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Child Trauma Handbook: A guide to helping trauma-exposed children and adolescents

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This is a hands-on clinical skills training, guided by clear instructions and scripts, for working with children and adolescents who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss. This in-depth program covers child trauma theory, impact of trauma and loss, therapeutic relationship, self-care for counselors/therapists, identification and assessment of traumatized kids, working with parents and other care-givers to help traumatized kids, and directly helping kids to manage their symptoms, resolve their trauma/loss memories, and prepare to cope effectively with future challenges. The final section focuses on what parents and paraprofessionals can do with distressed children and adolescents whom they supervise in home, school, residential, and recreational settings.

This course is based on the book, Child Trauma Handbook: A guide to helping trauma-exposed children and adolescents created by Greenwald, Ricky, Psy.D. in 0.

Course Material Author

Greenwald, Ricky, Psy.D.

Dr. Greenwald is the Founder and Executive Director of the Child Trauma Institute, and was previously Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Greenwald is the author of numerous professional articles as well as several books: EMDR in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy (1999), Trauma and Juvenile Delinquency (editor; 2002), Child Trauma Handbook (2005), and EMDR (in press). His training methods have been widely emulated, and his work has been translated into over a dozen languages.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for mental health professionals such as psychologists, counselors, social workers, and especially those working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the nature of Trauma

  2. Discuss intervention process for treating trauma

  3. Discuss the role of parents in trauma intervention

  4. Discuss several specific intervention activities for threating trauma in children

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Course Retired
Course Number 100313
18 credit hours
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