Program Outline & Objectives
1) Contrast the clinical profile of PTSD with the wide variety of other trauma-based disorders
a) The ACE study: adversity, trauma, their long term impact, and picking them apart
b) How benign and painful memories differ affectively and cognitively (session video)
c) The roles of the amygdala and hippocampus in their storage and expression
2) Compare primary & secondary conditioned responses; present vs absent flashbacks
a) How stimulus and response differ from cause and effect
b) The “mindlessness” of the conditioned response; obvious vs subliminal triggers
c) The relevance of primary and secondary incidents in sequence by association (session video)
3) Distinguish between trauma coping or management procedures and permanent resolution
a) Prerequisites and eligibility for the Traumatic Incident Reduction/resolution process
b) Through the arousal curve: start to peak stress to release and resolution (session video)
c) The essential elements of resolution; what it looks and feels like (session video)
Program presenter: Robert Moore, Ph.D., CTS, BCETS, a 30+ year Associate Fellow and Training Supervisor of the Albert Ellis Institute; Corporate & Family Crisis Consultant; Board Certified in Traumatic Stress. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (727) 443-2096.
Attendance at this program provides licensed mental health professionals with four American Psychological Association (APA) CE credits through Applied Metapsychology International (AMI). AMI is approved by the APA to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AMI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
AMI’s trauma-related training hours may be submitted also to the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS) for certification and re-certification as a Trauma Specialist, Trauma Responder and Trauma Services Specialist.
To our LCSW colleagues: American Psychological Association CE credits are accepted by Florida's licensing board (Department of Health). We've had no reports, over the years, of any problems in this connection in any of Florida's psych- or counseling-related license categories, LCSW included. We offer APA credits, because they're honored by the most licensing bodies in the most states these days. And we understand that the NASW now accepts APA credits for up to half of their members’ periodic continuing education requirement.