When the Therapist Gets Triggered

with Semra Kecelioglu, LCSW

Saturday February 11, 2017

9:30-12:30  (2.5 hrs of CE)

UNC School of Social Work

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Trauma work can be challenging for therapists, especially when it triggers their own fears. This resilience-building workshop will first familiarize participants with The Comprehensive Resource Model used in treating complex PTSD and other psychiatric disorders. It will then give participants tools and resources, as well as practice time to prepare them for the inevitable personal challenging moments in trauma work.

Through interactive exercises, participants will acquire resourcing techniques by learning how to:

 Tune into their triggers and develop a more acute awareness of what activates their flight, fright, or freeze reflex

 Use specific eye positions to anchor resource states into their neurophysiology when they are at risk of being triggered

 Ground themselves and get back on track within the therapeutic session when they find themselves triggered, through strategies such as breathing exercises, nurturing internal parts, and somatic mindfulness

 Identify personal/clinical strengths and challenges in the realm of  attunement to self and client.

Semra is an LCSW who has been in practice for over 30 years in NY where she has worked in various treatment settings including schools and several group practices. She has recently relocated to Durham, NC where she maintains a private practice. Several areas of her expertise are in EMDR,  treatment of dissociation of children, adolescents and adults, and utilization of the Comprehensive Resource Model for healing complex trauma. Semra is committed to the sacred and lifelong journey of healing body, mind and soul in herself and others.

“As a dedicated clinician Semra stays abreast of new developments in the mental health profession and channels her energy in a manner that heals with compassion, skill, and  creativity. She is an inspiring presenter who teaches theory and technique with clarity and passion.” -Susan Thomas, LCSW