Trauma & Resilience: Recovery and Growth

Patricia Bratt on
Zoom online


...........................COME ZOOM WITH US!

June 24, and July 1, 8, & 15, 2020
7:00pm to 9:00pm
earn 8 CE hours

ACAP/BGSP-NJ invite you to join Dr. Patricia Bratt online for this timely, multi-focused course, Trauma & Resilience: Recovery and Growth.

First, explore the nature of trauma: its definition, the ways in which it can occur, and typical trauma responses. Phenomena associated with stress responses, unexpected situations that can trigger them, and the residual, aftereffects of both sudden, overwhelming stress and prolonged, repetitive trauma are examined.
Second, explore the concept of resilience: its role in healthy adaptation to life challenges, and ways to proactively build resilience skills. What allows one person to be more resilient than the next?
Throughout the course we will discuss clinical skills and communication strategies for use in working with trauma reactions, as well as exploring the impact of trauma work on clinicians. What are strategies for helping mental health professionals not only avoid burnout but benefit from this challenging work?

Each class will present opportunity for group participation and presentation of clinical case issues.

Call Lori Feigenbaum 973-629-1002

Patricia Harte Bratt, PhD, PsyaD, ACS   is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist practicing in Livingston, NJ and New York City. She is a director of the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP), and BGSP-NJ’s Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MMHC) and in Psychoanalysis (MAP). She is president of the National Association for Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) and the NJ Certified Psychoanalysts Advisory Committee. As Director of Applied Psychoanalysis at ACAP she developed it’s program in Trauma & Resilience Studies, and in 2018 launched the i Strive Center: a weekend program for young adults on the autism spectrum.
Dr. Bratt is faculty and training supervisor at several psychoanalytic institutes and has been graduate faculty at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, Drew University, Centenary College, and Union College. She has written and presented widely on issues related to trauma/resilience-informed practices for clinicians, educators, law enforcement, first responders, and families. She has served as a frontline mental health specialist in disaster situations, domestic violence, and family court, as well as clinical and academic settings. She is the author of articles on group dynamics, stress in relationships, theory of technique, and working with memory impaired trauma victims. Dr. Bratt has been a consultant expert on TV and in the news. Her recent book, Mutual Growth in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship: Reciprocal Resilience , is published by Routledge(2019).