Formation and Longevity of the Trauma-Focused Clinician: Allowing grace to transform our nature

  • 29 Apr 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Formation and Longevity of the Trauma-Focused Clinician: Allowing Grace to Transform our Nature.

Presented by Jennifer Madere MA LPC-S

Friday April 29th, 2:00 - 3:30pm: Lecture and Q&A 

1.5 CUEs


Trauma and the sequalae of adverse life experiences predominate the histories and present struggles of many persons presenting for psychotherapy. Catholic anthropology provides a context in which this suffering may be not only tolerated but embraced and transformed – both in the client and the clinician. Clinicians who specialize in treating trauma-related syndromes must also be formed and equipped to practice many “soft skills” to be effective and resilient instruments of grace and healing.

Common challenges, skills and related issues will be illustrated through literature and vignettes, including: clinician affect tolerance, countertransference, vicarious trauma, self-supervision, personal boundaries, gatekeeping, and psychological and spiritual self-care. Discussion of vignettes will support implementation of strategies that are attuned to the developmental needs of the learner.

Target Audience: Counselors, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, counselor educators and supervisors

Course Content Level: Advanced

Learning Objectives:

  • List 5 clinician-centered factors which may impact effective treatment of trauma-related disorders. Describe how these relate to the practice of supervision and consultation.
  • Identify at least 3 challenges observed and experienced by trauma-focused clinicians. Discuss how these challenges may be addressed by consultants, supervisors, and teachers of psychotherapy.
  • List 3 actionable strategies to address concerns in clinical formation and competency areas that are shown to be relevant to the practice of trauma-focused psychotherapies. Describe and discuss application of these strategies in clinical, consultation, and teaching settings.

Jennifer Madere, MA, LPC-S, is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer and founding partner of Intuitus Group in Cedar Park, Texas. Jennifer serves on the EMDRIA Council of Scholars and co-teaches the EMDR therapy training offered by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She has published, presented, and consulted internationally on topics related to complex trauma and pathological dissociation since 2013, and collaborates with D. Michael Coy and Paul Dell, PhD to update the Interpretive Manual and associated documents for the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation (MID).

More information about this conference, including cost, cancellation policy, how to register and obtain CEUs is available through the link below. 

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