Traumatic Stress Series 2022

Traumatic Stress Series 2022

The Traumatic Stress Series for 2022 is 6 webinars on traumatic stress topics, you can register for each separately, or get a discount by signing up for the CE Circle at https://MIMHTraining.com/CEcircle

Once registered for the CE Circle all of the webinars will allow you to register for free.


Trauma-Informed Schools – $59

Best Practices for Working with Urban Girls with Challenging Attitudes – $59

Trauma-Informed Care: Ethical Considerations – $75

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Why they should be the Top Priority of EVERY Child-Serving Professional – $69

Trauma-Informed Application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Understanding and Responding to Trauma – $69

Secondary Traumatic Stress and Compassion Fatigue in First Responders and Other Helping Professions – $69

Traumatic Stress Series Total = $400

CE Circle is only $249 and you get 35 more programs as well


Trauma-Informed Schools

January 6, 2022 | 1- 4:00  pm Central | Live Online

Description

This program will provide participants with a basic understanding of the definition of and rationale for trauma-informed schools. The program will also introduce the trauma-informed screening and a variety of trauma-informed practices that can be implemented in a school setting. Finally, participants will be provided with a brief overview of available research evidence supporting trauma-informed schools.

Objectives:

  1. The definition of trauma-informed school
  2. The importance of trauma-informed schools
  3. Trauma-informed screening in school settings
  4. Principles and practices of trauma-informed schooling
  5. Outcomes associated with trauma-informed schools

Presenter:

Matt Kliethermes, Ph.D., is the Training Director at Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL) and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). Dr. Kliethermes has 20 years of experience and extensive training in the field of child trauma. He provides direct clinical services to youth exposed to trauma, supervises mental health trainees, teaches at the undergraduate level, and provides frequent training and consultation at local, state, and national levels. Dr. Kliethermes is a nationally certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) trainer and the author of multiple book chapters and articles pertaining to TF-CBT and childhood trauma.


Best Practices for Working with Urban Girls with Challenging Attitudes

Angela Gray, MSW, EDs

February 10, 2022 1:00 to 3:30 pm Central | Live Online

Description:

Teen girls from urban backgrounds often display challenging attitudes as defense mechanisms to hide the pain or trauma that has impacted their lives. Girls in pain are often misunderstood as simply “troublemakers,” without unpacking the root causes of the behaviors.

Objectives:

  • To define attitude and how it relates to teen girls from urban backgrounds To explore how self-esteem impacts teen girl
  • To explore the correlation of stress and poverty affects teen girls
  • To explore negative self-talk and negative thinking of teen girls
  • To examine internal and external factors in today’s society
  • To explore the attitudes of professionals and how they could impact teen girls
  • To discuss strategies that administrators, social workers, and counselors can use to help teen girls

Presenter:

Angela Gray, MSW, EDs

I am a School Social Worker of seventeen years for the Alton School District at Alton High School. I am also the Executive Director of Empowered 2b Me, an educational consulting organization. I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social work with a Specialization in School Social work. In 2014, I obtained a Specialist degree in Education Administration. I have extensive knowledge of working with students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. In addition, I have knowledge of working with at-risk students, especially female students.

I am an author of two books to help teen girls overcome negative attitudes, “Help! I Have an Attitude Problem! A Self-Help Book and Journal to Help Teen Girls Overcome Negative Attitudes” and Check that Attitude!”, a book designed to provide strategies for educators when dealing with girls with negative attitudes.


Trauma-Informed Care: Ethical Considerations

March 10, 2022

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Central | Live Online

Description:

Topics covered in this webinar includes a historical perspective on trauma and trauma treatment in America and implications for advocacy and ethics when counseling clients with traumatic stress disorders; the ethical responsibility to help break intergenerational patterns of addiction and trauma in families; how to establish healthy boundaries when doing trauma work; evidence-based trauma treatment of four types traumatic stress disorders including PTSD, complex trauma, historical trauma, and 24-7-365 terror; the importance of laughter and other self-care strategies to avoid ethical dilemmas caused by secondary trauma.

Objectives: By the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Effectively advocate for clients with trauma histories
  • Help break inter-generational patterns of addiction and trauma.
  • Establish healthy boundaries with clients
  • Address 4 types of traumatic stress disorders

Presenter:

Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands.

Mark is the author of five books, which focus on behavioral health. Recent writings include Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients Multiple Addictions and Disorders, Recovery Management: and Relationship Detox: Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling books series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mark has been a certified addictions counselor for 34 years. He has received numerous awards including a Life Time Achievement Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board and the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the Social Work profession as a Loyola University of Chicago Alumni.

Mark is co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery high school in Illinois. He is past president of the board of the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC. He has had a 30 year career as a university educator having taught at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work.


