Explore the symptoms of complex trauma and discover the importance of a staged approach in addressing the various dimensions of this disorder.
What's Covered in A702 Working With Complex Trauma:
- How to set up some key interventions that include the establishment of safety, psychoeducation, trauma processing, self-soothing and self-care, and cognitive-behavioral skills-building.
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A702 Working With Complex Trauma
- Defining Complex Trauma
- Understanding the differences between stress, trauma, PTSD, and complex trauma
- Exploring the long-term effects of trauma and the consequent implications for treatment
- Exploring the Essential Ingredients of Successful Trauma Treatment
- Examining the 5 functions of successful trauma treatment
- Understanding the role of attachment in creating the therapeutic alliance
- Examining the therapist’s reactive styles
- The Collaborative Stage Model
- Overview of the model
- Detailed description with examples of the components of Stage 1: creating a context for change
- Detailed description of the components of Stage 2: challenging patterns and expanding realities
- Detailed description of Stage 3: consolidation and compassion fatigue
- Case Consultation
Meet Presenter Mary Jo Barrett, MSW
Mary Jo Barrett, M.S.W., is director of the Center for Contextual Change and teaches at the University of Chicago. She's the author of Systemic Treatment of Incest and Treating Incest: A Multiple Systems Perspective.