Understanding Trauma: Based on the book The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

Saturday, March 20th, 2023

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

Cost: $47

Live & Interactive Zoom Webinar!

Presentation Slides PDF Included!

Provides for  GSB/EBT/PSY Training.

This course is designed for Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical 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.

NCASPPB accepts all courses provided by an NBCC-approved provider. CE Training Workshops, LLC is an NBCC-approved provider #7091.

NBCC ACEP # 7091, CE Training Workshops has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #7091. Programs that do not qualify are clearly identified. CE Training Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. CE Training Workshops designates this continuing education activity for 3 continuing education hours.

CE Training Workshops LLC, #1770, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE Training Workshops LLC maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 08/02/2022 – 08/02/2023.   Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.

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:

Learn About Revolutions in Understanding the Mind & Brain through Neuroscience

Identify What Happens to Our Brain During Trauma: Body-Brain Connections and the Anatomy of Survival

Explore Attachment & Attunement Through the Examination of the Cost of Abuse & Neglect

Determine Approaches to Working with Trauma Clients


9:30 am to 10:00 am: Learn About Revolutions in Understanding the Mind & Brain through Neuroscience

10:00 am to 10:45 am: Identity What Happens to Our Brain During Trauma: Body-Brain Connections and the Anatomy of Survival

10:45 am to 11:00 am Break

11:00 am to 11:45 am: Attachment & Attunement Through the Examination of the Cost of Abuse & Neglect

11:45 am to 12:30 p.m.: Determine Approaches to Working with Trauma Clients

Meet Your Facilitator

Lorna Vanden Heuvel is the Owner & Training Development Officer of CE Training Workshops, LLC. She is a Licsensed Clinical Social Worker Associate, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and a Clinical Supervisor Intern. She obtained her BA in Human Development from Eckerd College in St. Pete, Florida and her Masters in Social Work from Widener University in Pennsylvania with a specialization in Trauma. One of her many passions is getting together a group of professionals and leading a discussion on the topic of the day. The backbone philosophy of her company’s approach to providing education is that there is just as much learning to be gained from each other as there is from the expert facilitator. As such, CE Training Workshops events are highly participatory and interactive – both in-person and in our live webinars!

Lorna is trained in learning methodologies and instructing techniques as well as course material development to meet any professional training needs. Lorna has 20+ years of combined training & development and social services experience in the corporate sector, substance use recovery programs, and mental health and has had the pleasure of working with large brand organizations as well as the homeless population. In her spare time, Lorna and her husband serve at their church and enjoy a competitive game of pickleball.


For your Information

Registration Deadline: Register until 30 minutes prior to the start time

The cost of the training includes a pdf of the presentation slides and any supplemental training materials and a certificate of completion.

Upon completion of the webinar, participants will receive an email with a link to complete an evaluation. Once completed, the participant will be able to download/print the certificate.

System Requirements: Internet and the ability to log into Zoom webinars when provided a meeting link which will be sent upon registration.

This is a live & interactive webinar which means that participants can interact with other participants and the instructor in live time.

Additional information can be found in the FAQs (https://cetrainingworkshops.com/frequently-asked-questions/) AND on the Company & Approving Boards Policies webpage (https://cetrainingworkshops.com/board-approved-questions).