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Comprehensive Trauma Assessments Student CE

This webinar will offer doctoral level participants a new method for assessing and conceptualizing trauma in emerging adults. The webinar’s case study will provide a unique perspective of the ways in which mental health providers can comprehensively conceptualize, treat, and consult about complex trauma. With additional research, this approach to assessment may enhance treatment and consultative practice for those offering care to clients with complex trauma. Because psychologists are especially trained in conducting advanced case conceptualizations, this webinar is particularly geared toward those with doctoral level degrees and enhanced experience in providing trauma-informed care.

Presented by: Adrienne Allen, Psy.D., Michelle Comas, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
a. Understand the impact of complex trauma on emerging adult populations.
b. Reference a new method of assessing and conceptualizing complex trauma, and its impact, on emerging adults.
c. Appreciate the role of trauma case consultation with community providers to enhance service delivery for vulnerable populations.

Dr. Allen is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She is currently the Director of Young Adult Services where she provides trauma informed care to young adults with serious mental illness. Dr. Allen supervises predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and provides clinical intervention trainings to professional staff and trainees. Her primary clinical and research interest is on treating trauma in underserved populations, and in patients with severe and persistent mental illnesses.

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  • Comprehensive Trauma Assessments Webinar Recording
  • Comprehensive Trauma Assessments Test
  • Comprehensive Trauma Assessments Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever