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


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.




Description

**This program was recorded with ASL interpreters.** 
 
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

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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.

 


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: 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 Self-Study 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 Self-Study 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 Self-Study 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 Self-Study contact hours: 6.5


UBSW - NYS OASAS

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


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Trainer

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA's Profile

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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.

Speaker Disclosures: 

 

Financial: Lisa Ferentz maintains a private practice and is the Founder and President of the Ferentz Institute. She receives a speaking honorarium and product royalties from PESI, Inc. She receives royalties as a published author and is a consultant for Northwest Hospital. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Lisa Ferentz is a member of the American Psychotherapy Association; the National Association of Social Workers (NASW); The Leadership Council for Mental Health, Justice and the Media; the International Society for the Study of Dissociation; and the Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work. She serves as a board member for Linkz Tutoring.


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.

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.

Equipment Requirements

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


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.

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