Why you'll love this course

The focus here is on tasks you can implement today in clinical practice, including grounding techniques and other key pathways to resilience.

Course description

We live in unpredictable, even traumatic times. And while we worry about post-traumatic stress from life’s challenges, research finds the more likely outcome is post-traumatic growth: Greater insight, awareness, and resilience. This course is inspired by neuroscience, positive psychology and more. It integrates mindfulness, self-compassion, and other powerful practices to help clients emerge from adversity stronger and more empowered than ever. You'll complete the course with more than a dozen techniques you can implement immediately.

1.5 Hours CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive)

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least three neuroscience research findings related to post-traumatic growth (PTG)

  • Describe mindfulness-based management of body, brain, and relationships

  • Apply at least three techniques to help clients overcome trauma responses

  • Describe at least four physiological elements of the stress response

Course outline

1. Post Traumatic Growth: An overview

a. Introductory Practice

b. Understanding Emotional Contagions

c. A holistic model of thriving, resilience and growth

2. Physical Resilience and Mind-Body Care

a. Using the Breath to Manage Stress

b. The CALM Sleep Practice

c. Mindful Eating in the Real World

d. Empowering Movement

3. Psychological Resilience and Growth

a. The Psychology of Stress

b. Understanding and Overriding the Negativity Bias

c. Building a resilient Brain

d. Positive Psychology Practices for Perspective

4. Relational Resilience

a. The Impact of Isolation

b. Post Traumatic Growth through Action

c. Self Compassion for Trying Times

d. Looking ahead

References.pdf

Instructor

Christopher Willard, PsyD

Christopher Willard is a Massachusetts licensed Psychologist (#9151) and author of several books related to mindfulness and related mental health interventions. He serves as part-time faculty for Harvard Medical School.

Additional Information

Format and Length:

Recorded video format (non-interactive). Total running time 91 minutes.

Topic Area:

Clinical Practice

Instructional Level:

Intermediate 

Completion Requirements:

To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz. Learners are expected to complete the quiz within a reasonable number of attempts, and may be blocked from completing the course and receiving their certificate if unable to do so.

Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:

After watching course videos, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.

Who Should Attend:

Psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.

Publication and Review Dates:

Course Published: December 21, 2020 

Financial Support Statement:

SimplePractice pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest Statement:

There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Refund Policy:

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Contact Information:

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System Requirements:

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Continuing Education Approvals:

SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1.5 hours of continuing education (1.5 CE credits) for psychologists.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice, #1749, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Simple Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/06/2021 – 07/06/2024. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education credits in the Clinical topic area.

SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582. 

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0091.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0206.

SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.


This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.