Post Traumatic Growth is triggered by highly stressful life events that pose a significant challenge to an individual’s assumptive beliefs about the world. Traumatic events have the power to challenge the validity of these beliefs and cause individuals to question their understanding of the world as well as their place in it. Post Traumatic Growth is developed when trauma survivors’ journey through the dark valley of unspeakable fears, threats, and losses to the mountain top of positive growth that enables them to face the present moment and future challenges. While trauma survivors have lived through highly stressful events, none would ever choose to relive these circumstances; however, many of them recognize that these events have changed them in positive ways. By integrating these positive changes into their life stories, individuals become aware that they have grown in important and meaningful ways.
This session will provide participants with an overview of Post Traumatic Growth and examine some of psychological adaptive changes that facilitates a positive transformation after trauma.
After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
3.0 CE’s for:
J. Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC, D.A.A.E.T.