Complex trauma involves chronic, prolonged, and repeated exposure to traumatic situations and events (e.g., physical or sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence) that often escalates over time and typically occurs early in life during times of critical development within the caregiver and family system. When such instances occur, this can result in wide-ranging, and long-term neurological, developmental, psychological, social, and physical health challenges. Designed for professionals working in mental health and substance abuse treatment settings, this training provides attendees with a working understanding of the causes, consequences, and definitional features of complex trauma and related topics (e.g., developmental trauma, complex PTSD, and betrayal and relational trauma). Implications for screening and intervention will be discussed throughout this training.
Other relevant topics of interest covered include affective and emotional regulation problems, antisocial behavior, disruptions in the parent-child relationship, dissociation, distorted body concepts, executive dysfunction, hyperarousal, invalidation, negative self-perceptions, risky behavioral issues, self-destructive behaviors, and stress-related changes in the neuroendocrine system. All aforementioned discussions are grounded in empirical research findings and case study examples.
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This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:
a). Identify and describe the causes, consequences, and definitions associated with complex trauma and other related constructs.
b). State the impact complex trauma has on the entire family system.
c). Identify and describe disorders often diagnosed in persons with complex trauma histories.
d). Describe screening and intervention options appropriate for clients with complex trauma histories.
e). Demonstrate an understanding of the existing empirical research on complex trauma.
Mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, marriage and family therapists, telehealth treatment professionals, and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS, MS, MS
Material Author(s): Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS, MS, MS
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