Online learning for Seeking Safety - Course #3
Course #3-- A Client's Story / Teaching Grounding
This is course #3 of the 6 courses of online learning available related to Seeking Safety. You can do as few or many of the 6 courses as you choose. If you would like to do all of the courses, go to that page. You will receive a certificate if you pass the course and you can also obtain continuing education units (CEUs) if desired. Course #3 has 1 CEU available. Please note: you will need to have or obtain DVD #3 to complete this online course; the DVD cost is not included in the course fee. DVD #3 has two parts; please watch both to complete the course. Also, read the practical details related to all of our online courses.
Practical information. This course provides a set of questions that relate to different parts of the DVD, along with "Why is this important" and "Practical Tips" related to the questions. The goal is to help provide educational content that helps to engage you in the content of this DVD. Please note we will email you a login and password within 3 business days. You'll have 1 year from the date we email you the login to complete the course. Be sure to check your spam folder if you don't receive the login. Contact us if needed. Please remember that you cannot share any of these items with anyone else.
Summary of part 1
Part 1 - A Client's Story (20 minute segment)
In A Client's Story, a man describes the impact of sexual assault and substance abuse, and his attempts to obtain treatment. He explores how he developed problems with substances in relation to his traumas, and also how he recovered. He identifies specific aspects of treatment that were most and least helpful.
Objectives for part 1
1. To create empathy for how substance abuse may develop in relation to trauma.
2. To identify treatment strategies that can help clients who have trauma and substance abuse problems.
3. To recognize that recovery from trauma and substance abuse is possible.
Part 2-- Example of Teaching Grounding to a Client (16 minutes video plus read the Grounding Script in the Seeking Safety book, pages 130-131; if you cannot access these pages, you can email us to obtain it)
Summary of part 2
This is a demonstration how the skill of "grounding" is taught, using the Seeking Safety manual. Grounding is designed to help clients calm any negative emotions and impulses. A 16-minute example is provided in which the grounding script from the manual is used to with a real client. Three types of grounding are demonstrated: mental, physical, and soothing. The client rates his feelings before and after the script, to evaluate whether grounding works for him. He also provides feedback about the grounding.
Objectives for part 2
1. To learn how to teach the skill of "grounding" to help clients calm negative feelings and impulses.
2. To observe how a client responds to grounding.
3. To identify three different types of grounding (mental, physical, soothing).
Handy tip. This course will suggest specific timepoints for you to pause to answer the questions. If your computer or DVD player does not have a time counter, use a free online stopwatch timer such as www.timeanddate.com/stopwatch/
When you pass a course you can print your certificate of completion, If you ordered CEU's please send us the certificates and we will issue the CEU's within 7-10 business days via email; the non-CEU version the certificate will just state that you completed the course.Please note the following timing:
You will have one year from the date you receive your login from us to access and complete the course(s). After that, you will not be registered and would need to order them again. You will be able to print your certificate for any course you pass. Please print it within one week as you will no longer be registered for the course after that. Also we will retain your certificate for one year, but be sure to retain it on your end as well.
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