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6-Day Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Front-Line Workers


Canadian Mental Health Association, Peel Dufferin Branch - Brampton Office

Community Door Brampton, 601-7700 Hurontario St, Brampton, ON, L6Y 4M3

(more dates available)

Cost: Regular $1412.50

Registration: Required

The Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Front-Line Workers is designed for experienced frontline workers (nurses, clergy, social workers, residential workers, addiction counselors) who provide

The Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Front-Line Workers is designed for experienced frontline workers (nurses, clergy, social workers, residential workers, addiction counselors) who provide short-term (non-psychotherapy) counseling contact with vulnerable populations in community based settings. The trauma issues experienced by adult clients/consumers may include: early childhood trauma, violent crime, work related trauma, motor vehicle accidents and chronic and terminal illness

 

Participants will be given the most current information on the biopsychosocial phenomenon of trauma, and training in how to assess and respond ethically and appropriately to clients, given the parameters of the workplace. We will also examine how workers and organizations are affected by and respond to working with traumatized individuals and develop trauma-informed approaches to work that enhance personal and professional resilience

 

Presenter: Natalie Zlodre

Participants will learn:

Identification:

Participants will learn to identify and understand the range of reactions traumatized individuals my experience such as:
• Acute PTSD, PTSD, Grief/Bereavement Reactions, Developmental Trauma , Complex Trauma, Developmental Trauma, chronic frustration and misery, dissociative reactions and anxious and disorganized attachment patterns

Assessment:
Participants will learn key questions to ask clients in acute and complex situation to assess and guide interventions.

Interventions:

Participant will learn strategies that will assist clients in adaptive coping and overcoming that debilitating effects of:

• Hypo/hyperarousal, affect dysregulation, sleep dysregulation, intrusive imagery, flashbacks and nightmare management, guilt shame, blame, client paralysis and therapeutic impasses.

• The objective with clients who have experienced a single incident trauma is to help clients recover to base-line functioning by using psychoeducation and symptom management strategies

• The objective with clients, who have experienced complex/developmental trauma, is to mitigate layers of human suffering that has manifested in entrenched rigid maladaptive patterns. Our work with clients is to bring clarity to the origin, presence and manifestations of these patterns and to develop a systematic process for changing the core belief system/schema that drives these patterns.

Who Should Attend? Counsellors, educators, early childhood educators, school counsellors, and mental health professionals, psychotherapists, counselors, psychologists, and social workers

Contact: CMHA Peel Dufferin
Phone: 905-451-2123

Event Tags:

Education + Workshop + Mental Health