CE Opportunities

Trauma and Stress

LCA will offer 3.0 CE clock hours in Diagnosis for members of LCA.   There is no fee for members of LCA.   

Non-members of LCA  will register for the course for $75.00

Also available practice case studies to study the skills presented.  these may be downloaded and printed.

Practice Cases

The presenter for this online session is Dr. Thomas Fonseca.  Dr. Fonseca is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Practicum and Internship Coordinator at the   University of Holy Cross New Orleans.   Dr. Fonseca is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana, a board approved LPC supervisor in Louisiana. a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a National Certified Counselor.  He has a private practice in the New Orleans area.


  1.  Understand the organization and changes in the DSM-5.

  2. Explore the key current interventions employed in the treatment of the Trauma and Stressor Disorders

  3. Understand the ICD-10-CM codes and how they relate to mental health.

  4. Explore the various codes used in the DSM-5

  5. Explore the neuro-biological research as it relates to Trauma and Stressor Disorders

 The course will award 6.0 CE clock hours in Diagnosis.

Trauma and stressor-related disorders include disorders in which exposure to a traumatic or stressful event is listed explicitly as a diagnostic criteria.  These include reactive attachment disorderdisinhibited social engagement disorderpost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorderand adjustment disorders.   The new DSM-5 has many changes to post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma and stress-related disorders, as well as reactive attachment disorders.  This course has a two-fold goal:  to dis the re-organization of the DSM manual and to explore the changes in diagnosis and treatment of the trauma and stressor-related disorders.

 Access the CE clock hour opportunity by clicking on this link:     http://www.lacounseling.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=222

The Louisiana Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #2019.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  LCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.    

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