About Course #C6533
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.
8 NBCC hours will be awarded upon completion of this course.
- 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.
About the Author(s)
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.
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.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- 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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