I just started and it is brilliant. I work with the Criminal Youth Justice System and the Dep. of Education and Child Dev. in Australia, so I work with a lot of social workers, caseworkers, and of course foster families, crisis management etc. I do not counsel just the youths, I actually am more on hand for the caseworkers, social workers, and all others who work in the industry if need be.
I have worked with children for over 20 years and always seen that it was more than just a diagnosis or medication that was helping these kids get better. Thanks to the Arizona Trauma Institute, I have added a lot more skills to my tool box as well as now being a CCTS-I. I have been able to help more families and focus more on the ACE's and trauma focused therapy to help the kids and their parents try and break the generation trauma that has always been a problem in our field. I love talking to the guardians in the assessment about "trauma 101" as I call it and seeing the lightbulb go on in their head as they realize this is them to a T and now they know how to help their own anxiety and trauma while reinforcing helping the kid and "co-regulating". I have heard so many families tell me that it is like they are hearing these things for the first time but it makes so much sense and has demystified the therapy process. I am also helping school principals implement breathing techniques and co-regulating with the teachers and students so they are no longer escalating the situation in the classroom.
The work you are doing here is amazing. I am glad you are making this knowledge and skill set available to the rest of the clinicians around the world.
Thank you again for the wonderful opportunity to participate. It was a wonderful experience. I learned so much!
The information that was given was not just beneficial to work with clients but it also profoundly changed my life.
I am a Somatic Trauma Counsellor and Bodywork therapist in the UK, your teachings have revolutionised the way I manage CPTSD and trauma recovering clients.
I feel that simply educating myself in this area was crucial for me to find my peace of mind. Thank you for sharing the knowledge that I perceive invaluable not only for my and my daughter's wellbeing (making me understand how to be a better parent), but also professionally (taking into account psychology-physiology association when looking at the data).
This revolutionized my practice. Thank you.