TRAUMAPRO
The newsletter of the
International Association of Trauma Professionals, IATP, LLC

Mike Dubi, Editor
Chelsea Powell, Associate Editor
 
February 2015
In This Issue
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Anger Management Treatment Provider (AMTP) online training and webinar
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Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CTP, CCTP) online training and webinar
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The Most Recently Certified Professionals 

 

Gena Abel

Amanda Abou-Zaki

Lizabeth B. Abramovich

Dalia Adeina

Alestin Ajlouny

Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith

Amanda Aliff

Tari A. Allan

Arthur Allen

Jennifer Alvarez

Brian Andersen

Christine Andrews

Nina Angelis

Connell Anthony

Candice Arnold

Jalmeen Arora

Audrey S. Autrey

Nichole K. Ayres

Frances Bailey

Robert Bakko

Kristy Bazzanella

Jessie Beliard

Dorthea L. Bennett

Emily Berenback

Barbara Ann Bertch

Kathi Bivens

Cynthia Blake

Taryn Blaustein

Megan Blink

Victoria F. Blum

Barbara Bogorad

Jennifer Bonalumi

Hannah Bondy

Gail M. Bottomley

Robert Wade Brandimore

Robert D. Braun

Hannah Brody

Troy L. Brooks

Angelica Clark Brown

Carole Brown

Amy Buehrer

Leslie Burpee

Debbie Burroughs

Gaynor Butler

Dawn Byrd, Psy.D.

Diana Canfield

Kellye Carman

Debra Carter

Amanda Cera

Carol Challenger, Ph.D.

Sarah Cherwien

Joy Chuba

Ryan Chukuske

Marianne Ciardullo

Deanna Clapsaddle

Carter J. Cloyd

Nathan Cobb

Yvonne Cochran

Dianne Cohen

Stephanie M. Colace

Crystal Collins

Pam Conley

Jennifer Connors

Krista Abbott Conway

Tina Cooke

Linda Corbett-Malinak

Jamie Covington

Solee R. Cowley

Shawn Marie Cox

Shawn Marie Cox

Emily Creasman

Debra Creeger

B. Susan Crowe

George Cuesta

Alyson Curry

Carolyn Rich Curtis

Stephanie Dailey

Colleen Daniel

Jo Davis

Patricia Davis-Salyer

Kenya Dawson

Andrew De Mers

Cassandra Deal

Patricia Dean

Chylae M. Dexter

Marie Dezelic

Marge Di Stasio

Marcia Diane

Leyla Dim

Renee Drehmer

Becky Drews

Baila Drucker

Teresa M. Dunbar, Ph.D.

Lisa Eley

Johnathan Elliott

Dawn Elworthy-Aicardi

Judy A. Enos

Joseph Erickson

Amanda Evans

Bernadette Evans

Pamela Eveland

Kristin Exton

Susan Exworthy

Tammy Fait

Zoey Faught

Lindy Feogenbaum

Marisa Fialho

Jacqueline Ficke Cleere

Channing Fisher

Angelica M. Flanagin

Tasha Florio

Tasha Florio

Karen Forbes, Psy.D.

Bart Fowler, Psy.D.

Elana Friedman

Linda Fuhrer-Moore

Daniel Garner

Sherita Gatewood

Jennifer Kockritz Gayoso

George Gazella Jr.

Kenneth R. Geans

Amanda Gerber

Charisse Gibert

Pamela A. Gibson-Jones

Megan Giesen

Sheila Gingerich

Carissa Gluth

Jomie Goerge

Peter Goldberg

Barbara M. Goldberg

Luz Gonzalez

Samantha Goodman

Revital Goodman

Sigal Govrin

Terrie Graham

Claire Grainger-Valvano

Helen Green

Gail Grenzig

Natalie Griffith

Sheila Guinther

Breck Guise

Cecelia A. Guyette

Elke Hannel

Trent Hansen

Stacy Hardwick

Jeanace Harper

Warren E. Harper

Rebecca Karr Harrison

Kyra Hazilla

Mary Ann Hea

Jennifer Hedrick

Lynn Heeren

Lara Helmus

Kanika Henry

Lynette Heppner

Amanda Hess

Claudia Hirsemann

Ambre Hriso

Georgette G. Hughes

Carol L. Hunt

Rose H. Hurst

Antonia Iannucci

Puja Jaitly

Arnold James, Ph.D.

