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Training Series: Trauma-Informed Care with Experiential Psychotherapies

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Lancaster School of Psychodrama & Experiential Psychotherapies

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Every day we are learning more about the effects of trauma and how the trauma experience is stored in the brain and the body until it is identified, addressed and healed. Traum-informed care is an approach to care that understands the prevalence of trauma and acknowledges the effects of trauma, recognizes the impact those effects have on behavior and responds in a manner that is supportive, encouraging and empowering. Trauma-informed care is not trauma treatment rather, the perspective that traumatic experiences are prevalent, and the question is what happened to you rather than what’s wrong with you.

This four-part training series explores trauma–informed care, combining up-to-date trauma information with the safe application of experiential and creative arts psychotherapies and activities, including psychodrama, sociometry, Family Constellations, art making and meditation.

  • Jan. 31, 2020 (Snow date Feb. 7, 2020)
  • April 17, 2020
  • July 17, 2020
  • Oct. 16, 2020

Instructors are Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, and Sharon Czabafy, DSW, LCSW, CAADC, NCTTP, CET, MAC, both of whom have long-standing expertise and experience in trauma assessment, treatment, experiential methods, and prevention and treatment of substance abuse disorders.

The series will focus on best practices in trauma-informed care integrated with experiential psychotherapies, which are increasingly proven and documented as therapies of choice for survivors of trauma. Brain researchers demonstrates that it is the repeated experience that activates growth and connection within the brain, so just as traumatic experiences change the brain, so can positive and integrated experience contribute to healing change.

A total of 24 CE and psychodrama hours provided for this four-part series.

Participants will learn:

  • How trauma-informed care is different than trauma treatment.
  • The strength-based psychodramatic model, adapted for a high level of safety and containment on multiple levels.
  • Dealing with the reluctant client.
  • How to safely incorporate creative arts therapies in trauma-informed care.
  • Self-care as a route to more effectively work with others.

This program is suitable for mental health professionals, educators, physicians, nurses, health care administrators, first responders, creative arts therapists, alternative practitioners, midwives, clergy, youth leaders, human resources, addiction professionals and others.

Attending all four training sessions will give participants the most complete educational experience – as well as plentiful handouts, a certificate of 24 continuing education credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, plus psychodrama hours. CE credits for psychologists are pending.

There is also the option to take indvidual sessions according to interest and availability of space, but they will not be able to take advantage of the whole-series disocunt.

Creating Safety and Connection: The Basics of Trauma-Informed Care

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 31, 2020 (Snow date Feb. 7, 2020)

When trauma happens, trust and connection have been damaged. The survivor of trauma is adrift in body, mind and spirit and struggles to find places of protection and safety. The inclination is often to attempt to “think” through the trauma or to suppress it, but neither choice truly will create the shift into healing that is so greatly needed.

In addition, the possibility of re-traumatizing trauma survivors is real because the nature of trauma lends itself to reenacting the trauma long after the actual event has passed. The lasting effects of trauma – insecure attachments, hyperarousal, persistent negative thoughts, avoidance and re-experiencing symptoms – demand that professionals of all kinds respond with the best practices for trauma-informed care and support the repair of trust and relationship with self and others.

In this training workshop, instructed by Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, and Sharon Czabafy, DSW, LCSW, CAADC, NCTTP, CET, MAC, we will employ a variety of experiential activities from the Therapeutic Spiral Model, modified from classical psychodrama, to demonstrate containment and safe relationship building.

You will learn:

  • How trauma-informed care is different than trauma treatment.
  • The types of safety that are important to recognized and tended to within a care setting.
  • The connection between the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the trauma experience.
  • How attachment is disrupted with trauma and how it can be re-established thorough sociometry.
  • The differences and similarities between personal, cultural and social trauma.
  • Prescriptive roles that can be concretized to support healing and growth.

As always, there will be the option to address personal work through an action structure and to bring past or present case consultations forward for commentary and supervision.

Creating Body Awareness: The Body Remembers what the Mind Forgets

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17, 2020

Now that we understand that trauma is stored in the body, we have a greater understanding of why traditional talk therapy has its limitations.

Dr. J.L. Moreno, the developer of psychodrama, famously said, “The body remembers what the mind forgets,” but it has taken many decades to understand exactly how trauma lingers within the tissues of the body. With the rediscovery of psychodrama and its related method of sociometry, along with other creative arts therapies, we now have many more tools to understand and assist with the arc of trauma recovery.

Because the brain is a living organ with a great capacity for change, we can reshape the brain with improvisational play, art and image making, and other experiential modalities. In other words: when we have new and different experiences, the brain responds.

In this training workshop, instructed by Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, and Sharon Czabafy, DSW, LCSW, CAADC, NCTTP, CET, MAC, we focus the neurobiology of the brain and ways to work with the body that support mental and emotional healing.

