Trauma Series with Linda Thai Part 1: Phase Oriented Trauma Treatment Online Workshop

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Phase Oriented Trauma Treatment 1 June 7th, 2022 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm Register Here

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Chicago Minds proudly presents The Trauma Series with Linda Thai, occurring on the first Tuesday of each month over June, July, August and September. Detailed event descriptions of each workshop will be posted on our event page one month in advance.

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Phase Oriented Trauma Treatment: Workshop Description

Do you find yourself struggling to know where to start when creating a treatment plan with your clients who have significant trauma histories and/or multiple co-occurring diagnoses and/or behaviors of coping?

Perhaps your client is on the waitlist to see trauma specialist, and you have agreed to work with them in the interim? ….and in the meantime, you have agreed to be a bridge for your client until their new therapist has openings on their schedule.

Perhaps you’ve gotten trained in a trauma treatment modality (such as Brainspotting, EMDR, IFS, Havening Technique, or Flash Technique, to name a few), and you aren’t quite sure when and/or how to use these powerful modalities within the context of someone’s overall healing journey.

Phase-oriented treatment is an approach to therapy that addresses domains of functioning impacted by developmental trauma in a sequential manner, emphasizing establishment of client safety and coping prior to working directly with traumatic memories.

In a 2011 survey conducted by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Complex Trauma Task Force regarding best practices for the treatment of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), “84% of the PTSD experts endorsed a phase based or sequenced therapy as the most appropriate treatment approach with interventions tailored to specific symptom sets” (Cloitre et al, 2011).

This phase-oriented approach is a process that allows for the creative use of various treatment modalities and interventions. It also prevents us from glossing over an often over-looked aspect of the therapeutic journey: grief, personality integration and renewal of identity, meaning and purpose.

By learning how to incorporate this phase-oriented approach into treatment planning, you will be able to plan for and navigate your professional development while maximizing client outcomes more effectively.


In this presentation, you will:

This workshop is suitable for anyone who is working with, or is seeking to specialize in working with, developmental trauma survivors. It is assumed that you have at least a basic understanding of trauma (i.e. you’ve attended an ACEs training). Perhaps you also have a trauma-treatment modality under your belt, and you would like some solid guidance in regards to how to incorporate this modality into a client’s treatment plan.

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