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S24-208 From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to Post-Traumatic Growth


Total Credits: 4 including 4 Category I CE

Categories:
200 Adults, Couples & Families
Instructor:
Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
4 Hours 15 Minutes
Target Audience:
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

Dates


Description

Trauma is a universal experience that every human being endures. This workshop will clarify what empathy is (and isn’t), how to achieve a deep empathic connection, and the two distinct modes of verbally empathizing: The conventional “You” mode and the more specialized “Identification” mode. It will also demonstrate special applications of empathy to deepen the therapeutic process with couples and families. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the specialized identification mode of empathy.

Instructor

Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C Related Seminars and Products

Cruz and Associates


Ms. Cruz is a bilingual (Spanish/English) clinical and forensic social worker who has worked with children, adolescents, and families for over eighteen years. Ms. Cruz was employed for ten years as a forensic social worker at the Office of the Public Defender in Montgomery County. In addition, from 2000–2014 she worked as an emergency room and psychiatric social worker. She has extensive experience in inpatient psych and partial hospitalization psych programs. Ms. Cruz specializes in criminal defense mitigation, dual diagnosis, crisis intervention, addiction, trauma, and working with diverse ethnic groups.     

   

Ms. Cruz is a graduate of the Catholic University of America with a B.A. in psychology and received her Master of Social Work, specializing in mental health and addiction, from the University of Maryland School of School Work. In 2014 she completed an advanced two-year post-graduate Forensic Social Work Certification through the University of Maryland Continuing Education Department. In 2008 she co-created the Forensic Social Work Committee for NASW and in 2010 became the sole chair, a position she maintained until 2016 when she resigned due to other professional obligations. She continues to advocate for legislative changes. Under her leadership, the committee successfully hosted two national forensic social work conferences and advocated for various legislative bills and reform. She maintains various professional memberships and affiliations.     

   

Ms. Cruz is an Adjunct Professor:    

  • In 2016, Ms. Cruz joined the University of Maryland (Shady Grove) School of Social Work, teaching Advanced Trauma.    

  • In 2015, Ms. Cruz joined the Catholic University of America School of Social Work, teaching Advanced Ethics.    


Agenda & Learning Objectives

AGENDA:

10:00 Registration

10:30

 

 

 

 

 

Lecture:

Power-point presentation (Overview PTSD & PTG)

Visual Presentation 

Power-point Presentation (Trauma Effects)  

Group Discussion

Visual Presentation

12:30   Break

12:45

 

 

 

Lecture (Continued):

Power-point Presentation (Assessment & Treatment)

Presentation Summary

Questions & Answers

2:45 Adjournment

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Categorize and examine the concept of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post Traumatic Growth and Toxic Stress.

Summarize participant’s knowledge of utilizing strength-based therapies to change the trauma perspective from victim to survivor.

Identify the overall effects of trauma in relationship to core sense of self and the world.

Provided with tools like the ACE Questionnaire and Post Traumatic Growth Inventory, to help them understand and meet the needs of individuals with complex trauma.

Bibliography & References

BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCES

Boland, R. Verduin, M., & Ruiz, P. (2021).  Kaplan and Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry. Twelfth Edition, LWW 

 

Briere, J. and Scott, C.  (2014). Principles of trauma therapy: A guide to symptoms, evaluation, and treatment.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Pubs. 

 

Confino, D. et al. (2023) Post-Traumatic Growth: The Roles of the Sense of Entitlement, Gratitude and Hope, International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology, 8:453-465 

 

Henry, S. (2017). An Exploration of Resilience and Post-traumatic Growth Following Traumatic Death, Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Paper, 753 Retrieved from https://ir.stthomas.edu/ssw_mstrp/753 

 

Infurna, Frank & Jayawickreme, Eranda (2019) Fixing the Growth Illusion: New Directions for Research in Resilience and Posttraumatic Growth,  Current Directions in Psychological Science, 1-7 

 

Libera Finstad, G. et al. (2021) Resilience, Coping Strategies and Posttraumatic Growth in the Workplace Following Covid-19: A Narrative Review on the Positive Aspects of Trauma, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 9453 

 

Raffie Naik, A. and Khan, S. (2019) Post Traumatic Growth: An Overview, International Journal of Advance ad Innovative Research, Volume 6, Issue 4 (II)  

 

Ramos, C. & Leal, I. (2013). Posttraumatic Growth in the Aftermath of Trauma: A literature Review about related factors and application contexts. Psychology, Community and Health, 2 (1), 43-54 https://doi.org/10.5964/pch.v2i1.39 

 

Ringel, S. & Brandell, J. (2019). Trauma: Contemporary Directions in Trauma Theory, Research, and Practice, Second Edition, Columbia University Press  

 

Schupp, L. (2015).  Accessing and Treating Trauma and PTSD, Second Edition, PESI Publishing & Media  

 

Teseschi, R. & Moore, B. (2016). The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook: Coming Through Trauma Wiser, Stronger, and More Resilient. New Harbinger Publications  

 

Vloet, T. & Vloet, A., Burger, A. & Romanos, M. (2017). Post-Traumatic Growth in Children and Adolescents. Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment. 06. 10.4172/2324-8947.1000178. 

 

Watkins, L,. Sprang, K. R. & Rothbaum, B.O. (2018). Treating PTSD: A Review of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Interventions. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Volume 12, Article 258 https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00258  

 

Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {4} Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

We welcome anyone interested in the topic!

Late Fees and Refunds

The base price is $70 and includes CE credit. A non-refundable late fee of $20 is added on 06/28/24. 

Cancellations** must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the workshop to receive a refund or an account credit.

Late fees cannot be refunded or applied to  account credit. 

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