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In this workshop, you will receive concrete tools to support strong, attainable self-care practices and resiliency when working with vulnerable populations. You will also learn the impact of the stress response and vicarious trauma. Gain practical knowledge of Psychological First Aid (PFA), an intervention that fosters adaptive functioning and coping for your clients and your coworkers.
Control-mastery is a cognitive, psychodynamic, relational (CPR) theory of psychotherapy to help clients overcome barriers to their well-being. The theory is an empirically supported and effective approach for therapists. Learning control-mastery, helps you understand clients’ behavior and motivations, while also elegantly explaining common countertransference reactions. Although the theory does not provide specific techniques, it is the foundation of understanding a psychotherapeutic stance.
Based on their therapeutic relationship, front-line and primary care clinicians, mental health clinicians, addictions counselors, nurses, case managers, and other helpers are often in the best position to obtain the most comprehensive information about suicidal ideation, substance use, and other self-harming behaviors.
In this workshop, review the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®) description of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (OCRDs), including obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, trichotillomania, and excoriation (skin-picking) disorder. You will learn about the similarities and differences among these disorders, as well as essential cognitive-behavioral treatment strategies to reduce obsessionality and impulsivity.