The 5 Pillars of Growth and Resilience

Course Description

Continuing Education Hours: 5.5

This training will focus on working with adults and children that have experienced vicarious trauma. We will work on understanding different types of vicarious trauma and how they may appear in adults and children. We will explore how greater resiliency can be built in families and communities through the use of a strength-based approach. We will address healing from vicarious trauma through a holistic lens and how to avoid future trauma.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to understand how to work with vicarious trauma from a trauma informed lens.
  • Participants will be able to understand ways that vicarious trauma can be formed.
  • Participants will be able to understand how the brain is neurobiologically wired for adaption and how exposure to adverse experiences can impact this.
  • Participants will learn how to work with adaptations that are created by witnessing traumatic events and using the ACE’s and other tool for evaluation.
  • Participants will learn what resilience building and trauma healing activities can be used with this client group.
  • Participants will be able to understand the importance of psycho-education around default wiring and templates for this group and draft usable scripts to help clients understand how their brains and bodies may have been impacted by vicarious trauma.

Camea Peca, Ph.D., MSc, CFTP, CCTS-I

Camea has spent over 15 years working with Children and Families in a vast range of settings both locally and abroad. After completing a Bachelor of Science at ASU, Camea spent 10 years abroad studying and working. During this time, she completed a MSc in Psychoanalytic Development Psychology at the Anna Freud Center/University College London including a dissertation in Sensory Integration Therapy and Tactile and Vestibular Processing Disorder. During this training Camea was trained by leaders in attachment and infant development including Dr. Peter Fonagy and Mary Target. As a part of this training Camea had the chance to work with the Child Center for Mental Health and participating in specialty training with leaders in the expressive arts as well as Sir Richard Bowlby, Dr. Dan Hughes, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Bruce Perry, and many others. She completed clinical training and supervision in the Expressive Arts with Dr. Margot Sunderland and the Helping Where It Hurts program which puts expressive arts therapists in inner city London schools. Professionally Camea has worked in a variety of settings including adolescent shelters, inpatient psychiatric units, schools and specialty projects targeting physical and sexualized trauma. For over two years Camea has worked as a Trauma Therapist in a local specialty service targeting children and families that have experienced sexual abuse. Camea specializes in work with very young children and their families and has extensive experience with early developmental trauma and attachment based therapy using the expressive arts and sensory based modalities. Camea uses her eclectic and wide range of international training and clinical experience to deliver dynamic and experiential training.

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