Training Location: Zoom Meeting
Webcam and audio are required for participation.
Trainer: Summer Krause, LPC, CADCIII
The goal of this training is to describe Seeking Safety, an evidence-based model for the treatment of individuals who have experienced trauma and/or substance use disorders (may be one or the other, not necessary both). Seeking Safety teaches present-focused coping skills to help clients attain safety in their lives. It is highly flexible and can be conducted in any setting by a wide range of clinicians and peers. There are 25 treatment topics, each representing a safe coping skill relevant to both trauma and/or substance use, such as “Asking for Help”, “Creating Meaning”, “Compassion”, and “Healing from Anger”. Topics can be completed in any order and the treatment may continue for a few, or as many, sessions as time allows. Seeking Safety strives to increase hope through emphasis on ideals; it offers exercises, emotionally-evocative language, and quotations to engage patients; attends to clinician processes; and provides concrete strategies to build recovery skills. In this training we cover (a) background on trauma and substance use (rates, presentation, models and stages of treatment, clinical challenges); and (b) overview of Seeking Safety including evidence-base; and (c) clinical implementation with specific populations. Assessment tools and national resources are also described.
This virtual training provides 6 hours of Continuing Education Credits for the following licenses: Psychologist, Professional Counselor, Psychological Associate, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapist, Chemical Dependency Counselor, Peer Specialist, and Supported Employment Specialist. Upon successful completion of this virtual training, you will earn a certificate of completion and (if applicable) continuing education credit.