TRAUMA THERAPIST COMMUNITY
CLINICAL CONSULTATION GROUPS
*Registration is now open!*
WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
I've worked with survivors of trauma since 2002 and at various times I've felt alone in my thoughts and feelings about the experience of doing this work. We can't talk about what we see and hear day in and day out with the important non-professionals in our lives, like family, close friends and spouses. Even discussing our feelings about our work can be overwhelming for those loved ones, which contributes to the isolation we trauma therapists often feel.
The effects of vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue can sneak up on us and bleed into our daily lives, personally and professionally. I don't know a trauma therapist who is unaffected by trauma exposure, and I've learned to manage this in my own life through a lot of inner work. I want to help you develop ways to manage it in yours. We need you to keep sharing your light and doing your work for years to come. Join us! Curious? Keep reading!
Let go of the idea that you have to be a super hero! Give yourself permission to stop putting everyone else’s needs ahead of your own. Join me and other trauma therapists in a judgment-free zone. Together we will develop effective strategies to limit the effects of exposure to trauma so we can avoid burnout. I want you to be able to do this important work for the long-term, rather than just getting through each day. This group is about helping you live a life that’s fulfilling and complete, both personally and professionally. Join supportive colleagues in a positive atmosphere that will lift you up and help you grow.
After spending time in community you can expect to walk away feeling hopeful, supported, empowered, clinically skilled, creatively inspired, and confident. Imagine looking forward to going to work each day, feeling energized about the important work of being a trauma therapist. Surround yourself with support. Join us in the trauma therapist community for clinical case consultation, resiliency building and personal growth. If this sounds like the opposite of how you feel now, we hope you will be inspired to gather with us, whether online or in person.
LISTEN BELOW FOR A MESSAGE ABOUT THE TRAUMA THERAPIST COMMUNITY
Trauma Therapists Unite!
The Trauma Therapist Community is for practitioners new to working with trauma who want to learn more about this work and give and receive support to address and prevent the harmful effects of exposure to trauma. And it’s for experienced clinicians who want to share their experiences, learn new clinical techniques and self care practices and find support.
Choose either online or in-person clinical consultation group meetings. These groups will intentionally be kept small. In person groups will meet in my office in Severna Park, Maryland. Online groups will meet via a secure, HIPAA-compliant video platform. Together we will create a safe space for authentic connection with other trauma therapists. The length and frequency of our meetings will vary depending on the package you choose. All members are invited to keep in touch via a private Facebook group created exclusively for this community. The Facebook group is a great place to offer support, ask questions, offer and get resources, and keep in touch between clinical consultation group meetings.
This group is a good fit for you if you are a new trauma therapist and…
- You are looking for basic foundational knowledge of trauma techniques, case presentations and clinical consultation.
- You want support in dealing with your own emotional responses to this challenging work.
- You are willing to come with an open mind and an open heart to give and receive support.
You are an experienced trauma therapist and…
- You have been working with clients who’ve experienced trauma for a long time, but you get stuck with certain situations. You know you can only take clients as far as you have gone yourself, and you want to identify and grow past stuck points.
- You want to learn techniques to identify and address the long-term effects of exposure to trauma on yourself as a clinician.
- You are willing to come with an open mind and an open heart to give and receive support.
HERE'S WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY
ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE....
Laura's Trauma Therapy Community has been an amazing gift for me. Having others who do the same work and understand the experience, who offer guidance and support has been wonderful! Laura's gentle spirit and expansive knowledge about trauma therapy create the perfect atmosphere for sharing and guidance.
-- Elizabeth Cush, LGPC
I love our group for trauma therapists! Working with trauma survivors is hard work and sometimes feels really lonely, so I have found that taking out this time once a month really helps me feel more supported and guided just by sharing with other therapists who are having similar or sometimes very different experiences than me. Laura is a fantastic facilitator who is kind, gentle and very loving in her flexible structured way. She holds the space for our own sacred truths and creates a compassionate connection with all group members. I highly recommend this online group for therapists not only because of the reasons I mentioned above but also because it's really convenient and fits in with my sometimes crazy schedule.
-- Olga Bloch, LCMFT
I joined Laura's online therapist community after listening to her podcast. I felt she was reaching into my mind and heart and recognizing this deep need for connection in a career where I am often so isolated. The group I was a part of was intimate and I felt completely supported, seen and energetically held each time we met. I was able to connect with such inspiring and talented women who helped to give me perspective, personal and clinical feedback. I am a therapist new to private practice and I loved how we were all diverse in our ages, years in practice and populations we worked with. I will always be grateful for this group and the support and personal growth I experienced.
-- Rachel Koutnik
Laura Reagan's Trauma Therapist groups are such an asset to the therapist community. She offers safe spaces for trauma therapists to reflect on the impact of the work of holding space for others to heal on their own being. And in doing so she helps excellent therapists provide even more exceptional healing and support to their clients. Highly Recommended!
HERE'S WHAT'S BREWING...
*Groups will be offered Online and In Person*
Registration is now open! Sign up now to secure your spot!
