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1.2 IACET CE's

This Intermediate level two-day workshop identifies and describes central constructs of trauma-informed theory. From these constructs the central themes and tenets of the S.E.L.F. tool are distilled into four easily understood, easily integrated issues: Safety; Emotions and their Management; Loss and Letting Go; and Future. S.E.L.F., created by the developers of the Sanctuary model, is the means through which complexity is more easily understood and brought to the practice setting to support recovery and resilience.

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

Day 1

1. Examine the central tenets of trauma theory

2. Define the elements of S.E. L. F.

3. Recognize how the element of Safety is applicable to participants’ service settings

4. Describe how the element of Emotions and their Management is applicable in service settings

5. Apply Safety and Emotion Management in experiential exercises and small groups.

6. Define the element of Future as it pertains to the service setting

Day 2

7. Apply Loss, Letting Go and Future in experiential exercises and small groups

8. Describe integration of the four elements of S.E.L.F.

9. Discuss strategies to integrate the S. E. L. F. framework into your practice settings

10. Define the element of Loss and Letting Go and its applicability to service settings

11. Identify at least one of the inherent strengths and at least one of the vulnerabilities of SELF as a culturally humble and relevant tool.

12. List three types of community or agency settings where the SELF Model has been integrated into its programmatic design

Intended Audience: 

Behavioral Health Program Staff:  Each participant must have a clinical masters level degree or higher and/or a CAC or higher to be eligible for this training. 


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Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire two days, participate in activities and complete a course evaluation for each session in order to receive credits