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Trauma & the Avoidant Client: Attachment-Based Strategies for Healing

Length: 1 hours 30 minutes

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Description

Much has been written on the treatment of intra-familial trauma. Yet, little has focused on specific intervention strategies to help the traumatized individual who is avoidant of attachment. Many of our clients cope with traumatic attachment experiences by becoming emotionally distant, by minimizing painful feelings, and by devaluing intimacy, closeness, and vulnerability. With clients who adopt a help-rejecting, self-protective stance, psychotherapy can become a real challenge for both client and therapist.

Join author and trauma expert Dr. Muller as he discusses therapeutic techniques he has developed specifically for this population based on his award-winning book, Trauma and the Avoidant Client: Attachment-Based Strategies for Healing. (Norton)

Drawing on attachment theory and research, and upon a wealth of clinical experience, Dr. Muller will show how to work with such hard-to-treat clients, how to find points of entry and ways to make contact. Using a relational, psychodynamic approach, he will consider strategies to develop the therapeutic relationship in order to help the client regain a sense of trust in others. This workshop will be an introduction to the issues focused on in Dr. Muller’s book. Theory is complemented by case examples.

OUTLINE

Characteristics of avoidant attachment

Trauma clients often avoid attachment & intimacy out of a lifelong need for self protection.

  • Minimization of traumatic experiences.
  • Excessive independence and self-reliance.

Treatment Context

  • The importance of the therapeutic alliance with this population.

Overarching Treatment Principle

  • Unless their defensive patterns are gently challenged, these clients will remain avoidant.

Strategies for engagement

  • How to use trauma-related symptoms as motivators.
  • How to help the client clarify motivation for therapy, and therefore circumvent early drop-out.

OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize the characteristics of avoidant attachment
  • Productively use trauma-related symptoms in therapy
  • Maximize client engagement throughout the therapy process

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., C. Psych. completed his clinical fellowship at Harvard University, after which he joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts, and started a trauma assessment service that was oriented toward helping under-serviced members of the community. Throughout his professional career, Dr. Muller has been practicing, teaching, and supervising in the areas of trauma, attachment, and psychotherapy. He is the author of Trauma and the Avoidant Client: Attachment-Based Strategies for Healing, published by Norton Press, for which he was recognized with a 2011 award from the "International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation."  In addition, he has authored numerous scholarly articles, book chapters, and grants, and is currently lead investigator in a provincially-funded, multi-site program for the assessment and treatment of intra-familial trauma. He is on faculty as Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at York University and as a clinical supervisor at the Hincks-Dellcrest Treatment Centre. A sought-after speaker in North America and Australia, he is known for his dynamic clinical workshops. He has over twenty years of clinical experience in the field, and maintains an active private practice in downtown Toronto.


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TARGET AUDIENCE

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals

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Credit Information

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. Additional certificates are available for $9.99. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Continuing Education Information:  This activity qualifies for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Mental Health Professionals. For states that differ from national board approval see details below. For states not listed or do not accept national approvals please contact CMI or your licensing board.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

PSYCHOLOGISTS

PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CMI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CMI is offering this activity for 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

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SOCIAL WORKERS:  CMI Education Institute, Provider #1062, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards, 400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B, Culpeper, VA 22701. www.aswb.org. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2011-January 27, 2014. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study (Clinical) continuing education clock hours in participating in this activity after successful completion of the post test/evaluation form. Course Level: All Levels.

FLORIDA SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study continuing education credits.

After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cecmi@cmieducation.org to have your credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.

ILLINOIS SOCIAL WORKERS: CMI Education Institute is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study contact hours.

MINNESOTA SOCIAL WORKERS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #:  CEP-140. This course has been approved for 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This activity qualifies for an approved continuing education offering for New Jersey Social Workers. The New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners has approved this activity for 1.5 (Clinical) credit hours. No live credit hours available.

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CALIFORNIA COUNSELORS/SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #: 2087. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

OHIO COUNSELORS/SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: CMI Education Institute is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study clock hours of continuing education credit.

ADDICTION COUNSELORS

ADDICTION COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), provider #: 00131. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. This activity qualifies for 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study contact hours.

CALIFORNIA ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) Provider #:  OS-03-036-1013. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study hours of continuing education credit.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS: This activity consists of 90 live or 90 self-study minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

ILLINOIS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS:  CMI Education Institute has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:  168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study credits.  

TEXAS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS:  CMI Education Institute has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider #: 503. This activity qualifies for 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study continuing education credits.

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS: This activity meets the criteria for an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity. CMI Education Institute, Inc, is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by theANCC for behavioral health related activities. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance.

This activity qualifies for 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study contact hours.

CALIFORNIA NURSES:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13305 for 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.

FLORIDA NURSES: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study contact hours.

After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cecmi@cmieducation.org to have your credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.

IOWA NURSES:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 1.8 live or 1.8 self-study contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal.

CANADA SPECIFIC STATEMENTS:

CANADIAN SOCIAL WORKERS:  CMI Education Institute, Provider #1062, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards, 400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B, Culpeper, VA 22701.  www.aswb.org.  ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2011-January 27, 2014. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 1.5 self-study (Clinical) continuing education clock hours in participating in this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Course Level: All Levels. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development. No live credit hours available.

CANADIAN PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. CMI Education Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study continuing education hours.

OTHER PROFESSIONS: This activity qualifies for 1.5 live or 1.5 self-study continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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Faculty

  • Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., C. Psych.
    • Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., C. Psych. completed his clinical fellowship at Harvard University, after which he joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts, and started a trauma assessment service that was oriented toward helping under-serviced members of the community. Throughout his professional career, Dr. Muller has been practicing, teaching, and supervising in the areas of trauma, attachment, and psychotherapy. He is the author of Trauma and the Avoidant Client: Attachment-Based Strategies for Healing, published by Norton Press, for which he was recognized with a 2011 award from the "International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation."  In addition, he has authored numerous scholarly articles, book chapters, and grants, and is currently lead investigator in a provincially-funded, multi-site program for the assessment and treatment of intra-familial trauma. He is on faculty as Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at York University and as a clinical supervisor at the Hincks-Dellcrest Treatment Centre. A sought-after speaker in North America and Australia, he is known for his dynamic clinical workshops. He has over twenty years of clinical experience in the field, and maintains an active private practice in downtown Toronto.

Course Materials

  • Buy It/Rent It Manual (14 pages)
  • Additional_Participant_CE_Request_Form (4 pages)