When

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST
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Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST

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This is an online event. 
 

 
 

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Chris Greene 
Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers 
860-832-5562 
tsisupport@klingberg.com 
 

Virtual RC Basic - October 27-29, 2021 

The Risking Connection (RC) Basic training is an 18-hour foundational trauma training. It is a centerpiece of the Traumatic Stress Institute's Whole Systems Change Model to Trauma-Informed Care that organizations and service systems can adopt to implement and sustain trauma-informed care.

Training Description

When a child depends on an adult for nurturance, safety, and love, he or she should not be taking a risk.  When betrayed by abuse, however, future relationships involve taking great risks – risks of continued disappointment and loss, shame, and further abuse. 

Studies reveal that two-thirds of the US population have experienced at least one traumatic event or adverse experience in childhood. Children and adults in human service organizations and systems have often suffered multiple childhood traumas, sometimes being hurt by parents, other caretakers, and by the system itself.

These people become highly skilled at pushing away others via a wide range of challenging behaviors and symptoms that hurt themselves and others. Their perplexing symptoms can test the skills of even the most seasoned professional. 

Working with traumatized people also poses risks to professionals.  Opening our hearts means feeling their suffering and exposing ourselves to the darkest sides of humanity.  It means investing in people who often don’t want our help, who frequently return to abusive environments, or who are in and out of programs through “revolving doors.”  

In order to heal, traumatized people need to risk forming connections with caring professionals that are different (enough) from those of the past.  They need relationships that are RICH – Respectful, Informative, Connected, and Hopeful.  Forming such relationships is no easy task because of the extreme behaviors survivors display, the powerful feelings they evoke in us, and their ambivalence about getting close to us.

Risking Connection is a training program created to provide professionals serving trauma survivors with a philosophy and method for working with these challenging survivors.  The 3-Day Basic Training is adapted from the original curriculum, Risking Connection: A Training Curriculum for Working With Survivors of Childhood Abuse (Saakvitne, Gamble, Pearlman, & Lev, 2000).

Risking Connection is unique in that it maintains that respect for, and care of, BOTH the consumer and the professional are critical.  Therefore, it focuses on the impact of vicarious traumatization (VT) on the treater as well as the treater’s complex responses to working with trauma survivors. 

Each day of this active-learning course includes lively presentations, small and large group discussions, application exercises, and activities designed to address self-care and well-being of treaters.  All participants receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the training. 

Training Overview

 Day 1

  • The Lifelong Impact of Childhood Trauma
  • Traditional Model vs. Trauma-Informed Model
  • Working Within a Trauma Framework
  • Understanding Symptoms as Adaptations
  • How We Were Parented and How It Impacts Our Work
  • Introduction to Vicarious Traumatization

 Day 2

  • The Therapeutic Alliance: The Root of Healing
  • Managing Frame and Boundaries with Trauma Survivors
  • Strengthening Feelings Skills
  • Principles of Crisis Management
  • Responding to Crisis Behavior Before, During, and After the Crisis
  • Crisis Work and Vicarious Traumatization

Day 3

  • Understanding Our Strong Responses to Trauma Survivors
  • Implementing a Risking Connection Approach in Treatment Programs
  • Addressing and Transforming Vicarious Traumatization
  • Making Organizations Better Places to Do Trauma Work

Training Cost

Per Person Training Fee:  $480
Per Person Training Fee + Continuing Education Credits:  $520

Continuing Education Credits

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com.

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 for 18.75 CE credits

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. #* CE hours
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 18.75 clock hours. Live online

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. 18.75 clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.

IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782. 18.75 hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 18.75 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 18.75 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling..
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  18.75 hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. 18.75 contact hours. Live online.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 18.75 contact hours. Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 18.75 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 18.75 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. 18.75 contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for 18.75 CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 18.75 hours general. Expires 3/31/2021.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 18.75 CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for 18.75 contact hours

Dentists
CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874. 18.75 CE Hours.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Cancellation 

We will refund the registration fee minus a $30 processing fee for cancellations two weeks prior to the training.  No refunds will be made for cancellations inside two weeks. 

Space is limited to 40 registrants. The deadline for registration is the Friday prior to the week of the training.