Rapid Recovery from Trauma:
Dates & Locations
April 24-25, 2017
Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner
1969 Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, VA 22102
April 26-27, 2017
Hilton Newark Penn Station
1048 Raymond Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102
April 28-29, 2017
400 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
$347 Early Registration (received 14 days prior to workshop)
$377 Regular Registration (received within 14 days of workshop)
$397 Onsite Registration (space permitting)
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Register by Phone: (800) 258-8411
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PLEASE NOTE: This advanced workshop includes descriptions, videotapes, audiotapes, and/or reenactments of actual therapy sessions. Some of the case material may contain graphic descriptions of violence, sexual activity, or other content which could be disturbing, especially to participant who themselves have had similar experiences. The workshop is intended for healthy professionals and advanced students, who participate in at their own risk. If you find portions of the program upsetting, or if you need assistance for any other reason, please notify the instructor or program coordinator.
IMPORTANT NOTICE to Philadelphia Workshop Attendees:
Here is a personal note from Dr. Burns as we have updated workshop information to share with you...
I look forward to returning to Philadelphia this week for my trauma workshop, and hope to say hello to a few familiar faces and old friends! It has been more than twenty years since my wife, kids, and I returned home to California after twenty wonderful years in Philadelphia!In addition, I have modified the opening of the trauma workshop in a way that I think you will like. Rather than showing the PowerPoint slides in your handout, at the start of the workshop I will be showing video excerpts from a therapy session with a mental health professional who endured decades of abuse. The PowerPoints for this portion of the workshop can be found here on IBH's website, and will differ from the PowerPoints toward the beginning of your handout. I apologize for the last minute change, but believe the modification will enhance your learning and enjoyment of the workshop! Sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Feel free to print the PowerPoints and bring them to the workshop if you like.
- David D. Burns, M.D
*Experience our new extended workshop format!
Attend all standard learning sessions in full (two morning and two afternoon sessions), get all of the course materials and earn 13.5 CE/CME Credit hours for attending.
In addition, for no additional charge, Dr. Burns will offer the following supplementary sessions:
1) An evening of clinical demonstrations that will bring the workshop material alive (2.5 additional CE/CME credits if attended in full)
2) Two half-hour lunchtime lectures (no additional CE/CME Credit)
Elements of T.E.A.M. Therapy
T = Testing. You will learn fast, accurate techniques for the initial evaluation and diagnosis of trauma clients and for assessing clients; progress along with their feelings of trust and understanding in subsequent sessions.
E = Empathy. Dr. Burns will emphasize the unique challenges of empathizing with trauma clients and will demonstrate challenging empathy training methods that can quickly and dramatically improve your empathy skills with trauma clients as well as family, friends, and colleagues.
A = (Paradoxical) Agenda Setting. Dr. Burns will pinpoint the eight most common forms of therapeutic resistance in trauma clients and illustrate 15 innovative ways to melt away resistance before trying to “help” the client.
M = Methods. You will learn large numbers of specific techniques to boost self-esteem, eliminate numbing, reduce anxiety, and enhance feelings of warmth, trust, and intimacy in trauma clients. The goal is to bring about a rapid, dramatic, and complete elimination of symptoms.
Trauma has become one of the most critical medical / psychological problems in the US and around the world. The symptoms can be crippling and their devastation reaches beyond the traumatized individual to families and communities as well. The lifetime prevalence of full-blown, classic PTSD has been estimated at 8% in the US, but nearly all of us will experience the impact one or more traumatic experiences sooner or later during our lives.
Clients with a history of trauma present with a wide range of emotional and interpersonal difficulties. Symptoms often include depression and low self-esteem, troubled relationships, sexual dysfunction, personality disorders, and addictions, along with the intense anxiety, intrusive memories, avoidance, and other behavioral problems. Clinicians must be able to treat the person, and not just the disorder, using a comprehensive, individualized strategy that includes the full range of clinical skills and interventions.
In this workshop, Dr. Burns will describe a powerful, new approach called T.E.A.M. Therapy that can be especially beneficial for trauma clients. T.E.A.M. is not a new school of therapy, but a flexible, systematic, and compassionate approach that is based on research on how psychotherapy actually works. T.E.A.M. includes many cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) techniques, but goes far beyond traditional CBT. The result is a powerful, deeply personal experience with rapid, lasting clinical change.
The focus of the workshop will be practical, with methods you can use right away in your clinical work. Although the focus of the workshop will be on the treatment of trauma, you will find that the techniques in this workshop will dramatically improve your effectiveness with all of your clients.
Our clients are not the only ones who experience the horrific impact of trauma. Surveys indicate that 30% of therapists have reported some form of childhood trauma, and if you include the painful events we also experience as adults, that number jumps much higher. Dr. Burns will include segments on personal healing that will deepen your understanding of T.E.A.M. therapy and help you experience greater self-esteem, confidence, and joy in your clinical work and in your personal life as well.
In this workshop, you will learn how to:
Describe the three components of an “abuse contract”
Track therapeutic progress at every therapy session
Use the Five Secrets of Effective Communication to empathize far more effectively
Identify and overcome the eight most common forms of therapeutic resistance
Treat anxiety and depression rapidly
Uncover and modify Self-Defeating beliefs
Heal yourself and boost self-esteem
Utilize powerful relapse prevention techniques
Course Completion Requirements:
Online CE/CME Certificates are only available for those attending the seminar in its entirety. To be eligible to print your CE/CME Certificate online, you are required to sign in and out on the roster each day of the workshop, attend the course in full, and submit an evaluation. Registrants who do not want to complete this process online may pick up a paper form to complete onsite from the registration desk. Please pick up paper forms at the registration desk.
To obtain your Certificate of Completion, please follow these simple steps. Visit www.postactivity.com after the conclusion of the workshop.
1.Locate your customer account by following the directions on the screen.
2.Complete the workshop evaluation.
3.After the evaluation is submitted, your Certificate of Completion will appear for printing.
4.You may return at any time to reprint your certificate if needed.
For further information, please refer to the yellow page in your workshop handouts or call customer service at 800-258-8411.
***Please Note: No partial CE/CME credit will be awarded.