Psychological trauma is highly correlated with chronic health conditions, substance use disorders and mental health problems. This course will help health care providers understand the nature of psychological trauma and it’s biological, psychological, social and behavioral impacts. The signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and complex trauma will be reviewed and participants will learn how to screen for trauma exposure and PTSD symptoms. Participants will learn how trauma can be addressed in treatment, both in specific treatment approaches and in milieu practices that are conducive to keeping patients engaged in care. The premise of this course is that day-to-day experiences and interactions between traumatized patients and all staff can have a bearing on their ability to remain in treatment and make clinical progress. This course uses didactic presentation, film, and group discussion.
Course Length: 6 hours
Continuing Education: 6 CASAC, social work and mental health counselor hours
Title: Psychological Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care
Training Mode: In Person