Motivating Traumatised Clients

Motivating Traumatised Clients

July 26, 2022
2.30 pm – 5:30 pm
Registration Closed
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Motivating Traumatised Clients

3 hour Webinar

Trauma can have a devastating impact on people, often leading to problems such as Anxiety, Depression, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Some counsellors may feel unequipped to deal with the special needs of traumatised clients, for whom traditional forward oriented goal-setting may be less helpful.

This webinar introduces ideas of motivating clients that are sensitive to neurodiversity.  Learn how to motivate trauma clients to increase their success in therapy, understand the dynamics of how trauma affects goal achievement and learn effective techniques for working with traumatized clients. Learn about The Salutogenic Approach which focuses on increasing optimal living and helping the vulnerable be freed from the constraints of the system of psychopathology.


Webinar Objectives

  • Learn to identify the primary causes of low levels of motivation
  • See motivational issues through the lens of trauma
  • Be conversant with why emotionally centered approaches are less effective in motivating trauma clients
  • Understand the factors of cognitive-behavioural therapy that are problematic in the traumatised
  • Understand how to maximise common interventions
  • Learn strategies to build more effective motivational interventions


Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorised scope of expertise or license of professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession’s standards.

Additionally, many of the topics being taught would require supervision and/or mentorship which is not included in this course.

What you will receive at the end of this webinar

  • A certificate of attendance from The Arizona Trauma Institute (ATI)
  • Participants may clock in the 3 hours as part of their Counselling Professional Development (CPD) hours


Registration and Fee

Refund Policy

  1. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, and confirmed only after full payment has been received. After receipt of payment, a registration confirmation email will be sent. If no payment is received, the registration is considered null.
  1. If you cancel your confirmed registration within 14 days from the start of the workshop, no refund will be given. In the event of an unexpected illness and/or emergencies, we may at our full discretion, consider providing a partial refund upon the production of a medical certificate or other supporting documents as we may deem necessary.

Dr Robert Rhoton LPC, PsyD; F.A.A.E.T.S.

Dr. Robert Rhoton, CEO of Arizona Trauma Institute possesses a rich history of experience in the mental health field. Dr. Rhoton has supervised multiple outpatient clinics, juvenile justice programs, and intensive outpatient substance abuse programs for adolescents, day treatment programs for youth and children, adult offender programs and child and family therapeutic services. Additionally, Dr. Rhoton has advanced training in child and adolescent trauma treatment, family therapy, and family trauma. Dr. Rhoton served as president of the Arizona Trauma Therapy Network from 2010 through 2012.

Dr. Rhoton was a Professor at Ottawa University for 20 years in the Behavioral Sciences and Counseling Department whose primary interests were training counselors to work with traumagenic family dynamics, child and family trauma, and Salutogenic approaches to treatment. Dr. Rhoton is a Fellow of the Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and collaborates and consults with numerous organizations throughout the United States, Canada, South America, UK, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Iran increasing their understanding of trauma and the impact of developmental trauma on the individual and family.

Dr. Rhoton’s Published work

  • Trauma Competency: An Active Ingredients Approach to Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Journal of Counseling and Development July 2017 Gentry, J. E., Baranowsky, A. B. and Rhoton, R. (2017), Trauma Competency: An Active Ingredients Approach to Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Counseling & Development, 95: 279–287.
  • Rhoton, Aubrey & Gentry (2017) Transformative Care
  • Rhoton, Aubrey & Gentry (2019) Transformative Care 2nd Edition
  • Rhoton & Logan (2020) Trauma-informed Organization: The journey to becoming an Ascending and leader
  • Rhoton & Gentry (2021) Trauma Competency in the 21st Century: A Salutogenic active ingredients approach
  • The Science of Trauma and Recovery: Integrating a Salutogenic Approach to Treatment (In Press 2022)

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