Trauma and the Brain: What Therapists Need to Know

DATE: Saturday, December 9th, 2023

TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST  //  8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CST  //  6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. PT

PLATFORM: Via Zoom Webinar

COST: $47


  • Live & Interactive Webinar
  • Presentation Slides PDF Included
  • Obtain 3 hours of General Skill Building/Evidence-Based Treatment

New brain research on how to help clients with focus, motivation, trauma, anxiety, and stress has dramatically changed because of new data on the neuroendocrine system, including the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis. Over the past 10 years, new brain scanning technology has been combined with new understandings of epigenetics, including the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and gene editing, CRISPR. Through this course, you will be introduced to how this new research has changed our theories and treatment models for stress-related disorders, and attention problems. You will be provided a glimpse into how future research may inform our understanding of this previously perplexing and misunderstood system.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the function of the Hypothalamus, Anterior Pituitary Gland, and the Adrenal Cortex
  • Explain the interaction between the pieces of the HPA Axis.
  • Determine how past research on the HPA Axis informs care.
  • Identify how current research on the HPA Axis informs care including brain imaging information
  • Explain the interactions between the HPA axis including negative feedback
  • Provide psychoeducation on the HPA axis in both verbal and visual formats
  • Determine the purpose and function of HPA in the formation of trauma
  • Articulate how the HPA axis plays a role in the treatment of trauma