Establishing the Healing Alliances: Treating Couples and Families Impacted by Sexual Trauma

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Date Mar 19, 2015
Time 03:00 PM EDT
Cost $49.00
Empower families to be important allies for loved ones who seek healing from the wounds of sexual trauma.

Full Description:
Sexual trauma is the most common trauma many clinicians address in counseling. Whenever one partner’s sexual trauma wounds begin to surface in a relationship, dysfunction often results. Family systems often reel from the after effects of this trauma whenever it is disclosed, throwing everyone into grief and trauma responses.

In order for survivors to heal effectively from the trauma, empowering them and their support network (spouse/partner, parents, best friend) is critical. There must also be recognition that those who love and support the survivor are grieving and experiencing triggers as well. Ms. Bradley-Ball presents a step-by-step approach for helping the survivor choose and develop the appropriate support “team,” and educating, supporting, and stabilizing all involved throughout the grieving process.

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

What You Will Learn:
Identify how to deepen or rebuild trust and intimacy between survivor and partner
Explain attachment exercises that begin the healing of betrayal trauma
Analyze the impact of “trauma composites” and why teaching the couple is important for long-term growth
Determine what non-offending family members need to know and do to help the victim after disclosure
Describe elements that empower families to support their survivor in the long-term and to begin their own healing

Your Presenter:
MELISSA (MISSY) BRADLEY-BALL, MS, NCC, BCETS, FAAETS, is a nationally recognized clinical educator, corporate consultant, resilience coach, 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, education, clergy, and military personnel, as well as members of the general 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.

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, Pastoral Counselors, Educators


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