From Surviving to Thriving: The Key to Post Traumatic Growth (multi-day training)

Apr 27, 2023 09:00am -
Apr 28, 2023 12:15pm

Event Description

From Surviving to Thriving: The Key to Post Traumatic Growth

Trauma is a universal concept that every human being endures at some point in their lives. So how do some individuals thrive despite their trauma narratives while others fall in the trap of victimhood? Accurate assessment and treatment planning is key to growth. When exploring a trauma narrative, one should always proceed with caution, especially when exploring Post Traumatic Growth (PTG). It is important not to minimize the impact of the trauma(s) in an effort to promote or understand post traumatic growth (PTG). It is imperative to remember that not all individuals that experience trauma will also experience PTG and it’s important not to imply any failure or minimize the impact of the trauma if PTG does not occur. This workshop will focus on what trauma is and how individuals can grow and thrive despite their trauma narrative. We will explore the 5 areas of growth: personal strength, improved relationships with others, appreciation of life, new life paths & possibilities and spiritual change to various case examples. Different theories will be explored among them, strength-based theories to help consumers build on or acquire resiliency concepts, to help them reshape and reframe the trauma narrative from that of not only surviving but thriving . This is an interactive workshop where cases vignettes will be presented and discussed to enhance the learning experience. 


Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this intermediate course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and articulate the concept of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post Traumatic Growth and Toxic Stress.
  2. Increase participant’s knowledge of utilizing strength-based therapies to change the trauma perspective from victim to survivor.
  3. Understand the overall effects of trauma in relationship to core sense of self and the world.
  4. Participants will be provided with tools like the ACE Questionnaire and Post Traumatic Growth Inventory, to help them understand and meet the needs of individuals with complex trauma.


Upon completion of this course attendees will earn 6 Category I Contact Hours.



  • Arrival time is 8:50am; Training is 9:00am - 12:15pm EST each day. 
  • Attendees are required to attend both days (April 27 & 28) to receive course credit.
  • This is a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.



Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C

Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member    $100
Non-Member       $143



This will be a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.



Registration deadline: April 25, 2023



If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.



Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.    

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Dec 07, 2022.
Regular registration starts on Dec 08, 2022 and ends on Apr 25, 2023.
Late registration starts on Apr 26, 2023.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 6 CE Hours
Member Fee: $100.00$100.00$100.00
Non-Member Fee: $143.00$143.00$143.00