Navigating the Challenges of the Pandemic and Online Therapy with Trauma Survivors - Lisa Ferenz

Navigating the Challenges of the Pandemic and Online Therapy with Trauma Survivors - Lisa Ferenz

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Recorded on: June 5th, 2020

Speaker: Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA

Session Description:

Webinar Attendees will:

  • Identify at least three issues that can surface for traumatized clients as they attempt to navigate the pandemic, physical distancing, and the shift to online therapy sessions.
  • Explain the specific dynamics of loss and uncertainty as they pertain to physical distancing, the Pandemic, and tele-therapy.
  • Address the challenges related to boundaries when doing therapy on-line and how to navigate the potential for a lack of attunement during the session.
  • Describe and implement a framework to assess for the appropriateness of doing trauma therapy within the context of the Pandemic and the tele-health modality.
  • Identify at least three reasons why clients may not want to address historical trauma in the context of Covid and tele-therapy, and how to enhance a sense of safety for those who do.

About Lisa Ferenz:

Lisa is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, de-pathologized treatment of trauma and has been in private practice for over 35 years.  She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and internationally, and is a clinical consultant to practitioners and mental health agencies in the United States, Canada, the UK and Ireland.  She has been an Adjunct Faculty member at several Universities, and is the Founder of “The Ferentz Institute,” now in its thirteenth year of providing continuing education to mental health professionals and graduating over 1600 clinicians from her two Certificate Programs in Advanced Trauma Treatment.  In 2009 she was voted the “Social Worker of Year” by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work.  Lisa is the author of “Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Traumatized Clients: A Clinician’s Guide,” now in its second edition, “Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing,” and “Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch.”   Lisa also hosted a weekly radio talk show, writes blogs and articles for websites on self-harm and self-care, teaches on many webinars, and is weekly contributor to  You can follow Lisa’s work on her website,, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Please Note CE credits are not available for past webinar recordings.