Whether working in community mental health or private practice, you will see people from every sociocultural background who have experienced trauma. This workshop will go beyond the limitations of the DSM-5 diagnostic framework and explore the many ways trauma is experienced and expressed in adults. Participants will learn what happens to the brain during both acute and ongoing trauma, its impact on attachment and development, and how the psychological sequelae of trauma can manifest in the clinical setting. We will cover basic assessment strategies and review components of healing common to all trauma-informed therapies. Attendees will also develop practical interventions that can be applied immediately to their work, including affect and emotion regulation skills, grounding, and establishing safety.
Laura DeSantis, LPCC is a San Francisco-based integrative psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, panic, and trauma in adults. She is trained in EMDR and completed the UC Berkeley Extension Professional Program in Trauma-Informed Interventions in 2021. Laura received her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. She is a National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors.
This workshop is approved for 5.0 CE clock hours in Diagnosis; NBCC credits are not available for this program.
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