Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102759
About the Course:
Stage Two therapy consists of working through and processing trauma while maintaining stability
in life and in the therapeutic relationship. The power of the trauma frequently destabilizes both the client
and the therapist, leading to reenactments and experiences of being stuck. The emotional impact of
traumatic memory work often overwhelms the client’s capacity to maintain connectedness or communicate
effectively. Resolution is derailed by the horror of what happened; the complexities of developing mastery
lost to the details of the trauma. The therapist is challenged to identify the trauma in a way that advances
the therapy by exploring what is being expressed through the therapeutic relationship. The therapist is
challenged to be sensitive to the dynamics within the client and within the transference. The therapist is
challenged to communicate in ways and on levels where language often fails. The therapist is challenged to
guide the client through new ways of thinking and perceiving while balancing neutrality and empathic
engagement. The therapist is challenged to be self aware and to self-disclose in a therapeutically
This workshop will identify common Stage Two dilemmas for client and therapist, with examples and
suggestions for dealing with those dilemmas in a constructive way
Course Material Authors
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for intermediate levels of knowledge.
Identify five (5) overarching guidelines that inform trauma treatment. Describe the expressive therapies continuum and its role in working with trauma
Identify five (5) general precautions that facilitate successful trauma treatment.
Describe three tasks inherent to successful trauma memory work.
American Psychological Association (APA)
CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
NASP accepts 30 CPD credits of sequenced self-study per each three year renewal.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
Our Provider Number: 17-1460
CE Learning Systems dba CE-credit.com has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 17-1460.
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