Trauma and the Brain

 

Many people intuitively understand that a traumatic blow to the head can result in damage to the brain, leading to potentially devastating functional impairment or even death. However, many people, even experienced clinicians, do not always understand that emotional traumas, such as abuse and neglect, also lead to structural and functional brain changes with concomitant symptoms and difficulties. These changes can essentially hardwire the brain to experience heightened fear reactions and other maladaptive responses to environmental triggers. This course is designed for licensed professionals with some foundational knowledge of both trauma and neurobiology. We will delve into the specific ways that psychological and physical trauma can impact both the developing brain during childhood and adolescence, as well as how trauma affects the mature, adult brain. We will also explore some general treatment considerations of which you should be aware so that you can more effectively support individuals who have experienced trauma.

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Hours: 1.25
REL-HHS-0-CSTB

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-CSTB
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Specify the impact emotional and physical trauma has on the developing brain.
Describe the impact emotional and physical trauma has on the adult brain.
Identify the ways treatment interventions for PTSD lead to neurobiological changes.

Outline:
Trauma and the Brain

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Neurobiology of Trauma

Meet Mark and Derrek

Healthy Brain Development

The Basics of Brain Development and Structure

Trauma and Well-Being

The Neurobiology of PTSD

Quick Check

Neural Transmission and Trauma: Myelination

Synaptic Pruning

The Brain’s Adaptive Alarm System

The HPA Axis and Stress

When Trauma Hijacks the Brain

Review

Summary

Section 3: Trauma’s Impact on the Developing Brain

Critical and Sensitive Periods of Brain Development

Trauma During Sensitive Periods

The Impact of Physical Trauma

Psychological Trauma

Dysregulated Stress Response

Structural Changes in the Brain

Trauma and Synaptic Pruning

Integration

Brain Adaptability: Plasticity

Review

Summary

Section 4: Trauma and the Developed Brain

The Adult Brain

The Typical Aging Brain

Trauma and the Developed Brain

Neural Circuits

TBI in Adults

Meet Ryan

Summary

Section 5: Treatment Considerations When Working with Individuals Who Have Experienced Trauma

Effective Psychotherapy Components

Goals of Therapy Components

Medications and PTSD Symptoms

10 Tips for Improving Trauma-Informed Care

Child-Specific Tips

TBI and Therapy

Review

Summary

Section 6: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Exam and BrainSparks

Instructor: Bridgett Ross, Psy. D.

Bridgett Ross, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University at the San Diego campus. She completed pre-doctoral internships at Children's Hospital Chadwick Center for Children and Families where she provided psychotherapy to children who had experience trauma. She also completed a pre-doctoral internship at Kaiser Permanente, which included diverse training in working with adults and children using evidence-based practices. Upon graduation, Dr. Ross worked for 4 years at the Department of Veterans Affairs conducting PTSD assessments and psychotherapy with military veterans and active duty service members. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Alvarado Parkway Institute providing inpatient and intensive outpatient interventions. For the last decade, she has worked in private practice treating various issues, with a focus on anxiety and mood disorders.  She has worked as a subject matter expert with Relias since 2013.

Disclosure: Bridgett Ross, Psy. D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.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 level Psychologists; intermediate level Social Workers; intermediate level Professional Counselors; intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Nurses; intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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