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Managing Dissociation through the Use of Soothing & Grounding Skills


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.




Description

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:

  • Apply “What is” Trauma and Dissociation scripts to adults, teens and children
  • Explain dissociation to parents and ways to help support their children through grounding and soothing strategies
  • Apply interviewing questions for parents, teens and children to inquire more about dissociation symptoms
  • Use movement interventions to manage trauma and dissociation in the body by learning physical relaxation strategies
  • Manage the symptoms of dissociation, intrusive thoughts and hyperarousal using grounding techniques including scents, TV Tool, Dial, Shrinking, yoga flow and Lisa Najavits Seeking Safety grounding techniques
  • Demonstrate in a practice session at least 6 soothing tools to reduce distress and increase a sense of calm. Techniques include Eraser, Shield, Finger Holds, and Worry Worms.

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.

Customer Service

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-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


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 Self-Study contact hours: 5.75


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 Self-Study contact hours: 5.75


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 Self-Study contact hours: 5.75


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 Self-Study contact hours: 5.75


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 Self-Study contact hours: 5.75


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Handouts

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.


Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).

Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)

Any questions about these requirements or other technical questions can be directed to sw-ce@buffalo.edu.

Self-Study Cancellation Policy

Self-Study Courses: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by email and request a refund.

Self-Study Course Access

Upon successful registration of the course, including receipt of payment, you will be able to access the course materials. 

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Completion Requirements

Self-Study 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

- Watch the video(s) in it's entirety. 

- After the training, take and pass the quiz with a score of 80% or higher. Participants have three chances to pass the quiz. You can access the quiz by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course. 

- 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 verification of completion of all course requirements listed above. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account. 

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