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(NEW) Online Training – Master Class Case Consultations: Working with Traumatized Teens and Adults

June 13 Login to Zoom 8:30am ; Training 8:45am-4:15pm (EDT) $179, 6 CEUs Presenter: Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C DAPA Zoom.us, MD + Google Map

Working with clients who present with issues related to PTSD and Complex PTSD can be especially challenging, even for seasoned clinicians. Understanding the impact of poor attachment patterns, dysfunctional communication, affect dysregulation, and the subsequent coping strategies that clients must evolve to feel safe in the world is essential to strengths-based, trauma-informed assessment and treatment.  In this master class, clinicians will have the opportunity to process past and present cases that represent their own experiences and struggles as they relate to diagnosing and treating both adult and teen survivors of childhood abuse, trauma, or neglect.  Clinicians will have the opportunity to gain new perspectives and suggestions for treatment from both colleagues and the presenter who has been treating trauma for over 37 years. In addition to getting consultation and feedback about specific clients, participants will find that the suggestions offered to one therapist will have tremendous relevance and be applicable to their own cases as well.

Methodology:  Participants are encouraged to e-mail Lisa a brief summary of either a challenging case or specific questions that pertain, more broadly, to trauma treatment one week prior to the workshop, making sure to preserve the confidentiality of the client’s identity. We will then use these scenarios as the foundation for the workshop content. If a large number of therapists sign up for the workshop the presenter will crystallize the common themes and issues in their cases.

The Ferentz Institute, Inc. is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CEU approval for all trainings is also granted to Psychologists, LCPC’s and MFT’s and approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and the Board of Examiners for Psychologists in Maryland. Reciprocity has also been granted for clinicians in Washington, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, Massachusetts, and TexaS. The Institute also maintains full responsibility for all programming. If your state is not among this list, we encourage you to check with your state licensing board to see if they will grant reciprocity
The Institute maintains full responsibility for all programming. In order to provide Category 1 CEUs for all of our trainings, the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners requires online workshops to be live, interactive, and experienced in real time. Therefore, none of our trainings are recorded for later viewing.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the role that insecure attachment has in the client-therapist relationship.
  • Describe at least three common dysfunctional family-of-origin issues that lead to the symptomatology of PTSD and Complex PTSD in adulthood.
  • Identify and implement strategies designed to “work with” the “resistance” that therapists often encounter in treatment.
  • Identify and implement strategies designed to address issues of affect dysregulation in trauma survivors.
  • Increase the therapist’s ability to look at clients through a strengths-based lens.
  • Define the concept of “trauma-informed care” when treating cases involving PTSD


8:45am – 9:15 am

  • A brief overview of the challenges that are inherent in working with clients who present with the byproducts of Complex PTSD

9:15 – 10:00 am

  • Case presentations for consultation and processing

10:00 – 10:08 am            BREAK

10:08 – 11:00 am

  • Case presentations for consultation and processing

11:00 – 11:07 am              BREAK

11:07 – 12:00 pm

  • Continued discussion of cases

12:00 – 1:00 pm               LUNCH

1:00 – 2:00 pm

  • Continued discussion of cases

2:00 – 2:08 pm                BREAK

2:08 – 3:00 pm

  • Case presentations for consultation and processing

3:00 – 3:07 pm                 BREAK

3:07 – 4:15 pm

  • Case consultation and summary of salient treatment issues
"Lisa uses poignant terminology that translates into compassionate, transparent language that I can employ with my clients. She listens when her attendees asks questions, answers the questions fully, and provides invaluable insight into helping trauma survivors heal." ~ Caroline Fowler, LCSW-C

"I know that when I attend Lisa's trainings I will get timely and clear information, specific strategies I can use immediately, encouragement, support and validation. Lisa is a master at taking a lot of information from research, experts, and publications and distill it into concise, accessible and practical language. She absolutely and consistently models everything she teaches." ~ Laurey Richmond, LCPC

"Lisa's warmth, openness, and encouragement is always very grounding--reminds me why therapy is wonderful." ~ Keltie Hawkins, LCSW-C, LICSW

"I have never come away from a training with Lisa that didn't make me better therapist!" ~ Elyse Greenwald, MS,LCPC, NCC,NCCC

"What Lisa brings to the world of trauma therapy cannot be replicated." ~ Meredith Callis, LCPC