Statistics indicate that one out of three people, both male and female, will be personally impacted by sexual trauma (including rape, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment and exploitation). Proper identification and effective treatment are essential to establishing and/or restoring emotional and physical health of an individual and family. New breakthroughs on the neurobiology of trauma have greatly changed the treatment of sexual trauma victims since the 1980s and 1990s. The instructor will give a comprehensive look at the counseling process. Several treatment modalities will be utilized to increase clinical improvement of clients from diverse backgrounds and which modalities work best in each stage of the healing.
Based on her more than 20-year career working with many aspects of sexual trauma, Ms. Bradley will tap into her extensive background as a child sexual abuse investigator, a clinical educator and therapist. She will take participants from the point of initial patient contact and will provide tools and hands-on techniques necessary at each stage. Every participant will receive a comprehensive manual with client masters and handouts.
Ms. Bradley has spoken nationally about her personal experience with sexual trauma and will discuss important and subtle steps in the healing process.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- The physiology of all trauma and its impact on the immune system, relationships, intimacy, the counseling process and learning
- Identify the three stages: victim, survivor and thriver; and how to move clients through the stages
- Learn therapeutic techniques to use with adults, children and couples
- How to identify the imprints from sexual trauma
- Helping clients heal emotionally, physically, sexually, interpersonally and spiritually
- Understanding the qualities of "thriveability"
- How to integrate the trauma in their life stories
- Develop safety plans to help move people through the stages
- Identify the three healing templates for treatment of all types of trauma
- Learn therapeutic techniques to be used in the treatment of traumatized children, adults and couples
- Understand the physiology of trauma responses and how they play out in all relationships and the counseling process
- Learn the essentials in safe trauma processing
- Educate the family and the client´s system during the healing process
- Identify sexual trauma imprints and how they impact the lives of those affected
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Melissa (Missy) Bradley, M.S., NCC, B.C.E.T.S., F.A.A.E.T.S., is a nationally recognized educator, consultant and author. After more than 20 years of assessing and providing treatment for sexual trauma victims, she has worked as a child sexual abuse investigator and provided individual, group and family therapy in corporate and non-profit settings.
Ms. Bradley is the developer of "The Three Stages," an EMDR-trained psychotherapist and trainer for professionals in medical and mental health settings, universities, crisis lines, school systems and corporations. She also provides expert witness testimony in criminal and civil court.
As a Fellow, Diplomat and Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress by the prestigious Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Ms. Bradley is a frequent guest on regional and national radio and television news programs speaking on many mental health issues. Several of the news series she has been interviewed for addressing the subject of rape, sexual abuse and stalking have won prestigious national and international media awards, among them, the Scripps Howard Award for Broadcast Excellence and the Edward R. Murrow Award.
Ms. Bradley´s additional professional affiliations include: American Counseling Association (ACA), National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA).
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Engrossing and inspiring, Melissa Bradley´s presentation speaks to her dedicated work in the field of trauma. Her seminars are important for therapists and trauma survivors alike." - Steven Levenkron, Best Selling Author and Psychologist, New York, New York
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Social Workers
- Pastoral Counselors and Clergy
- Nurse Practitioners
- Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
- Crisis Intervention Counselors
- Guidance Counselors
- Drug and Alcohol Counselors
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Victim Intervention and other Court Advocates
- Rape Crisis Counselors
- Licensed Professional Counselors
- Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
- Law Enforcement
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (approved through 1-27-09). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB´s website at www.aswb.org for more information.
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP?) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. (NBCC Provider #5904) The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Six (6) contact (clock) hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
Additional credits may be available.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-In: 7:30 AM
Seminar Class Time 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM