Event date: 4/16/2021 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Export event
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Trauma Transformation: Stress, Stress Mitigation and Resilience


Dave Melnick, LICSW

2 Clinical CEUs approved by NASW VT. Approval #1025

In this webinar, we will examine how our mindsets, both implicit and explicit, are driving forces of our actions, interpretations and perceptions, particularly when working in high stress situations with people impacted by traumatic stress. Webinar content will provide unique perspectives about stress, traumatic stress, and resilience in the context of our lives both pre-pandemic and while working through the impacts associated with COVID-19. A special emphasis will be on ways to mitigate stress at an individual and workforce level. The 5 Key Practices for trauma transformation will be introduced.


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to describe or explain:

  • The critical relationship between stress and performance, and how to better assess stress states.
  • Specific strategies to mitigate stress for themselves and those with whom they work.
  • Ways to maximize their rapport, attunement and relationship building capacity with colleagues and clients/students.
  • How the 5 Key Practices can enhance successful individual, workforce and organizational well-being in our efforts to help people exposed to trauma.

About the Presenter:

Dave Melnick, LICSW is the Co-Director of Outpatient Services at NFI, Vermont. For 35 years, Dave has worked in a variety of clinical settings and along with his focus on Developmental Trauma, Dave has expertise in family therapy, adolescence, attachment, and Trauma-informed Schools. He is trained in EMDR, DDP, and a variety of family systems models. In 2015, the ChildTrauma Academy (CTA) acknowledged that Dave had completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase II level, and in April 2017, he was selected as a Fellow at the CTA. Dave received his master’s in social welfare from UC Berkeley in 1988.

Workshop Details:

  • A zoom link and any handouts will be emailed to you the day before the workshop
  • Please join us prior to the start time of 8:45 am to ensure your technology is working properly
  • Want to pay by check? Please email Tori at tchase.naswvt@socialworkers.org
  • Questions? Email Lynn at lstanley.naswvt@socialworkers.org


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