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Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and AdolescentsTarget audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors

Hours: 10.5

Course Description

With contributions from prominent experts, this pragmatic book takes a close look at the nature of complex psychological trauma in children and adolescents and the clinical challenges it presents. Each chapter shows how a complex trauma perspective can provide an invaluable unifying framework for case conceptualization, assessment, and intervention amidst the chaos and turmoil of these young patients’ lives. A range of evidence-based and promising therapies are reviewed and illustrated with vivid case vignettes. The volume is grounded in clinical innovations and cutting-edge research on child and adolescent brain development, attachment, and emotion regulation, and discusses diagnostic criteria, including those from DSM-IV and DSM-5.

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Course Format

This course contains a link to the book on Amazon and a test. When you’re ready, purchase the course by clicking the “Buy Now” above or below. Once you have read the materials, login and go to “My Profile” to take the quiz and print your certificate for CE credits. A minimum score of 80% is required on the exam in order to be accepted by most state and national boards.

Course Objectives

The participant will be able to identify or demonstrate familiarity with:

·         Relational trauma, brain development and dissociation
·         Childhood trauma, brain connectivity, and the self
·         Relational trauma and disorganized attachment
·         Betrayal trauma
·         Cumulative trauma in childhood
·         The translational evidence base
·         Clinical assessment and diagnosis
·         Integrative treatment of complex trauma
·         Dissociation-focused therapy
·         Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy
·         Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing
·         Dialectical behavior therapy with adolescents
·         The neurosequential model of therapeutics
·         Developmental trauma therapy models
·         The sanctuary model
·         Child-parent psychotherapy and historical trauma
·         Parent-child interaction therapy
·         Trauma systems therapy

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