Webinars

We offer free and requested webinars

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For any issues or questions about the webinars please email training@tssnt.org

Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and trauma: Healing Together

Presented by Tiffany Otting, Ph.D.

Description: In this  webinar, the presenter will provide definitions, current evidence base, and practical application for the use of Animal-Assisted Therapy in healing trauma.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Attendees will delineate AAT from other Animal-assisted Interventions

  • Attendees will understand relationships between trauma and AAT

  • Attendees will understand constructs

CEUs: 1.5hrs

 

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/AAT

Joy and Sorrow in the Same Cup: Addressing Grief, Loss & Trauma in Adoption

Presented by Nikki Carroll, MA, LPC

Description: For members of the adoption constellation, there are lifelong, intergenerational losses woven throughout their story that needs to be acknowledged and grieved. Trauma, neglect, and multiple attachment disruptions have a significant impact on a child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physiological development. Because loss precedes adoption, it is, leaving an adopted person with the lifelong task of making sense of the losses that may surface throughout the years. As professionals, and those who support members of the adoption TRIAD, it is vital that we become aware and comfortable with the intersections of trauma, loss and grief in order to demonstrate understanding and empathy. This training will explore how to navigate losses for children and recognize the impact of grief and loss. It will offer tools that empower professionals to help caregivers and families understand trauma and its impact, and strengthen the family system through better support of the individuals in their care. 

Learning Objectives: 

Adoption is not an event, but a lifelong process. Working with adopted people and their extended biological and adoptive families requires training and awareness of attitudes, perspectives, beliefs, and values that shape everything clinicians do. In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Adoption competency knowledge and skills, viewed in three categories: societal context, relational dynamics, and intrapsychic issues associated with adoption. 

  • Various losses experienced by members of the adoption constellation and how ambiguous loss best describes the losses within adoption 

  • Clinical strategies for treating trauma in the adopted child

  • Strategies on how caregivers can talk with their children about trauma, adoption loss and create a safe place for children where curiosity and big feelings are expected and accepted.

  • How to meet the needs of caregivers during challenging times

CEUs: 1.5hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/adoption

Yoga + Mental Health: Exploring the Benefits

Presented by Halley Dzendolet RYT-200, Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist Certification (2021)

Description: This training will explore the powerful impact yoga has on mental health. Participants will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of what yoga is, the personal and professional benefits, how to find and vet yoga teachers, various yoga styles, and more. This training includes short experiential portions of both restorative and active asana (physical) practices. As a bonus, enjoy MSL Free Yoga Resources Download (available at mysahmlife.com) long after the webinar itself. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will gain an understanding of what yoga is 

  • Participants will explore how yoga is beneficial to mental health

  • Participants will be able to identify and utilize yoga practices to enhance mental health

  • Participants will experience short restorative and active asana yoga practices

  • Participants will learn where to find and how to vet a yoga teacher

  • Participants will have access to a MSL Free Yoga Resources Download (available at mysahmlife.com) to allow further integration of yoga into their lives personally and professionally

CEUs: 3hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/yoga

Trauma and Resilience in Adolescence

Presented By Aliya Sheriff, Ph.D.

Description: The webinar will review trauma experiences in adolescents including a look into adolescent relationship violence and how to identify the impact of trauma on young people. Resilience is also looked at as key component in how adolescents are able to handles traumatic experiences. Increasing resilience and strategies for helping adolescents to cope will also be included.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will understand types of traumatic experiences in adolescents

  • Identify ways trauma impacts adolescents

  • Understand Resilience

  • Identify ways to increase resilience in adolescents

CEUs: 3hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/Adolescence

Trauma and Couples Therapy: Treading through Contentious Waters  

Presented by Darius Campinha-Bacote, Psy.D.

Description: Although the topic of trauma is often discussed, the intersection between trauma and couples therapy is rarely addressed. This webinar will take an in-depth look into trauma work within couples therapy, empowering the listener to better be able to identify struggles that the partners may be having. Additionally, this training will address ways to incorporate relevant and current literature to uncover trauma within this system.

Learning Objectives: 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss relevant and current research in the area of trauma and couples. 

  • Define how trauma can impact couples. 

  • Identify how to accurately work with couples when one (or both) partners have trauma. 

  • Describe ways that a therapist can intervene in a crisis. 

  • Utilize handouts/worksheets with clients to address issues related to trauma.

