The Betrayal Tap: Understanding and Treating Betrayal Trauma

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Date Sep 16, 2014
Time 12:00 PM EDT
Cost $49.00
Are your clients trapped by their feelings of betrayal? Help them safely process these feelings so that they can complete the healing process.

Full Description:
One type of complicated mourning that is often overlooked or given very little attention is betrayal trauma (BT), despite the fact that in the majority of cases it is the primary issue keeping people stuck in the healing process.  Betrayal trauma can occur within numerous contexts, including treatment of an abuse victim by family or professionals, the inability of someone to let go of an affair, or the impotent rage of trying to deal with systems seemingly ill-equipped to help.
This webinar differentiates situations in which BT is either the primary or secondary trauma. Participants will discover the importance of timing in addressing the issue of BT, and of distinguishing it from other thought disorders. Ms. Bradley-Ball will share proven therapeutic approaches that assist clients in safely processing BT.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Contrast trauma, betrayal trauma (BT), bereavement, and complicated grief
Determine the appropriate timing of addressing BT in contrast to other forms of complicated grief
Identify assessment tools to utilize in diagnosing BT
Assess the impact of betrayal of self, betrayal of judgment,  and betrayal of the body in sexual trauma survivors
Decide which treatment modalities for BT work best for each specific client or family system

Your Presenter:
MELISSA (MISSY) BRADLEY-BALL, MS, NCC, BCETS, FAAETS, is a nationally recognized clinical educator, corporate consultant, and author with over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist providing individual, group, and family therapy. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Education and Master of Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Her extensive EMDR training (Level I, II, and specialized protocols) helped her become a trailblazer in the field of sexual trauma through a Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth model and she often trains personnel at medical/mental health agencies, universities, school systems, and other facilities. An in-demand Child Sexual Abuse Investigator and expert court witness, Mrs. Bradley-Ball has conducted seminars for more than 100,000 medical, behavioral health, law enforcement, educators, clergy, and military personnel, as well as members of the public throughout the U.S. and Canada. She was a primary speaker for the first National Conference on Post-Traumatic Growth in 2011.

Her frequent keynote addresses at regional and national conferences—as well as television and radio news broadcasts—have won her the Scripps Howard Award for Broadcasting Excellence, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and numerous other accolades. She is currently working on a PBS special about the heroic journey of children healing from divorce.

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Case Managers, Pastoral Counselors, Educators


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