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Using Expressive Modalities to Enhance Inner Work and Help Heal Trauma: Getting Creative with Parts


Available Dates:

Mon, Apr 20, 2020 - 09:00a to 04:30p EDT - Cheektowaga, New York

Tag: Full Day


Description

Oftentimes, clients come in to the therapy process wanting to “get rid” of aspects of themselves that they find embarrassing, shaming, or punitive. They want to disavow parts that hold traumatic memory or engage in self-destructive behaviors. They may struggle with internal conflict or fragmentation and can become hijacked by inner critics, forgetting to bring compassion to all of their “parts.” This workshop will help clinicians to better understand and recognize the importance of honoring and working with all of their clients’ “parts” while identifying their protective functions and assisting in a process of bringing them acceptance, comfort, and an enhanced sense of safety. 
 
Although parts can often be accessed through “talk therapy,” the more clinicians can bring right-brain based modalities into the work, the easier it can be for clients to identify parts, re-frame their function, give them a voice, and bring compassion, comfort and soothing for deeper healing.  Using the core concepts from IFS and inner child work, participants will learn, on an experiential level, how to incorporate somatic resourcing, movement, art techniques, guided imagery, and journaling exercises.  These tools will help clients and therapists alike gain greater access to and cooperation from parts, reduce inner conflict and shaming, increase compassion and allow for more loving thoughts, feelings and healthy behavioral choices. Participants will have many opportunities to try out these techniques as well as process clients’ artwork and sand scenes. 
 
Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize concrete ways to introduce the concept of “parts work” to your clients
2. Define the roles of exiles, firefighters, and managers as conceptualized by the Internal Family Systems paradigm
3. Describe and implement expressive modalities including: drawing, collage and sand tray work designed to help identify, acknowledge, and honor all internal parts
4. Identify at least five manifestations of the “Inner Critic,” how to reinterpret a negative inner monologue as “protective” and then re-frame it more positively
5. Describe and implement a specific protocol designed to honor and work with parts rather than getting rid of them
6. Explain the 8 C’s of Self in the Internal Family Systems Model and how to creatively implement at least three strategies to access and strengthen Self
7. Integrate cognitive re-frames and writing exercises to “soften’ the inner criticism that can create the “resistance” and roadblocks clients feel when invited to try creative modalities
8. Discover somatic resourcing techniques to help deepen connections and communication with internal parts
9. Explain the purpose of “Safe place” art and why it is an integral part of the treatment process for traumatized clients
 
Research: Internal Family Systems Therapy is recognized as an evidence-based practice by SAMHSA as of November 2015. Information regarding the research reviewed for this inclusion can be found on the Center for Self Leadership website. Journal articles on Expressive modalities in trauma treatment can be found on Google Scholar. 
 
Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, case managers, and other interested individuals.
 
Content Level: Intermediate
 

Trauma-informed Certificate Programs: 6 Elective hours

Customer Service

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

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

 


Credits


UB Online Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation Certificate- elective course

6  Hours


UB Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling Certificate- elective course

6  Hours


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

6  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-0003. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 6


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 Live In-Person contact hours: 6


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 Live In-Person contact hours: 6


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 Live In-Person contact hours: 6


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 6 hours for CPP & CPS Initial hours, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal hours.



Trainer

Lisa Ferentz's Profile

Lisa Ferentz Related seminars and products: 1

LCSW-C, DAPA

The Ferentz Institute


Lisa is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, de-pathologized treatment of trauma and has been in private practice for over 35 years.  She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and internationally, and is a clinical consultant to practitioners and mental health agencies in the United States, Canada, the UK and Ireland.  She has been an Adjunct Faculty member at several Universities, and is the Founder of “The Ferentz Institute,” now in its thirteenth year of providing continuing education to mental health professionals and graduating over 1600 clinicians from her two Certificate Programs in Advanced Trauma Treatment.  In 2009 she was voted the “Social Worker of Year” by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work.  Lisa is the author of “Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Traumatized Clients: A Clinician’s Guide,” now in its second edition, “Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing,” and “Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch.”  Lisa also hosted a weekly radio talk show, writes blogs and articles for websites on self-harm and self-care, teaches on many webinars, and is weekly contributor to Psychologytoday.com.  You can follow Lisa’s work at theferentzinstitute.com, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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.

Location

Hospice Buffalo

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225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, New York 14227, United States
716-686-8077

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