Tuesday, December 10, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 PM ET
Heather Davediuk Gingrich, Ph.D., is a counselor, scholar, teacher, and former missionary. She is professor of counseling at Denver Seminary and specializes in the treatment of complex trauma. Dr. Gingrich is the author of Restoring the Shattered Self, coauthor of Skills for Effective Counseling, and coeditor and contributor to Treating Trauma in Christian Counseling.
Complex trauma survivors (e.g., adult survivors of child abuse and intimate partner violence, torture, kidnapping, sex trafficking victims) present unique counseling challenges. In this Webinar, the following will be discussed: three-phased treatment, safety, therapeutic boundaries, symptom management, trauma processing, spiritual issues, and working with the local church. Special attention will be given to using clients’ dissociative abilities for symptom containment throughout the process.
- Be able to distinguish between PTSD and more complex trauma reactions
- Be able to clinically manage post-traumatic and dissociative symptoms, such as flashbacks, nightmares, terror, memory gaps, and physical pain
- Be able to identify common spiritual issues for survivors of complex trauma and learn how to utilize spiritual resources, church support, and lay helpers in the healing process