On Friday, April 21, Burke is offering a continuing education opportunity: The Traumatic Response – A Basic Understanding of Trauma and Treatment. The training will be conducted by Jose I. Carbajal, PhD, LCSW, Assistant Professor of Stephen F. Austin State University’s School of Social Work.
The training will be held at Angelina Mental Health Services, 1522 West Frank Street, Friday, January 20, 2017. Arrive for check-in from 8:00 – 8:30 am, the training begin at 8:30 and last until noon.
This program provides a review of trauma theory, the underpinning of trauma treatment, and a discussion on trauma treatment interventions. Attendees will leave the program with the effective techniques to treating people with traumatic experiences.
Trauma is a psychological or physical wound resulting from combat exposure, crimes, rape, kidnapping, natural disasters or accidents, which causes great distress and disruption in a person’s life and leaves long-lasting psychological effects. These psychological effects affect the person cognitively, emotionally, and behaviorally and diminish the function and quality of life as the traumatic symptoms increase. Furthermore, trauma affects an individual somatically and neurologically. The message sent through the nervous system is overly activated and incongruent with the experience the person is having. These incongruent messages at the emotional, cognitive, neurological, and somatic levels activate traumatic symptoms similar to the ones activated during the traumatic event although the person is safe and out of danger. Trauma, thus, is the inability to reconcile experience and the belief system one holds. Practitioners will learn how to help clients reconcile those traumatic experiences.
This program has applied for 3.0 hours of continuing education hours for social workers, LPC’s and LMFT’s. There will not be a registration fee for this training as our presenter is an SFASU faculty member who has donated his time. Limited seats are available, registration is required in advance.
Register online today!
For more information contact, Shannon Story, Burke Mental Health Trainer
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