From Trauma to Resilience – From The Individual to the Community

This is a 2 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be available immediately after completed registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on Thursday, October 20, 2022 as part of the Collective Trauma Conference.

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Over the past few years, we have witnessed the development of knowledge, tools, and international guidelines highlighting the importance of interventions during collective trauma conditions. At the same time, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy has closely followed these developments. Consequently, EMDR was adapted and integrated to work in unstable situations with populations from different cultures, religions, and languages.

To date, the EMDR method has been implemented in a variety of situations. These situations include diverse humanitarian emergencies with vulnerable populations; different stages of trauma; with individuals; and with groups.

Isabel Fernandez will explore in-depth the contribution of EMDR Therapy during recent collective trauma events affecting many populations. She will also share field experiences and scientific publications that support EMDR’s effectiveness in these situations.

It is fundamental to consider the various stages of stress reactions and the most appropriate types of intervention that will help people build resilience and achieve post-traumatic growth. We have all witnessed just how many collective disasters and humanitarian emergencies people and communities are able to not only survive but also overcome and thrive. To achieve this level of resilience, the most vulnerable populations—children in particular—need specific psychological interventions. These interventions must speak the language of trauma. They must also promote symptom reduction to stabilize and develop personal and community protective factors. Current field literature emphasizes the importance of psychological interventions during each stage of trauma. Such interventions will prevent mental disorders, neutralize risk factors, and promote both the ability to adapt and post-traumatic growth.

Over the past few years, we have witnessed the development of knowledge, tools, and international guidelines highlighting the importance of interventions during collective trauma conditions. At the same time, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy has closely followed these developments. Consequently, EMDR was adapted and integrated to work in unstable situations with populations from different cultures, religions, and languages.

To date, the EMDR method has been implemented in a variety of situations. These situations include diverse humanitarian emergencies with vulnerable populations; different stages of trauma; with individuals; and with groups.

Isabel Fernandez will explore in-depth the contribution of EMDR Therapy during recent collective trauma events affecting many populations. She will also share field experiences and scientific publications that support EMDR’s effectiveness in these situations.

It is fundamental to consider the various stages of stress reactions and the most appropriate types of intervention that will help people build resilience and achieve post-traumatic growth. We have all witnessed just how many collective disasters and humanitarian emergencies people and communities are able to not only survive but also overcome and thrive. To achieve this level of resilience, the most vulnerable populations—children in particular—need specific psychological interventions. These interventions must speak the language of trauma. They must also promote symptom reduction to stabilize and develop personal and community protective factors. Current field literature emphasizes the importance of psychological interventions during each stage of trauma. Such interventions will prevent mental disorders, neutralize risk factors, and promote both the ability to adapt and post-traumatic growth.

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be better able to:

  • Discuss the importance of intervention in the acute phase of trauma, mainly in mass disasters, in order to reduce stress reactions and to prevent accumulation of traumatic stress.
  • Identify ways to intervene to reduce risk factors and emotional and mental disorders
  • Describe group and community interventions to enhance resources and protection factors
  • Discuss how to intervene, before, during and after a humanitarian emergency
  • Identify the different levels of exposure and the different types of population in need of support, specially first responders

Isabel Fernandez is President of the Association for EMDR in Italy and Europe, and an EMDR trainer.

Isabel is also Director of the Centro Ricerca e Studi in Psicotraumatologia (Center for Research and Studies in Psychotraumatology). In this role, she deals with studying, teaching, researching, and intervening on issues related to psychotraumatology and other mental disorders.

Isabel has authored various publications, including scientific journals and books on Trauma and EMDR. She was appointed Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by President S. Mattarella “as President of EMDR, for the work on the psychological support that the professionals of the association offer, on a voluntary basis, to victims and witnesses of traumatic events.“

Isabel Fernandez is also a Lecturer for diverse Psychotherapy schools and various specialization courses in emergency, clinical psychology, and organizations.

Margaret Wehrenberg

 

Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist, is the author of 8 books on the treatment of anxiety and depression, including the best-selling, The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques and its accompanying workbook.  An expert on the treatment of anxiety and depression, she also has extensive training and expertise in the neurobiology of psychological disorders. In addition to clinical work, she coaches business professionals on managing anxiety and contributes articles for The Psychotherapy Networker magazine. She has produced audio soundtracks available on her website for breathing, muscle relaxation and imagery. Margaret blogs on depression for Psychology Today.

TimeTopic Covered
1st hour
  • Overview of psychological consequences of mass disasters  
  • Characteristics of trauma in acute phase
2nd hour
  • EMDR interventions
  • Examples of mass disasters (Covid 19 Pandemic, Ukrainian war)

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Course launch date: 9/8/2022

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This training is aimed at all mental health professionals, including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
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  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices

This course is an intermediate-advanced level.

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