The Therapeutic Alliance and Complex Trauma
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The fallout of complex trauma can lead to many challenges in living, including emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal difficulties. Other difficulties that often arise for complex trauma survivors may interfere with recovery. Substance use, self-harm, and emotional dysregulation can hinder treatment progress and lead to challenges in therapeutic progress. These challenges can hinder alliance development and experience of safety. Helping those who have experienced longstanding and multiple forms of trauma requires a comprehensive, compassionate, and transdiagnostic approach and strong therapeutic or relational alliance. Due to its principle-based nature as well as its compassionate approach, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is well-suited to the treatment of complex trauma. This one-hour webinar will briefly review complex trauma and the importance of the alliance in treating those who suffer from longstanding trauma experiences from an ACT perspective. Clinicians will better understand how to enhance the relationship in the service of recovery from complex trauma.
PraxisCET is proud to help support this work. Proceeds from this presentation will go directly to Bay Area Trauma Recovery Clinical Services, providing vital funding for the services they provide, treating trauma survivors from all walks of life, and providing low-fee services.
This training is worth 1 CE credit hours if attended live. While we can only provide CE to those who are present – i.e. logged in – for live presentation(s), all Praxis webinars are recorded for later viewing. Registrants may then access these recordings at any time for up to nine months from the conclusion of the training to which they pertain.
Prior to registering, please review speaker-planner conflict of interest disclosures and complete CE information.
December 9, 2022, 3 PM—4 PM EST
Hour 1: Review ACT processes and how they can enhance the therapeutic alliance and recovery for survivors of complex trauma.
Participants will be able to:
- Discuss how to apply ACT concepts and skills to enhance the therapeutic alliance assisting the healing process in those who suffer from the fallout of complex trauma.
Please review complete CE and conflict-of-interest disclosure information prior to registering. This live online course is sponsored by Praxis Continuing Education and Training and is approved for 1 CE Hours by the following listed below. There was no commercial support for this activity. None of the planners or presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Praxis CET maintains responsibility for the program with the CE approvals outlined below:
Joint Accreditation: In support of improving patient care, Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Nursing: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc designates this activity for a maximum of 1 ANCC contact hours.
Physicians: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists: Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.
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Drug and Alcohol Counselors: This course has been approved by Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1 CE hours. NAADAC Provider #165310, Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc, is responsible for all aspects of its programming.
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