(One Group Consultation per Month)
If you have another supervision or consultation group but you want trauma-specific consultation, this may be a good option for you. This group will meet once a month for 6 months. This package is $147 a month and it includes:
-- > One 90-Minute Group Clinical Consultation Meeting Per Month
-- >Private Facebook Community Access
Grounded Blend with Double Shot
(2 Group Consultations per Month)
Based on feedback from Cohort 1, I've expanded the options to offer consultation sessions twice per month for 6 months. This package (worth $450) is only $289 a month.
-- >Two 90-Minute Group Clinical Consultation Meetings Per Month
-- > Private Facebook Community Access
Grounded Blend with Double Shot and Whip
(2 Group Consultations per Month Plus 1:1)
If you are looking for strong group support and one-on-one support, this option is for you. The group will meet twice a month for 6 months and you will have a one on one consultation time as well, this is an excellent option for you and a great value. This package (worth $600) is only $399 a month.
-- > Two 90-Minute Bi-Weekly Group Therapy Sessions
-- > One 60-Minute Monthly Individual Therapy Session
-- > Private Facebook Community Access
Q: What's included in my membership?
A: Each package includes monthly group consultation and a private Facebook group. Package 1 includes 1 - 90 minute group meeting per month; Package 2 includes 2- 90 minute group meetings per month; Package 3 includes 2 - 90 minute group meetings per month and 1 - 60 minute one on one consultation meeting per month with Laura Reagan. All packages are offered both online and in-person. The online meetings are held via a HIPAA-compliant secure online video platform and the in-person meetings are at my office in Severna Park, MD.
Q: Will the online and in-person groups be combined into the same session?
A: No, the online and local groups will NOT be combined. They will meet separately. If you chose the online option, all sessions will be online / virtual including the individual sessions. The same holds true for the one-on-one session if you chose a package that includes it.
Q. How much does it cost to join the Trauma Therapist Community?
A. Package 1 - $147 per month for 6 months
Package 2- $289 per month for 6 months
Package 3 - $399 per month for 6 months
Q: What happens at the end of my 6-month membership?
A: I envision this community as an evolving resource. Based on feedback from the larger group it will adapt and change over the 6 months. At the end of that period we'll assess how things are going and how the process may change. You can renew your membership at that time if you wish.
Q. What are the dates for the group meetings online?
A. These sessions will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. The dates are as follows but may be subject to change:
2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18, 6/1, 6/15, 7/6, 7/20
Q: What are the dates for the in-person group meetings?
A: These sessions will be held on the 2nd Friday of the month. Additional in-person dates to be determined based on group member availability. The dates are as follows but may be subject to change: 2/17 (3rd Friday this month only), 3/10, 4/14, 5/12, 6/9, 7/14
Q. Who is facilitating these groups?
A. Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, a trauma therapist in private practice and host of Therapy Chat podcast.
Q. What will be happening in group meetings?
A.We trauma therapists often feel isolated and sometimes it is tempting to use online spaces which aren't secure, such as Facebook, to discuss clinical content. I created this space to address an unmet need for trauma therapists to give and receive support among others who understand the difficulty of this work.
The Trauma Therapist Community consultation groups are a safe space where trauma therapists can identify, address and prevent the effects of exposure to trauma through our work, including discussing clinical material as needed. We will share tools and techniques for effective trauma treatment and resources to support self care.
I want you to keep doing this work for the next 30 years, and do it well. Our world needs skilled trauma therapists to keep shining brightly and working from an emotionally and physically healthy place! Staying healthy requires support and community, and the Trauma Therapist Community is designed to meet this need.
To be more specific, this means we will have time and space for clinical case questions, support, hope and inspiration and networking. Each group's direction will evolve with the needs of its members. Based on feedback from Cohort 1, consultation session times have been extended to 90 minutes each. We discuss what we are doing and what we aren't doing, to stay grounded and well while doing our work and in our personal lives. If clinical material arises in these discussions, we can feel comfortable knowing that online we are using a HIPAA-compliant platform, and that in-person meetings are a safe, confidential space.
Q. What if I have to miss one of the meetings?
A: Whether you are participating online or in person, we WILL miss you if you can't be there. If possible, online meetings will be recorded and sent out to participants. Regular attendance is encouraged to create a supportive community. A maximum of 8 members will be accepted to each group. Members are responsible for payment for all 6 sessions even if unable to attend each meeting. The secret Facebook group will allow for communication and support between group meetings (but not clinical information), so everyone will be able to stay in touch.
Q. Are the online groups confidential, secure and HIPAA-compliant?
A. Yes! Online meetings will be conducted using Brother Omnijoin, which uses HIPAA compliant technology. Click HERE to read the information about the platform's level of security.
Q. What happens after I register?
A. You'll receive an e-mail after you register confirming your registration and providing you with additional information. Registration is now open. If you have specific questions, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
If this is your cup of tea, click the Subscribe button below the package that works best for you and sign up NOW! Get the support you need to avoid burnout and live your best life. Don't delay, since group size will be limited to ensure a safe space for all.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
I'm Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C) in Maryland. I'm a Maryland Board Approved and Registered Supervisor offering Clinical Supervision to LGSWs and LCSW-Cs. I offer Clinical Consultation with therapists around the country and the world via phone or video. I utilize a relational, trauma-informed, insight-oriented framework encouraging vulnerability and authenticity and concepts from Trauma Stewardship and The Daring Way™.
If you would like to discuss individual Clinical Supervision or Consultation please contact me via phone at (443) 510-1048 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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