This course is part one of a three-part series on becoming a trauma-aware psychotherapist. Each course may be read online for free, with the option to purchase CE credits upon completion.
Trauma takes many forms, and in this course I explore a number of different pathways to the experience of trauma, including Betrayal Trauma, insidious trauma and micro-aggression, and loss of the just world. I then offer a fairly complete summary of ways to assess for the various sequelae of trauma exposure, both formally and informally. If you’re a psychologist who likes testing this course will be especially fun for you, as I review the ways in which various standard and trauma-specific instruments can be utilized.
Where to find
Brown, L.S. (2011). Emotional and cultural competence in the trauma-aware therapist. http://www.continuingedcourses.net.
- Treating trauma: Basic skills and specific treatments – Part 2 of this three-part series
- Emotional and cultural competence in the trauma-aware therapist – Part 3 of this three-part series