Overview

National statistics indicate that approximately two-thirds of adults report experiencing at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE) and twenty-five percent, or one in four, report experiencing at least 4 or more ACEs in their lifetime. Trauma is heterogeneous and cuts across a multitude of populations and presenting problems (Abrams & Shapiro, 2014). As such, regardless of a clinician’s specialization or area of practice, systemic therapists will encounter clients with trauma histories. This three-hour workshop will help therapists explore the fundamental concepts of trauma-informed care, while understanding the connection between trauma and its impact on client well-being. Additionally, this workshop will assist therapists in understanding and applying systemic interventions for individuals, couples, and families from a trauma-focused care perspective.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of trauma on client well-being, including mental and physical health outcomes
  • Define the six principles of trauma-informed care and their connection with systemic practice 
  • Apply systemic interventions in their work with clients from a trauma-focused care lens.

Course Content

    1. Welcome/Overview Video

    2. Powerpoint Slides

    3. Opening Reflection

    1. Video lecture

    2. Case Study Reflection

    1. Video Lecture

    2. Reflection

    1. Video Lecture

    2. Reflection

    1. Video Lecture

    2. Case Study Reflection

    1. Video Lecture

    2. Final Reflection

    3. Supplemental Trauma Resources

  • $60.00
  • 15 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content

Meet the Presenter

Dr. Amanda Brown, LMFT

Dr. Amanda Dishon Brown, LMFT, is a Clinical Instructor at the University of Kentucky. As a licensed therapist and certified trauma-specialist, Amanda infuses trauma-focused care concepts in her teaching, research, practice, and work in the community. She has over 7 years’ experience of clinical work with children, adults, and couples with histories of trauma. Dr.Brown is a trauma-focused care consultant for a number of agencies, schools, law enforcement services, and criminal justice settings in the community. She serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Tri-State Trauma Network.