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Kenyuatia L. Gash, DSW, LCSW, BCD, MAC
1.5 HOURS OF SOCIAL WORK CONTINUING EDUCATION
This introductory training to trauma and PTSD provides the learners with a comprehensive exploration of the psychological trauma field, the nature of trauma (sexual abuse, combat, and natural disasters), how trauma affects individuals, grief reactions, and traumatic stress. Also included in this training, is the exploration of the professional’s response to trauma, vicarious traumatization, the use of trauma-informed care as a crisis intervention, comorbid disorders and general treatment issues.
Course Learning Goals
- What is traumatic stress?
- How common are trauma and PTSD?
- What are the symptoms of PTSD?
- Why do some people develop PTSD and others do not?
- What problems co-occur with PTSD?
- How is PTSD treated?
- Trauma-focused psychotherapy
- What is trauma-informed care?
- The benefits of trauma-informed care and how to implement in practice
- What is the compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary stress disorder?
- How to combat compassion fatigue, burnout and secondary stress disorder?
- Learners will become familiar with the basic literature on trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder and resilience.
- Learners will explore the impact of trauma from a cognitive, neurobiological/physiological, clinical and ecological perspective.
- Learners will have a basic working knowledge of trauma and its impact in society, as well as the knowledge of basic strategies for treating trauma victims.
- Learners will become familiar with trauma and its comorbid disorders.
- Learners will explore cultural factors that affect trauma work, research an conceptualizations, including major controversies in the field.
- Learners will examine the most current evidence-based practices in trauma for treating adults, adolescents and children.
- Leaners will be able to recognize the signs of compassion fatigue, burnout and secondary stress disorder.