Traumatic Stress Recovery: Part I

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August 12, 2022 13:00 - 16:00

Traumatic Stress Recovery: Treatment Options Utilizing Survivor Context (and a Scuba-diving Perspective) 



Part I: Friday, August 12, 1-4 pm PST

Part II: Friday, August 19, 1-4 pm PST

Where: Virtual/Online

CEUs Available: 6

Trainer: Lori Daniels, Ph.D., LCSW 



Providing treatment targeting a myriad of changes that emerge from a client’s past traumatic experience is often challenging for mental health providers. A one-size-fits-all intervention rarely fully addresses all the problems associated with PTSD, the uniqueness of each client’s recovery journey, and the context of a survivor’s experience. Integrative approaches are better suited for intervening with different traumatized clients. This workshop is for practitioners who wish to provide a safe emotional space and immerse into the depths of processing traumatic memories. Integrative psychotherapy techniques addressing trauma-related triggers, guilt, repressed anger, and unresolved grief are highlighted, as well as considerations for a client’s own cultural, developmental, and situational context. Rapport building is discussed as a metaphor for having a “dive buddy” and self-care for practitioners. Throughout the workshop, clinical cases will be presented to illustrate the application of integrative psychotherapy methods. 



  1. Participants will be able to state three areas to consider regarding a client’s traumatic event context, as well as treatment context, toward a successful intervention. 
  2. Participants will be able to list at least three therapy methods toward PTSD recovery, demonstrating their improved understanding of specific client-centered interventions with guilt, grief, or anger for trauma survivors. 
  3. Participants will be able to list four suggestions for self-care as in-depth traumatic stress practitioners. 



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Event Status



Online only

Contact Information

Tom Hove, VTSC, WDVA