Advanced PIT Training
Inner child and feeling reduction training
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The advanced Post-Induction Therapy (PIT) training teaches participants to facilitate experiential trauma work, including both Inner Child and Feeling Reduction trauma work. The Inner Child work focuses on educating participants to teach their clients how to re-parent the wounded parts of self through nurturing, affirming, and limit setting. The Feeling Reduction work teaches participants to assist clients in detoxing negative childhood emotions and in releasing negative introjects from childhood relational trauma. Both areas of work assist the client in learning to love the self, as well as reducing the overall emotional reactivity in the present, allowing for enhanced relationships with others.
- Define different types of childhood relational trauma, including differentiating between relational trauma that is falsely empowering versus disempowering.
- Discuss assessment issues for identifying the appropriateness and therapeutic timing of experiential trauma work with clients.
- Discuss the purpose of both Inner Child and Feeling Reduction experiential trauma work and identify the treatment goals for both.
- Assess clients for developmental relational trauma and indicate on a timeline developmentally when significant trauma occurred.
- Identify and explain the three adaptive family roles assigned to children in immature family systems.
- Discuss how these adaptive roles can manifest in adulthood in terms of the PIT five core symptoms of developmental immaturity.
- Demonstrate to and coach clients on how to embrace a more functional relationship with self by teaching them how to “reparent” their own wounding from relational trauma in childhood and connect with their inherent worth.
- Use Inner Child experiential treatment methods taught and practiced in a dyad with a partner in order to apply these methods in clinical settings with clients post-training.
- Explain the difference between one’s own shame and “carried shame” from the relational trauma of scapegoating and abandonment and/or neglect.
- Use Feeling Reduction experiential treatment methods taught and practiced in a dyad with a partner in order to apply these methods in clinical settings with clients post-training.
- Specifically demonstrate “Shame Reduction Work” with clients to assist clients in releasing the sense of worthlessness taken on from caregivers who projected their own sense of worthlessness onto them.
- Identify and explain “Functional Adult” skills and learn how to support clients in enhancing these skills throughout the course of treatment.
Qualifications include a master’s or doctorate in a helping or educational profession, certification/state licenses, ordained clergy status and present employment in counseling services. Post Induction Therapy (PIT) Training is a prerequisite to the advanced Inner Child & Feeling Reduction Training.
Continuing Education Information
The Meadows provides 32.5 continuing education credits.
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