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Risk Management with Trauma Survivors – the Risks Attendant to the Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD

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CE Credits: 5 Credits
Length: 5 Hours
Level: Introductory
CE Eligibility: APA, ASWB, ANCC, NBCC, NAADAC, CPA
Training Style: Video
Category: Trauma
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
This is a 5-hour presentation designed to assist clinicians with the identification and management of the risks attendant to the diagnosis and treatment of the posttraumatic and dissociative disorders. The program begins with a review of the symptomatology of Acute Stress Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, the Dissociative Disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder. We then turn to a discussion of the role of shame in the formation, management and treatment of these disorders, followed by a discussion of the attendant risk categories, with recommendations for high quality and safe treatment approaches as well as vulnerability and care for treating clinicians.
Trainer Biography
Steven Frankel PhD, JD, ABPP (Clinical and Forensic), is founding President and Curriculum Director of the Steve Frankel Group (SFG). He is a Clinical Psychologist (PSY3354) and an Attorney at Law (SBN192014), and is a Diplomate in both Clinical and Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He earned his PhD at Indiana University, and interned at the Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University. He then joined the full-time faculty of the University of Southern California, where he served for eleven years, including five years as the Chair of Clinical Psychology (Director of Clinical Training). Although he is no longer full-time, he remains a Clinical Professor of Psychology at USC.
After leaving full-time university service, Dr. Frankel entered clinical practice, with both in- and outpatient responsibilities. Beginning in 1980, his psychology practice focused increasingly on the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic and dissociative disorders. He began consulting relationships with trauma treatment programs of private psychiatric hospitals in 1990. In 1993, he joined with Walter and Linda Young in the opening of a unit for the treatment of traumatic and dissociative disorders at Del Amo Hospital in Torrance, CA and remained a consultant to the program until July of 2000. An ISSD member since 1990 and Fellow since 1998, he was elected President of the ISSD for 2001-02.
Dr. Frankel began the practice of law upon graduation from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law. His legal practice is in health and administrative law. He represents healthcare professionals in their dealings with agencies like licensing boards and Medicare, as well as with their miscellaneous worries.
Dr. Frankel has always been committed to teaching, and has published over 50 articles and book chapters. He received the USC Award for Teaching Excellence early in his academic career. He was similarly honored by his state professional society some years later. He has continued to serve his teaching muse ever since. He has spoken at local, national and international conferences on trauma and dissociation and his full-day continuing education curriculum in law and ethics for mental health professionals (over 50 workshops/year) has earned him his latest Outstanding Teacher Award. An Adjunct Professor of Law at Golden Gate University School of Law, he has taught courses on healthcare policy, mental disorders and the law and regulation of healthcare practice.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • To list at least six categories of risk with trauma survivors
  • Describe “shame” and distinguish it from other emotional states
  • Describe “traumatic transference.”
  • Describe “traumatic counter transference”
  • Describe two elements of clinician self-care

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