Neuroscience Implications and Intensive Treatment for Complex Trauma

Neuroscience Implications and Intensive Treatment for Complex Trauma

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Transform your practice with this intensive, 12 hour CE webinar course that focuses on the neuroscience of trauma and complex trauma, diagnosis and assessment, stabilization techniques, evidence based treatment approaches for PTSD and childhood trauma, and post traumatic growth. This seminar provides you with effective strategies and interventions from EMDR, CBT, somatic approaches, and narrative therapy so you can take your trauma treatment to the next level! You’ll learn how to properly assess clients, effectively stabilize them in preparation for evidence-based treatment, help them safely reprocess traumatic memories, and develop the resources they need to achieve and maintain recovery.

a). Analyze the brain regions involved in trauma.

b). Communicate the clinical implications of the freeze response in trauma treatment.

c). Establish how clinicians can assess for simple, complex, and intergenerational trauma.

d). Characterize how bottom-up techniques like grounding and breathwork can increase felt safety in clients.

e). Specify methods clinicians can use to gauge when clients are ready for intense trauma work.

f). Explore how narrative therapy exercises can be employed in session to help clients talk about hotspots.

g). Specify how somatic approaches can be used to address the physical symptoms of trauma survivors.

h). Establish how exposure, titration and pendulation can be used to “slow” emotions in clients.

i). Communicate how EMDR-based techniques can be used with clients to resolve traumatic memories.

j). Differentiate between EMDR, EFT and neuromodulation approaches.

k). Develop plans for working with anger, resistance, and suicidality in clients who’ve experienced trauma.

l). Communicate the potential risks and limitations of trauma treatment techniques.


Target Audience:
The target audience for this event includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.


Instructional Level: Intermediate


Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on anxiety and trauma, and the neuroscience of mental health. She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now Palo Alto University), and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University.


Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates(trade name for Mind Works Consulting and Psychological Services, PLLC). She formerly served as the President of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is the current President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 10,000 mental health professionals in her workshops.

This online workshop will give you instant access to 12 hours of video content, accessible via streaming on our website, as well as downloads for supplemental materials. You can view the course content in your own time. Note that access will expire 12 months after purchasing this course.


Please click the green ‘Mark Complete’ button on each module as you progress. You can access the sessions in any order and go back to previous sessions if required.


A certificate of completion will be generated upon finishing the course and completing a short assessment quiz. If the certificate is not showing, please confirm you have marked all sections as ‘Complete’. Please consult your professional organisation/association to confirm whether you are able to claim any CPD points/hours for this online workshop.