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2996 State Route 5

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Cortland, Ohio 44410

 

Break the Cycle:

Understanding and Treating Generational Trauma

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Lorain County ESC

1885 Lake Ave., Elyria, OH 44035

Description: This workshop will explore how trauma is passed down from generation to generation, through the changes in one’s own genetics but also through environmental and behavioral factors. We will discuss the interplay of these phenomena and explore common behaviors; moreover, we will understand these responses as adaptations to traumatic events. We will examine the connection between trauma and addiction, recognizing it as “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking”, a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood. We will explore pathways to healing, including effective trauma treatment strategies for families and individuals, including various motivational, short term, mindfulness-based, and insight focused interventions, allowing for the cultivation and expansion of one’s resilience capacity.

 

For registration information, click here.

Approved for 6 Continuing Education Credits through  OHCSWMFT Board.

Thursday June 25, 2020 

8:30am-4:30pm 

State Library of Ohio

274 E. 1st Ave., Columbus, OH 43201

Description: This workshop will explore how trauma is passed down from generation to generation, through the changes in one’s own genetics but also through environmental and behavioral factors. We will discuss the interplay of these phenomena and explore common behaviors; moreover, we will understand these responses as adaptations to traumatic events. We will examine the connection between trauma and addiction, recognizing it as “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking”, a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood. We will explore pathways to healing, including effective trauma treatment strategies for families and individuals, including various motivational, short term, mindfulness-based, and insight focused interventions, allowing for the cultivation and expansion of one’s resilience capacity. 

For registration information, click here.

Approved for 6 Continuing Education Credits through  OHCSWMFT Board.

 

Break the Cycle:

Understanding and Treating Generational Trauma

 

EMDR Therapy Refresher:

Because You Don’t Know What it is You Forgot

October 13, 2020 

Maui Beach Hotel

170 W Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, HI 96732

Description: Many clinicians, after being trained in EMDR Therapy, fail to continue to utilize the 8 phase protocol and have difficulty conceptualizing and applying the AIP model with clinical issues. Know that you’re not alone. This interactive workshop will provide a review of EMDR Therapy, the 3 pronged approach, and the 8 phase protocol, with an emphasis in case conceptualization through the AIP lens. Attendees will participate in focused case conceptualization exercises and develop target sequencing plans with intricate clinical scenarios related to complex trauma and PTSD, grief, dissociation, addiction and co-occurring disorders. Feel more comfortable utilizing EMDR Therapy and gain confidence applying these concepts with your more difficult clinical presentations.

For registration information, click here.

July 15, 2020 

Blue Star Family Counseling Services

2996 State Route 5, Suite B

Cortland, OH 44410

Description: Many clinicians, after being trained in EMDR Therapy, fail to continue to utilize the 8 phase protocol and have difficulty conceptualizing and applying the AIP model with clinical issues. Know that you’re not alone. This interactive workshop will provide a review of EMDR Therapy, the 3 pronged approach, and the 8 phase protocol, with an emphasis in case conceptualization through the AIP lens. Attendees will participate in focused case conceptualization exercises and develop target sequencing plans with intricate clinical scenarios related to complex trauma and PTSD, grief, dissociation, addiction and co-occurring disorders. Feel more comfortable utilizing EMDR Therapy and gain confidence applying these concepts with your more difficult clinical presentations.

To register, please email Amber.

 

EMDR Therapy Refresher:

Because You Don’t Know What it is You Forgot