Despite the fact that trauma
outcome studies consistently state that the most effective Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder treatments are cognitive and exposure-based therapies that focus on
emotional processing of the trauma material, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
failures and high dropout rates continue to plague this population and frustrate
mental health professionals.
In this workshop, Dr. Smucker will offer a conceptualization of traumatic
memories both from within a PTSD framework and as part of the survivor's core
schemata. Participants will learn how to: (1) determine when to implement
stabilization vs. trauma-processing interventions, (2) ascertain the best
"treatment fit" for specific trauma characteristics (e.g., Type I vs. Type II
traumas, fear vs. non-fear emotions), (3) apply an individualized, multifaceted
CBT approach that combines varying degrees of exposure, cognitive, experiential
and imagery interventions (including mastery and self-nurturing imagery) and (4)
use empirically-based guidelines to assess, predict and respond to treatment
roadblocks and failures when they arise. Through lecture material, instructional
videos, case examples and review of outcome research data, workshop participants
will get a fresh new look at how to methodically integrate trauma research and
empirical findings into clinical practice with this population. Workshop
participants are encouraged to bring their own case material.
Dr. Smucker will use his 20-plus years of clinical and research experience with
trauma patients to provide a unique learning experience that teaches skills you
can use immediately to improve outcomes with your clients.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Conduct a trauma assessment designed to find the best "treatment fit" for
each patient's specific trauma characteristics
- Apply a multifaceted CBT approach that combines varying degrees of
exposure, cognitive restructuring, adaptive imagery and stabilization
- Transform re-traumatizing flashbacks into non-threatening memories
- Enhance self-empowerment and adaptive meaning
- Methodically address treatment roadblocks and failures
- Significantly increase your overall treatment success with trauma victims
- Determine the best "treatment fit" for each patient's specific trauma
- Flexible, individualized, multifaceted approach combining varying degrees
of exposure, cognitive, experiential, imagery and stabilization interventions
- Transform re-traumatizing flashbacks into non-threatening memories
- Proven strategies to overcome treatment roadblocks and failures
- Significantly increase treatment success with trauma victims
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Mervin R. Smucker, Ph.D.,
is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical
College of Wisconsin, where he is involved in ongoing trauma treatment outcome
research. Dr. Smucker is also Clinical Director of the Trauma Treatment Program
at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee, where he recently founded the
International Trauma Institute. Dr. Smucker previously trained and worked with
Dr. Aaron T. Beck at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and more
recently has published and worked collaboratively with Dr. Edna Foa. Recognized
for his creative and innovative applications of imagery in cognitive therapy,
Dr. Smucker has conducted many workshops and seminars on trauma and PTSD
throughout the United States and the world since 1990. Dr. Smucker is a skilled
clinician and researcher, who meaningfully integrates theory and research with
clinical practice and presents his work in a refreshingly clear, lively and
engaging manner. He was a workshop presenter at the 2004 World Congress of
Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy in Japan, and is presenting at the 2005
International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy in Sweden and the 2005
European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies in Greece. He is a
regular consultant-trainer at numerous international psychiatric training sites.
He has authored many scholarly articles on the topic of trauma, the most recent
of which pertain to a newly developed algorithm treatment model for PTSD. Dr.
Smucker has also published a book on his imagery-based treatment for trauma
victims entitled Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Adult Survivors of Childhood
Trauma: Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing (1999), as well as a treatment
manual Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy CIRRT): A Treatment Manual
for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Experiencing PTSD (2005). The
treatment manual is available for purchase on site.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE
"Fantastic! One of the best clinical workshops ever attended. This will
be very useful in my practice." - George Smith, Chestnut Health Systems,
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Social Workers
- Trauma Specialists
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Psychiatric Nurses
- Clergy/Pastoral Counselors
- Case Managers
- Mental Health Workers
- Guidance Counselors
- Treatment Center Administrators
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 1-27-06). Cross Country Education, Inc. 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 approved provider by NAADAC
Approved Education Provider Program (Provider #369). This course is offered for
6 contact hours.
This program has been approved by the Commission for Case
Manager Certification for 6 clock hours of continuing education (approval
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa
Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
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.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing
nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by
the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider
#044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of
Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the American
Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program and its
content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is
required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial
attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida
Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
Application has been submitted to the Maryland State Board of
Examiners of Professional Counselors and Therapists for pre-approval of six
continuing education hours.
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.
Seminar Check-In:† 7:30 AM† Seminar 8:00 AM† - 3:30 PM