ACT for Trauma Online Course

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Repeats every week until Wed Oct 11 2017 .
Sep 11 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sep 18 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sep 25 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Oct 2 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Oct 9 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
World Region: 
North America
Darrah Westrup, Robyn Walser, Kevin Polk, DJ Moran, Sonja Batten, Jessica Borushok, Tim Gordon, Joanne Steinwachs, Martin Brock,

Sessions take place on Mondays, from 1:00pm - 3:00pm, starting September 11, 2017.

Many people experience traumatic events. Sometimes these actions are at the hands of people who have a responsibility to support and protect, leaving an even deeper scar.

Many who suffer with trauma related problems don’t seek therapy at all and those who do attend for reasons other than the trauma (e.g., depression, anxiety). Regardless, responses to trauma are varied and individuals who suffer its effects often need support and intervention.This calls therapists to develop multiple skills that will assist clients in recovering from traumatic experience. Adding to the your therapeutic toolkit is a great way to help clients with trauma cope.

Many therapists, although working with trauma survivors in their practice, don't feel fully prepared to address trauma, especially when working with the extreme fallout of its effects such as PTSD. Therapists understand trauma and its treatment in a number of ways, and the perspective of modern contextual behavioral science can add tremendously to these understandings. Clinical tools from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) are useful on a number of levels when treating trauma.

In this unique online learning experience, nine of the top thinkers and clinicians in applying ACT to trauma have come together to provide a comprehensive review of the research to date, tools you can use in your clinical practice, and how to revolutionize your understanding of trauma by putting it under an ACT lens.

This broad-ranging training will cover topics like:

  • How does a therapist’s style impact outcomes
  • What is a “moral injury” and how is understanding it essential to treating trauma
  • How to apply the matrix in PTSD support groups
  • Why ACT is an especially effective tool for flooding memories
  • And more…

By the end you will have a broader understanding of the skills you need to apply ACT more effectively in the therapeutic setting when helping clients who suffer from trauma.