Clinician Services

Presentations to Professionals and/or Community Groups

Presentations can be made in any increments needed to fit your schedule. GainWel is a CEU provider for Social Workers and Registered Nurses. One-hour, half day and all-day workshops and staff development activities are available. Presentations can be geared for Professional development and training or to community group events.

  • Aggressive vs. Assertive
  • Anger and Stress Management
  • Aroma Therapy
  • Cultural Differences in Funerals and Burials
  • Customer Relations: Pigs, Hula Hoops, and Knots
  • Death and Dying
  • Depression after Diagnosis
  • Effective Listening & Communication Skills
  • End of Life Planning
  • Genograms as an Assessment Tool
  • Grief & Loss for people dealing with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Grief and Loss
  • Guided Imagery and Hypnosis
  • HIPAA and YOU
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Independent Living with Client Safety
  • Long Term Care – Issues and Answers
  • Long Term Care Issues and Awareness
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Parenting our Parents
  • Patient Rights and Dignity Issues
  • Paving the Way for Depression
  • Paving the Way for the Depression Treatment
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Dementia
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Hospice Care
  • Relaxation and Stress Management
  • Resident Rights
  • Responding to your Parents Aging
  • Services Elderly & Geriatric Care Management
  • Spirituality and Care giving
  • Texas Advance Directives
  • The Aging Process
  • Therapeutic Use of Self
  • Working with Difficult People
  • Depression after Cancer Diagnosis


Focused on meeting Ethics criteria for continuing education, topics include:

  • End of Life Planning
  • Ethical & Legal Issues for Case Managers
  • Ethical Implications for Treatment Dilemmas
  • Ethics of Informed Consent
  • Ethics of Medical Futility
  • Nutrition & Hydration: Ethical Considerations
  • Ethics of Personal & Professional Boundaries
  • Professionalism & Ethics
  • Services to the Elderly: Ethical considerations for the Aging

link Now Offering Trauma Informed Care Workshops

            Registration Fees: $85.00 - Before 9-30-18 : $100.00 After 10-1-18

Trauma Informed Care Workshops

GainWel presents healthcare practitioners with a trauma- and attachment-informed paradigm to help them provide effective and ethical healthcare services for clients who have been exposed to both event and relational/developmental trauma. Our trauma-informed care trainings help healthcare practitioners provide quality integrative healthcare services as the healthcare industry moves towards a national trauma-informed care model of service delivery.

According to SAMHSA, psychological trauma is a hidden epidemic. 90% of clients in public behavioral health settings have experienced trauma. Trauma survivors have had overwhelming life experiences that significantly impact their capacity to function in a healthy manner. Providing them with trauma-informed care services that are responsive to their histories can make a huge difference in their lives.

Research demonstrates that psychological trauma contributes significantly in the development of many problems such as various psychiatric disorders, addictions, behavioral disorders, suicidal behavior, personality disorders, violent behavior, and a variety of chronic mental and physical health problems.

Most trauma survivors have repeated social and relational trauma resulting in complex or developmental trauma, which is quite different from PTSD — see this comparison chart PTSD vs. DTD diagnoses.

Trauma-informed professionals have a critical role in clearing the impact of trauma on individuals’ long-term mental and physical health. Skills in addressing trauma is now the expectation, not the exception, in healthcare systems. Behavioral health organizations are now seeking clinicians who are qualified to offer trauma-informed care.

Trauma-Informed Approach and Trauma-Specific Interventions

According to SAMHSA’s concept of a trauma-informed approach, “A program, organization, or system that is trauma-informed:

  • 1. Realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery;
  • 2. Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system;
  • 3. Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and
  • 4. Seeks to actively resist re-traumatization."

A trauma-informed approach can be implemented in any type of service setting or organization and is distinct from trauma-specific interventions or treatments that are designed specifically to address the consequences of trauma and to facilitate healing.

The Unique Aspects of Our Trauma-Informed-Care Training Program

This training program includes multi-media lectures, self-awareness activities, group discussions, optional experiential learning.

  • 1. Includes information on how to become attachment informed.
  • 2. Provides ways to identify the long-term effects of developmental (childhood) traumas.
  • 3. Focuses on the personal development of healthcare workers. “Do onto yourself before doing unto others” is the motto that we follow.
  • 4. Employs experiential & interactive learning activities.
  • 5. Presents an integrated mind/body/spirit approach.
  • 6. Identifies the seven elements of developmental trauma with suggested interventions to address each element.
  • 7. Emphasizes the importance of the trauma continuum of shock, trauma and stress and how to intervene with each.
  • 8. Discusses four different types of trauma.
  • 9. Highlights the differences between treating and healing trauma.
  • 10. Explains how to use practice-based-evidence to validate your work with students, clients and patients.

In Addition, This Trauma-Informed-Care Training Program Includes Foundational Information

  • Trauma-informed care vs. trauma-specific treatment and training
  • The relevant research on the role of developmental trauma as causes of psychopathology
  • Basic attachment theory and research
  • Disorganized Attachment as an organizing force in humans and human systems
  • The long-term impact of Disorganized attachment on the brain, endocrine system, nervous system and psyche
  • An attachment-based model of psychotherapy
  • A systemic theory for understanding trauma in all human systems
  • The long-term impact of trauma and neglect on physical and mental health
  • How to identify and assess traumatized individuals
  • The role of the therapeutic relationship in healing traumas
  • Weinholds’ 3-pronged relational/somatic/biochemical approach to healing Disorganized Attachment
  • Helping clients learn emotional self-regulation skills
  • Preparing clients to cope effectively with future challenges

Participants Will Learn:

  • To identify their personal attachment style and associated developmental traumas
  • To identify the impact of adverse childhood experiences on their personal and professional functioning.
  • To identify the developmental sources of physical and mental health issues in children and adults.
  • Proficiency in building healthy, ethical and effective client-therapist relationships based on an attachment/trauma model of psychotherapy.
  • Proficiency in assessing clients who are experiencing states of developmental stress, trauma and shock and to use ethical, evidence-based trauma-informed clinical interventions.
  • Proficiency in identifying the correlations between relational trauma and addictions and the use of ethical, practice-based trauma-informed clinical interventions.
  • Proficiency in identifying professional trauma-based counter-transference issues that might affect the client-therapist relationship and prevent “burn out.”
  • Proficiency in teaching clients in how to self-regulate their emotions and practice mindful self-care.
  • To utilize ongoing supervision to support and enhance a trauma-informed clinical practice.
  • How to help their clients become trauma-informed.
  • Ways to integrate what you have learned into you work environment.

Your Trauma Class Facilitators

Russell Gainer

russell gainerUnsatisfied with a traditional Western Medicine approach to pain and symptom management for hospice patients, he studied and uses Hypnosis and Guided Imagery in his psychotherapy practice in San Antonio, Texas.

Adding a Trauma Informed approach to his current work provides a holistic blend of the mind, body, and Spiritual connections to facilitate healing on a deeper level.

Rejuvenating himself through outdoor activities - whether playing disc golf, hiking, or mountain biking, remaining connected to nature is important to maintaining balance.

Angela Gainer

angela gainerIn her former life, was a Mortgage Banker, who fell in love with Acupuncture and now has a private practice in Colorado Springs, CO. Her studies in Trauma Informed Care/Developmental Trauma have integrated her belief and observation of the connection between the emotions and the physical self.

Angela found new ways to pull together treatment approaches using acupuncture to provide relief to the mind, body, and spirit of her patients. A songstress, lover of music and sound, she is now finding new creative expression in clay.

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