Ivy Jeffries

John Jewett

April Johnson

Jody Johnson

Rosalyn I. Johnson

Elise Johnson

Terrie Johnson

Lydia Jones

Laura L. Jones

Michelle D. Joseph

Nikki Julian

Brittany Kaiser

Andrea Keith

Michelle Kellerman

Meredith Kellman

Michaela Kelly

Judith T. Kettner

Sola Kippers

Beverly  Kline-Lash

Julia Knach

Georgeann Knier

Philip Knier

Jennifer Korn

Kathryn Krane

Lisa Ladendorff

Douglas Layer

Barbara R. Lester

Danielle Lidke-Prow

Laurette Lipman

Susan Littlejohn

Gregory Lobb

Michelle Lynn Lombardo

Tamela Long

Janine Long

Tania Lopez-Cepero

Carolyn Lutcher

Jemour Maddux

Betty Madesn

Ronda L. Mancini, Psy.D.

Catherine Marino, Psy.D.

Janely Marquez-Irias

Felice Martin

Diana Martorana

Akemi T. Matsuoka

Melissa Mayer

Melanie McCoy

Cynthia McCullough

Tom McCullough

Tara McDaniel

Fabrienne McDowell

Christie McEwan

Julie A. McKelvie

Cindy McNitt

Julianne Meagher

Heidi Meck, Ph.D.

Edward Melton

Jeanne Malmgren Melvin

Winnifred E. Mendivil

Teresa Mendoza

Gwynn Meredith

Kala Michels

Julie Miller

Deborah Milligan

Jill Mitchell

Norman E. Mitchell, Jr.

Jessica Mix

Cynthia Mlinar

Jamie Moreland

Mia Morrison

Ruth Morrow

Victoria Mourning

Christopher Moynihan

Sara Muchnik

Chris Mundy

Ellen M. Neal

Shelly Nelson

Suzan Nesbitt

Danielle Newman

Sharon Newsome

Monica Ng

Alyssa Nickell

Kaitlyn Nugent

Joan O'Connor

Margaret A. O'Connor

Elizabeth Oldham

Mary Oliver

Lottie Olson-Davidson, Ph.D.

Amy Orlovich

Renee Otto-Berglund

Jill S. Pargament

Clay Peters II

Rachael Peterson

Michael Phillips

Kathleen Pignataro

Matthew Polacheck

Rita M. Porter

Catherine C. Powers

Annise Prewitt

Shendi Ramli-Hernandez

Kaka Ray

Steven Rego

Lindsey Reichelt

Lisa Reidsema

Kathleen Rentschler

Maria Restrepo

Keith Rieder

Joseph Roberts

Elizabeth Robles

Tia Rodriguez

Sharon Rothman

Ann Colberson Schiebert

Jamie Sue Schmidt

Jennifer Schmudlach

Trisa Scott

Chloe A. Selina

Debra Semerau

Kathy Sexton

Norman Shewman

Jeffrey Sigado

Angela Simmons

Randy Simon

Karen Simpson

Shannon B. Sims

Shawn Sindlinger

James Slattery

Deborah Smith

Catherine Smith

Deborah L. Smith

Kristin Smith

Stacey Solakian, Ph.D.

Robert Sperring

Christine Spuhler

John Stamplfi

Nicholas M Stanco

Mary Stephens

Janine M. Stoffey

Kristy Stoller

Charles Stolzenbach

Faith Storms

John Stringer

Rukka Suzuki

Marianne Sylvain

Jennifer Tangeman

Shuwanna Teague-Redferrin

Kenny Tello

Debbra Tessmer-Wagner

Linda Thompson

Suzanne Thornberry

Pamela Tibbs

Svetlana Tikhonova

Joshua K. Ulrich

Ryan Vaglio

Jan Van Choff

Kaela Vance

Amy Vanden Heuvel

Joyce Mickey Villalobos

Tracy Waite

Julie Walden

Sandra Waldron

Debra K. Walker

Lloyd Walters

Violka Wanie

Melanie Watson

Wesley D. Weeks

Diane Welbel

Patricia Wells

Ashley Wierzbicki

Tracy Wiese

Marlene Woertz

Gregory Wright

Mala Xiong

Jeffrey Young

Cora Zambito

 

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Greetings!
It is our passion at IATP to provide the highest quality professional training. Clinicians are becoming more aware of the need to expand their understanding of trauma, as well as the need for updating their clinical skills. Our goal is to be on the cutting edge of trauma training. In keeping with this goal, in addition to core trainings, IATP will be offering several new trainings in 2015.

