Trauma Competent Clinician® Training

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Part One: The Foundational Trauma Knowledge of the Trauma Competent Clinician® (6 Continuing Education Units)

Training participants will explore the current trauma-informed care and PTSD treatment outcome literature in order to understand foundational trauma knowledge including prevalence, trauma theory, and principles of trauma-informed care.

Training participants will review the competency-based trauma mental health literature including the attitude, knowledge and skills of the trauma-competent counselor.

Training participants will develop trauma-competent therapeutic presence which involves ensuring that both trauma client and clinician remained grounded during session to ensure their emotional safety and well-being.

Part Two: The Foundational Trauma Knowledge of the Trauma Competent Clinician® (6 Continuing Education Units)

Training participants will explore the neurobiologically-informed literature in order to understand the foundational trauma knowledge needed to provide psychoeducation on the neurobiology of the traumatized brain and how the brain heals through treatment.

Training participants will review Herman’s Triphasic model and apply all three stages (safety and stabilization, working through and reconnection) to clinical practice through the use of case studies and video.

Part Three: The Foundational Trauma-focused skills of the Trauma Competent Clinician® (6 Continuing Education Units)

Training participants will explore the current trauma-focused skills literature in order to understand models of trauma-specific clinical mental health.

Training participants will develop trauma-competent and evidence-based assessment and diagnostic skills according to the DSM V and how to provide assessment in a trauma-informed way including trauma-focused consent to treatment.

Training participants will apply an evidence-based, trauma-informed conceptual framework during experiential exercises to practice the trauma-focused skills inherent to trauma-competent clinical practice.

Part Four: The Ethics of Trauma Competency (6 Continuing Education Units)

Training participants will review the ethics of competency-based trauma mental health literature including how to apply these skills using case examples.

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