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Helping Challenging Trauma Clients to Open Up

When people live through interpersonal trauma, there is a tendency for many to stay silent about their experiences. Reasons can include loyalty to close others, or the wish to keep family secrets. As a means of protecting others and themselves from the pain of traumatic experiences, many rely on a variety of coping strategies to neutralize or cut off painful memories. For example, some may rationalize away traumatic events, use intellectualization as a defense, or dissociate and keep trauma-related feelings at bay. But silence about the painful past is both emotionally costly, and ultimately unsustainable. How can clinicians help these clients feel safe enough to start opening up about their traumatic histories?    

 

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Helping Challenging Trauma Clients to Open Up

Previously Recorded

Presenter: Robert T. Muller PhD

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Course Length: 2 Hours

Learning Objectives:
  1. Practitioners will be able to create safety in the therapeutic relationship early on.
  2. Practitioners will be able to recognize client ambivalence about their trauma stories.
  3. Practitioners will be able to help people in therapy pace the process of opening up.
  4. Practitioners will be able to recognize their feelings in the treatment (e.g., the wish to rush into trauma work, or the wish to avoid it).

When people live through interpersonal trauma, there is a tendency for many to stay silent about their experiences. Reasons can include loyalty to close others, or the wish to keep family secrets. As a means of protecting others and themselves from the pain of traumatic experiences, many rely on a variety of coping strategies to neutralize or cut off painful memories. For example, some may rationalize away traumatic events, use intellectualization as a defense, or dissociate and keep trauma-related feelings at bay. But silence about the painful past is both emotionally costly, and ultimately unsustainable. How can clinicians help these clients feel safe enough to start opening up about their traumatic histories?    

 

Learning Objectives:
  1. Practitioners will be able to create safety in the therapeutic relationship early on.
  2. Practitioners will be able to recognize client ambivalence about their trauma stories.
  3. Practitioners will be able to help people in therapy pace the process of opening up.
  4. Practitioners will be able to recognize their feelings in the treatment (e.g., the wish to rush into trauma work, or the wish to avoid it).
Agenda:

1.  Doing phase-based trauma work 15 Minutes

2.  How family secrecy "protects" clients  25 Minutes

3.  How survivors suppress their own trauma stories  35 Minutes

4.  What to do when trauma stories appear very early in the therapy   30 Minutes

5.  What to do when clients rush into trauma stories  15 Minutes

 


This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: intermediate
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.


  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..

Pre-recorded trainings do not offer ASWB ACE CE credit. See above for other accreditation accepted by most state boards