About Course #B4293
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. Case vignettes throughout highlight key learning concepts.
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
- 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
Justin Russotti, MSW, LSW, ACS
- 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.
- 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.