Trauma: Impact, Assessment and Diagnosis

    This is one IN-PERSON Training takes place over three days:
    Wed. Nov. 3, 2021 – 8:30am – 12:00pm
    Thurs. Nov. 4, 2021 – 8:30am – 12:00pm
    Fri. Nov. 5, 2021 – 8:30am – 4:30pm


    CEUs Available:
    12 CEUs


    Training Description:

    The purpose of this training is to provide professionals with a comprehensive understanding of trauma and the impact of child and adolescent trauma/complex trauma on multiple domains (Neurobiology, Physiology, Attachment, Affect Regulation, Behavioral Control, Cognition, Memory, Dissociation and Self Concept.) Participants will learn and/or review DSM 5 Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders. Participants will gain the knowledge, skills, and values needed to provide comprehensive trauma assessments and build competency in completing the trauma assessment component of the Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments (CCFA). Participants will be trained to use UCLA PTSD RI, CATS (Child and Adolescent Trauma Screening), Life Events Checklist (LEC) and PTSD Checklist (PC-L) assessment tools, complete a written report of assessment, and make recommendations. The training participant will be provided a two-day in-person training.


    Main Objectives:

      1. How to define trauma, different types of trauma, and how different trauma exposures lead to a variety of adaptations and responses
      2. Understanding the impact of trauma on physiology, neurobiology, behavior, cognition, , memory, self-concept, and attachment.
      3. Learning and practicing how to use standardized assessments for trauma and dissociation and providing differential diagnoses using DSM-5 Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders.


    Other Objectives:

    To gain/review knowledge about:
    -Mental health definition of trauma and the different types of trauma.
    -How various types of trauma impact children and adolescents.
    -Complex trauma and the ongoing impact of complex trauma.
    -Biological and neurological consequences of trauma.
    -Impact of trauma on attachment
    -Distinguish between appropriate sexual exploration and development versus sexual behavior problems
    -PTSD DSM-V Criteria including the criterion for avoidance, hyper-arousal, and re-experiencing
    -Instruments for trauma and PTSD assessment
    -Expertise in completing  the UCLA PTSD RI Assessment and CPSS Assessment tools using video, vignettes and case examples.
    -Expertise in how to write up a trauma assessment.

    Areas of Study

    Clinical Workshop
    • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Autism Play Therapy
    • Play Therapy: 4-hour course
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
    • Attachment Regulation Competency (ARC)
    • Licensure Training (LMSW, LCSW. MFT)
    • LPC Supervision
    • Ethics
    Trauma Training
    Diversity Equity & Inclusion
    Leadership Management Training
    • Burn Out Nation: Rob Collins
    • True Colors, Keys to Personal Success: Rob Collins
    • Lean 6 Sigma: Rob Collins
    • Basic Management
    • Advanced Management Series
    • Professional Boundaries
    • Resilience Businesses
    • Resilience Non-Profit
    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    Comprehensive Child & Family Assessment (CCFA):

    Trauma: Impact, Assessment and Diagnosis

    Dates: This training is available IN-PERSON and VIRTUALLY and takes place over 3 days. November 3-5

    Time: Wed. Nov. 3, 2021 - 8:30am - 12:00pm Thurs. Nov. 4, 2021 - 8:30am - 12:00pm Fri. Nov. 5, 2021 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Facilitator: Jen Packard, LCSW

    Location: Hybrid

    Cost: $285 (SW & LPCA CEUs)