One of the difficulties in working with trauma survivors is recognizing when the client is being triggered and knowing how to assist the client in that moment. We social workers are well trained to see and understand emotions. We are going to add to your knowledge base in this webinar by introducing you to the nervous system, how it works; how to recognize the physical signs, behavior changes and emotional changes. Along with this knowledge, you will be given information on a couple of effective tools to help our clients manage hyperarousal.
After participating in this webinar, the participant will understand how the sympathetic nervous system governs the “fight, flight and freeze” responses and how the parasympathetic nervous system governs the “ease and feed” responses. The participants will understand how these two systems work in a complimentary way, meaning as one system goes up, the other goes down. By understanding this principle, the participant will be able to utilize skills taught during the presentation to help their clients manage their activations due to PTSD/traumas.
Xue Yang, LCSW is a trauma specialist in private practice in Huston, TX. Xue completed her MSW program at the College of Social Work at the University of Houston in 2007. While at the College of Social Work, she was introduced to PTSD as an intern at the Michael DeBakey VA hospital. It was this spark that pushed her to specialize in trauma work. She recognizes that being a good social worker, being an effective therapist will take a life time of learning. She continued her studies as a Post-graduate Fellow at the Menninger Clinic in their Professionals in Crisis unit and more recently, completed her training with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.