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Online Training – Nurturing Resiliency After Trauma: Your Past Does Not Define Your Future

April 30 Login to Zoom.com 8:30am ; Training 8:45am-4:00pm (EDT) $169, 6 CEUs Presenter: Denise Tordella, MA, LPC Zoom.us, MD + 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?’.

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, and Georgia. The Institute also 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.


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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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"Fantastic! I learned so much from this training that I will be able to implement into my daily practice!" ~Shelby M., LCSW-C

"Denise was very knowledgeable about resiliency and working with trauma informed care. Workshop I feel could have been stretched to two days to spend more time on interventions used with clients." ~Stephanie A., LCPC

"I really enjoyed and benefited from the training. The venue was great and the training was exceptional." ~Franklin B., LCADC