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Intermediate Level: The Neurobiology of Stress and Trauma Transformation: Improving Outcomes for Mental Health Providers Working with Youth and Their Families


Credit Available - See Credits tab below.

Category:
NYS OMH EBP Members
Faculty:
David Melnick
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
7 Hours 15 Minutes
Location:
Batavia, New York
Available Dates:


Description

Registration Open

Friday, September 6, 2019


In the past decade, professionals have made substantial gains in supporting youth and families exposed to chronic trauma.By integrating research and innovative practice skills from multiple disciplines, our understanding of the impact of stress has led to improved outcomes.When caregiver and professionals are specifically taught about the impact of stress the result is often a profound shift in empathy, self-agency, and deliberate action.In this workshop, we will examine models for understanding the neurobiology of stress, and how it impacts engagement, relationship building, discipline, self-care and the healing process. This workshop will also focus on the transformative quality of metaphors in the treatment of trauma. We will examine ways we can use resilience factors, empathy and compassionate care to provide excellent services to our clients while improving relationships within our workforce.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the core concepts associated with the neurobiology of stress;
  2. Recognize the value of “the compass and not roadmap” view of treatment and trauma recovery;
  3. Analyze the critical role of metaphors as a central guideline to trauma transformation;
  4. Identify stress states and the attendant clinical strategies to reduce them.

Research:

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) (https://www.nctsn.org/) includes academic resources regarding child trauma and the developing brainThe Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (https://developingchild.harvard.edu/) conducts research on the developing brain and stress and trauma. Google Scholar offers a selection of research on NMT: http://bit.ly/2DF2NXf.

Content level: Intermediate

Target Audience: social workers, mental health therapists, and other clinicians providing mental health services to children, youth, and families who meet the NYS OMH training grant eligibility criteria.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ebp@buffalo.edu  or by phone at 716-829-5843.

Customer Service:  We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-epb@buffalo.edu  or by phone at 716-829-5843.

Credits


UB Online Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation Certificate- elective course

5.5  Hours


UB Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling Certificate- elective course

5.5  Hours


UBSW - NYS LCAT CEUs/Contact Hours

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-003. Continuing education self-study contact hours: 5.5


UBSW - NYS LMFT CEUs/Contact Hours

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: 5.5


UBSW - NYS LMHC CEUs/Contact Hours

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: 5.5


UBSW - NYS LMSW & LCSW CEUs/Contact Hours

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: 5.5


UBSW - NYS OASAS

 NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 5.5 hours for  CASAC, CPP and CPS Renewal; CPP and CPS Initial Section 1



Handouts

Faculty

David Melnick's Profile

David Melnick Related seminars and products: 1

LCSW, LICSW


David Melnick, LCSW, LICSW, is a Fellow at The ChildTrauma Academy and Director of Outpatient Services at NFI in Vermont, a statewide mental health agency primarily serving children, adolescents and families. For the past 30 years, Dave has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, residential treatment, and public and day treatment schools. His work at the Family Center focuses on family therapy and trauma-recovery work, serving clients of all ages. In addition to direct clinical work, Family Center staff also provide in-service training and evaluative and consultative services around the state. Along with his focus on developmental trauma, Dave has expertise in family therapy, adolescence and attachment. He is trained in EMDR, DDP (Dr. Hughe’s attachment model), and a variety of family systems models. In 2015, he completed The ChildTrauma Academy Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) Training Certification Phase II/TTT Program and has been an active NMT Trainer since. Currently, his work focuses on providing trauma evaluations for individual youth, conducting in-service trainings, and consulting with child welfare, mental health and educational professionals. Dave and the Family Center staff are currently refining their Trauma-informed Schools Program; over 75 public and day treatment schools have participated in some form of training to improve educational practices for youth exposed to trauma.


Location

Genesee Community College – Conable Technology Building

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1 College Road, Batavia, New York 14120, United States

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