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Therapy and the Use of Self Part 3: Transformation to Vicarious Resilience


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.




Description

A great deal of attention has been focused on vicarious trauma for clinicians who work with survivors of trauma. However, the concept of vicarious resilience is just as important for therapists. Vicarious resilience goes beyond self-care. Vicarious Resilience is defined as the positive impact on and personal growth of therapists resulting from exposure to clients’ resilience (Hernandez, Engstrom, & Gangsei, 2007). While resilience is defined as adapting in the face of adversity, it can also involve profound personal growth. Participants will have the opportunity to identify resilience- and strength-based clinical models and identify and assess their own vicarious resilience through a self-assessment tool. There will be a focus on the 7 possible dimensions of vicarious resilience.  Participants will be given time to develop a plan to evaluate their own resilience and use these tools on an ongoing basis. Finally, the training will explore ways participants can use their vicarious resilience to promote resilience informed therapy to their clients.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define vicarious resilience and identify examples in their own practice.
  2. Identify strength based clinical models and be able to define the reasons these models are considered resilience based. 
  3. Interpret resilience using the Vicarious Resilience Scale. 
  4. Differentiate 7 dimensions of vicarious resilience.
  5. Formulate a practice routine to enhance vicarious resilience.
  6. Identify ways that vicarious resilience in therapists enhances resilience in clients.

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

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

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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


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


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


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


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


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 2 hours for CPP & CPS Initial Hours, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal Hours.


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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.  


Cancellation and Refund Policy

In-Person Trainings – Half and One Day: Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 10 business days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee.

Participants who cancel a half-day training (less than 5 hours) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Participants who cancel a one-day training (5 hours or more) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

In-Person Training – Multi-Day: There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for all multi-day trainings. Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 30 calendar days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit.

Participants who cancel less than 30 calendar days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued with 5 or less business days’ notice before the start of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Online 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 expire one (1) year after being issued.

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.

Late Policy: Participants should plan on arriving prior to the start of the training to allow time for sign-in, registration, and training introductions. Participants arriving 20 minutes or more after the scheduled start time or departing 20 minutes or more prior to the scheduled end time will not receive any Continuing Education Credit and/or certificates associated with the training.  

Check Refunds: Any refund requests for a check payment may take up to 2 – 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 the training may still be taking place. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held. 

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841 for cancellations. Thank you.

Completion Requirements

This course requires you to view the entire course and pass a quiz at 80%. You may take the quiz up to 3 times. There is no partial credit for partial attendance. 

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