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Event date: 3/31/2023 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Export event
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Reconnecting Hope to Trauma Treatment and Suicide Prevention

Pamela King, LMFT

When: March 31st from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Event is offered virtually by zoom and in-person in Logan, UT

6 CEUs including 2 suicide prevention 

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This full day interactive workshop will address trauma recovery, hope, and resilience. Clients have ways they are already coping and useful personal strengths. Capitalizing on client resources contributes to effective, respectful treatment. Participants will leave with practical, solution-focused strategies for managing flashbacks, triggers, and post-trauma responses. In addition to the difficult realities our clients may be facing, we must steadfastly remember that they also have ways they are coping, strengths that are useful, and hobbies through which they may experience relief. Learning about our whole client allows us to identify and utilize strengths we might not otherwise know about.



9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Suicide Prevention -Reasons for Living discussion and exercise
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Reconnecting competency and strengths to trauma therapy Discussion, video,
10:30 AM - 10:45AM: Break
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM: Practice skills in breakout groups
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Managing triggers and flashbacks / Reclaiming the senses in trauma treatment
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Suicide Prevention -video, examples and resource sharing
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM: Language of hope, examples/explanation, exercise, practice skills
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Break
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Scaling and other intervention tools, demonstration, practice
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Resource sharing, questions


Pamela King, LMFT is an enthusiastic and experienced solution focused practitioner, international speaker, author, and trainer. Pam has worked in domestic violence treatment programs, public schools, community health, as adjunct university faculty, and in private practice. She has specialized expertise in trauma treatment, family violence, and play therapy. Known for her engaging teaching style, Pam applies the principles of improvisation to develop flexibility, confidence, and spontaneity with clients and workshop participants. Pam is the author of Tools for Effective Therapy with Children and Families: A Solution-Focused Approach, as well as articles and chapters in other publications. She is also a recipient of the Steve de Shazer Memorial Award for Innovations in Solution Focused Brief Therapy.


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