Trauma Psychoeducation Series
How can the Trauma Psychoeducation Series help?
If you or someone you love is dealing with trauma, a little bit of knowledge can go a long way. Trauma dramatically effects the body and brain in relatively predictable ways. Understanding the effect of trauma can help you to know what to expect and approaches are most likely to be helpful.
What is covered in the Trauma Psychoeducation Series?
The series weaves together a number of concepts from across theories and teaches skills honed from DBT, CBT, ACT, IFS, polyvagal theory and transactional analysis. It weaves together concepts and theories related to trauma with related skills that are likely to be beneficial for people who have had traumatic experiences.
The class will be organized as follows:
- Class 1 – Understanding Trauma
- Class 2 – Trauma and the Self
- Class 3 – Skills for Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance
- Class 4 – Trauma and Relationships
- Class 5 – Treatment, Healing and Post-Traumatic Growth
What is not covered in the Trauma Psychoeducation Series?
Trauma narratives are highly personal, and sometimes traumatic experience disrupts a person’s ability to keep themselves emotionally safe. This can result in discussing trauma in a way that is harmful to one’s recovery, before the abilities to regulate feeling states and tolerate distress have been built. To avoid this possibility, and to remain in accordance with licensure laws, we do not discuss or process any traumatic experience in this series. If you would like to work on your trauma individually, Monarch has many trauma-informed therapists who can assist you in individual psychotherapy.
When and where can I access the Trauma Psychoeducation Series?
Monarch’s Trauma Psychoeducation Series runs virtually once a week for five weeks. Classes are a full hour long, 45 minutes of didactic content and 15 minutes for questions. They build on each other, so it is important to commit to attending all 5.
There are often several series running simultaneously, so please reach out for the current schedule. If you are interested in attending cannot make any of the available times, please give us your complete schedule - there is enough interest in a time slot we often launch a new group to accommodate the need.
What does the Trauma Psychoeducational Series cost?
The cost to attend is $100 per session, payable by credit card at the time of the class. Because we set the time aside, we charge for the class if we are given less than 24 hours of notice that you will not attend.
Who Should Attend the Trauma Psychoeducation Series?
The series is an introductory course in trauma. It is appropriate for anybody who would like to learn the basics of how trauma affects a person and some rudimentary skills. If you have experienced trauma yourself, we strongly recommend that you are in individual treatment when attending the class. Although we do not process individual trauma, many of the concepts discussed can trigger strong reactions that you need to have a place to process individually. Additionally, The series is also appropriate for support people such as parents, friends, partners and other people around a person who has been exposed to trauma, as well as professionals who are interested in providing better trauma-informed care.