028: Complex Trauma: The Healing Gateway to New Life and Real Relationships
Heather Gingrich, Ph.D.
6399 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80120
Shannon Wolf, Ph.D.
B.H. Carroll Theological Institute
6500 N. Belt Line Rd.
Irving, TX 75063
Mental health professionals often care for individuals in the aftermath of a traumatic event. Indeed, the symptoms following these events frequently disrupt every aspect of a person’s life and typically lead to difficulties in daily functioning and, at times, even suicidal ideation and behaviors. These traumatic events are often prolonged or repetitive, leaving the victim deeply wounded while producing complex symptoms that require treatment. This intensive workshop is designed to give mental health professionals foundational knowledge and vital skills for effectively treating individuals who suffer from traumatic reactions, specifically complex trauma.
• Describe the nature and definitions of trauma, its expected symptoms with selected treatments, and the criteria for a PTSD diagnosis by a licensed mental health professional or psychologist
• Identify the effects of trauma on development
• Summarize a biblical understanding of trauma with applications for today’s client and observe specific techniques for use in treating complex trauma
• Apply aspects of the three-phase treatment model for complex PTSD and explain risk factors for secondary trauma and summarize methods for developing resistance to it