When Trauma is Current: Treating Clients with Ongoing Traumatic Stressors

When Trauma is Current: Treating Clients with Ongoing Traumatic Stressors

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Helping clients recover from a traumatic past can be difficult, but what if the trauma is ongoing?


For many clients, trauma isn’t just a past event, or series of events, it is a part of their everyday life. Current events, family conflicts, bullying, divorces, systemic inequalities, pandemic-related illness, various losses and other toxic stressors are common weekly, or even daily, occurrences. While many trauma treatment approaches can work well for past trauma, treating current trauma is an entirely different challenge.


This seminar focuses on how to treat clients experiencing ongoing trauma, clarifying which techniques show the most promise for addressing current trauma, and ways to support clients as they navigate long-term traumatic situations.

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Name at least two considerations of treating current, ongoing trauma.

b). Describe at least three techniques that can be incorporated into trauma treatment that can help clients better inoculate themselves against the effects of ongoing trauma.

c). State two types of trauma therapy that can be modified to treat current trauma.


Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counsellors and other mental health professionals.


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. 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.


Dr. Sweeton is the author of the book Trauma Treatment ToolboxHer latest book is Eight Key Brain Areas of Mental Health and Illness (2021).

This online workshop will give you instant access to 1 session of video content, accessible via streaming on our website, as well as downloadable PowerPoint slides and additional worksheets/materials for use in your practice. You can view the course content in your own time, there is no time limit on access.


The duration of this workshop is 3 learning hours.


Please click the green ‘Mark Complete’ button on each module as you progress. 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.