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Disciplines:
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
Hours: 7 Contact Hours
Author(s):
  • Linda Yael Schiller MSW, LICSW
  • Justin Russotti, MSW, LSW, ACS
Peer Reviewer(s): Kelly Cue Davis, PhD
Item#: B4293
Contents: 1 Course Book (162 pages)

Integrative and Comprehensive Trauma Treatment, 2nd Edition


Price $49.95
Item # B4293
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: April 26, 2018

Expiration Date: April 26, 2021

Going through trauma is not rare; about 60% of men and 50% of women experience trauma in their lives (National Center for PTSD, 2016). Trauma is complex and insidious; it can alter developmental trajectories and result in immense physical and psychological suffering. This intermediate-level course summarizes the theories on understanding trauma from psychological, developmental, and neurobiological perspectives; discusses various forms of trauma treatment; introduces the reader to integrative approaches to healing that reflect a holistic perspective; and explains practitioner self-care and the prevention of secondary or vicarious traumatization. Case vignettes throughout highlight key learning concepts.

Going through trauma is not rare; about 60% of men and 50% of women experience trauma in their lives (National Center for PTSD, 2016). Trauma is complex and insidious; it can alter developmental trajectories and result in immense physical and psychological suffering. This intermediate-level course summarizes the theories on understanding trauma from psychological, developmental, and neurobiological perspectives; discusses various forms of trauma treatment; introduces the reader to integrative approaches to healing that reflect a holistic perspective; and explains practitioner self-care and the prevention of secondary or vicarious traumatization. Case vignettes throughout highlight key learning concepts.

  • Social Workers participating in this course will receive 7 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. Accreditations
  • Psychologists will receive 7 CE credits upon successfully completing this course. APA Approval

Course Objectives

  • Describe the evolution of the present understanding of traumatology and posttraumatic stress disorder.
  • Identify the core features of reactions to trauma and their long-term effects.
  • Identify the effects of trauma on childhood well-being and development.
  • Discuss the relationship between trauma and neurobiology and its effects on trauma survivors.
  • Explain the nature of dissociative phenomena and its effect on treatment approaches.
  • Name challenging conditions and behaviors that co-occur with posttraumatic stress disorder.
  • Discuss the principles of the therapeutic relationship and the necessary approach to treatment for working with trauma survivors.
  • Explain phase-oriented and group approaches to trauma treatment.
  • Describe integrative and holistic approaches to trauma treatment.
  • Recognize the principles of provider self-care for the prevention of vicarious traumatization.

Linda Yael Schiller MSW, LICSW, is in private clinical and consulting practice in Watertown, Massachusetts, and was an associate professor at Boston University School of Social Work for 20 years. A graduate of Boston University School of Social Work and Bar Ilan University School of Social Work in Israel, she has more than 25 years of clinical practice and works within an integrative, holistic, and relational framework. Her areas of specialization include trauma work, use of expressive therapies, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), energy medicine modalities, dreamwork, a spiritual and body/mind perspective, and group work. She is trained or certified in many of the new body/mind therapies, including thought field therapy, emotional freedom technique, Tapas acupressure technique, Reiki, hypnosis, sensorimotor integration, and healing from the body level up. In addition to her clinical practice, she trains nationally, offers consultation and supervision, and facilitates dreamwork groups and supervision groups. Ms. Schiller is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and audiotapes on working with trauma, group work from a relational perspective, dreamwork, and working within a holistic framework in clinical practice. Her original theory on relational group work is listed in the Encyclopedia of Social Work with Groups.

Justin Russotti, MSW, LSW, ACS, received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the State University of New York. He is in the process of completing a doctoral degree in counseling. Mr. Russotti co-facilitates the RESPECT batterer intervention program operated by the Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council in Rochester, New York. Through Resolve of Greater Rochester, he developed a curriculum that initiates discussion around intimate partner violence with high school and college students. He also works as a research project director, coordinator, and therapist at Mt. Hope Family Center in Rochester, where he is examining the effects of maltreatment on young children and the efficacy of various treatment models designed to address childhood trauma exposure.

Kelly Cue Davis, PhD, is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University in Phoenix. She obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Washington. Her current research focuses on the effects of alcohol consumption on sexuality, sexual aggression, sexual risk-taking, and violence against women. Most recently, she has studied the effects of alcohol use on sexual violence and HIV/sexually transmitted infection-related risk behaviors under grants from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Davis serves as an associate editor for Psychology of Violence and Psychology of Women Quarterly.

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  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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