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Managing Dissociation through the Use of Soothing & Grounding Skills (Live In-Person)


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.

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Care & Counseling: Elective Courses |  Certificate Program: Online Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation |  Certificate Program: Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling |  Online Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation: Elective Courses |  Trauma and PTSD |  Care & Counseling: Grounding & Experiential Methods Courses |  Children and Adolescents
Trainers:
Annie Monaco, LCSW-R, RPT |  Nicole Wolasz, LCSW-R
Course Levels:
Beginning and Intermediate
Duration:
6.5 hours
Location:
University at Buffalo, SOUTH Campus, G26 Farber Hall - Buffalo, New York

Dates



Description

Course Format

In-person workshop.


This is the live in-person delivery format of this course. It is also available live online. They will be held simultaneously.

Social workers and mental health practitioners are often faced with attachment related concerns in their clients, which leads to dissociative symptoms. Practitioners struggle with keeping their clients grounded in order to effectively resolve traumatic experiences.

This training provides an opportunity for staff and clinicians working with children, adolescents and young adults to increase their confidence in talking to clients about trauma, identifying dissociative symptoms, and how to effectively manage these symptoms through creative and play-based soothing and grounding tools.

This workshop will provide scripts, demonstration videos, and photo images of varied ways of using the techniques. Participants will also practice a variety of the 30 soothing and grounding tools.

These easy to learn, practical, hands-on techniques are for use with children, adolescents and young adults.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify why traumatized clients may appear stuck and how this manifests itself at school, home, and legal systems
  • Recognize dissociation theory and practice a screening script to educate parents about problematic behaviors through the lens of dissociation.
  • Apply interviewing questions for parents, teens, and children for assessment of dissociation symptoms 
  • Summarize brain science and window of tolerance to help educate clients to understand their own reactive behaviors and utilize 20 interventions to return clients to the optimal arousal zone
  • Distinguish Polyvagal theory to guide clients from improve states of mind and enhance their capacity for self-regulation
  • Manage the symptoms of dissociation in the brain and body by utilizing creative and somatic grounding techniques 

Research:

Seeking Safety, A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse, Lisa Najavits (book)
Healing Trauma, Peter Levine PHD (book)
https://www.isst-d.org/ (International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation)

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, case managers, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, and other interested individuals.

CEs/Contact Hours


NYSED LMSW & LCSW CEs/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 Live In-Person contact hours: 6.5


NYSED LMHC CEs/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 Live In-Person contact hours: 6.5


NYSED LMFT CEs/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 Live In-Person contact hours: 6.5


NYSED LCAT CEs/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-0003. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 6.5


NYSED PSY CEs/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 Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 6.5


ASWB ACE approved continuing education

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, #1773, 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. University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/23/2022 - 02/23/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.5 continuing education credits.


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 6.5 hours for CPP & CPS Initial, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.


UB Online Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation Certificate- elective course

6.5  Hours


UB Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling Certificate- elective course

6.5  Hours


UB Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling Certificate- grounding & experiential methods course

6.5  Hours



Trainer

Annie Monaco, LCSW-R, RPT's Profile

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Annie Monaco


Annie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a faculty member of the Child Trauma Institute & Trauma Institute and University at Buffalo School of Social Work liaison. Annie has over 25 years of experience serving children, teens, families and adults. She is a trauma therapist and has extensive training in complex trauma, family therapy, and play therapy. Annie currently serves as a Board member on the NY Association for Play Therapy. Her private practice includes a multitude of behaviors and issues including foster care, out of country adoptions, juvenile justice and dissociation. Annie travels extensively throughout the US and internationally providing a multitude of trauma- informed trainings and agency and therapist consultation. Annie is a trainer of EMDR, Progressive Counting, and STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resiliency).


Nicole Wolasz, LCSW-R's Profile

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Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a faculty member of the Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute. Nicole has been serving youth and families in Western New York since 1997. She specializes in family therapy, grief/loss issues, trauma therapy and juvenile offender work. Nicole provides training and consultation to therapists and agencies throughout WNY on Trauma- Informed Care and how to implement it into daily practice. She is also an Approved Consultant in EMDR and a Trainer and Consultant of Progessive Counting.


Completion Requirements

No partial credit is given for partial attendance.

In-Person Completion Requirements

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must complete the following.

Please note all requirements can be found in your UBCE21 portal.

 - Sign in, stay for the entire training, and sign out. Participation in small group activities is required.

 - After the training, complete the evaluation by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course.

The certificate of completion will be immediately generated in your account upon completion of all course requirements. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account. 

Agenda

9:00am-10:15: What is Trauma, Complex Trauma, Attachment Trauma’s, symptoms and behaviors. Case examples

10:15-10:30: Break

10:30am-11:45: What is Dissociation? Theory, identification of symptoms, problem behaviors, example of cases. Includes understanding of Window of Tolerance

11:45-Noon: Questions and Answers

Noon to 1pm: Lunch

1pm-4:30pm: Demonstrations and practicing of soothing and grounding interventions.

4:30pm -5:00pm: Questions and Answers

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation Policy:

Live (In-Person, Online, and Hybrid) Trainings

The cancellation and refund policy below applies to individual courses. If you purchased multiple courses at one time they may be subject to individual processing fees. Participants can make payment or refund inquiries by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone 716-829-5844 or by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu. Standard business hours for the Office of Continuing Education are Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm. Any requests made outside of these days and times will default to the next business day.

Up to 3 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $15 processing fee OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

3.25 - 5.75 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refunds will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $25 processing fee OR (2) a refund of 50% to original method of payment
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

6-11.75 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $50 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refunds will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $50 processing fee OR (2) a refund of 50% to original method of payment
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

12 or more CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 60 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $50 processing fee 
  • 59 to 6 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $50 processing fee OR (2) a refund of 50% to original method of payment
  • 5 days or less prior to the training      No gift cards or refunds will be issued
  • Visit ubswce.ce21.com and refer to the "CEs/Contact Hours" tab on the respective training page to confirm the number of approved CEs/Contact Hours. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules that will be stated in the workshop description.

Online Self-Study Training

  • Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email and request a refund for an online course.

Gift Cards

Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. Gift cards never expire.

Loyalty Reward Points

  • Participants who request a refund will forfeit any Loyalty Reward Points they may have received from that purchase.
  • Participants who request a refund on a purchase paid for with Loyalty Reward Points will have those rewards credited back to their account within 5 business days of the refund being processed.

Substitute Attendance

If a registered participant is unable to attend a training and would like another individual to attend in their place the Office of Continuing Education must be called or emailed at least one full business day before the training. Substitution decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Check Refund

Any refund requests for a check payment may take up to 4 weeks to process.

UB Cancelled Trainings

  • If the Office of Continuing Education cancels a training, participants will be notified via email and refunds will be paid in full.
  • Please be aware that if the University at Buffalo is closed trainings and workshops may still be taking place.
  • Please contact the Office of Continuing Education at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or 716-829-5841 if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held.

Additional questions and support?

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841.

Location

University at Buffalo, SOUTH Campus, G26 Farber Hall

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360 Hayes Road, Buffalo, New York 14214, United States
www.buffalo.edu

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