Working With Trauma Resources

There are multiple EBPs providers can employ when trauma is the target of treatment. Below you'll find videos that demonstrate strategies that can be used to introduce EBPs to clients as well as interventions that can be used to identify an index trauma for clients with a history of multiple traumas. In addition, you will find links to other resources that will help you to keep your EBP skills sharp.

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Resources

Introducing a Patient to PE and CPT (short)
Presenting a balanced description of each treatment will help your client  to make an informed decision that aligns with their unique goals and preferences for treatment.  This videos is an example of an abbreviated discussion that may occur at the end of a treatment planning session.  

Presenting a balanced description of each treatment will help your client  to make an informed decision that aligns with their unique goals and preferences for treatment. This video provides an example of concise descriptions of the rationale, main interventions, and key differences between CPT and PE.

CPT: Identifying the Index Trauma
By asking specific questions and providing a careful explanation of the rationale behind this approach, the therapist works with the client to determine which trauma is most likely causing the majority of symptoms.

In this case, the therapist must help the client sort out one event from among many which seem similar and equally distressing.

PE: Identifying the Index Trauma and Presenting the Rationale for Treatment
This video demonstrates the rationale for treatment presented in session 1 followed by identification of the index trauma during the trauma discussion.

Reconceptualizing Resilience and Growth in the Wake of Trauma
This presentation invites the audience to consider alternative ways to conceptualize the constructions of post-traumatic growth and resilience following trauma. 

Blog: What Defines Competency for Trauma-Related Mental Health Services?
Dr. Tim Rogers reviews the 2014 article by Cook and Newman which attempts to provide a comprehensive model of "Trauma-focused, empirically informed competencies".

PE Session Notes
PE Session Notes are quick, just-in-time review of the major segments of each session of PE. New PE therapists may find it helpful to review just before seeing a client the first few times they do a particular PE session.

PE Metaphor Bank
A listing of useful metaphors provider can use while working with their clients, categorized by both session and topic.

Blog: The Importance of Provider Sustainment, Self-Care and the Avoidance of Compassion Fatigue
Dr. Diana Sermanian reviews an article on the subject and offers some tips on how providers can take care of themselves and avoid "burn-out".

Blog: Back in the PE Therapist Seat
Dr. Paula Domenici discusses her experiences with returning to the role of PE therapist.