There’s been an increased call in recent years for clinicians to be trauma informed, but what does that umbrella term mean in action? Explore effective ways to apply trauma-informed concepts throughout treatment, with a special focus on how to obtain crucial information in the early assessment phases that determine the best direction for care. Deepen your knowledge of what brain science tells us about how to help clients reactivate their prefrontal cortex and handle triggers that might otherwise lead to premature termination of therapy. You’ll discover:
- How to do an intake without causing harm, gather historical and family of origin information in a safe way, and weave strengths-based questions into the assessment process
- Specific breathwork and somatic techniques to help clients feel grounded when triggered
- What to do when countertransferential dynamics emerge that can affect the therapeutic alliance
Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, is the founder of The Ferentz Institute. Her books include Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors, Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behavior, and Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons from the Therapist’s Couch.