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Posttraumatic Growth

Posttraumatic Growth


Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
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From: September 19, 2019 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Ann Marie Roepke, PhD

Details: Adversity can lead to great suffering and also, in some situations, to positive transformation: Posttraumatic growth (PTG) refers to the positive psychological changes that can emerge as a result of struggling with adversity and trauma. These positive changes are different than the absence of, or recovery from, posttraumatic stress disorder. In recent years there have been great efforts to better understand and foster PTG in individuals who have experienced trauma and loss. In this half-day training, participants will learn a research-informed perspective on what PTG is and how we might be able to support its development in the clients we serve in clinical practice. Training participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential learning activities designed to offer a richer understanding of the phenomenon of posttraumatic growth. Please note that this educational training is designed for counselors, therapists, and other professionals working in similar therapeutic/helping roles.

Objectives: 1. Define posttraumatic growth and differentiate it from resilience and recovery from PTSD 2. Explain 5 common types of posttraumatic growth 3. Describe 3 factors that make posttraumatic growth more likely to occur 4. Explain the risks and benefits of trying to foster posttraumatic growth in clinical practice

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.