Complex Trauma I (Trauma & Substance Use Certificate)
April 8, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$125.00
Trauma & Substance Use Certificate
Complex trauma describes exposure to multiple traumatic events—often of an invasive, interpersonal nature—and the wide-ranging, long-term effects of this exposure. Complex Trauma is a two-part workshop offered in an in-person and virtual format. This workshop will explore the concept of complex trauma, beginning with biopsychosocial assessment of Complex Trauma, and a review of current research on attachment theory. Participants will learn to recognize the clinical symptomatology involved and how to assess patients for it. Clinical assessment of complex trauma across the lifespan will be examined, including risk/vulnerability and resilience profiles and differential diagnosis. Concepts relevant to understanding complex trauma and its relationship to substance use and trauma related disorders will be introduced. Topics include theories of trauma and substance use, neurobiology, psycho-biology research, and effects of trauma. Case vignettes and experiential exercises will be used to enhance understanding of the concepts. This workshop will conclude with a review of self-care for clinicians, and why it is important for clinicians who work with trauma to focus on their own wellness.
CE Credits: 6 Clinical