Session Nine - Applications of theoretical models to the treatment of complex trauma

April 22, 2022

Session Nine – Content Level: Beginning and intermediate
Applications of theoretical models to the treatment of complex trauma

Abstract:
There is a plethora of therapies geared to the treatment of complex trauma. In this session we will examine a variety of theories including: Brief Eclectic Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Exposure Therapy, Emotion-focused Therapy, and Brief Trauma-focused Therapy. We will discuss their strengths and weaknesses. From these therapies, we will explore the development of eclectic models that reflect the individual therapist’s working styles. Time will be given to discuss case material as it relates to the readings.

Objectives:
1.    Describe various models of verbal therapy as related to the treatment of chronic trauma, including:
a.    Brief Eclectic Therapy
b.    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
c.    Narrative Exposure Therapy
d.    Emotion-focused Therapy
e.    Brief Trauma-focused Therapy
2.    Discuss strengths and weaknesses of these theories
3.    Formulate eclectic models that reflect the individual therapist’s working styles
4.    Apply the above to cases in treatment.

Readings
A.    Gersons, B, Nijdam, MJ, Smit, GE, and Schnyder, U (2020) Brief Eclectic Therapy, (pp. 267-285) in CA Courtois and JD Ford, eds. Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Adults, second edition. NY, NY: The Guilford Press. 
B.    Korn, DL and Shapiro, F (2020) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, (pp. 286-308) in CA Courtois and JD Ford, eds. Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Adults, second edition. NY, NY: The Guilford Press. 
C.    Schauer, M, Robjant, K, Ebert, T and Neuner, F (2020) Narrative Exposure Therapy (pp. 309-331) in CA Courtois and JD Ford, eds. Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Adults, second edition. NY, NY: The Guilford Press. 
D.    Paivio, SC and Angus, LE (2020) Emotion-focused Therapy, (pp. 332-349) in CA Courtois and JD Ford, eds. Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Adults, second edition. NY, NY: The Guilford Press. 
E.    Classen, C.C., Muller, R.T., Field, N.P., Carrie S. Clark,C.S., and Eva-Marie Stern, E.-M. (2017) A naturalistic study of a brief treatment program for survivors of complex trauma, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 18: 5 720-734

Timed outline:
15 minutes:    Discussion of Reading A – brief, eclectic therapy, strengths and weaknesses
15 minutes:    Discussion of Reading B – EMDR, strengths and weaknesses
15 minutes:     Discussion of Reading C – narrative exposure therapy, strengths and weaknesses
15 minutes:     Discussion of Reading D –emotion-focused therapy, strengths and weaknesses
15 minutes:     Discussion of Reading E – brief therapy, strengths and weaknesses
30 minutes: Discussion of eclectic models of participants
75 minutes: Discussion of case materials applying the above readings to disguised cases

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 2.50 ASWB ACE
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2.50 continuing education credits.
  • 2.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 2.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
Course opens: 
08/03/2021
Course expires: 
08/31/2022
Event starts: 
04/22/2022 - 11:30am EDT
Event ends: 
04/22/2022 - 2:00pm EDT
Rating: 
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Available Credit

  • 2.50 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 2.50 ASWB ACE
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2.50 continuing education credits.
  • 2.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 2.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
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