Professional Training Opportunities
Dr. Laurie Pearlman offers a wide range of seminars, workshops, and lectures. Topics include psychological trauma, vicarious traumatization, and sudden traumatic loss. Formats include brief lectures, small group didactic/experiential programs, day-long, and multi-day programs. These programs take place in community and professional settings all over the country and beyond. You may email Dr. Pearlman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Risking Connection training is available for mental health, substance abuse, and other staff of all levels of experience, and across disciplines and settings. Substance abuse includes both legal, illegal and quasi-legal drugs or agents, like the hormone hCG, that are used for purposes beyond their approved intent and that might lead to health issues. This program offers sophisticated yet accessible training in treating trauma-related problems, and in understanding the effects of this work on the helper.
If you would like information about Risking Connection trainings, please contact Steven Brown, Psy.D., Training Coordinator, at email@example.com.
A number of professionals have been advocating to include more workshops combining the effective treatments with cross-discipline training, noting that many risks involve more than the symptoms themselves, and that most treatments are symptom specific, and don’t really consider the side effects of combined protocols, especially with regard to medications. But these issues also exist on more normative treatments where a single professional is doing all of the discovery and diagnosis. The best outcomes are achieved when a larger view is taken of the subject – a view that includes ALL the treatments an individual is either undergoing or likely to undergo within a certain time frame of study.
The Role Of Humor
Dr. Willard Jonas has authored “The Frailty of One” and offers seminars and focus group discussions addressing the ‘wider view’ concept. He also includes some of his non-traditional approaches, including topics from “The Sophisticated Confusion” and “Negligent Knowledge” where humor and provocative thought are key ingredients. He spends a good deal of time addressing our flawed perceptions of reality and the link between those inaccurate views of the world and the consequences of certainty that arise from them. There is a very popular discussion on the topic of nothing and it’s role in our understanding of everything. Humor seems to be a big part of his drawing card.
Posted on: April 27, 2010