Trauma Series with Linda Thai Part 1: Phase Oriented Trauma Treatment

Event Date:

June 7, 2022

Event Time:

4:00 pm

Chicago Minds proudly presents The Trauma Series with Linda Thai, occurring on the first Tuesday of each month over June, July, August and September. Detailed event descriptions of each workshop will be posted on our event page one month in advance. 

Sliding scale and student discounts are generously sponsored by Jane , an online platform for health and wellness practitioners that makes it simple to book, chart, schedule, bill and get paid.

06/07 Phase oriented trauma treatment    

07/05 Fawning, appeasement and the somatics of trauma within the dynamics of oppressive systems 

08/02 Body hacks to calm and restore the nervous system part 1   

09/06 Body hacks to calm and restore the nervous system part 2

Phase Oriented Trauma Treatment: Workshop Description

Do you find yourself struggling to know where to start when creating a treatment plan with your clients who have significant trauma histories and/or multiple co-occurring diagnoses and/or behaviors of coping? 

Perhaps your client is on the waitlist to see trauma specialist, and you have agreed to work with them in the interim? ….and in the meantime, you have agreed to be a bridge for your client until their new therapist has openings on their schedule.

Perhaps you’ve gotten trained in a trauma treatment modality (such as Brainspotting, EMDR, IFS, Havening Technique, or Flash Technique, to name a few), and you aren’t quite sure when and/or how to use these powerful modalities within the context of someone’s overall healing journey.

Phase-oriented treatment is an approach to therapy that addresses domains of functioning impacted by developmental trauma in a sequential manner, emphasizing establishment of client safety and coping prior to working directly with traumatic memories. 

In a 2011 survey conducted by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Complex Trauma Task Force regarding best practices for the treatment of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), “84% of the PTSD experts endorsed a phase based or sequenced therapy as the most appropriate treatment approach with interventions tailored to specific symptom sets” (Cloitre et al, 2011).

This phase-oriented approach is a process that allows for the creative use of various treatment modalities and interventions. It also prevents us from glossing over an often over-looked aspect of the therapeutic journey: grief, personality integration and renewal of identity, meaning and purpose.

By learning how to incorporate this phase-oriented approach into treatment planning, you will be able to plan for and navigate your professional development while maximizing client outcomes more effectively.

Objectives

In this presentation, you will:

  • Apply the Phase-Oriented Trauma Treatment approach to addressing the sequalae of developmental trauma symptoms to your clients
  • Apply four approaches to Phase One: Symptoms Stabilization and Resourcing
  • Become knowledgeable in four approaches to Phase Two: Re-processing Trauma Memories
  • Recognize the importance of grief to Phase Three: Integration and Rehabilitation
  • Gain three Phase One skills that you can use immediately to enhance treatment outcomes

This workshop is suitable for anyone who is working with, or is seeking to specialize in working with, developmental trauma survivors. It is assumed that you have at least a basic understanding of trauma (i.e. you’ve attended an ACEs training). Perhaps you also have a trauma-treatment modality under your belt, and you would like some solid guidance in regards to how to incorporate this modality into a client’s treatment plan.


About the Speaker

Linda Thai, LMSW, ERYT-200, CLYL

Linda is a mental health clinician, storyteller, and educator who has had her own lived experiences of individual, collective, historical and cultural traumatization…and healing. She uses her background in trauma therapy, somatic therapies and yoga to guide others through steps that help you to recognize and safely release tension through resourcing the body. She believes in empowering others through education and skills, thereby igniting potential and fueling your innate desire to learn, to grow, to heal.

Linda is an adjunct faculty member in the Social Work Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and specializes in trauma-informed care and compassion fatigue resilience skills; Mental health clinician at ND Systems, specializing in somatic therapies and trauma therapy. She assists internationally renowned psychiatrist and trauma expert, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, with his private small group psychotherapy workshops aimed at healing attachment trauma. In her work at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, she is responsible for training clinicians in all departments, including psychology, nursing and medicine. She has a Master of Social Work with an emphasis on the neurobiology of attachment and trauma.


Workshop participants who opt to receive CE certification, please select the CEU option. This workshop fulfills requirement for 1.5 CE credits. CE sponsorship is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), credits are applicable to LCSW and transferrable to LCPC in Illinois. If you have a different licensure or are licensed outside of Illinois, please check with your licensure body before purchasing. 

Please note that we require your live attendance in order to issue CE certificates. If you are unable to attend live, please let us know at least 24 hours before the event.

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Cancellations made 24 hours or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made on the day of the event will not be refunded. Please email us at chicagominds@gmail.com to cancel your registration.

Registration for CEU

This workshop fulfills requirement for 1.5 CE credits. CE sponsorship is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), credits are applicable to LCSW and transferrable to LCPC in Illinois. If you have a different licensure or are licensed outside of Illinois, please check with your licensure body before purchasing. Please note that we require your live attendance in order to issue CE certificates. If you are unable to attend live, please let us know at least 24 hours before the event. Please enter your licensure information in the Google form provided in our follow up email to ensure prompt issue of CE certificates after the workshop.

Event Schedule Details

  • June 7, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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