— On-demand training
Neurobiology of Trauma: Understanding Sexual Trauma & Using a Trauma Informed Care Approach in Treatment
2.5 CE HOURS
This presentation will provide a review of the Neurobiology of Trauma, examine trauma related symptoms utilizing techniques that are geared toward creating safety for the client, and thus forth increasing the likelihood for therapeutic goal attainment.
*This on-demand content was originally presented live in 2021
No Prerequisites Needed
ASSECT & APA Approved
Accessible on Mobile
What You’ll Learn in this Course
Participants will gain knowledge about the 3 different areas of the brain associated with reasoning, relating and regulating and understand the impact of trauma on each part.
Participants will increase understanding about the nervous system, survival responses and the window of tolerance and be able to identify signs of when a client is outside of their window of tolerance technique to assist with bringing them back within their window of tolerance.
Participants will be able to identify signs and symptoms of sexual trauma and skill in addressing trauma with clients.
Utilize one trauma informed approach in care with clients.
Gain one skill in assessing the impact of trauma in clients.
What Course Requirements Will I Meet?
This course may count toward fulfilling Core Knowledge Area (CKA-H)
Health/medical factors that may influence sexuality, including, but not limited to, illness, disability, drugs, mental health, conception, pregnancy, childbirth & pregnancy termination, contraception, fertility, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infection, other infections, sexual trauma, injury and safer sex practices
What Our Students Say
Presenter was super knowledgeable and it was helpful to have heard from her.
Family Medicine Doctor
This presenter was truly amazing. I loved how she entered the space with humility, kindness and a trigger warning-encouraging us to take care of ourselves. Great information disseminated in a manner that was so easy to digest and learn. This was really informative and helpful. I will use this, particularly information about cringe and flatter as a trauma response in addition to fight, flight and freeze.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Thank you for this workshop. Great job.
— About the Instructor
Christy Werner, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Christy Werner, is a Licensed Clinical social worker in the state of Hawaii. She has been working in the field of sexual violence for over 20 years. She has worked at the Sex Abuse Treatment Center for the past 17 years, currently in the role of Lead Social Worker.
Are you ready to take this course?
Christy Werner, LCSW
Christy Werner, is a Licensed Clinical social worker in the state of Hawaii. She has been working in the field of sexual violence for over 20 years. She has worked at the Sex Abuse Treatment Center for the past 17 years, currently in the role of Lead Social Worker. She provides ongoing therapy to survivors of sexual violence, clinical supervision to other counselors and therapists, and occasionally provides educational presentations on the topic of sexual violence. Christy also runs a small private practice on O‘ahu. Christy assisted in developing statewide sexual violence prevention curricula for grades K-12, which are implemented by the Department of Education’s health curricula and also used by community programs across the state. She has also done a variety of trainings across the state to first responders, health care workers, teachers, police officers, prosecutors, community members and pretty much anyone interested in learning more about sexual violence and related topics.