Overview of Trauma Disorders in Adults for Paraprofessionals


This course discusses the basics of trauma disorders, including posttraumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, and adjustment disorders.


Hours: 1.25


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Georgia Paraprofessionals

1.25 HOURS

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-OTDAPP
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Discuss the psychological nature of trauma and identify common trauma reactions.
Explain common symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder.
Describe what mental health professionals can do to minimize the effects of trauma.

Section 1: Introduction
A. Welcome to Section One
B. About This Course
C. Learning Objectives
D. Meet Olivia
E. Introduction
F. Human Resilience
G. How Common Is PTSD?
H. Risk Factors
I. Traumatic Events

Section 2: Traumatic Disorders
A. Overview of PTSD
B. Initial Posttraumatic Reaction
C. Denial
D. Acute Stress Disorder
E. Adjustment Disorders
F. Common Symptoms of PTSD
G. Practice
H. PTSD Specifiers
I. Comorbid Disorders
J. PTSD Assessment
K. Checklists
L. Interviews
M. Self-Report Scales
N. Psychophysiological Assessment Techniques
O. Mamadou’s Memory

Section 3: Psychotherapy Treatments
A. Psychotherapy Treatments
B. Approaches
C. Supportive Therapy
D. Family and Friends
E. Stress Inoculation Training (SIT)
F. The Second Phase
G. Exposure Techniques
H. Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
K. One-Session Cure
L. Empirical Studies
M. Group Treatments
N. Advantages and Disadvantages
O. Let’s Review
P. Medications
Q. Review
R. Tonisha’s Therapy

Section 4: Summary
A. Summary
B. Final Knowledge Check
C. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Steve Jenkins, Ph.D.
Dr. Jenkins is a Counseling Psychologist, and a professor of psychology at Wagner College in New York. He teaches a variety of courses, including Health Psychology, Psychological Testing, Psychopathology, Sleep and Dreams, Principles of Counseling Psychology, and Positive Psychology. He also has extensive clinical experience, and has worked in prisons, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and college counseling centers providing individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychoeducational workshops. He is an associate fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and completed a year-long post-doctoral training at the institute. Dr. Jenkins scholarly works have been published in top psychological journals and edited books, and presented at national conferences. Disclosure: Steve Jenkins, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Direct Support Professionals; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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