 

CORE TRAINING

In March, we will be offering online and webinar Clinical Trauma Professional, Anger Management and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Training. And in July, we'll be presenting the 24 - week - long Certi-fied Expert Trauma Professional training.

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NEW!!

Beginning in April we will offer a 6-week training for certification as a Gambling Addiction Profes-sional. And, in the summer we will be offering training for certification in Child and Adol-escent Trauma and a live training/workshop entitled Treating Trauma with Power Therapies.

 

In order for us to deliver the highest level of trauma training, we welcome your feedback and suggestions and will incorporate any that help us maintain IATP's well-earned reputation of excellence in trauma training. 

 

Mike Dubi, President

 

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Africa & The Sanative Professional

Eric Gentry


san·a·tive adjective \ˈsa-nə-tiv\ Definition of SANATIVE: having the power to cure or heal: curative, restorative

J. Eric Gentry presenting to Faith Leaders in Mombasa, Kenya in 2014

 

      In early 2014 several of us began work on a certification curriculum to train non-clinical professionals and volunteers to help survivors of trauma in their recovery process.  We envisioned the importance of this as two-fold.  For North America, we believe that by helping non-clinical professionals-such as case managers, faith leaders, law enforcement personnel, nursing assistants, etc.-to more effectively assist and participate in multidisciplinary treatment teams, will significantly improve care for these trauma survivors and their families.  Internationally, there are very few places that enjoy the mental health infrastructure that we have in the US and Canada.  In developing and underdeveloped countries, these non-clinical professionals provide most of the services these survivors of trauma receive.  Most of these professionals and volunteers are underprepared and ill-equipped to confront the ongoing horrors of trauma.  The demand that these sentient professionals feel to alleviate suffering, coupled with their never having received any training in the understanding or treatment of traumatic stress, leaves many of them bewildered, fatigued and burnt out.  We are endeavoring to change that.

 

     Dave Forestier (Recovery Coach and owner of O2 Recovery Service); Rev. Laurie Kraus, D.Min. (Coordinator of Presbyterian Disaster Services); Robert Rhoton, Psy.D.; Andi Fetzer, M.A. (owner and clinician at Arizona Trauma Institute); and J. Eric Gentry, Ph.D. (Vice President of IATP), formed a committee that has been working on this initiative over the past year.  The training is a comprehensive emersion into trauma recovery coaching and resilience.  The first two days focus upon unders-tanding and delivering trauma-informed care.  The second two days are focused upon teaching participants skills for helping survivors continue their process of recovery without delving into trau-ma memories.  We have hybridized the IATP Struc-ture for Trauma Empowerment and Resiliency-a model to help clinicians more effectively manage and execute the treatment process with their clients-into a non-clinical model that activates and utilizes the "active ingredients" of all effective trauma treatments in a coaching process instead of therapy

 

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Uncontrollable Belching

Lisa Gussin  

 

     From my office I could hear the guttural belching sounds come from my waiting room every couple of seco-nds.  It sounded as if someone was dry-hea-ving.  It was already a long day, and I dreaded what I was about to have to deal with.  I called the new client back, who was accompanied by his wife.  The client, Ron, is a 58-year-old white male, who, as he explained through belches, has been experiencing these deep, retching burps for the past three years.  He continued to explain that they are constant, but slow down a bit when he lies down.  When asked if he sleeps, Ron reported that he has learned to doze off for no more than an hour at a time and his wife, Sue, stated that even when he sleeps the belching continues. 

     I continued with a lengthy medical history including both physical and mental health in my assessment.  Ron stated that he had undergone a partial colectomy a little over three years prior to his first visit.  The belching had begun soon thereafter. Immediately I thought this had to be linked to a physical health issue.  However, Ron assured me that he had seen numerous gastroenterologists and neurologists, and none of them could figure out what the cause of his symptoms was.  I referred Ron to the A.R.N.P. affiliated with the organization which I was working through.  Ron did have a history of anxiety, and in the past he had success with the use of Xanax, a benzodiazepine.  My initial goal was to get him prescribed this medication to help obtain some more significant sleep.  It would be approximately three weeks before Ron had his appointment, so in the meantime we attempted sessions of talk therapy, which resulted in  case management due to the severity of Ron's issue.  I also referred him to a physician who practiced medicine, as well as hypnotherapy, in order to get another set of eyes on the problem.

