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Your clients with medical trauma know that a health crisis can upend life at any moment.
And they know that crisis doesn’t end when the physical body is stabilized.
The impacts of medical trauma are as broad as they are misunderstood. Many mental health problems can arise from experiences like heart attack, stroke, intubation and mechanical ventilation, emergency Caesarean section, allergic reaction, seizure, accidentrelated amputation, cancer diagnosis, and more.
While some clients may have entered your practice with the unique presentation of PTSD that results from medical trauma, many more have likely come to you for help with other clinical issues that could be fueled by a past health crisis. Think of the client with depression who also has a history of heart failure. Or the client with social anxiety whose irritable bowel disease is listed on your intake form but never gets discussed. Or the client with dependency issues in their relationships who harbors a deeply entrenched sense of fragility related to a congenital illness.
Watch medical trauma expert Dr. Sacha McBain for this one-day training that will help you understand the interconnectedness of the mind and body. You will learn to:
Your clients with medical trauma have associated treatment with danger. Purchase today to provide them with a trauma-informed approach to promote physical and psychological recovery!
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Sacha McBain, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, AR. Dr. McBain received her master’s in psychology and doctorate in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, CA. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at UAMS with a specialization in integrated care and trauma, and her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology and implementation science at the Department of Veterans Affairs South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) in North Little Rock, AR. She serves as the Associate Director of UAMS’ Center for Trauma prevention, Recovery and Innovation and leads the Trauma Psychology Consult Service on UAMS’ Trauma Surgery service to address the psychosocial needs of patients who have experienced a serious injury or illness. She also provides training and consultation to medical services regarding implementation of trauma-informed care practices and health care worker wellness initiatives designed to prevent posttraumatic stress disorder.
Dr. McBain’s expertise includes increasing access to care for people with a recent trauma and improving prevention of PTSD with a specific focus on trauma related to medical events. She has completed training in community health and prevention research and implementation science in order to identify and put into place organizational practices within healthcare systems designed to increase access to mental health care following a traumatic event. She currently serves as an expert panel member on the American College of Surgeons Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Best Practice Guidelines Work Group and is an active member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
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