Forward Facing Trauma Therapy
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020
8:30am – 4:30pm
Arizona Trauma Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6677. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Trauma Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
CE Hours Awarded: 6
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In Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy (FFTT) presented by Dr. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, the participant will take a journey from hardship to healing. FFTT begins by exploring some of the common myths and misconceptions about the causes and meaning of stress and will examine the destruction it can wreak on our bodies, our minds, our spirits, and our relationships. FFTT is designed to discover the triggers that can lead us to act reflexively in ways that we deeply regret afterwards. FFTT will encourage participants to consider what it means to live an intentional life and how cultivating the skill of interoception, or “bodifulness,” can help us achieve this essential goal. Along the way, Dr. Gentry will share some inspiring stories about women and men he has known who successfully put these lessons into practice; vanquishing stress, regaining their resilience, and finding new joy, optimization, and fulfillment in their lives.
- Participants will discover the “active ingredients”/common elements for treating post-traumatic stress advocated as best practice for treatment of PTSD by leading agencies and organizations.
- Participants will be able to employ a staged “active ingredient”/common elements approach to evidence-based practice for treating survivors of trauma. This is contrasted with current practice of utilizing only EBT model-driven approaches.
- Participants will be able to conceptualize, articulate and utilize specific evidence-based treatment tasks within each of the (dynamic elements/active ingredients) of treatment that resolve symptoms of post-traumatic stress.
- Participants will be able to learn and employ the Empowerment & Resilience Treatment Structure (Gentry, Baranowsky & Rhoton, 2017) for delivery of treatment with trauma survivors..
- Participants will be able to efficiently and effectively facilitate resolution and healing of post-traumatic conditions.
- Participants will learn specific psychoeducation and cognitive restructuring techniques for maximizing engagement and participation in early treatment.
Credits listed below are for full attendance of the live training. Attendees will sign in upon arrival and after lunch. At the end of the training, attendees will be given an evaluation to complete. After completing the evaluation attendees will receive a certificate of completion for the training.
Arizona Trauma Institute does not issue partial certificates of completion.
NOTE: Credits do not include time for breaks or lunch.
CE Hours Awarded: 6
Training Presenter: Eric Gentry Ph.D., LMHC, D.A.A.E.T.S.
J. Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC, D.A.A.E.T.S. is a board-certified and internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. His doctorate is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley—a pioneer of these two fields. In 1997, he co-developed the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue—the world’s only evidence-based treatment protocol for compassion fatigue. Dr. Gentry was original faculty, curriculum designer and Associate Director of the Traumatology Institute at Florida State University. In 2001, he became the co-director and moved this institute to the University of South Florida where it became the International Traumatology Institute. In 2010, he began the International Association of Trauma Professionals. He has trained tens of thousands of professionals to more effectively treat traumatic stress. In 2005, Hogrefe and Huber published Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization and Recovery—a critically acclaimed text on the treatment of traumatic stress for which Dr. Gentry is a co-author. The third edition of this text was released in 2015. In 2016 He released his revolutionary Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy book. He is the author of numerous chapters, papers, and peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. Dr. Gentry is a licensed psychotherapist with over 33 years of clinical practice. He is the CEO and owner of Compassion Unlimited– a private psychotherapy, training, and consulting practice.
Event LocationArizona Trauma Institute, 49 S. Sycamore #2
Mesa, AZ, 85202