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Course # 66231 • Fundamentals of Trauma Processing


This course will challenge participants to look at the multiple ways in which trauma affects humans and ultimately impacts life, work, family, and functioning in society. This course will examine both the "big T" traumas that are often associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as surviving a violent crime, fighting in combat, weathering a natural disaster, or being injured in a life-threatening accident, while also examining the "small t" traumas, or smaller life disturbances that can still have a great impact on human behavior. Topics to be covered include a brief history of trauma and the PTSD diagnosis; recognizing and assessing the impact of trauma on a client, co-worker, family member, or friend; understanding the links between trauma, addiction, and underlying grief; and accessing the best possible treatment for those who have been impacted by trauma. Practical, reflection-oriented activities are included throughout the course to further hone clinical skills.

Education Category: Psychiatric / Mental Health

Release Date: 04/01/2016

Expiration Date: 03/31/2019


This intermediate course is designed for psychologists who may encounter trauma-related disorders and their manifestations in professional settings.


NetCE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NetCE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designations of Credit

NetCE designates this continuing education activity for 8 credit(s).

Course Objective

The purpose of this course is to provide mental health professionals with the information necessary to assist clients to identify and process traumas that may be affecting their lives.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Outline concepts and definitions important to effective trauma work.
  2. Identify various models of trauma and information processing.
  3. Assess for the presence of clinically significant trauma in an individual.
  4. Evaluate aspects of the first stage of trauma treatment with the three-stage consensus model.
  5. Describe stages 2 and 3 of the three-stage consensus model and their use in the treatment of trauma-related disorders.
  6. Determine one's own strengths and weaknesses in clinically addressing trauma and their various clinical manifestations.
  7. Access the best possible referrals for enhanced client care.


Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, RMT, travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts, and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, Ohio. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice. Dr. Marich is the author of four books, including the popular EMDR Made Simple. Her latest book, written with Dr. Stephen Dansinger, is EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care.

Faculty Disclosure

Contributing faculty, Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, RMT, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

Division Planner

James Trent, PhD

Division Planner Disclosure

The division planner has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

About the Sponsor

The purpose of NetCE is to provide challenging curricula to assist healthcare professionals to raise their levels of expertise while fulfilling their continuing education requirements, thereby improving the quality of healthcare.

Our contributing faculty members have taken care to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and compatible with the standards generally accepted at the time of publication. The publisher disclaims any liability, loss or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents. Participants are cautioned about the potential risk of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into practice.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of NetCE not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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