Adverse Childhood Experiences: Why they should be the Top Priority of EVERY Child-Serving Professional

April 14, 2022

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Central | Live Online

Description: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have become a topic of considerable importance during the past 20 years. This workshop with provide an introduction to the concept of ACEs and explore the variety of negative impacts that they appear to have on human functioning. Time will also be spent discussing the importance and process of reducing the impact of ACEs at an early age.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define and identify Adverse Childhood Experiences
  2. Participants will be able to describe the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on long-term functioning
  3. Participants will be able to describe effective prevention strategies to ameliorate the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Presenter:

Matt Kliethermes, Ph.D., is the Training Director at Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL) and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). Dr. Kliethermes has 20 years of experience and extensive training in the field of child trauma. He provides direct clinical services to youth exposed to trauma, supervises mental health trainees, teaches at the undergraduate level, and provides frequent training and consultation at local, state, and national levels. Dr. Kliethermes is a nationally certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) trainer and the author of multiple book chapters and articles pertaining to TF-CBT and childhood trauma.


Trauma-Informed Application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Understanding and Responding to Trauma

June 1, 2022 | 1- 4:00  pm Central | Live Online

Description

Mental Health and Social Service Professionals need to be able to recognize and respond to client stress responses to successfully implement Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This interactive training is designed for social workers, therapists, case managers and other professionals in the social service field to enhance their delivery of trauma-informed cognitive behavioral treatment and strategies.

Presenter

Worsham El, LCSW, CFTP

Worsham El has nearly 15 years of experience empowering diverse populations of vulnerable youth, adults, and their families in medical, academic, residential, outpatient, substance use, and child welfare settings. She strongly advocates for the promotion of post-traumatic resiliency via trauma-informed care. Worsham El is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP). She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lotus Trauma Care, your South Side Chicago trauma provider. Worsham El was an Adjunct Lecturer and Field Consultant at the University of Chicago in the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice.

She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago, with a concentration in child and adolescent development. She received her Master’s in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago, specializing in the treatment of complex trauma.

Worsham El is passionate about educating professionals and community members on the impact of complex trauma. She has trained over 500 professionals across various social service settings in trauma-informed care.

Objectives

Professional development in trauma-informed care for social service professionals is imperative for successful implementation of CBT. This interactive training will prepare participants to successfully implement CBT. The series will provide participants with the ability to:

  • Realize the widespread impact of trauma and its impact on cognitive and behavioral processes.
  • Recognize trauma responses disguised as unhealthy interpersonal skills and other mental health symptoms, unwanted behaviors, and presentations such as, but not limited to attrition, low motivation, aggression, avoidance, minimization, resistance, co-dependency, substance use, anxiety disorders, opposition, low self-esteem, anger, etc.
  • Respond with neurobiologically-informed implementation of CBT to enhance clients’ distress tolerance and reduce mental health symptoms.
  • Resist re-traumatization with client-centered, trauma-informed treatment planning informed by third wave CBT strategies.

Secondary Traumatic Stress and Compassion Fatigue in First Responders and Other Helping Professions

June 8, 2022 | 1- 4:00  pm Central | Live Online

Description

High-stress helping professionals such as law enforcement, first responders, and healthcare professionals are exposed to secondary traumatic stress (STS) throughout their careers and sometimes experience primary trauma. This exposure to trauma in their professions, mixed with the stress and pressures of the job, can produce symptoms of compassion fatigue (CF). In our current climate, the prevalence of mental health intervention among law enforcement is a conversational topic as departments experience societal pressure to reform policing. This presentation explores the emotional and physical impact of CF and STS on the well-being of those impacted; and how CF, specifically, can exacerbate volatile situations or incidents between first responders and citizens. The presentation will identify specific risk factors and distinguish the difference between burnout and compassion fatigue.

Further, the presentation will present literature on the behavioral outcomes of compassion fatigue in law enforcement officers, specifically, and the implications for the field of counseling among this demographic. Research evidences success and benefits of psychotherapy, psychoeducation, and workplace/peer support programming among law enforcement officers and agencies that implement counseling practices.

Through interactive methods and review of case studies, workshop participants will learn to identify compassion fatigue, and apply counseling and wellness interventions to each case.

Presenter

Lori J. Watson, PHR

Lori J. Watson, PHR is enrolled in Webster University’s Master of Arts program in Professional Counseling (Clinical Mental Health emphasis). She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, and a Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification. Watson’s research focus is in the area of vicarious trauma, specifically compassion fatigue (CF) and the impact of CF on first responders and law enforcement professionals. Watson submitted a manuscript on a similar topic to an international criminal justice bulletin.

Watson’s current professional role is Deputy Title IX & HR Coordinator at Webster University; prior to this role she served as a paralegal at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy where her interest in law solidified. At Webster, Watson provides educational programming on sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking and conducts investigations on sexual harassment claims and provides wellness and mental health programming for the University at large. She has participated in a variety of legal and human resource training and education including Clery Act and Violence Against Women Act compliance, Court Appointed Special Advocate techniques, Interpersonal Communication, Workplace Harassment Prevention and Management, Restoring the Soul After Sexual Trauma, and Understanding Transgender Issues in the Workplace. Watson is a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants, the Missouri Peace Officers Association, the American Counseling Association, and the Association of Title IX Administrators.