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Fri, Oct 23


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Understanding Trauma Informed Care, Shock and Developmental Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences

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Understanding Trauma Informed Care, Shock and Developmental Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Time & Location

Oct 23, 2020, 10:00 AM – 1:15 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW

Training Description

In order to understand and assist clients with trauma histories, providers need to understand the difference between shock and developmental trauma, how trauma impacts the nervous system and brain development, and the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on both short-term and long-term health and mental health.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between developmental trauma and shock trauma 
  • Articulate how the nervous system responds to trauma 
  • Name the part of the brain that is activated by threatening situations 
  • Describe at least three negative impacts of developmental trauma on brain development 
  • Understand at least 4 potential outcomes of ACES


9:00 – 9:15am Introductions and Opening Exercise

9:15 – 10:00am How Stress and Trauma Impact the Nervous System

10:00 – 10:15am Shock Trauma

10:15 – 10:45am Developmental Trauma

10:45 – 11:00 BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

11:00 – 11:45am Adverse Childhood Experiences

11:45am – 12:15pm Types of Treatment for Trauma

Meet Our Trainers

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in HMOs, public agencies, and private practice as both a mental-health provider and a supervisor for over thirty years. She has taught courses in DSM-5, clinical supervision, law and ethics, childhood psychopathology, time management, boundaries, vicarious traumatization, trauma informed care, adverse childhood experiences and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies. She has a private psychotherapy practice, provides sound healing sessions and is also the Chair of the Humanitarian Committee for the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.

This course meets the qualifications for (3.00) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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