Traumatic Soul Injury

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This course is vital for therapists and healthcare providers. As our field advances, we are learning more and more how trauma affects the brain and contributes to poor health, violent relationships, substance abuse, and the self-defeating behaviors many of our clients engage in. As a psychotherapist, assessor, or healthcare provider, you encounter individuals every day who are struggling to overcome trauma of some type or another. For many, alcohol and drugs are the method of coping. And while it is easy to be judgmental, understanding the horrific trauma endured by these individuals and the ultimate effect on their lives can make us much more understanding, much less judgmental, and much more equipped to render the help they need … and deserve.

Reviews

"After doing mandatory courses for renewal of my License I saw this course on your web page and it excited me and the cost was so affordable and Wow!!!!!! This was the greatest exposure of my therapeutic life. It not only confirmed my approach to therapy to explore the possibility of early childhood trauma more importantly I discovered Appendix 1 that blew me away. This is exactly what I needed!!!!! Thanks a million."     ~Sonia Galimore, LMFT, Broward Co., FL  

“I have been working in the fields of psychiatry and substance abuse for more than 25 yrs. This course presented material I was not familiar with, often siting informative studies that I believe will be valuable in my practice. Thank You!”  ~Elizabeth Rose, LMHC, Dade Co, FL

“Reader friendly, presenters/educators have a lot of experience in the field, cost effective, relevant information.”  ~Janice Del Pilar, LMHC, FL  

“This course had a lot of good material I will keep and refer to.  It’s great how you both share your thoughts and experience in courses.  They have all been very good.”  ~Dawn Dascher, LMHC, Pinellas Co. 

Course Description

This course is vital for therapists and healthcare providers. As our field advances, we are learning more and more how trauma affects the brain and contributes to poor health, violent relationships, substance abuse, and the self-defeating behaviors many of our clients engage in. As a psychotherapist, assessor, or healthcare provider, you encounter individuals every day who are struggling to overcome trauma of some type or another. For many, alcohol and drugs are the method of coping. And while it is easy to be judgmental, understanding the horrific trauma endured by these individuals and the ultimate effect on their lives can make us much more understanding, much less judgmental, and much more equipped to render the help they need … and deserve.

Reviews

"After doing mandatory courses for renewal of my License I saw this course on your web page and it excited me and the cost was so affordable and Wow!!!!!! This was the greatest exposure of my therapeutic life. It not only confirmed my approach to therapy to explore the possibility of early childhood trauma more importantly I discovered Appendix 1 that blew me away. This is exactly what I needed!!!!! Thanks a million."     ~Sonia Galimore, LMFT, Broward Co., FL  

“I have been working in the fields of psychiatry and substance abuse for more than 25 yrs. This course presented material I was not familiar with, often siting informative studies that I believe will be valuable in my practice. Thank You!”  ~Elizabeth Rose, LMHC, Dade Co, FL

“Reader friendly, presenters/educators have a lot of experience in the field, cost effective, relevant information.”  ~Janice Del Pilar, LMHC, FL  

“This course had a lot of good material I will keep and refer to.  It’s great how you both share your thoughts and experience in courses.  They have all been very good.”  ~Dawn Dascher, LMHC, Pinellas Co. 

Course Objectives

  • Learn the history behind the ACE test and its ground-breaking therapeutic implications.
  • Understand the physical, psychological, and neurological effects of trauma on the brain, body and nervous system.
  • Recognize the reactions to trauma and the role of self-defeating behavior as a copying mechanism in traumatized clients.
  • Understand the Trauma Drug Loop.
  • Review and evaluate the various treatment approaches.
  • Be prepared to recognize and counter the possible negative effects of working with traumatized clients as a therapist.

Student Reviews

“The content of your course is so well written it is easy to understand. This course re-enforces the importance of therapist recognizing the possibility of unresolved trauma as the root cause of the presenting problem. There is absolutely nothing that could make it more effective. And the course is computer friendly for me who has limited computer knowledge!”


~ Sonia Gallimore, LMFT, FL County,


“This class is fantastic. You can understand this through an intuitive level. You've met these people that are just trying to survive. You innately know that bad things have happened in their lives. It makes you treat them with compassion.”


~ Paula Bailey, LMFT, Hillsborough County, FL


“Fantastic for the seasoned professional.”


~ Douglas Fowler, LMHC, LMHC and Clinical Supervisor, Lee County, FL


“Great course, informatie toward therapeutic modalities, as well as the focus on trauma and the trajectory vs. client pathology.”


~ Lisa Love, LCSW CBIS, Sarasota County, FL


“YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! I WILL ALWAYS COME BACK FOR CEUS!”


~ Melissa Kelly, Lake County, FL


“This is a great course that goes into some detail about the research and findings related to trauma and addictions.”


~ Diane Vchulek, LMHC, Escambia County, FL


“Great job, this was a good review, and I learned new information as well. I'm especially interested in learning about the brain, and body's development.”


~ Barbara Krystal Rose, Dade County County, FL


“Thank you for your compassion, sense of humanity and excellent care example.”


~ Deborah Olson, ESCAMBIA County, FL


“Great study of trauma, ACE, substance abuse, comorbidity and healing.”


~ Rebecca Clayton, Walton County, FL


“Thank you so so much for this course, because you brought together trauma with substance use, which is almost ALWAYS the case with actual clients. You put together a course with intelligent discussion including the ACE test, symptoms, long term effects, and treatment for this population. Well written and comprehensive.”


~ Michelle Byers, Martin County, FL


“The course was easy to follow and understand. It made self study interesting and pleasant instead of being a chore.”


~ Robin Tassler, Miami Dade County, FL


“This course was educational and helpful for my practice. I would recommend it to anyone working in Trauma. I also liked that I could read it at my pace and then complete the exam. I feel you offer excellent continued education courses.”


~ Taryn Temmer, Hillsborough County, FL


“I chose them because of the personal contact and willingness to allow me the flexibility to study on my terms ”


~ Joyce Newcomb, Broward County, FL


“I have been working in the fields of psychiatry and substance abuse for more than 25 yrs. This course presented material I was not familiar with, often siting informative studies that I believe will be valuable in my practice. Thank You! ”


~ Elizabeth Rose, FL


“Very organized and informative. I think the course was quite relevant to issues with patients in my practice. In my opinion no change is necessary. ”


~ Barbara Kelban, Palm Beach County, FL


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