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Superhero Trauma Therapy

  • 11 Oct 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online (GoToWebinar)


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  • Select this option if you are a FMHCA member who wants attendance to be reported to CE Broker for CEUs.
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Description: The appeal of "Super Heroes" is universal. Incorporating Super Heroes into trauma therapy is a multi-modal approach pioneered by Dr Janine Scarlet. She used this concept to deal with her medical, emotional and refugee trauma. Specific examples from historical, cultural and fantasy suitable for different age groups will be shown as ways to help ciients develop resilience.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-1130622

This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify metaphysical and theoretical concepts of SuperHero Therapy
  2. Utilize Heroes of choice to facilitate telling the trauma story.Integrate pop culture metaphors to process the trauma experiences
  3. Foster post=traumatic growth by incorporating superheroes into coping skills
About the Presenter:

Dr Kathie Erwin is a Professor at Divine Mercy University School of Counseling. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, National Certified Gerontological Counseling and AMHCA Diplomate in Geriatric Counseling.   Dr Erwin was appointed Fulbright Specialist teaching at University of Iceland.  She has served as Secretary/Board Member and is President of Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. She is also a Board Member of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. A Master Field Traumatologist, Dr Erwin has served as team leader in Trinidad, India, and Romania. She taught trauma counseling for Ukraine Project including distance support for Ukrainian counselors impacted by the war. 

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