 

During my third session with Ron and his wife, he began showing signs of hopelessness.  I asked Ron if he would be willing to make a video explaining his condition and put it on You Tube and entitle it "medical mystery".  I was desperate at this time, as I felt this was way beyond my scope of expertise and that perhaps someone from the global medical community would see the video and know how to treat this client.  Ron had the video up within days and within a week the video went viral with almost 1 million views.  One of those viewers happened to be Howard Stern, who subsequently invited Ron onto his show twice.  From that exposure Ron was able to be seen by a loyal Stern follower who was also a neurologist in Port Charlotte, Florida.  Since this client had no health insurance (he is a veteran whose benefits only kick in when he turns 60 years old), and he had been out of work for the past three years due to his condition, the neurologist was willing to see him for free. 

 

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The Case of Rand:  

An edited transcript

Monica Dahl 

 

The interview is an edited transcript from an ad lib, two year post training follow up with Rand., one of my clients.  The Neurofeedback training was initiated with a target of PTSD symptom reduction / elimination, the other issues of relevance to Rand (high functioning autism and musical expression) are omitted from this transcript.

 

The Case of Rand is presented more fully in a chapter of an academic Neurofeedback book edited by Hanno Kirk, and scheduled for release in spring of 2015.

 

M: . . . (S)omething changed your mind . . . when you decided you wanted to use Neurofeedback for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Reduction.

R:  Yeah, I saw Andy.  He was a changed man.

M:  In what way?

R:  He wasn't angry all the time. He didn't lose his temper immediately, all the time.

M:  What was of interest to you about that?

R:  He had a sense of humor.  I never knew he had a sense of humor because he was angry all the time. . . . He's a fairly funny guy.

M:  And so for yourself, what was it that caused you to come and confront me about, "What did you do to that guy?"

R:  Well because I knew what . . . I could tell what he was going through before, because I was going through it too.

M:  Like?

R:  Like . . . when he stopped doing it, I went, "That's possible?"

M:  Which particular aspects of your behavior were bothersome to you?

R:  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder where I had the incident from my youth, and I'm still suffering from it thirty years later because I had to dream about it every month of my life. I would use the telephone, and have that dream three nights in a row, and wake up.  It would wake me up three nights in a row, it's really hard to get stuff done in your life.

M:  What did, what was  the first thing you noticed was changing in your life from using Neurofeedback, and I know that was some years ago, but in retroflect, what do you recall now?

 R:  It was subtle and profound.

M:  In what ways?

R:  Ah . . . the anger falls away, it doesn't just stop, it falls away.  You find, you remember that day in the kitchen, where I said, "Monica, you seem upset."   Because that was like the first time in a long time, where somebody got upset around me, and I didn't get upset also.  You know what I mean?  I didn't . . . ok you're angry, I get that, but it doesn't mean I'm angry.  I'm in my own little place, in my own, secure in my own little self, quietly confident.  Quietly confident.

M:  That's what you said after the alpha/theta training, "Quietly confident."

R:  I feel like I've got some momentum.

M:  Now you didn't have a total reduction in alcohol use, but you did have a reduction in alcohol consumption.  Can you tell me what that is like, or has been like in your life?


 

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New Certification Training in Gambling Addiction

 

Damon Dye, Ed.D., is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Supervisor, a National Certified Gam-bling Counselor/Supervisor, a Florida Certified Gam-bling Addiction Counselor and a National Board Approved Clinical Cons-ultant. Dr. Dye has training in Clinical Hypnosis, Adv-anced Clinical Hypnosis, Rapid Trauma Resolution, and the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy. He is currently certified in Clinical Brainspotting (BSP), and Advanced Brainspotting with Attachment, Complex PTSD, and Dissociation. Damon is the author of Know When to Hold 'Em.

 

Problem gambling is a traumatic addiction that has a significant impact beyond the gambler. Problem gam-bling is rapid in its onset and devastating in its impact. Beyond the finan-cial ruin, it creates dece-ption, loss of security, and perceived hopelessness.  Fa-mily members experience loss of trust in self and others and may also present emotional disengagement and longstanding hypervigilance which can lead to disconnect in current and future relationships. Disordered Gambling initiates common chain reactions that result in depression, anxiety, divorce, and ultimately longstanding traumatic stress for the loved one. The symptoms suffered by the spouse require specialized treatment attention and effective communication environments. The couple typically has a difficult time managing their traumatic sym-ptoms within the interpersonal context and are there-fore unable to adequately provide emotional support for themselves, their family, and their relationship. Dr. Dye will share research and treatment adjust-ments that create healing environments and rebuild attachment through emotional safety and empathic communication.


 
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