CEUs: 3.5hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/couples

Pandemic Helping & Healing Webinar

Presented by Robert Bray, Ph.D., LCSW, TFT-VT, DCEP, CTSS

Description

As we find ourselves in unprecedented times, special consideration must be given to what in our work as mental health professionals stays the same, and what must change. This includes aspects like: our priorities, treatment plans, and ethical considerations. Furthermore, as we face the unknown what personal and professional plans (short term and long term) do you have in place to manage a prolonged public health emergency? What do you need to think about, and where do you need to take additional action? We will be giving special consideration to working with survivors of trauma, in particular working with those impacted by crime. We will also discuss the importance of being mindful of inclusivity and diversity as we think through our approaches and treatment planning. We will be discussing local, state, and national resources for mental health professionals, our clients and their families, and our community members. Finally, we will include aspects of self-care and peer-support as we go through this time together.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will list at least three differences in providing services during a global pandemic at an instrumental and emotional levels.   

  • Participants will create a list of online resources and services useful to clients in understanding safe practices and managing emotional distress.

  • Participants will identify how a public health emergency response can act as post-traumatic stress triggers in varying client groups.

  • Participants be able to describe one’s personal and professional plans to manage a prolonged public health emergency.

CEUs: 3hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/pandemic-helping-healing

Criminal Justice 101 For Mental Health Professionals

Presented by Derrelynn Perryman, MSSW, LCSW-S

Description: Mental health professionals often come in contact with clients who intersect with the criminal and civil justice systems at some point. Television drama gives us a glimpse into the workings of the criminal justice system, but often only highlights and condenses the processes that are actually involved. This webinar will introduce participants to the system as it exists in the real world.  The webinar will provide an overview of:  criminal vs. civil law, victims of crime, law enforcement, prosecution and defense, courts the judiciary, and corrections. 

 

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe the components of the criminal justice system and how they relate to one another, including Texas specific operations.

  • Recognize the impact of crime on victims of crime and the social justice implications of the current system

  • Identify key points in the system for advocacy and intervention on behalf of client

  • List roles for mental health practitioners in the criminal justice system

CEUs: 3hrs

 

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/CJ101

Ethical Considerations in Treating Trauma for Mental Health Professionals and Clients

Presented by Rhonda Johnson, Ph.D. LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDR-Certified, NCC, CEAP

Description: The treatment of Trauma involves ethical considerations for both the mental health   professionals and the client. Mental health professionals, who do not recognize or prevent Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in themselves or their colleagues, experience less fulfillment in their personal life and risk causing harm to clients. Acknowledging ethical considerations and personal decision-making models has  benefits for both the mental health professional and the client in trauma treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the similarities and differences between Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

  • Identify ways to prevent Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

  • Discuss ethical considerations for clients in trauma treatment

  • Explain 4 models of ethical decision making in trauma treatment

CEUs: 4hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/Ethics

Mobilizing the Unspeakable: Healing Trauma with the Body

Presented by Concetta Troskie, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, RDT

Description: The experience of trauma is somatic and nonverbal. Today, we understand that body-based treatment modalities are a key part of trauma healing. This was not always the case. In this webinar, we will learn about the origins of trauma treatment, and how it has evolved. We will also discuss dance/movement therapy, and understand how movement can heal trauma. Finally, we will explore how mindfulness practices can support and sustain the body throughout the healing process. As psychologist Peter Levine states: “Trauma is a fact of life….it does not have to be a life-sentence.”

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand and explain to clients the relevance of what happens in the brain and body 

  • Describe the origins of trauma treatment in the mental health field

  • Explain the physiological impact of trauma on behavior

  • Differentiate between “Top Down” and “Bottom Up” approaches to trauma treatment

  • Give examples of dance/movement therapy and mindfulness tenets that facilitate trauma healing

  • Apply body-based and mindfulness principles to clinical practice

CEUs: 1.5hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/MobilizingtheUnspeakable

Trauma Informed Care  

Presented by Carolyn Burleson, MS,LPC, LCDC, MAC

Description: The trauma informed care webinar is a resource for mental health professionals to offer basic knowledge on how to provide trauma informed care in a variety of treatment settings. The speaker introduces trauma and discusses the different types of trauma, assessment tools for trauma, and the different types of trauma. In the webinar, the speaker assists the learner in applying trauma-informed principles to different types of clients with varying presenting issues. The webinar is an informative and interactive tool for mental health professionals with varying levels of experience.  

