Date: Oct. 13, 2017
Time: 9 am–4 pm
Registration Fee: $25
McCreary Tower a part of the Wake Forest Football Complex
475 Deacon Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Program Overview and Objectives
About 7.7 million American adults experience post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in any given year’s time. This does not adequately capture the number of individuals who have experienced at least one trauma during their lifetime, and who may not meet the full criteria for PTSD, yet are nonetheless impacted. When left untreated, the symptoms of PTSD and effects of trauma are unlikely to dissipate on their own, and may actually increase the risk of developing chronic pain, depression, drug and alcohol abuse and sleep problems that interfere with one’s ability to work and have meaningful relationships.
This workshop will explore the biopsychosocial effects of trauma and PTSD, components in the treatment of
trauma that are vital to promote resiliency and recovery, as well as identify the importance of self-care as a
helping professional working with trauma survivors. This workshop will discuss trauma in adult clients only.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Review DSM-V diagnostic criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as identify co-occurring
- Describe the biopsychosocial effects of trauma.
- Discuss the concept of risk and resiliency factors in the recovery process.
- Identify crucial components in the treatment of trauma.
- Recognize signs of vicarious traumatization as well as the necessary steps towards self-care as a trauma
This program is being offered in association with the University of North Carolina, School of Social Work’s
AHEC Training Partnership.
Who Should Participate
This workshop will be highly beneficial to all mental health practitioners who work with adult clients who have experienced some sort of trauma. This includes social workers, psychologists, counselors, substance abuse professionals, nurses, case managers, adult clinicians and therapists.