Webinar: TRAUMA RECOVERY – Solution Focused Brief Therapy Strategies of Helping Clients Recover after a Traumatic Event
(2 CPD Points)
Guest Speaker: Dr Ben Furman
Date: 25 May 2022
Time: 16h00 – 18h00
Online via Zoom: Join us from the convenience of your laptop, cellphone or tablet.
Can’t make it? Register anyway, we will send you a video link of the webinar recording and you still get your CPD points.
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Presenter: Dr Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs
Are we trauma specialists or recovery specialists? Do we debrief trauma or re-brief resilience? Are we victimologists or resilientologists? Do you work with what happened and went wrong or do you work with how people manage, cope and survive? These are all important questions we need to ask ourselves as we enter the third year of a pandemic. Our practices are full of stories of incredible hardship and trauma and we need to focus on trauma recovery and not traumatic experience. As a recovery specialist it is important to be very mindful of what you are amplifying and what you are making bigger in the session. As a recovery specialist you do not want the client to become a victim of what happened and a victim of therapy. Instead, you want the client to be able to look back at what has happened with a little pride and feel proud of what they have managed to get through. This webinar will focus on how using subtle words can shift the focus of the experience. The webinar will also discuss the importance of how the therapist views him or herself.
Aims of the workshop:
- Identify the difference between trauma specialist or recovery specialist
- Recognize the value of how the therapist views herself/ himself in the therapy
- Illustrate the importance of praise
- Discuss the importance of word choice
- Empower clients to recognize their strengths and coping
- Become a resilientologist instead of a victimologist
- Focus on recovery not on what happened
Outcomes of the workshop:
On completion of the workshop the participants will be able to:
- Become resilientologists that focus on recovery
- Ask resilient building questions
- Re-brief resilience
- Build pride into the session
- Choose recovery words selectively
- Bannink, F 2015: Post traumatic Success. Norton Press: New York
- Froerer, A et al 2018: SFBT and clients managing trauma. Oxford University Press: New York