When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!
Note: This course must be completed by 12/31/16. Contact hours will not be awarded beyond this date.
Traumatic events whether experienced as public or private occurrences can interfere with an individual's biological psychological and social balance. This high-level content course explores the history of psychological trauma treatment examines the stages of trauma and the brain changes that can occur as a result of trauma. Insightful information on the most current evidenced based treatments and integrative therapies are presented. The role of the therapist/client relationship in the healing process and the importance of therapist self-care are explored.
Note: This course focuses on psychological not physical trauma.
West Virginia – This course fulfills your requirement for 2-hours related to mental health conditions common to veterans.
- Describe the evolution of our present understanding of traumatology and PTSD.
- Identify the core features of reactions to trauma and their long-term effects.
- Discuss the impact the neurobiology of trauma has upon treatment considerations for trauma survivors.
- Describe the nature of dissociative phenomena and its impact on treatment approaches.
- Discuss the principles of the therapeutic relationship and approach to treatment necessary when working with survivors of trauma.
- Explain the phase-oriented approach to trauma treatment.
- Describe integrative and holistic approaches to the treatment of trauma.
- Apply the principles of worker self care to the prevention of vicarious traumatization.
Linda Yael Schiller, MSW, LICSW, is in private clinical and consulting practice in Watertown MA 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 over 25 years of clinical practice and works from an integrative holistic and relational framework. Her areas of specialization include trauma work use of expressive therapies Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and energy medicine modalities dreamwork a spiritual and a 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 Tappas Acupressure Technique Reiki Hypnosis Sensory-Motor 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 work with trauma group work from a relational perspective dreamwork and working from a holistic framework in clinical practice. Her original theory on relational group work is listed in the Encyclopedia of Social Work with Groups.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- You must score 70% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.