You will learn:

  • The neurobiology of trauma and the importance of the vagus nerve.
  • How the body stories memories.
  • The body-mind-spirit connection.
  • How to befriend the body through the psychodramatic technique of the Body Double.
  • How unresolved body pain can lead to substance abuse and addiction.
  • How body awareness can support physical and emotional healing.

As always, there will be the option to address personal work through an action structure and to bring past or present case consultations forward for commentary and supervision.

Creating the Bigger Picture: Addressing Ancestral Trauma

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17, 2020

Recent advances in epigenetics and quantum physics show that we inherit the effects of traumatic experiences that linger within our bodies, minds and spirits. We can easily begin to believe that the difficulties that we are experiencing – chronic anxiety, depression, addiction and relapse, health problems, bad fortune and the like – are not only our fault but also our destiny.

However, new experiential methods, most especially the approach of Bert Hellinger’s Family Constellations, provide a proven route to address and resolve ancestral trauma so that we may

In this training workshop, instructed by Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, and Sharon Czabafy, DSW, LCSW, CAADC, NCTTP, CET, MAC, we look at practical ways to identify ancestral trauma that has spilled on down the generations as well as how we can use our empathic perception to identify the felt sense of unconscious ancestry memory.

You will learn:

  • The reality of intergenerational trauma.
  • Family Constellations as an effective means to address intergenerational trauma.
  • How to discover ancestral trauma and family entanglements.
  • How to access the “field” of ancestral consciousness.
  • Transforming the legacy of ancestral pain
  • Transforming hate and disgust with our ancestors

As always, there will be the option to address personal work through an action structure and to bring past or present case consultations forward for commentary and supervision.

Creating Possibilities: Post-Traumatic Growth as Reality

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16, 2020

The language-ing of trauma has moved from “victim” to “survivor.” which is a positive change. This change brings forward the concept that surviving trauma is an important strength of self, a form of resiliency, and key component to a person’s support system.

Post-Traumatic Growth refers to phenomenon of positive transformation that is often experienced after a traumatic life event. The role theory of psychodrama assists in identifying and rehearsing roles that focus on autonomy, integration, and correction and repair.

In this training workshop, instructed by Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, and Sharon Czabafy, DSW, LCSW, CAADC, NCTTP, CET, MAC, we focus on a way of living beyond “just getting by” and how we as professionals, we can guide our clients past trauma, support their process of trauma treatment, if needed and into the experience of living life fully.

You will learn:

  • The meaning of post-traumatic growth.
  • How resilience is connected and yet different from post-traumatic growth.
  • How to introduce the concepts of post-traumatic growth and reframe the perceptions of survivors of trauma into a new belief system.
  • The importance of pacing and timing.
  • Areas of life that are linked to post-traumatic growth.
  • Finding “meaning” in the trauma and moving forward.

As always, there will be the option to address personal work through an action structure and to bring past or present case consultations forward for commentary and supervision.

Tuition

Tuition for the series of all four classes is a total of $500, which includes:

  • A discounted rate if you paid for the four sessions separately.
  • 24 CE credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, plus psychodrama credits for certification with the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy and the International Society of Experiential Professionals. Psychology and addictions counselor credits are pending.
  • Handouts for each of the classes.
  • Links to videos and online information of interest.
  • Healthy snacks, water and tea.

Tuition for one class is $125 for the Early Bird rate (one month prior to the date of the class), $135 after. This tuition price includes:

  • 24 CE credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, plus psychodrama credits for certification with the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy and the International Society of Experiential Professionals. Psychology and addictions counselor credits are pending.
  • Handouts for the class.
  • Links to videos and online information of interest.
  • Healthy snacks, water and tea.

You may register in one of two ways:

  • If you wish to register online, register here with your credit card on Eventbrite.
  • Or send a check for $500 to Karen Carnabucci, 313 W. LIberty St., Suite 263, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Refunds

No refunds will be provided. However, if you cannot attend the class you have registered for, you will have the option to receive credit for a future training or consultation. Refunds will be based on tuition of the event, minus the registration fee by Eventbrite if you registered online with Eventbrite.

The instructors

Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, is a board-certified trainer in psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy and a certified Family Constellations facilitator. She is also a Certified Assistant Leader in the Therapeutic Spiral Model, a psychodramatic adaption for trauma healing, and the author She is the author of “Show and Tell Psychodrama: Skills for Therapists, Coaches, Teachers, Leaders” and co-author of “Integrating Psychodrama and Systemic Constellation Work: New Directions for Action Methods, Mind-Body Therapies and Energy Healing” and “Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and Other Action Methods: Beyond the Silence and the Fury.” She is the founder of the Lancaster School of Psychodrama and Experiential Psychotherapies, and maintains a training and psychotherapy practice in Lancaster, Pa.

Sharon Czabafy, DSW, LCSW, CAADC, NCTTP, CET, MAC, is a former instructor at the School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College whose doctoral dissertation focused on trauma-informed care. She is a certified Gestalt therapist and is nationally recognized in the addictions field and is a tobacco treatment specialist at Wellspan Health Ephrata Community Hospital.

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