Trauma Stabilization: A Map and Rules for the Road

Thursday, May 31, 2018
The Crestview Country Club 
Agawam, MA
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6 CE Contact Hours

Sharon Gold-Steinberg, PhD
"Sharon Gold-Steinberg is a warm, knowledgeable, and dynamic presenter who understands the complexities of trauma treatment and offers practical solutions to help traumatized clients manage the day-to-day challenges of going on with their lives.  Don’t miss hearing her!" 
                Janina Fisher, PhD, and author of “Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors”

"Sharon Gold-Steinberg is a gifted clinician and educator who brings tremendous creativity and passion to her work. She is committed to trauma informed care and is deeply compassionate in her strengths-based approach to treating clients. Her enthusiasm for the work is infectious!"

                Lisa Ferentz, MSW, LCSW-C, DAPA, The Ferentz Institute 

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Course Description
Stabilization is the first and foremost order of business when dealing with the treatment of trauma. This workshop will draw on the wisdom and tools of the masters in the field while providing a coherent roadmap and “rules of the road”. Dr. Gold-Steinberg will guide clinicians through the too often unwieldy terrain of helping traumatized clients to develop realistic treatment goals, learn skills for safety and regulation, and integrate competing or conflicting parts of self.

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this program, participants will be able to:
  1. Differentiate the clinical presentation of post traumatic stress disorder and attachment wounding.
  2. Apply criteria for working within each of the 3 phases of a trauma treatment plan.
  3. Describe 2 strategies each for regulating client states of hyperarousal, hypoarousal, and flashback.
  4. Explain how to use mindfulness to support the leadership of a client’s Wise Self.
  5. Describe how to use a strength-based approach in responding to self-harming or maladaptive behaviors of clients. 
  6. List three strategies that clinicians can employ to cultivate a therapeutic alliance that is compassionate, boundaried, and emphasizes the therapist’s role as guide rather than rescuer.
Sharon Gold-Steinberg, PhD, is a certified practitioner of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with a full-time therapy and consulting practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was a clinical supervisor and lecturer at the University of Michigan for 15 years. Dr. Gold-Steinberg is a founding member of Partners in Healing, an organization dedicated to providing training and support to therapists.
Schedule and Course Outline
Thursday, May 31, 2018
The Crestview Country Club, Agawam, Massachusetts

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration and Coffee
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM Rule of the Road #1: Stay in your Lane
Know which phase of treatment and with what kind of trauma you are working

Rule of the Road #2: Act as Tour Guide or Benign Traffic Cop, not Ambulance Driver
Be clear about the limits and boundaries of your role
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break & Refreshments
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Rule of the Road #3: Obey the Speed Limit
Keep Clients in their Window of Tolerance
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch at the Crestview, included with your registration
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Rule of the Road #4: No Underage Drivers—Wise Self Steers the Car
Introduction to Janina Fisher’s model to facilitate leadership of the Wise Self, collaborative teamwork among parts of self, and the development of an internalized secure attachment

Rule of the Road #5: No Drinking and Driving
Teach clients how to compassionately understand and limit self-harming behaviors
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Break and Refreshments
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Rule of the Road #6: No Triggered Drivers
Help clients recognize implicit trauma memories and halt flashbacks
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Questions and Answers