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Digital Seminar

Understanding and Treating Traumatized Youth An Integrated, Evidence-Based Approach


Faculty:
Robert Lusk
Duration:
5 Hours 42 Minutes
Copyright :
Oct 26, 2011
Product Code:
POS020379
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Recognizing and Overcoming the Effects of Trauma on a Young Brain 

Each year in the United States, at least 5 million children are either victims of—or witnesses to—abuse, violence, or other forms of psychological trauma. Clinicians and educators are increasingly expected to address the needs of these young victims, but there are many different views of exactly how trauma affects youth and, thus, how it is best treated. Clues for understanding and integrating trauma treatment approaches may be found in current neurobiological research, which continues to show trauma's damaging effects—some temporary, some permanent—on children's brain development.

Professionals who work with traumatized children are challenged to stay current with developments in many different fields, from neuroscience to non-traditional treatment approaches, in order to give each individual child the best hope for healing.

This recording offers an understandable overview of the emerging neurodevelopmental and attachment-based perspectives on child trauma. This approach provides a unifying way of understanding and treating trauma using a variety of treatments based on the youth's neurodevelopmental level and their current caregiver context. Watch and grasp what happens to the brain when a youth is severely traumatized and how to implement both traditional and non-traditional interventions to treat traumatized youth.

D​iscover how making intimidating neuroscientific research more user-friendly can be key to seeing improvement in even the most challenging cases.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Addiction Counselors

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California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 5.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 5.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Chaplains/Clergy

This self-study program is designed to qualify for 5.5 continuing education hours.


Counselors

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New York Counselors

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South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 continuing education credits.


Educators

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Illinois Educators

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While completing the post-test/evaluation be sure to answer the question “Are you an Illinois Educator” Yes. PESI will then be prompted to send you the “Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc.” form. You will need to complete the ISBE evaluation form, and return it plus the ISBE $20 enrollment fee (made payable to PESI, Inc.), and your name within two weeks from receiving your CE certificate. You will then be emailed the “ISBE Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form.


Indiana Educators

5.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


Montana Educators

This self-study package is offered for 5.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.


New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

5.5 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.  


New York Educators

PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This self-study activity will qualify for 5.5 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


Texas Educators

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Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 5.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 5.5 credits.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 6.75 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 5.5 continuing education credits.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

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California Nurses

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Florida Nurses

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Iowa Nurses

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Canadian Psychologists

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Florida Board of Psychology

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This product qualifies for 5.7 self-study continuing education credits.


Psychologists

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Social Workers

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Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 5.5 (Clinical Practice) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 5.7 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 5.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 6.75 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 5.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 5.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 5.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

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Faculty

Robert Lusk Related seminars and products: 2

PhD


Robert Lusk, PhD, has devoted his career to working with trauma survivors and their families, and providing training and consultation to parents, military families, and professionals on trauma-related issues, parenting special needs children, attachment disorders, psychotropic medications, reintegration after deployment, and psychiatric disorders. For the past 26 years, Dr. Lusk has served as clinical director at The Baby Fold. There, he designs and implements new programs, and provides clinical supervision, consultation and oversight to all the agency’s treatment programs.

Dr. Lusk completed a full-time internship at the Brentwood Veterans Administration Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he focused on PTSD treatment for combat veterans. He has continued to provide supervision, training, and treatment for veterans and other adult trauma survivors for the past 30 years.

Dr. Lusk also instructs courses at Illinois Wesleyan University and has been actively involved in investigative research on trauma for over 30 years, including studies of treatment approach efficacy and cognitive and school-related effects of trauma. He has published several journal articles and book chapters on understanding and treating trauma.

Dr. Lusk earned his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles and has trained in a variety of interventions including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) model, Collaborative Problem-Solving, couples and family therapy, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Robert Lusk is an adjunct assistant professor at Illinois Wesleyan University. He has an employment relationship with The Baby Fold. Dr. Lusk receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Robert Lusk has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Objectives

  1. Characterize the prevalence of psychological trauma in youth, and identify the types of trauma for which treatment is most frequently sought.
  2. Communicate how clinicians recognize stress disorders in trauma victims.
  3. Establish how the neurobiological basis for trauma informs clinical treatment to reduce trauma symptomology.
  4. Support how grounding and coping strategies can be utilized in the first phase of trauma treatment.
  5. Specify how clinicians can employ traditional and non-traditional evidence-based approaches in trauma treatment and correctly pair techniques with appropriate developmental levels
  6. Explore current research on medications for trauma symptoms in youth.

Outline

INTRODUCTION

  • Prevalence of psychological trauma in youth
  • Common types of trauma

IMPACT AND EFFECTS OF TRAUMA

  • Factors impacting the severity of the trauma response
  • Long-term effects of interpersonal trauma
  • “Trauma aftershocks,” and how professionals can start to have an impact
  • The “good news” and “bad news” about the effects of trauma

ISSUES IN DIAGNOSIS

  • Diagnosis of trauma responses
    • Stress disorders (PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder)
    • Dissociative disorders
    • Other diagnoses related to trauma
    • The “comorbidity” issue
    • Proposed diagnostic changes in the DSM-V related to trauma

TRAUMA, DISSOCIATION, AND THE HYPERAROUSAL RESPONSE

  • What the hyperarousal response means and how it works
  • Dissociation and trauma
  • Gender differences in response to trauma
  • Fight, flight, and fright modes
    • What happens in each mode
    • Why youth can’t use coping skills when hyperaroused
    • How hyperarousal can be “addictive”

THE NEUROBIOLOGICAL BASIS FOR THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA

  • Overview of the brain (as it relates to trauma and hyperarousal)
  • Brain functions relevant to trauma treatment
  • Effects of trauma on the brain

TRAUMA-FOCUSED TREATMENT: OVERVIEW

  • Understanding issues in the first phase of trauma treatment
    • The importance of education (of client, parents, teachers, and significant others)
    • Grounding, coping, and healthy endorphin-releasing techniques for the first phase
    • Helping the youth shift from a “survival brain” to a “learning brain”
    • When is the youth ready for the second phase?
  • Applying second phase principles in youth
    • Adapting trauma processing techniques based on developmental level
    • When is the youth ready for the third phase?
  • Applying the principles of reintegration (third phase) with youth
    • Family work and focusing on the future
    • When is the third phase completed?

DIGGING DEEPER INTO TREATMENT: AN INTEGRATED, EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH

  • Current research evidence
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and its variants
    • Components of TF-CBT
    • Creating the Trauma Narrative
    • Cognitive processing in TF-CBT
  • The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)
    • Overview of NMT
    • Principles of NMT
    • NMT interventions for different developmental levels
  • The ARC Model: Attachment, Regulation, & Competency
    • Key building blocks in the ARC model
    • The Attachment domain
    • The Self-regulation domain
    • The Competency domain
    • Trauma integration in the ARC model

MEDICATIONS FOR TRAUMA SYMPTOMS IN YOUTH

  • Recent research
  • Recommended medications for complex trauma and comorbid disorders in youth
  • Concerns, issues, and limitations of medications for trauma

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL PROVIDED IN THE COURSE MANUAL:

  • Appendix A: General Principles of Trauma-Informed Intervention
  • Appendix B: Assessment of Trauma and Developmental Level
    • Areas to cover and tools to use in a trauma assessment
    • Important, often overlooked, components of a trauma assessment
    • How to determine types of interventions to use

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • School Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers, Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Child Advocacy/Protective Service Staff
  • Educators and Therapeutic Child Care Staff
  • Pastoral Counselors/Clergy
  • Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Adoption Counselors

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