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

Saturday, March 19th, 2022

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST

Cost: $47

Live & Interactive Zoom Webinar!

Presentation Slides PDF Included!

Provides for  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.

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CE Training Workshops is officially on file with NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) as an Approved Education Provider #211428. CE Training Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course will provide for 3 CE hours.

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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:

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

Meet Your Facilitator

This series is led by Shannon McCabe, MA, LCAS, CCS, CCJP, CPS who is a multi-discipline masters level professional. Shannon is a Durham native. Her undergraduate degrees are in sociology and criminal justice. Shannon also has her MA in Forensic Psychology as well as a graduate certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling.  She started her career in education and worked for many years with gang-involved youth. Shannon also provides Clinical Supervision for aspiring Alcohol & Addiction Counselors and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists.

After transitioning from education to full-time mental health, Shannon spent many years working with adolescents and adults struggling with severe and persistent mental illness, and/or substance use disorder, and chronic homelessness. Shannon offers over 20 years of experience working with these vulnerable populations. Shannon also believes in and strongly supports harm reduction initiatives as well as being an ally in the fight to ensure that our most vulnerable populations are treated with dignity and respect in their journey in recovery.

In her spare time, Shannon rehabilitates wildlife and believes strongly in the healing impact of animals in the therapeutic setting.


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