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Friday, January 28, 2022

Essen­tials of Trau­ma-Informed Treatment

Men­tal Health Pro­fes­sion­als, join KYC’s Clin­i­cal Train­ing Com­mit­tee for a vir­tu­al train­ing event on trau­ma informed treatment.

Recent advances in neu­ro­science and research have sup­port­ed the devel­op­ment of many treat­ment modal­i­ties devel­oped to treat the lega­cy of trau­mat­ic expe­ri­ences. EMDR, Sen­so­ri­mo­tor Psy­chother­a­py, Somat­ic Expe­ri­enc­ing, DBT, Brainspot­ting, and Rela­tion­al Psy­cho­dy­nam­ic approach­es are just a sam­ple of avail­able treat­ment approach­es. They have all made a con­tri­bu­tion to how we think about and treat trau­mat­ic wound­ing and ear­ly attach­ment dif­fi­cul­ties. How­ev­er, we are not treat­ing sex­u­al abuse” or an eat­ing dis­or­der” or dis­tort­ed thoughts”, we are treat­ing human beings and no one mod­el can treat all of human expe­ri­ence and suffering.

In this work­shop, we will focus on the fun­da­men­tals of trau­ma-informed prac­tice, includ­ing con­cepts relat­ed to the body and ner­vous sys­tem that must be inte­grat­ed into any approach in order to make it trau­ma-informed”. We will then explore how to inte­grate these con­cepts into our work – regard­less of the­o­ret­i­cal orientation.

After com­plet­ing this work­shop you will leave with knowl­edge of:

  • Infor­ma­tion of how the brain and ner­vous sys­tem are affect­ed by trau­mat­ic events
  • The poly­va­gal the­o­ry and aware­ness of how to apply it in treatment
  • The con­cept of a Win­dow of Tolerance
  • Trau­ma Resourc­ing Strategies
  • Incor­po­rat­ing Body-Cen­tered Prac­tices into Therapy
  • Work­ing in the Present Moment
  • Ther­a­pist Use of Self in the Treat­ment of Trauma
  • Vic­ar­i­ous Trauma

Event Infor­ma­tion

6.5 CEUs avail­able for LCSW, LSW, LCPC, LPC, LMFT, and CADC pending

Date: Jan­u­ary 282022

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Loca­tion: Vir­tu­al, host­ed by Ken­neth Young Cen­ter. Meet­ing infor­ma­tion will be sent to reg­is­tered participants.

RSVP: Men­tal Health Pro­fes­sion­als and KYC staff are wel­come to join. KYC Staff can attend at no cost. Please con­tact TJ with our Pro­gram Train­ing Com­mit­tee with ques­tions or to RSVP by Jan­u­ary 17th. Please include your licen­sure in your RSVP email for effi­cient pro­cess­ing of your CEU cred­its, as well as your pre­ferred email address to receive the Zoom link to the train­ing session.

Cost: $200 (KYC staff can attend at no cost)

About the Speaker

Amy Zajakows­ki Uhll found­ed the Chica­go Cen­ter for Inte­gra­tion and Heal­ing and serves as the direc­tor. Draw­ing on over 30 years of expe­ri­ence, she pro­vides psy­chother­a­py to indi­vid­u­als, cou­ples, and fam­i­lies. Her spe­cial­ty is trau­ma-Informed treat­ment, with a focus on Com­plex Trau­ma and Dis­so­ci­a­tion. Through­out her career, Amy has been inter­est­ed in explor­ing the inte­gra­tion of tra­di­tion­al rela­tion­al approach­es with body-cen­tered and mind­ful­ness-based techniques.

Amy pro­vides clin­i­cal con­sul­ta­tion to oth­er ther­a­pists and to orga­ni­za­tions in sup­port of trau­ma-informed care. She spe­cial­izes in help­ing ther­a­pists inte­grate trau­ma-informed prac­tices into the work that they are already doing. Amy believes that for ther­a­pists it is more impor­tant how we are with our clients than what we do. She sup­ports ther­a­pists in explor­ing their own inter­nal expe­ri­ence as they devel­op their authen­tic approach to healing.

Amy is orig­i­nal­ly trained in psy­cho­dy­nam­ic treat­ment and grad­u­at­ed with her Master’s in Coun­sel­ing Psy­chol­o­gy from North­west­ern Uni­ver­si­ty in 1991. She has com­plet­ed advanced train­ing in Sen­so­ri­mo­tor Psy­chother­a­py, a somat­ic psy­chother­a­py that is deeply informed by neu­ro­bi­o­log­i­cal research.

She co-authored the arti­cle Begin­ning with the Social Work­er: Yoga Nidra Med­i­ta­tion as a Means for Self-Inquiry, Growth, Effec­tive­ness, and Resiliency.”

For the past 20 years, she’s served as a vol­un­teer ther­a­pist at Chicago’s Mar­jorie Kovler Cen­ter where she treats sur­vivors of gov­ern­ment-spon­sored torture.

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