Based on research following Hurricane Katrina as well as other traumatic world events, this training explores the phenomena of some trauma survivors who have achieved increased resilience, self-knowledge, contentment and strength as a result of their recovery journey.
Participants will review key studies on post-traumatic growth to better understand the factors that support optimal recovery and growth after trauma. Using examples and exercises, participants will explore healthy ways that survivors can respond to trauma to promote growth and development in their own lives.
- Describe the concept of post-traumatic growth including changes in cognition, behavior and self-experience commonly observed.
- Explain how the trauma recovery process and the post-traumatic growth process are interrelated.
- Provide psycho-education about post-traumatic growth without diminishing pain and suffering or challenges stemming from trauma.
- Explore strategies to promote post-traumatic growth and strengthen factors among those they are helping.
- Reflect on personal experiences to illustrate or exemplify the factors and changes associated with post-traumatic growth.
Member Fee: $135.60
Non-Member Fee: $169.50
GROUP DISCOUNT: Save 20% off REGULAR individual fee with group registration of 4 or more participants. Contact Angela, firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 889-5030 ext. 121.
Course Dates & Location
Monday, March 8th and Wednesday, March 10th, 2021.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST
This is a 6 hour training over two sessions using Zoom.
Erick Roat, MA, PhD
Erick Roat has worked in the helping professions for over 20 years in hospital and non-profit settings, and currently leads a large Crisis Response team in York Region. Erick has worked extensively with combat veterans, first responders, and those who have experienced childhood or relationship violence, and has developed and delivered programs focused on preventing violence and assisting people who have experienced violence to use their strengths to create safety and empowerment in their lives. Erick teaches at Seneca College and is active in providing training and education in a range of mental health and wellness areas to healthcare providers and the public, and incorporates interests in individual strengths, positive psychology, and trauma research in teaching and speaking.