Post-Traumatic Growth

Training Description

Adversity can lead to great suffering and also, in some situations, to positive transformation: Post-traumatic growth (PTG) refers to the positive psychological changes that can emerge as a result of struggling with adversity and trauma. These positive changes are different than the absence of, or recovery from, post-traumatic stress disorder. In recent years there have been great efforts to better understand and foster PTG in individuals who have experienced trauma and loss. In this half-day training, participants will learn a research-informed perspective on what PTG is and how we might be able to support its development in the clients we serve in clinical practice. Training participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential learning activities designed to offer a richer understanding of the phenomenon of posttraumatic growth.

This training is designed for counselors, therapists, and other professionals working in similar therapeutic/helping roles.

**Note: this training is provided as information and education, and is not intended as therapy, healthcare, medical advice, or a doctor-patient relationship; if you have questions about the role of trauma in your life, please consult your healthcare provider.


Length of Training
3 Hours
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Objectives of Training
Define post-traumatic growth and differentiate it from resilience and recovery from PTSD
Explain five common types of post-traumatic growth
Describe three factors that make post-traumatic growth more likely to occur
Explain the risks and benefits of trying to foster post-traumatic growth in clinical practice
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