Current evidence based treatment models for working with trauma survivors are becoming more popular and are widely regarded as effective. As we work within these models there are times when treatment proceeds in a way that we expect and our confidence grows. There are also times when the unexpected occurs. In some moments a trauma survivor may undergo a rapid shift in internal experience, a sudden reduction in capacity to maintain a connection, become lost, stalled, or overwhelmed in their attempt to access or process their experience, or become unexpectedly overwhelmed when we are attempting to teach them a self-care skill. In other moments trauma therapists may experience vulnerability, self-doubt, or feel the impact of witnessing traumatic reactions or listening to trauma stories.
This workshop uses experiential exercises and structured live demonstrations to introduce a range of skills and practices that that can make these and other important moments more transparent, reveal the opportunities that reside in these moments, and help make it possible for us to thrive as trauma therapists. The presenter will make every effort to create an atmosphere during the workshop that is safe, respectful, and compassion filled.
- Participants will be able to state an understanding of the concept that our own self-care is an essential part of the process of working with trauma survivors in an immediate moment.
- Participants will be able to state at least one thing that they can do in any moment to increase the likelihood that they will notice and find a way to respond to a shift in the immediate experience of a trauma survivor or a shift in the capacity of a trauma survivor in an immediate moment.
- Participants will be able to state at least one way in which one or more of the suggestions or interventions introduced in this workshop can be integrated into the current treatment model they use.
CE: 3 hours
About the Presenter:
Doug Webb, PhD is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Decatur, Georgia. He has worked extensively with trauma survivors and has conducted workshops on process oriented psychotherapy since 1992. Dr. Webb provides outpatient psychotherapy to adults and adolescents including the following populations: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (including survivors of childhood physical, emotional and sexual abuse, accident or injury survivors, combat related, and adult survivors of battering and sexual assault), mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders and couples. Additionally, he provide vicarious trauma support individually and in groups to the following populations: Practicum students, pre-doctoral interns, post-doctoral fellows, licensed psychologists and other mental health providers, and nonprofit groups with front line clinical staff.
Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before September 9, 2016 to receive this rate.)
- $70: GPA Members
- $105: Non-members
- $20: GPA Student Members
Registration (After September 9, 2016)
- $80: GPA Members
- $115: Non-members
- $30: GPA Student Members
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All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Amy Dietrich via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to September 16, 2016. No refunds will be given after September 16, 2016.
The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.