Shelley Spear Chief, MSW & Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D.
1.5 EMDRIA Credits
One of the enduring challenges for any clinician is how to work with clients whose trauma history is so profound or disorganizing that they begin treatment destabilized. They may arrive in the therapist’s office hyper-aroused, with an urgent need to offload their burden rapid-fire, or conversely, may be shut down, frozen and almost silent. In this online course, Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D. explores the wisdom of Shelley Pompana Spear Chief, MSW, who serves a highly symptomatic clientele with complex histories of intergenerational and more recent trauma. The course offers tactics and strategies that apply to anyone, punctuated with occasional concepts drawn from Native American/First Nations understandings and healing.