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Home Study: Addressing Trauma Sequelae through Neuroscience and Resilience 

12-01-2022 17:29

*Previously Recorded on 04/22/2022 - Not a Live Event**

We know that trauma exacts a deleterious toll on people and communities around the world.  These sequelae are extensive; ranging from mental health symptoms, physical diseases, and even epigenetic impacts. The severity of these impacts can be extremely serious including the development of various types of cancer and a lifespan that is shortened by decades. The ACES study revealed that someone who experienced six or more different categories of trauma during childhood had a “4600% increase in the likelihood of later using intravenous drugs.” Risk of contemplating suicide has a similar astronomical statistic. 

In the era of COVID and catastrophic climate change, we see that people and communities are impacted by trauma with increased frequency and intensity. While the medical profession and scientists seek solutions to 21st Century traumas, counselors are using a range of practices to reduce their impacts. Neuroscience and capacity building to enhance resilience stand as important approaches to address trauma on an individual and collective level. This presentation will provide an overview of extant research on trauma and how to address it using resilience building, and neuroscience practices.

Learning Objectives:

1. Two emerging trends in trauma and the associated research
2. Three neuroscience-base practices to apply with clients across the lifespan
3. Two resilience-building approaches to use for trauma
4. How counselors can provide support to communities experiencing trauma


AMHCA will provide 1.0 CEs total after viewing and completing the accompanying quiz with a passing grade (80% or higher). American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been approved to provide continuing education by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. All sales are final - home study registrations are non-refundable.


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