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(NEW) Nurturing Resiliency After Trauma: A Client’s Past Does Not Define Their Future

November 14 Breakfast 8:15am-8:45am   Training 8:45am-4:00pm $169, 6 CEUs Presenter: Denise Tordella, MA, LPC Woodholme Country Club, 300 Woodholme Ave. Pikesville, MD 21208 United States + Google Map

“Everyone has a right to have a present and future that are not completely dominated and dictated by the past” – Karen Saakvitne

Resilience supports individuals in recovering from trauma. When stress, adversity or trauma strikes, people will experience anger, grief and pain and they find a way to keep functioning, both physically and psychologically, albeit many times in survival mode. Resilience isn’t about toughing it out, being stoic or going it alone. In fact, being able to reach out to others for support is a key component of being resilient.

This workshop will focus on teaching resiliency skills to support individuals recovering from trauma. Move clients from, “Why did this happen to me?” to “How can I handle this?’.

Learning Objectives

  • Increase client’s awareness of resiliency and strengths.
  • Discuss strategies to support clients in making meaning of traumatic life experiences.
  • Identify strategies to support clients in reframing traumatic events as opportunities for personal growth.
  • Increase skills in assessing for empowering characteristics and cognitions.
  • Identify the components of a plan to ask for help and support.
  • Teach clients strategies to uncover their potential for personal growth, positive change and connecting with their inner strengths.


8:45 – 10:30

  • Impact of Trauma on Client’s Resiliency/Definitions of Resiliency

10:30 – 10:45   BREAK

10:45 – 12:00

  • Coping Skills and Signs of Growth

12:00 – 1:00   LUNCH

1:00 – 2:30

  • Development of Resiliency Plan

2:30 – 2:40   BREAK

2:40 – 4:00

  • Identifying Barriers to Resilience and Strategies to Overcome Barriers, Questions, Closeout, Evaluations
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