Evidence-based treatments (EBT) for traumatic stress have become widely available and popularized. Of these, which EBTs teach therapists how to sit with horrific stories of human evil and violence that may challenge their beliefs in a good and just world? Which EBTs teach therapists how to help intensely trauma-reactive clients who may feel mistrust and be triggered by the therapeutic process itself? Many clinicians seek answers to these questions and want to learn relational strategies for managing trauma-reactive ruptures in the therapeutic relationship.
In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Ham will distil what he has learned thus far in his journey as a licensed psychologist, leader in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and Director of the Center for Child Trauma and Resilience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Ham’s approach to trauma treatment has been used to train thousands of mental health professionals and non-clinical frontline staff throughout New York City, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, inpatient and outpatient staff, case managers, child welfare workers, teachers, and corrections and probation officers.
During this presentation for mental health professionals, Dr. Ham will highlight effective therapeutic strategies for trauma treatment from five EBTs: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence; Child Parent Psychotherapy; Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Treatment; and STRONG Families. He will also discuss a method for integrating alliance-focused treatment based on a modern relational psychoanalytic therapy developed by Jeremy Safran and Chris Muran. Additionally, he will explain methods for effectively discussing trauma with people in therapy, using simple language and metaphors, and he will describe the essential elements of trauma-informed care grounded in relationship, regulation, and reflective functioning.
This intermediate level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
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Very good information and delivery. The best aspect was the humbleness and seeming trustworthiness of the presenter. - Jennifer Leigh Miller, LPC
I loved this presentation. I so appreciated Dr. Ham's stories, self-disclosure, wisdom, and expertise. - Allene Kaplan, MA, LMFT
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Jacob Ham, PhD is a licensed psychologist in New York. Dr. Ham is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Center for Child Trauma and Resilience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. At Mount Sinai, he is also a supervisor in Brief Relational Psychotherapy, developed by Jeremy Safran and Chris Muran.
Dr. Ham has been a leader in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) since 2009 and serves on its Steering Committee. Through the NCTSN, he has become an invaluable resource on disseminating trauma-informed practices throughout NYC and beyond. In particular, he works with the NYS Office of Mental Health, the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Dr. Ham was recently awarded a contract under Mayor DeBlasio’s Thrive Initiative, which is a comprehensive mental health plan for NYC, and he is training school mental health consultants to help spread trauma-informed practices throughout the NYC public school system. His trauma-informed clinical work was showcased in a memoir written by one of his clients, who found him through GoodTherapy.org. For more information about the memoir, Grandson of a Ghost, please visit www.grandsonofaghost.com.
Dr. Ham maintains an active blog where he shares his insights and experience as a clinician and trainer. For more information about Dr. Ham, to read his blog, and to learn about his upcoming training events, please visit www.drjacobham.com and Center for Child Trauma Resilience.