Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102792
About the Course:
Children and teens with developmental delays and disabilities face high risks for trauma yet at the same time encounter barriers to receiving therapy for traumas they endure. Some barriers arise from professionals’ lack of familiarity with the ways trauma can impact different disabilities, and how posttraumatic and dissociative symptoms might manifest in these populations. Many trauma therapists do not feel comfortable treating clients who have disabilities. Many therapists who work with disabilities do not feel comfortable tackling trauma. Posttraumatic and dissociative symptoms are often seen as a worsening of existing issues or might be judged as “all due to trauma” when they might reflect interplay of disability and trauma factors. Effective intervention can be complicated by the reality that youth with disabilities see many professionals, and that collaboration between educators, developmental therapists, medical personnel, and psychotherapists, frequently meets logistical and ‘territorial’ challenges.
This workshop will address the complex realities of trauma therapy in youth with disabilities. Perceptions (and misconceptions), clinical competence concerns, ‘turf wars,’ logistics, and confidentiality issues will be discussed. Presenters will utilize clinical vignettes and audience input to explore unique challenges and opportunities. Possible solutions for liaising with caregivers, medical, educational, and other providers will be offered.
This course is based on the recorded webinar, The Double Whammy of Disability and Trauma: Therapeutic and Logistical Issues and Practical Solutions created by Na’ama Yehuda, MSC SLP, Jaime Pollack, MA, ITDS, and Patricia Peace, LMHC, EMDR in 2019.
Course Material Authors
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge. This content is at an intermediate level.
Identify how developmental delays and disabilities increase risk for trauma.
List five examples for how trauma and dissociation might manifest in youth with disabilities.
Discuss three ways to increase cultural and clinical competence in their work with traumatized youth with disabilities.
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