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will learn the meaning and importance of trauma-informed care 

  • Participants will learn the differences in trauma-informed care based on treatment setting 

  • Participants will learn the guiding principles of trauma-informed care  

  • Participants will learn assessment tools for trauma-informed care 

  • Participants will learn the different types of trauma and the impact of trauma 

  • Participants will learn basic neuroscience of trauma as related to trauma-informed care 

CEUs: 3hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/Trauma-Informed-Care

Healing Trauma with Play Therapy

Presented by Sara Cantu PhD LPC-S LMFT CEDS-S RPT-S CIMI

Description: Children are impacted by trauma in different ways than adults.  Through this workshop you will learn to meet the unique needs of children effected by trauma using different models of play therapy. Ethical concerns specific to children will be explored.  You will learn specific techniques that you can use to help children manage the difficult feelings and behavior related to trauma. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will be able to explain the impact of trauma on child development and its implications for play therapy. 

  • Participants will be able to articulate the value of several research supported forms of play therapy found to be effective in the treatment of trauma. 

  • Participants will apply ethical decision making to the use of play therapy with children that have experienced trauma. 

  • Participants will be able to utilize several play therapy techniques appropriate for children that have experienced trauma. 

CEUs: 3hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/HealingTraumawithPlayTherapy

Culturally Competent Trauma Practice

Presented by Kimber Shelton, Ph.D.

Description: Ethically competent trauma care can only occur with culturally competent practice. Culture is inextricably linked to how traumatic experiences are understood and processed, and how one copes and heals from trauma. Although anyone can experience trauma, certain communities are burdened with traumas targeted at their specific cultural group membership. In helping individuals and communities to heal, practitioners must engage in trauma care that is culturally competent, multiculturally-oriented, and supports social justice. This workshop will identify the impact of systemic oppression on the mental health of marginalized groups, explore culturally competent principles related to trauma care, and encourage practices aligned with culturally supportive healing.     

 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identity the impact culture has on the development and maintenance of trauma, therapeutic relationship, and healing process 

  • Engage in reflective practices to explore counselor cultural identity development 

  • Develop specific strategies for integrating culturally-sensitive trauma exploration practices 

CEUs: 3hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/diversity

The Neurobiology of Trauma

Presented by Concetta Troskie, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, RDT

Description: The experience of trauma severely impacts how the brain functions. Understanding what trauma does to the brain, and how this impacts the ability of trauma survivors to cope with stress and to relate to others, is critical for clinicians.  We will begin with a basic understanding of how the brain is impacted by trauma, and how it adapts to cope with traumatic stress. We will examine how trauma can manifest itself in a range of behaviors that may be confusing to the trauma survivor.  The second part of the webinar will illustrate how an awareness of underlying biological processes related to trauma can translate into practical approaches for clinicians who work with trauma. Finally, we will explore the importance of incorporating somatic modalities in order to address the intricate relationship of body and mind.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will become familiar with neurobiological structures and physiological processes involved in traumatic events

  • Participants will learn which specific neurobiological structures and physiological processes are involved in experiencing trauma  

  • Participants will learn how trauma affects clients' emotions and behavioral presentations

  • Participants will identify how trauma affects memory encoding and recall

  • Participants will understand common responses to trauma and the neurological underpinnings of clients’ “stuck” coping strategies  

  • Participants will be able to apply several body-based tools to help regulate clients’ trauma response

CEUs: 1.5hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/neurobiology

When Love has Nothing to do with it

Presented by Danica Harris, Ph.D.

Description: This webinar will explore how intimate partner violence impacts the lives of our clients and shows up in the clinical setting. The material in this webinar is geared towards supporting therapists who desire to work from a trauma-informed approach and who desire to support clients during potentially unsafe periods or who are recovering from relationships where violence was present.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Defining IPV

  • Looking at the Texas Penal Code

  • Prevalence rates of IPV 

  • Impact of IPV on health and well-being

  • Cost of IPV

  • Texas Stats

  • IPV and Special populations

  • Power and Control

  • Spotting IPV/SA in session

  • Conceptualizing Survivors and Relationally Violent People

CEUs: 3hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/IPV

Trauma-Educated Care with Military Services Members and Veterans

Presented by Amanda Shaunessy, M.A., M.S.

Description: This webinar will provide an overview of important presentation and treatment factors to consider when working with Military Service Members and Veterans in a therapeutic setting. Risk factors found to increase the likelihood of Service Members and Veterans developing trauma-related disorders following combat exposure will be explored.  Different diagnostic presentations prominent in this population will also been discussed, including the proposed addition of Complex PTSD as a disorder listed in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) upcoming International Classification of Diseases, 11th revision (ICD-11). A brief overview of evidence-based treatment options will also be outlined, including differences between common manualized treatments used in Military and Veteran health care systems. The importance of assessing cultural and family factors within this population will also be emphasized, including how to reduce barriers for this population throughout the course of treatment.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify risk-factors for trauma-related disorders in Service Members and Veterans;

  • Categorize differing diagnostic presentations for single event trauma-exposure with repeated or life-long trauma exposure (i.e. PTSD, Complex PTSD, delayed onset PTSD, and/or personality disorders);

  • Recognize the importance of assessing for suicidality in this population.

