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102112: How Trauma Impacts an Employees' Ability to Return to Work

About the Course:

"How Trauma Impacts an Employees' Ability to Return to Work"

This one hour webinar, “How Trauma Impacts an Employees’ Ability to Return to Work,” discusses the common reactions people have to traumatic events, common concerns of employees after they or a colleague have experienced a traumatic event, and why it is often in employees’ best interest to return to work soon after a traumatic event. Additionally, what tends to get in the way of return to work, and red flags indicating a possible need for referral, are also explored. Finally, the listener will learn about how Critical Incident Response can help employees return to functioning and work more quickly, and benefit both the employee and the employer.

Journal/Publisher:

Crisis Care Network

Publication Date:

2015

Author

Dennis Potter, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, FAAETS (presenter)

About the Author:

Dennis Potter serves as Manager, Consultant Relations and Training for Crisis Care Network. He is a licensed social worker and certified addiction counselor. Dennis has received training and supervision in Cognitive Therapy from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, PA. He has participated in a train the trainer courses in Motivational Interviewing and has provided this training to a variety of mental health, substance abuse agencies and in the business community. Dennis helped to form one of the first community based Crisis Response Teams in the country. He was one of the founding members of the Mid-West Michigan CISM Team and the Michigan Crisis Response Association. Dennis is recognized as a Fellow, by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. To achieve this credential, he completed a comprehensive application and examination, along with supporting documentation, to validate his experience in working with survivors of traumatic events, knowledge of the literature, and level of education. Since 1989, Dennis has helped to train many of the CISM teams in Michigan and in 24 other states. He is frequently called upon for consultation after particularly difficult events. Dennis has conducted or consulted on all manner of traumatic events for communities, businesses, schools, police, fire and emergency services personnel, the U S Post Office, and community mental health agencies. He has presented at many local, state, regional, national and international conferences. Dennis has provided training in both Latvia and Denmark. He has presented at the last 10 International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) World Congresses and was awarded the ICISF Excellence in Training and Educations Award at the ICISF 2011 World Congress.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors and social workers who seek knowledge about the impact of trauma on an employee’s ability to return to work. It is appropriate for intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the common reactions to traumatic events in the 5 domains of life

  2. Understand the common themes for the most frequent critical incidents in the workplace

  3. Utilize and apply the various critical incident response services

  4. Communicate the benefits of critical incident response and getting back to work for employees and organizations

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