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Therapy and the Use of Self Part 1: Defining the Impact of Working with Trauma


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.




Description

Course Format

Hybrid: recorded webinar and reading-based online activity.


Individuals in the helping profession are at risk for encountering trauma, both directly and indirectly.  The NASW establishes professional ethics that guide practice and this has changed over time with the advance of knowledge and technology. The Council for Social Work Education developed a guide in advanced social work practice. This document includes recommendations to identify and differentiate the signs and symptoms of secondary traumatic stress/vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. The goal of the workshop is to identify concepts of trauma, recognize vulnerability and apply these definitions to analyze their own risk. Time will be spent exploring the dynamics of a vicarious trauma “normally” experienced compared to during a crisis experienced globally, such as that experienced during COVID-19.  Participants will work on formulating a plan of action to assess the impact of these concepts on their own practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define trauma and the potential impact on systems
  2. Describe the systemic nature of vicarious trauma and the importance of safety and resilience for the client, organization, and practitioner.
  3. Compare the dynamics of vicarious trauma experienced under “normal” circumstances and during a crisis experienced globally.
  4. Analyze situational factors that increase vulnerability.
  5. Formulate a plan to address issues of vulnerability.

Research:  The American Psychological Association maintains a database on publications about trauma. Google Scholar includes links to numerous articles on vicarious trauma.

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

Original Date of Recording: 05/15/2020

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.

Customer Service: 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: 2.5


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 Self-Study contact hours: 2.5


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 Self-Study contact hours: 2.5


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 Self-Study contact hours: 2.5


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 Self-Study contact hours: 2.5


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 - 02/23/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 2.5 continuing education credits.


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 2.25 hours for Pending CPP & CPS Initial, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.


UB Online Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation Certificate- elective course

2.5  Hours


UB Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling Certificate- elective course

2.5  Hours



Handouts

Trainer

Sarah Smith, ACSW, LCSW-R, EMDRIA Approved Consultant's Profile

Sarah Smith, ACSW, LCSW-R, EMDRIA Approved Consultant Related seminars and products

Center for Clarity, Consultation and Training, LLC


Sarah Smith, ACSW, LCSW-R is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant in Buffalo, NY.  Sarah obtained her MSW in social work in 1994 and worked in a community mental health for several years.    She worked primarily with addictions and mental health.  Early in her career she observed women in addiction treatment had encountered specific challenges to treatment, and was able to address some of these needs through specialized groups.  She was trained in EMDR at the University of Buffalo in 2008 and that training was a game changer for her career. She specifically sought training and consultation to work with complex PTSD and dissociative disorders.  She continues to specialize in co-occurring disorders.  She is currently an Approved Consultant through EMDRIA. In 2011 she went into private practice and in 2014 founded The Center for Clarity in Amherst, NY.  


Completion Requirements

No partial credit is given for partial attendance.

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 their entirety.

- Complete the self-study hours of required reading(s). These are the handouts labeled "required".

- After the training, take and pass a quiz on the video(s) and reading(s) with a score of at least 80%. 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 completion of all course requirements. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account. 

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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To access the program, please log into your account. Click on the Launch Viewer button next to your program title.

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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

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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.

Self-Study Equipment Requirements

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

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.

Agenda

 

  • Define trauma and describe the systems 
  • Compare vicarious trauma and trauma during this pandemic
  • Situational factors
  • Formulate a plan 
  • General questions

 

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