Understanding and Treating Trauma

Hero Lata teaching trauma

This workshop will cover CBT approaches for treating trauma and PTSD symptoms, including Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, and Trauma-Focused CBT for children and adolescents.

These treatments are considered the “gold standard” for PTSD as recommended by the National Center for PTSD, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).

This training will provide an understanding of PTSD symptoms and its assessment, a CBT framework for the conceptualization of difficulties arising post-trauma, risk factors for who is more likely to post-traumatic reactions, a description and experiential learning of various cognitive and behavioral treatment strategies used with trauma survivors, and an understanding of how these interventions are adapted for specialized populations such as children, individuals with complex trauma, and with high emotion dysregulation difficulties.

An emphasis will be placed on CBT case formulation-based treatment planning through an understanding of the mechanisms of action shown to elicit meaningful changes in this population.

Mental health professionals and students who are interested in getting specialized CBT for trauma and PTSD training. Some foundational CBT experience is recommended. Six Continuing Education Credit Hours will be offered for this training to NY Social Workers and all Psychologists.

Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants (CBC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CBC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants, SW CPE, is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0219.