Here are my ideas so far. I envision this to be a four to six week program, 2 hours or so a week.
An Awesome Therapist in a Trauma-Informed Congregate Care Setting
The Role of the Therapist
Take away a screaming child and bring her back calm
Integration- Does not mean running to every restraint or crisis
Characteristics of a good therapist
Role with Family
Role with team
Where is the line of confidentiality?
Interactions with outside system
Need for support and use of supervision
Formulation, Treatment Planning and Treatment Themes
Skill of Formulation
Formulation guides treatment planning
Formulation- current case or examples
Using the Trauma Framework and Brain Science to Know What to Do
Using brain science to decide what stage child is in and vary interventions
Evaluate self capacities
Use crisis prevention plans
Doing Therapy- Ignoring the Push to Change
How trying to change the client prevents change
Do not talk to child about how his life would be better if he stopped doing these bad things
Explore, explore, explore
Involving team members
When Things Go Wrong
Lack of progress
Strengthening inner connection
Staying alive and hopeful in the work
Understanding and recognitionIndividual protection
I also hope that such a course for the therapists in an agency would strengthen bonds between them and increase their ability to support each other.
So, what do you think? Would this be helpful in your agency? Anything else you think I should add? I would certainly appreciate your ideas, just click “comment” below.