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Regional Education & Training Center

906 Columbia St SW #101

Olympia, WA 98501

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 OR Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Earn 6 CE Credit Hours Cost: $125 for One-Day Training


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

This training has been approved for 6 CE’s for Washington State:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Social Workers

WMHCA Provider #1710

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

QUESTIONS? Contact Cindy Meyer, Assistant Director, (360) 359-3752

Overview – Participants receive:

  • a greater understanding of the key elements of posttraumatic growth.
  • specific techniques to use in recognizing posttraumatic growth and using those techniques to facilitate posttraumatic growth with their clients.
  • a greater understanding of how posttraumatic growth can stem from posttraumatic stress disorder.
  • knowledge about the latest research relevant to posttraumatic growth and how that information is useful in assisting their clients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Definition of posttraumatic growth
  • The difference between posttraumatic growth and resilience
  • Research in the area of posttraumatic growth
  • Specific techniques used to facilitate posttraumatic growth
  • Examples of posttraumatic growth from clients
  • Understanding the term “expert companion” and how a companion facilitates PTG
  • Knowledge of emotional and physical reactions to emotional events
  • Understanding the importance of emotional regulation as it pertains to facilitating PTG
  • How to use instructive disclosure in PTG
  • How to develop a personal narrative that provides a client an understanding of PTG
  • Knowledge of posttraumatic growth and the link to spirituality and purpose
  • Recognizing posttraumatic growth and how to facilitate posttraumatic growth with clients
  • Applying knowledge gained in posttraumatic growth training in the workplace

Workshop Leaders:

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. 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.

Tom Schumacher, M.S., LMHC is Past Director of the Washington State Dept. of Veterans Affairs Behavioral Health Programs (1989 – 2013), and recently retired Coordinator of NonVA Outpatient Mental Health, Puget Sound Health Care System. Tom is a Certified Traumatologist, Certified Trauma Counselor, & Board Certified Counselor. He has developed and facilitated extensive training through WDVA on topics such as PTSD, clinical practices, Post Traumatic Growth (PTG), Redemption & Spirituality, therapist/client relationship issues, and the traumatic basis of for occupational choices among Veterans and other populations.


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