Understanding Trauma: Based on the book “The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel van der Kolk
This course offers 3 Online CE hours of GSB (EBT)(PSY).
This course is designed for Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists.
Course Level: The course was developed for social workers, addictions professionals, and other mental health professionals at all the beginning, intermediate, and advanced practice levels.
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According to Bessel Van Der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps The Score, “while we want to move beyond trauma, the part of our brain that is devoted to ensuring our survival (deep below our rational brain) is not very good at denial..[and] this precipitates unpleasant emotions, physical sensations, and impulsive and aggressive actions.” The goal of this training is to have a better understanding of trauma, toxic stress, and adversity, and be able to have greater compassion for those served. In this training, we will cover the definition of trauma, how the “body keeps the score” (changes in the chemistry of the body), how these changes affect behavior, thinking, and emotion, and the role of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).
Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
Demonstrate what it means to “Face the Trauma”
Teach clients about the role of the mind & brain through Neuroscience
Identify the main concepts of what happens to our brain during trauma – Exploring the Body-Brain Connections and the Anatomy of Survival
Describe attachment & attunement through the examination of the cost of abuse & neglect