An Advanced Overview of
Acute and Complex Trauma
Date: Friday, October 23rd, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 12:15pm (CST)
Where: Online (Zoom)
CEUs: 3 hours (Iowa Board of Social Work and Iowa Board of Behavioral Sciences)*
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This workshop provides participants an advanced overview of the neurological, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning of those exposed to traumatic incidents (e.g., abuse, disaster, war).This presentation will be divided into two parts. First, a discussion on single incident traumatic exposure (acute trauma), its definition and course, along with its effects on information processing, emotional regulation, and the polyvagal system. The second part will discuss the effects of multiple incidents of traumatic exposure (complex trauma), and will include an overview of the psychosomatic mechanisms that produce confusing and often difficult to treat symptoms (e.g., extreme aggression, blackouts, self-harm, substance abuse, hallucinations, amnesia, dissociation, and dissociative identify disorder). Discussions of how to effectively work with traumatized populations will be woven throughout the presentation. All participants will receive a copy of the powerpoint, video recording of the session, and a CEU certificate (if requested).
Please note, the content from the Trauma-Responsive Yoga workshop (August 28-30) will overlap with the content presented in this workshop. Therefore, if you plan to attend the Trauma-Responsive Yoga workshop, it is not necessary to attend this workshop.
*CEUs are typically applicable to out-of-state licensing boards of similar professions. If you are unsure if these credits will apply, it is recommended you contact your state’s licensing board for confirmation).