$125 – $140

6 CE Hours - Posttraumatic Growth Workshop, Portland, OR

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Posttraumatic Growth Workshop for Mental Health Professionals

6 NBCC Clock Hours - $125.00 EARLY BIRD - Wednesday, August 14, 2019

It is possible for the negative effects of trauma can be transformed into opportunities for growth and a deeper sense of purpose.

“I would highly recommend this exceptional training on the emerging field of Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG). Learning how to provide the best pathways to healing through PTG is some of the most important and relevant training I have ever received, and a true new direction in the mental health/advocacy field.” Recent Participant



12048 N.E. Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220

Time: Registration begins at 8:00 am

Class time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $125.00 (Register/pay by July 20) $140 (registration/payment after July 20)

Students can register at a discounted rate by emailing cindy.meyer@mhp-llc.com

Who Should Attend?

Licensed Mental Health Professionals (Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers)

Note: Laypersons with interest in the topic are also invited to attend.


Contact Cindy Meyer, cindy.meyer@mhp-llc.com 360-790-6389

or the Trainer keith.meyer@mhp-llc.com 360-250-0781

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the key elements of posttraumatic growth.

  • Participants will learn specific techniques to facilitate posttraumatic growth with their clients.

  • Participants will gain an understanding of how posttraumatic growth can stem from posttraumatic stress disorder.

  • Participants will gain knowledge about the latest research regarding posttraumatic growth and how that information is useful in assisting their clients.

  • Note: This training combines both lecture and interactive learning.

Participants will gain knowledge of:

  • trauma, psychological distress and other factors involved in the development of PTSD

  • the history of the field of Posttraumatic Growth (PTG), and knowledge of the pioneers in the field

  • Assumptive World, Deliberate Rumination, Accommodation and other key PTG concepts and processes

  • the importance of support, disclosure, and affect regulation with PTG

  • the role of the therapist in PTG and the concept of Expert Companion

  • the biology of trauma and how it relates to both PTSD and PTG

  • the key concepts of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, secondary traumatization

  • the possibility of Vicarious Posttraumatic Growth (VPTG) and how it relates to mental health professionals

  • areas of growth as it relates to PTG

  • research on PTG, VPTG and the areas of growth

  • how to recognize posttraumatic growth and the role a narrative can play in facilitating posttraumatic growth with clients

  • phases of PTG

  • the developing model for PTG

  • how to apply knowledge you gained during this PTG with your clients


Keith Meyer, M.S., LMHC, has been a counselor for over 28 years, 15 of those years working with veterans & their families. His practice emphasizes serving people who have experienced trauma event(s), assists them in understanding how those experiences affect their lives, and how trauma can provide an opportunity for Posttraumatic Growth. During 2018, Keith presented over 25 posttraumatic growth workshops to mental health professionals, veterans, staff members, families and others impacted by trauma. Keith provides training on PTSD, Trauma, and Posttraumatic Growth to colleges, government agencies, mental health providers, medical health providers, and nonprofit agencies. In addition, he provides consultation on trauma issues to a variety of agencies, organization, mental health providers, and medical health providers.

Recent Comments From Workshop Participants:

"Really exceptional training. Useful, critically important information for my work. Thank you!"

"This is the best continuing education training I've attended!"

"Excellent training! I will use this information to better serve the clients I work with."

Posttraumatic Growth Workshop for Mental Health Professionals has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Mental Health Professionals, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3194.

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