When

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM EDT
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Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 6:00 PM EDT

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This is an online event. 
 

 
 

Contact

Samm Winebrenner 
Traumatic Stress Institute 
860-832-5523 
samantha.winebrenner@klingberg.com 
 

Virtual RC Basic - October 25-27,2022 

The Risking Connection (RC) Basic training is an 18-hour foundational trauma training. It is a centerpiece of the Traumatic Stress Institute's Whole System 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 (with or without CE Credits):  $480

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.

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

This event is eligible for 18.75 CE Credits.

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 for 18.5 CE Credits.

Psychologists
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. 
Many Other State boards of psychology accept continuing education courses approved by other state licensing boards of psychology. Check with your state board to obtain more information about eligibility.

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.

Social Workers
An application has been made for consideration of approval for Clinical practice CE credits. 
(NJ SW: ASWB ACE individual course approval meets the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners' requirements for individual course approval pursuant to NJ Code 13:44G-6.4316.)
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782. 
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.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, #RCST110701.
Many Other State boards of social work or composite state boards of social work, professional counseling, and marriage and family therapists accept continuing education courses approved by other state licensing boards of same or related license type. Check with your state board to obtain more information about eligibility.

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.
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.
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.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151.
Many Other State boards of professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, or composite state boards of social work, professional counseling, and marriage and family therapists accept continuing education courses approved by other state licensing boards of same or related license type. Check with your state board to obtain more information about eligibility.

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.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222. 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. Expires 3/31/2022.  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.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224.