18 CEs, 12 EMDRIA CEs, PC Credit
Based on the (included) book: Greenwald, R. (2005). Child trauma handbook: A guide for helping trauma-exposed children and adolescents. New York: Haworth.
Description: This is a hands-on clinical skills training, guided by clear instructions and scripts, for working with children and adolescents who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss. The content and methods are research-supported and proven effective. This in-depth program covers child trauma theory, impact of trauma and loss, therapeutic relationship, self-care for counselors/therapists, identification and assessment of traumatized kids, working with parents and other care-givers to help traumatized kids, and directly helping kids to manage their symptoms, resolve their trauma/loss memories, and prepare to cope effectively with future challenges. The final section focuses on what parents and paraprofessionals can do with distressed children and adolescents whom they supervise in home, school, residential, and recreational settings.
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
- Explain how past trauma or loss can lead to ongoing problem behaviors or symptoms.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive trauma-informed treatment plan.
- Teach kids how to control their anxiety, impulsive/acting-out behavior, and other symptoms.
- Help kids to face and work through their trauma/loss memories.
- Help kids and their care-givers to anticipate and prepare for future challenges.