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This six-module online training will cover the following topics:

  • The historical events and seminal figures that contributed to the development of the field of traumatic stress
  • Understand major research, treatment interventions, and important literature in the field of traumatic stress
  • The active ingredients in healing traumatic stress
  • Evidence-based interventions, common factors and emerging trends for effective treatment of traumatic stress
  • The common factors for healing traumatic stress
  • The therapeutic relationship and positive expectancy (relational factors) for positive outcomes in treatment
  • Reciprocal inhibition, relaxation, self-­regulation, exposure and narrative in the treatment of traumatic stress
  • The potential deleterious personal effects associated with treating traumatic stress
  • The DSM-V diagnostic criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Knowledge of prominent clinical assessment tools and instruments
  • The role of scoring and interpretation of assessment and its application to case conceptualization
  • The elements of various interview protocols (e.g., semi-structured interview, mental status exam, PIDIB) as they apply to the treatment of traumatic stress
  • The Tri-phasic Model as standard of care when treating traumatic stress
  • The psycho-educational components of early treatment of traumatic stress
  • The roles of perceived threat, stress, PNS/SNS, and somatization in the symptoms of traumatic stress and their management
  • Identify and discuss the effective treatments for traumatic stress
  • Demonstrate procedural understanding of the use of IATP Five Narrative Model for Desensitization and reprocessing of traumatic memories
  • Principles and practices for treating traumatized children/adolescents, comparing and contrasting these with those for adults