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Making The Body Safe Again: Treating Medical Trauma
Recorded on August 5, 2022
On Demand Education
Free
2 CE Hours
Clinical
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Description

Decades of research has suggested that effective trauma treatment often involves helping the body feel safe after a traumatic event. However, with individuals who have experienced a traumatic medical procedure, such as surgery or childbirth, or have experienced complex trauma from finding a diagnosis or treating an illness or disease, the body is often a source of pain or discomfort. For these clients, disconnecting from their bodies has been a survival tool in working through the medical system. Clients who have experienced medical trauma can often experience other mental health issues such as anxiety related to their health, grief related to their body’s functioning, and relationship issues as they struggle to feel connected to others and even to their own bodies. As the world continues to grapple physically and emotionally with the effects of a pandemic, trauma-informed therapists are uniquely poised to help clients process and recover from medical trauma.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 risk factors for developing medical trauma.
  2. Describe 4 signs of medical trauma.
  3. Utilize 2 interventions for medical trauma.
CE Details
Introductory
Clinical

This presentation has been approved for 2.0 CE clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, 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. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE Policy
TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Victoria Rodriguez

Victoria Rodriguez (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in Louisiana. In her private practice, she supports teens and adults with health anxiety, chronic illness, and medical trauma so that they can feel fully connected to their bodies and their needs. As a Ph.D. student at the University of New Orleans, Victoria has presented locally and nationally on barriers to treatment in community mental health and interventions for medical trauma.

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