announced at the beginning and end of the presentation. These codes confirm that you attended the entire event. You will be prompted to complete a survey. You will need to complete this online survey within six days of the event. Once you complete the survey, you can download a copy of your CE certificate instantly.

405.5CE hours and counting!

All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Highlights

A very organized, interesting, and effective presentation. - Lisa Heim-Zeller, MSW

I appreciated the thoroughness and scope of information the presenter provided for treatment of trauma. I valued the details regarding risk factors and protective factors. - Nancy M Brockett, PhD

Meet the Presenter

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist in North Carolina. She has maintained a private practice since 1990. Martha is a volunteer disaster mental health manager with the American Red Cross and has been deployed on several national assignments where she has supported people following trauma. She is the co-leader of the Red Cross support programs for Red Cross employees who deploy both domestically and internationally.

A seasoned trainer and consultant, Martha has presented hundreds of workshops on compassion fatigue, the DSM-5, trauma, and other topics. She has written over 175 articles in newspapers and magazines, including Family Therapy Magazine and Psychotherapy Networker. She recently co-authored a workbook titled Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: A Practical Resilience Workbook. For more information about Martha and her work, please visit www.MarthaTeater.com.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA approval applies to all events listed after May 2011.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • ace
    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.