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Psychiatrists discovered the term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in time for the 1980 publication of the DSM- III and one criteria was that a person had to have experienced a horrific event beyond the scope of normalcy. If that's the case, why are we (mental and medical health professionals) flocking to trainings that teach us a bout trauma and trauma treatments? This seminar will examine how we naturally digest experiences (Adaptive Information Processing), factors that help determine whether we will successfully process an experience or whether it will get "stuck" and the symptoms and behaviors that can result from experiencing something in a traumatic way. We will take a brief and beginning look at factors such as the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, Epigenetics, our brain chemicals and Polyvagal Theory. Once trauma is understood it is important to examine what mechanisms of effect are needed to create healing. We will look at a current research supported theory called Memory Reconsolidation, that describes how we access, challenge and consolidate maladaptively stored information in an adaptive way. We will analyze how this works and why it's needed for healing. We will then explore some current trauma treatment options including EMDR, CBT, and Progressive counting. Unique tools and techniques based on these evidence-based and promising practice treatments will be shared.
Research: The American Psychological Association maintains a database on publications about trauma. The Center for Disease Control provides through information on the ACEs Study. Google Scholar provides links to the research on the Polyvagal Theory, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Progressive Counting.
Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, case managers, and other interested individuals.Customer Service
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University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 3
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 3
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 3
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 3
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 3
NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 3 hours for CPP & CPS Initial hours, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal hours.
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|General Explaining How Our Brain Processes Experiences (1.18 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|ACE Questionnaire (0.01 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|High Road Low Road (0.92 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Layers Of Survival (0.29 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Memory Reconsolidation (0.23 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Relaxation and Resources (0.01 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Taming the Triggers (0.37 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|TVTool (0.33 MB)||Available after Purchase|
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Kriss has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1987. She is a consultant and trainer for Progressive Counting and EMDR and an advanced training provider. Kriss currently serves on the EMDR International Association Board of Directors and was a member of the EMDRIA Standards and Training Committee for four years. She served as a co-regional coordinator for the WNY EMDR Regional Network for 10 years, worked for 7 years as a field instructor for the UB School of Social Work and has over ten years’ experience as a clinician and supervisor in the field of chemical dependency. Kriss currently has a private practice serving teens through adults and treats challenges such as PTSD, self-injurious behaviors, depression, anxiety, phobias, and adjustment issues. She has published articles in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Traumatology and Counseling and Psychotherapy Research. Kriss also provides several trauma related trainings such as Integrating Neuroscientific Interventions in Trauma Treatment, A Tour of Trauma Sensitive Techniques for the EMDR Practitioner, IFS Meets EMDR and Journey of the LGBTQ+ Community from Trauma to Triumph. Kriss presented “From Trauma to Triumph: Journey to Resiliency in the Community of Those with a Disability at the EMDR Canada 2022 conference and the EMDR International Association 2022 conference. You can email Kriss at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a list of upcoming trainings go to www.harmonyhearthwisdom.com
Her book, Say That Again: A Smorgasbord of Suggestions, Sayings and Scripts for the EMDR Practitioner was published on August 17, 2022. https://store.bookbaby.com/book/say-that-again
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