As an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and therapists. In February and March of 2014, the University is looking forward to hosting two Continuing Education events for Richmont alumni and the surrounding community. See below for a brief description of each event that will be offered.
Trauma & Biology:
The University is opening a portion of this course in the Trauma Specialization to Richmont alumni and the surrounding community for Continuing Education (CE) Credit. This seminar will review physiological impacts of traumatic experiences, including psychobiology of the acute trauma response; impact of chronic traumatic stress on a functional and anatomical neurological level; and physiological markers of the chronic stress response and their behavioral manifestations. The course will review current research regarding the intersection between trauma and the body, and implications for treatment will be discussed.
Child Trauma Intervention:
The University is opening a portion of this course in the Trauma Specialization to Richmont alumni and the surrounding community for Continuing Education (CE) Credit. This seminar will provide an overview of clinical assessment and treatment of children who have experienced traumatic stress. The process of clinical evaluation of this population will be discussed, with review of the most commonly used evaluation tools. Treatment will be conceptualized in a core components manner, with identification of key goals of intervention with children who have experienced trauma, as well as the range of alternative interventions (i.e., expressive, body-based, sensory) which show promise for this population.