Date & Time: November 18–19, 2021 9:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

In this workshop, you will gain an understanding of the brain-mind dyad, the role of mindfulness, the latest research pertaining to PTG, its markers, and insights into clinical interventions you can begin incorporating into your work now to promote clients’ journey to healing and growth.

Credits: 7 CEs

Workshop Dates

  • Thursday, November 18th (9 am-12:30 pm)
  • Friday, November 19th (9 am-12:30 pm)

Cover Bullet Points

  • Expertly listen for and nurture your client’s posttraumatic growth journey
  • Get to know the distinct signs of posttraumatic growth
  • Support clients to move through coping to THRIVING!


As a clinician you likely engage with individuals and groups who have survived various traumas and formative adverse life circumstances. You have helped your clients to struggle better (or cope), and supported them in experiencing resilience. And, imagine that you can be a part of facilitating a possible transformation – of reconstructing the narrative and supporting clients beyond coping and resilience. Post-traumatic growth (PTG) represents positive psychological change occurring in some who suffered trauma. In this workshop, you will gain an understanding of the brain-mind dyad, the role of mindfulness, the latest research pertaining to PTG, its markers, and insights into clinical interventions you can begin incorporating into your work now to promote clients’ journey to healing and growth. You will gain not only an understanding of but acquire a set of tools and skills that can support you in the mastery of listening for and nurturing posttraumatic growth.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Provide examples of understanding of trauma, its impact on one’s physical and psycho-neurological health (negative and positive).
  • Explain brain-mind mechanisms available for processing trauma and for supporting healing (neuroplasticity, neuro-integration, synaptic pruning, and others).
  • Analyze main points made about PTG in the literature and growing research.
  • Provide five examples of clinical markers of PTG; and clinician’s attunement to signs of co-existing growth and struggle.
  • Provide examples of somatic resourcing and remembered resourcing in the assessment of clients’ inner wisdom.
  • Apply specific strategies and mastery skills in supporting diverse populations in achieving PTG: writing exercises, visualization/ guided imagery, mindfulness, art, and role-playing.

Tuition Rates

  • $175 – Registration Fee

  • $140 – Field Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, Faculty Field Liaison

  • $120 Veterans Rate

***Free for current AUSSW Students with promo-code***

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Faculty Biography

Victoria Grinman, PhD, LCSW-R is a psychotherapist, educator and speaker with over 15 years of experience supporting individuals of all ages and differences in life perspectives, and their families. She has delivered relationship success between parents and their children, partners and team members for 15+ years. Victoria is a dual-licensed clinician and an expert on the experience of posttraumatic growth in parents of young adult children with Autism. She is the founder of Growing Kind Minds LLC, private practice and global community platform. She has extensive experience providing individual, group and family therapeutic services utilizing an integrative approach that is informed by theory and grounded in a holistic and strengths-based perspective. She has been invited to be a speaker at universities, organizations and community groups on topics that span the areas of yoga and mindfulness, play therapy, neuropsychology education, emotional literacy, education, clinical practice, disabilities, trauma and autism; and provides consultation in program development, and social-emotional curriculum building and implementation to schools and corporations.

Victoria participates annually in national and international conferences and was a proud faculty member of Columbia School of Social Work, Boston College School of Social Work and Adelphi University. Her areas of deep focus include Posttraumatic Growth, trauma, parenting and autism. She believes that people want to be seen, heard and understood as the whole person, and is passionate about being an expert companion to people as they authentically connect to their inner strengths so that they can achieve the connections and relationships they desire with the people that matter most to them.

Victoria is a trauma-informed and trained yoga and mindfulness instructor to children and teens, a certified aromatherapist and a dedicated long time clinical volunteer for Experience Camps, a free one-week grief camp experience for children who have lost a significant person in their life. She is dedicated to being a facilitator of joy and positive change by highlighting the possibility and power in our struggles. She is the host of That Moment: Heart to Heart Talks with Dr. Victoria Grinman, a talk show and podcast that sheds light on the possible outcome of Posttraumatic Growth in the wake of an experience that overwhelms our ability to cope. The talk highlights influential and inspiring individuals in the world and their story of struggle to triumph. She enthusiastically looks for new ways to facilitate and promote resiliency, empathy and wellness. She is excited to be part of the process of sharing tools and meeting people in interdisciplinary realms with goals to empower others.

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • NYSED Social Workers
  • APA Psychology
  • NYSED Psychology
  • CASAC Renewal

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

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The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance.

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

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