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Digital Seminar

Trauma Treatment at Home: Tools and Tips for Recovery Using Telehealth

Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A.
2 Hours
Apr 15, 2020
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Knowing how to help your traumatized clients when suddenly being forced to use telehealth may have you feeling lost as to how you can best help these clients. It may feel difficult to connect as deeply as in-person sessions. However, social distancing can also be beneficial to these clients, as it provides unique opportunities to move toward healing in a new way.

Watch this recording to learn:

  • Strategies to help clients continue trauma recovery as they stay home
  • Tips to keep the therapeutic alliance strong via video teleconferencing
  • Techniques for clients to use outside of sessions in their new schedules

The need to “stay home” doesn’t have to stop the amazing work you’re doing for your clients…purchase today!



Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A.'s Profile

Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A. Related seminars and products

Organizational Consultant, Clinical Psychologist

Mind Works Professional Education Inc

Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. Dr. Sweeton has been practicing EMDR for nearly a decade and has treated a variety of populations using EMDR and other memory reconsolidation approaches, including combat veterans, individuals with PTSD and complex trauma, and those suffering from treatment-resistant anxiety. She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degrees in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University.

Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates. She is a past president of the Oklahoma Psychological Association and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is the president of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained thousands of mental health professionals in her workshops.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Sweeton is in private practice. She has an employment relationship with the Oklahoma City VAMC. Dr. Sweeton receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.  She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Jennifer Sweeton has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  1. Practice bottom-up and top-down techniques clients can begin using immediately at home.
  2. Utilize at least two behavioural activation techniques clients can utilize while at home.
  3. Theorize how the therapeutic alliance may be enhanced when working with clients remotely.


Telehealth and the Therapeutic Alliance: What to watch out for and how to enhance the alliance with traumatized clients

  • Eye contact issues
  • Body language less visible
  • “Mirroring” may be limited
  • Tips for enhancing the connection
  • Strategies to keep clients engaged

Help Clients Stay Connected and Active: Social and behavioural activation when you can’t be together

  • Social distancing vs physical distancing
  • Creating pattern disruptions with new schedules
  • Movement and exercise
  • Creating structure

Bottom-Up Trauma Treatment Techniques: At Home Strategies for Clients to Use Immediately

  • Ground and stabilization techniques
  • Somatic and sensorimotor techniques
  • Breathing techniques

Top-Down Trauma Treatment Techniques: At Home Strategies for Clients to Use Immediately

  • Meditations
  • Cognitive skills
  • Resource tapping and other EMDR skills

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses

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