After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand how trauma can lead to dysregulation within the client’s nervous system and how certain clinical mistakes (including outdated approaches) can lead to further dysregulation and harm.
- Define the trauma vortex and understand underlying principles that might inform how to de-active the trauma vortex and help client move back toward regulation.
- Identify 4 common countertransference reactions in working with trauma.
- Describe the importance of self-reflection or supervision to guard against acting out countertransference reactions, to monitor self-care needs, etc.
- Describe why ethical considerations such as education and consent, clear boundaries, and efforts to not re-traumatize, are all particularly important in working with a traumatized population.
- Describe how most ethical blunders can be understood as either a failing to sufficiently help the client decrease levels of threat, or increase levels of resource.
ETHICAL TRAUMA TREATMENT: UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
This 3-hour ethics course explores how understanding trauma’s impact on the nervous system informs safe, ethical approaches to trauma treatment that avoid being retraumatizing and rather lead to empowerment and a sense of dignity on the part of the client. Clinical demonstration included. 3 ethics CEU’s provided (if you are not a psychologist, you may want to check with your board that APA-approved CEU’s are recognized in your state).