  • Outline evidence-based treatment options identified as effective in working with trauma-related disorders;

  • Explore cultural and family factors that may impact therapeutic care when working with Service Member and Veterans.

CEUs: 2hrs 

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/Military

Dissociative Identity Disorder: How to Recognize it and How to Treat it

Presented By Colin Ross, M.D.

Description: In this workshop, Dr. Ross and will describe how to recognize dissociative identity disorder (DID) and the principles of its treatment. He will describe the key symptoms of DID and how to ask about them in a clinical interview. He will then demonstrate how to use the Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) and the Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule (DDIS) to screen for and diagnose DID. Attendees will receive copies of the DES and DDIS for their own use.  The rest of the workshop will be spent on treatment. Principles of the therapy include: the central paradox of DID; the problem of host resistance; and talking through to the voices. Time will be spent on techniques for fostering inter-personality communication and cooperation, grounding and stabilization and other tasks. Techniques and strategies will be illustrated through case examples. 

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to: 

  • Describe symptoms of DID and how to ask about them clinically. 

  • Describe the use of the DES as a screening instrument for DID. 

  • Describe how to use the DDIS as a diagnostic interview for DID. 

  • Describe and explain the central paradox of DID. 

  • Describe and explain the problem of host resistance in DID. 

  • Describe the technique of talking through to the voices and how to use it. 

  • Describe techniques for increasing inter-personality communication and cooperation in DID. 

CEUs: 5hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/dissociative-identity-disorder

Telemental Health  

Presented by Carolyn Burleson, MS,LPC, LCDC, MAC

Description: The trauma informed care webinar is a resource for mental health professionals to offer basic knowledge on how to provide trauma informed care in a variety of treatment settings. The speaker introduces trauma and discusses the different types of trauma, assessment tools for trauma, and the different types of trauma. In the webinar, the speaker assists the learner in applying trauma-informed principles to different types of clients with varying presenting issues. The webinar is an informative and interactive tool for mental health professionals with varying levels of experience.  

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will learn the meaning and importance of trauma-informed care 

  • Participants will learn the differences in trauma-informed care based on treatment setting 

  • Participants will learn the guiding principles of trauma-informed care  

  • Participants will learn assessment tools for trauma-informed care 

  • Participants will learn the different types of trauma and the impact of trauma 

  • Participants will learn basic neuroscience of trauma as related to trauma-informed care 

CEUs: 3hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/telementalhealth

Enduring Childhood Trauma and Healing from Family Pain

Presented by Danica Harris, Ph.D

Description: This webinar will explore how family-of-origin trauma impacts the lives of our clients as well as how it shows up in the clinical setting. The material in this webinar is geared towards supporting therapists who desire to work from a trauma-informed approach and who desire to support clients while they heal from earlier or persistent family pain.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Defining Family-of-Origin Trauma

  • How to notice Family-of-Origin Trauma when it presents in the room

  • Understanding Developmental Trauma

  • Learning about Attachment styles and how they develop

  • Understanding the impact of early trauma on the nervous system

  • Intervention Strategies 

CEUs: 2.5hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/FOO

Food for Thought: Eating Disorders through a Trauma-Informed Lens

Presented by Steffanie Grossman, Ph.D

Description: Eating disorders are potentially fatal mental health disorders that can impact people of all identities, as well as their loved ones.  As many people suffer from eating disorders and even more from disordered eating symptoms, it is important for clinicians to be aware of techniques used to treat eating disorders as well as when to consider consulting or referring to a clinician who specializes in this area.  As it has been suggested that the majority of individuals with eating disorders have experienced trauma, this is particularly important for clinicians who frequently work with trauma to understand.  This presentation is designed to increase clinicians’ knowledge of techniques used to decrease eating disorder symptoms as well as when and why to consult or refer. It will also help clinicians understand how trauma not only can impact the development of an eating disorder, but help maintain the symptoms. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will have an increased awareness of techniques to use to treat eating disorders. 

  • Participants will understand how trauma may impact the development of eating disorders. 

  • Participants will understand how trauma-related variables may help maintain eating disorders symptoms.  

  • Participants will have increased confidence in when and why to consult or consider referring to a clinician with a specialty in eating disorders. 

CEUs: 2hrs

https://tssnt.thinkific.com/courses/food-for-thought-eating-disorders

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