The Trauma Informed Counseling Conference 2020

Presented by The Trauma Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids, Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, Acadia Healthcare, and Rose Hill Treatment Center.

TRAUMA AND MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES: How to introduce this important break-through in understanding clients, to your practice immediately.

Trauma and its part in Mental Health Challenges and how this affects your practice: Trauma Treatment Methods. What is Trauma-Informed Counseling and the Science behind it? Integrating already known treatment modalities in a way that focuses on helping trauma. Trauma, Anxiety and the Teen Brain. The effects of Trauma on Children and how Mindfulness can help. Trauma and Discrimination Stressors Among Socially Marginalized Groups. The Effects of Trauma on Children and how Mindfulness can help, and Beyond the formula: Trauma-informed interventions to break from the CBT formula. and an introduction to Somatic Experiencing Therapy, EMDR therapy, and TF-CBT therapy.

Presentation 1

What is Trauma-Informed Counseling and What is the Science Behind It?

By Paul Krauss MA LPC

Presentation 2

Anxiety and the Teen Brain

By Bridget Nash, LLPC

Presentation 3

The effects of Trauma on Children and how Mindfulness can help

By Joshua Nave LLMSW

Presentation 4

The Special Sauce: The Common Denominator in integrated Helping

By James “Randy” Webb, MA, MC, LMHC, LPC

Presentation 5

Trauma and Discrimination Stressors Among Socially Marginalized Groups

By Michele Figureo, LPC & Dr. Hiral Patel, LP

Presentation 6

Beyond the formula: Trauma-informed interventions to break from the CBT formula

By Adam Nash MA LPC

Presentation 7

An introduction to Somatic Experiencing Therapy, EMDR therapy, and TF-CBT therapy

By Paul Krauss MA LPC and John Curphey LMFT

When

Friday, September 11, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 5:00PM (EDT)

Where

At Aquinas College and online

All of the Counselors at The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids have undergone extensive additional training in order to help you:

Following graduate school, all of the counselors at The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids (located inside Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids) have received extensive training in understanding the latest scientific research on neurobiology and how trauma affects the whole person. In addition, all of our therapists have learned at least one, trauma-specific intervention modality, which they have added to their toolbox of techniques in order to best help all people who seek help. This means, that they not only have the same training as your average counselor or therapist in Grand Rapids, MI to conduct traditional counseling and talk-therapy, but they have additional tools and information that will be helpful to people who are looking for more than a “solution-focused brief approach” or a strictly “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)” approach. More good news: Our therapists all know how to utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and interweave those modalities into their personal style. And so, if you are seeking that type of counseling—we also can provide it.

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