Practical, Trauma-Informed Interventions for "In The Moment"

Presented by Amy Hooper, LCSW-C, CEAP on 03-18-2020 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Amy Hooper, LCSW-C, CEAP will focus on trauma-informed, "in the moment" interventions that can be done with clients who are triggered or overloaded during a counseling session. This is relevant for many types of clients and providers. If you have clients who get overwhelmed, are triggered, or need help being fully present in session, these interventions can help.

In the first part of this web conference, Amy will explore concrete steps for how to create safety in the office and within the client. The strategies are based on somatic and sensory skills including breath work and progressive muscle relaxation. Amy will also lead participants through the practice of different visualizations and cover an easy way to help clients with mantra writing.

Additionally, Amy will introduce participants to Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)--tapping--as well as art/creative interventions that can help clients who are coping with trauma or overwhelm. These interventions will also address containment and helping clients ground, feel safe, and become ready to leave the session without being too flooded. 

This presentation will be highly experiential. Amy will lead participants through exercises such as two-handed writing and more. Participants are encouraged to have colored pens, pencils, or crayons and blank paper at hand to fully participate in this experiential workshop. 

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

  1. Understand why it is important to use Trauma-Informed Care.
  2. Describe effective grounding techniques.
  3. Understand and practice grounding techniques.
  4. Examine practical trauma interventions such as breath work, creative expression, progressive body relaxation, and visualizations.
  5. Learn how to begin to implement trauma-informed, practical intervention techniques "in the moment."

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Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: This program presents clinical interventions that combines established psychotherapy methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with principles and techniques from the field of Mindfulness. It is consistent with the ethics code of the Board of Social Work. This program discusses strategies for applying the methods taught in a clinically responsible manner, although the presenter may not know how to apply all principles discussed to every situation or person and should be determined by the providing clinician directly. Generally, Mindfulness methods are effective and safe for many clients. As always, however, misapplication of any interventions with mentally vulnerable populations can lead to harmful outcomes.

Declaration of conflicts of interest and/or commercial support: The presenter conducts trainings, provides administrative services, and provides community outreach for Gaithersburg Counseling Center.

How the Web Conference Works

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

To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling into the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see the live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial into the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions.

At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in your GoodTherapy Account. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety. To receive CE credit hours for an archived recording, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events are generally considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

GoodTherapy is 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 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 to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 3/30/2019 – 3/30/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.

GoodTherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.

GoodTherapy, LLC 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 #SW-0395. GoodTherapy, LLC 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 marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

To receive CE credit hours for an archived event, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 12 or 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events generally are considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

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Meet the Presenter

Amy Hooper, LCSW-C, CEAP

Amy Hooper, LCSW-C, CEAP

Amy L. Hooper is a licensed certified clinical social worker and the director of Another Look at Healing, LLC - Gaithersburg Counseling Center in Maryland. Amy started her private practice in 2008, bringing it from a solo-clinician, part-time practice to a thriving, multi-clinician practice with administrative staff offering individual, couples, family, and group therapy.

Amy loves helping clinicians learn how to improve both their clinical skills and their business practices, in order to help providers and clients achieve an ethical, beneficial, and safe working relationship to foster growth and healing. Amy teaches clinical workshops around providing trauma-informed care and clinical skills, as well as responding to critical incidents. Amy also provides workshops on practice development topics such as risk management and liability limiting, addressing money issues in private practice, creating a website, staying HIPAA-compliant, adding associates to create a group practice, building multiple streams of income, generating ideal clients with a business and marketing plan, and more.

Amy has created a wide range of online webinars available for download at www.practicedevelopmentcoaching.com. From there you can also contact Amy to schedule one-on-one coaching or consulting sessions or to get more information about live workshops.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
  • Logo 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.
  • Logo 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.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC 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 #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC 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 marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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