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Crisis and Trauma Counseling Continuing Education Course

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Crisis and Trauma Counseling Continuing Education Course – Online CE Course

Crisis and Trauma Counseling Continuing Education Course Objectives and Outline:

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss at least one characteristic of Trauma Informed Care (TIC).
  2. Explain at least two trauma-informed intervention and treatment principles.
  3. Describe at least one factor that influences the human trauma response.
  4. Discuss the relationship between trauma and mental illness.
  5. Describe re-traumatization and at least one strategy to prevent it.
  6. Discuss two ways in which culture can impact trauma.
  7. Explain historical trauma in racial, ethnic and minority populations.
  8. Describe at least two traumatic stress reactions.
  9. Explain at least two demographic groups who are at higher risk of trauma.
  10. Describe at least one trauma informed screening tool.
  11. Identify at least one trauma informed and crisis resource
  12. Discuss at least one crisis screening technique.
  13. Describe at least one crisis intervention strategy.
  14. Discuss at least one risk factor when providing trauma, grief, and crisis counseling.
  15. Explain at least two legal considerations while providing crisis counseling.

Course Outline:

Part I: Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

    1. Introduction
    2. Trauma Informed Care: A Sociocultural Perspective
    3. Trauma Awareness
    4. Characteristics of Trauma
    5. Understanding the Impact of Trauma
    6. Specific Trauma Related Psychological Disorders
    7. Screening and Assessment
    8. Clinical Issues Across Services
    9. Treatment Issues
    10. Trauma Specific Services

Part II: Crisis Counseling

    1. Core Elements for Responding to Mental Health Crisis
    2. Disaster Crisis Counseling
      1. Disaster Phases and Responses
      2. Disaster Crisis Counseling Techniques
      3. Culture and Disaster
    3. Addressing the Unique Needs of Diverse Populations in Crisis Counseling
    4. Legal Issues
    5. Additional Resources
    6. References

Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd

Author: Nicole Hiltibran, MA LMFT – SAMHSA Department of Health and Human Services

Nicole Hiltibran, MA LMFT has been in practice for over 20 years (for more details on Nicole Hiltibran’s credentials view our Principals page).  She wrote and compiled the information contained in this course from documents produced by SAMHSA and the DHHS.


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