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Understanding and Treating the Effects of Chronic Trauma in Children and Adult Complex Trauma Survivors (Audio Training, 1 Credit)

with Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD & John A. Fairbank, PhD & Marylene Cloitre, PhD

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Developmental Trauma Disorder: A proposed diagnosis for DSM V –  Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD

Many traumatized children and chronically traumatized adults do not have a diagnostic category that begins to cover what they suffer from and hence no research or treatment protocols that really address their problems. This talk will outline a proposal to address this deficiency.

Psychosocial Therapeutic Interventions for Children with Traumatic Stress Reactions – John A. Fairbank, PhD

An overview of the current state-of-the-art in the development and dissemination of empirically supported interventions for child traumatic stress.  

Treating Adult Complex Trauma Survivors – Marylene Cloitre, PhD

Differing treatment approaches will be examined as they are relevant to various “core symptom sets” associated with chronic traumatisation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Name two current diagnoses used to account for the symptoms comprising Developmental Trauma Disorder.
  • Describe current trends in U.S. state reports of rates of child abuse and neglect.
  • Identify three empirically-supported elements of treatment for childhood traumatic stress.
  • Recognize two differences in symptomatology between victims of early, interpersonal trauma and victims of disaster or combat trauma.
  • Describe two benefits of emotion regulation and interpersonal competence skills training over exposure therapy for adults with complex PTSD.
  • Name the most critical factor in determining children's response to environmental traumas.