Trauma Treatment Strategies and Interventions

New! Filmed Spring 2020

Presented by Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A.

On Demand | Available Now


12 Hours  |   Pre-approved for 12 CEUs


This is an On Demand course. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

All course content (quiz, certificate, videos) will be available until May 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on April 1, 2021.

Transform your practice with this intensive, 12 hour CE webinar course that focuses on the neuroscience of trauma and complex trauma, diagnosis and assessment, stabilization techniques, evidence based treatment approaches for PTSD and childhood trauma, and post traumatic growth. This seminar provides you with effective strategies and interventions from EMDR, CBT, somatic approaches, and narrative therapy so you can take your trauma treatment to the next level! You’ll learn how to properly assess clients, effectively stabilize them in preparation for evidence-based treatment, help them safely reprocess traumatic memories, and develop the resources they need to achieve and maintain recovery.


The Neuroscience and Assessment of Trauma

Mechanisms of Treatment

EMDR as Applied Neuroplasticity

The Original 8-Phase Model in a Nutshell

Phase 1: Target Sequence Planning

Phase 2: Resourcing, Thermometer

Phase 3: Access and Activate

Phase 4: BLS Techniques and Desensitization

Phases 5-6: Installation, Body Scanning

Phases 7-8: Closure- Re-evaluation

EMDR for Trauma

EMDR for Anxiety

Analyze the brain regions involved in trauma.

Communicate the clinical implications of the freeze response in trauma treatment.

Establish how clinicians can assess for simple, complex, and intergenerational trauma.

Characterize how bottom-up techniques like grounding and breathwork can increase felt safety in clients.

Specify methods clinicians can use to gauge when clients are ready for intense trauma work.

Explore how narrative therapy exercises can be employed in session to help clients talk about hotspots.

Specify how somatic approaches can be used to address the physical symptoms of trauma survivors.

Establish how exposure, titration and pendulation can be used to “slow” emotions in clients.

Communicate how EMDR-based techniques can be used with clients to resolve traumatic memories.

Differentiate between EMDR, EFT and neuromodulation approaches.

Develop plans for working with anger, resistance, and suicidality in clients who’ve experienced trauma.

Communicate the potential risks and limitations of trauma treatment techniques.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A. is a licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on anxiety and trauma, women’s issues, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Centre for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioural genetics at Harvard University.

Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates, and co-owns Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., a continuing education company. She formerly served as the President of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centre. She is the current President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 10,000 mental health professionals in her workshops.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$449.00N/A
Full-Time Student$359.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

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