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Therapy is more than talking: Building client and community resilience after trauma by teaching wellness skill

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Therapy is more than talking: Building client and community resilience after trauma by teaching wellness skills

A 3-hour workshop on October 1, 2021, via Zoom


Presented by

Elaine Miller-Karas and Stephen Hamilton, PhD, MDiv, LtCol USAF (ret)


Workshop Description

Historically trauma treatments have focused on the executive processing centers in the brain to reduce trauma responses. This practical and experiential workshop will introduce the Trauma Resource Institute and their Trauma Resource Model (TRM) and Community Resilience M     odels (CRM) used around the world for trauma recovery by helping to bring the body, mind and spirit back into balance. The Trauma Resource Institute believes that there are many portals to healing in the aftermath of traumatic events. There are other body-based models including Yoga, Tai Chi, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Somatic Psychology, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing®. All these models have a common theme and that is, it does not have to be distressing or overwhelming to heal. These gentler methods include the Trauma Resiliency Model and the Community Resiliency Model which are used to help bring the body, mind, and spirit back into balance.


Learning Objectives


  1. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding the impact of trauma on executive functioning
  2. Discuss the biology of fear and threat and the automatic, natural defensive responses that occur when faced with a life-threatening and/or dangerous situation.
  3. Describe the concept of resiliency and how to restore balance to the body and the mind after traumatic experiences.
  4. Introduce the CRM and TRM models of healing and the wellness skills designed to reduce traumatic stress reactions and improve resilience


When: October 1, 2021 1:00 – 4:15pm

C.E.U. Credit & Cost: 3 hours of  CEUs. Free for DAPA members and students. $65 for non-DAPA members, payable in advance by becoming a member by going to the DAPA website and paying online at  https://www.daytonpsych.org .

Workshop Reservations: Call Sherry      at 937-276     -3356      or email her at swest     @mycordell     .com by Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Please have your Ohio Psychology License # (if licensed) and email address available. Registrants for the workshop will receive a link for connecting to the workshop via Zoom prior to the workshop.

Where: Online, using Zoom.

Questions:  Please address any questions to Steve Hall, Psy.D., DAPA Programs Chair, at (937) 426-4173 or halls711@gmail.com.


DAPA is an Ohio Psychological Association MCE Program provider for psychologists and is responsible for this program



The Workshop Presenters


Elaine Miller-Karas is the Co-Founder and Director of Innovation of the Trauma Resource Institute and author of the book, Building Resiliency to Trauma, the Trauma and Community Resiliency Models (2015). She has worked internationally to bring healing to the world’s community. Her models to date have been brought to 39 countries in Asia, Africa, North America, the Mid-East, South America and Europe. Ms. Miller-Karas is a recognized international speaker and author and has presented the Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® at the Skoll World Forum and the United Nations. Her book was recently selected by the United Nations curated on-line library as one of the innovations that can help meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Ms. Miller-Karas is a founding member of the International Transformational Resilience Coalition and a leading advocate with regard to the impact of climate change on the human condition. She is a Senior Consultant to Emory University’s SEE Learning program, inspired by and launched by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi, India in April 2019. Ms. Miller-Karas contributed to the trauma-informed and resiliency-informed chapter (Chapter 2) in this curriculum, which is based upon the Community Resiliency Model.  She is also on the faculty at Loma Linda University’s School of Social Work.


Stephen Hamilton, PhD, MDiv,  LtCol (USAF ret) most recently served as a behavioral health advisor for Loyal Source Government Services,  supporting the Customs and Border Patrol for the El Paso Sector.  While in that position he introduced the Community Resilience Model to CBP personnel and supporting medical personnel to serve as a primary coping resource.  Previously he was a staff psychologist at Wright Patterson AFB mental health clinic and a faculty member on their APA accredited psychology internship program.  He served 20 years as a USAF psychologist and after retiring from active duty worked at the Dayton VA in primary care and polytrauma pain clinics before again returning to the Wright Patterson mental health clinic.  Dr Hamilton has a Masters of Divinity from Bethel Theological Seminary and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego.


October 1
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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via Zoom