Session Six - The second and third phases of treatment of complex trauma

June 20, 2022

Session Six – Content Level: Beginning and intermediate
The second and third phases of treatment of complex trauma

Abstract:
Once a client is able to establish a reasonable pattern of safety and stabilization movement into the second phase treatment can begin. This phase focuses on processing the traumatic memories. There is often a need to return or remind the client of phase one coping strategies when processing traumatic material in phase two. Phase three of treatment focuses on the integration of material processed in phase two into present and future life. Time will be given to discuss “The Case of Erica” and clinical interventions in the second and third phases of therapy.

Objectives: 
After the completion of this class, participants will be able to:
1.    Discuss the second phase of treatment including, criteria for moving from the first to second phase as well as working though traumatic memory
2.    Discuss the third phase of therapy and the process of termination
3.    Describe the complex nature of the phase-oriented therapy rather than a linear progressive treatment
4.    Discuss the second and third phases of therapy, using the Case of Erica

Readings:
A.    Herman, JL (2015) Trauma and Recovery: The aftermath of violence – from domestic abuse to political terror. NY, NY: Basic Books, Chapters 9 & 10, pp. 175 – 213.
B.    Courtois, CA, and Ford, JD  (2013) Treatment of Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach. NY, NY: The Guilford Press, Chapter 6, pp. 144 – 189.

Additional Materials:
The Case of Erica: Part 4
 
Timed Outline:
45 minutes:    Discussion of Readings A (chapter 9) and B – second phase of therapy and working with traumatic memory
30 minutes:    Discussion of Readings A (chapter 10) and B -  third phase of therapy
15 minutes:     Discussion of Readings A and B – the complex nature of phase-oriented therapy
75 minutes:     Discussion of the Case of Erica, Part 4 and clinical interventions in the second and third phases of therapy

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: 
10/17/2021
Course expires: 
07/31/2022
Event starts: 
06/20/2022 - 10:00am EDT
Event ends: 
06/20/2022 - 12:30pm 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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