Forward Facing Trauma Therapy IN-PERSON

Friday, Apr 16, 2021

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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Course Description

Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy (FFTT) uses comprehensive trauma treatment protocols that are salutogenic instead of allopathic and allow for survivors to heal their painful pasts by developing and practicing intentional living here in the present.  It combines relevant and current neuroscience with an elegant delivery protocol that is so simple that anyone may engage it and enjoy the benefits—it works both as a clinician-driven method for resolving trauma symptoms or a sophisticated (but still simple) self-help protocol than can become a helpful adjust to psychotherapy for survivors.  Additionally, for those who are minimally traumatized or who have worked through much of their past trauma, FFTT works equally as a process that catalyzes Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) and optimizes personal and professional resilience and functioning for anyone.  This simple process is a valuable skill for anyone but is especially useful for trauma survivors who are looking for a method of resolving their past without having to revisit it.

Learning Goals

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Participants will be able to utilize a structured, manual-driven protocol for desensitizing and integrating traumatic memories using invivo exposure and intentional living as a catalyst.
  4. Participants will discover specific skills for catalyzing Posttraumatic Growth in the treatment of trauma survivors.
  5. Participants will discovery specific skills to facilitate resolution and healing of posttraumatic conditions for clients and self.
  6. Participants will learn the ability to successfully implement personal strategies of self-regulation to interrupt the physiological threat response.

CE Credits

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

Please note that you must participate in the Live Webinar on a computer or laptop, NOT a phone. The system keeps track of each person attending the Live Webinar and how long they attended. Your attendance cannot be tracked on a phone, so it will appear that you did not attend, thus, you would not be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion. In addition, you must attend for the duration of the Live Webinar to receive your Certificate of Completion.

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 Location

Arizona Trauma Institute
49 S. Sycamore Street #2,
Mesa, AZ, 85202

Event Fees

$ 80.00

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