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Understanding Trauma: Defining, Diagnosing and Treating


HopeWay and Charlotte AHEC have partnered to develop a series for providers to discuss the topic of trauma. This series will focus on gaining a better understanding of trauma by reviewing the diagnostic criteria for PTSD, clinical assessment tools, evidence-based treatment modalities, emerging approaches to trauma treatment and more. Clinicians will broaden their knowledge of trauma treatment while gaining additional tools to use in their own practice.

You can register for all three sessions or individual sessions. To register, click here. 

Session 1 - Defining, Diagnosing and Assessing Trauma
Date/Time - Wednesday, June 7, 2023 (12:00 - 1:30pm)
Speakers - Justin Johnson, MD & Ross Cole, LCSW
Learning Objectives:
1. Define categories of trauma.
2. Explain the diagnosis of PTSD.
3. Recognize common conditions that may be trauma-related or co-morbid with PTSD.
4. Identify tools for assessing trauma/PTSD.

Session 2 - Evidence-based Treatment for PTSD
Date/Time - Wednesday, June 14, 2023 (12:00 - 1:30pm)
Speakers - Justin Johnson, MD & Ross Cole, LCSW
Learning Objectives:
1. Highlight medications/medical treatment for PTSD.
2. Describe evidence-based treatments for PTSD, including EMDR, Prolonged Exposure, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
3. Discuss other treatments for PTSD with emerging evidence.

Session 3 - Alternative & Emerging Approaches for PTSD Treatment
Date/Time - Wednesday, June 21, 2023 (12:00 - 1:30pm)
Speakers - Allison Todd, LCSW and Marianne Huebner, MS-ATR
Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss alternative treatments for PTSD (meditation/mindfulness, yoga, etc).
2. Define integrative therapies to treat trauma (art therapy, music therapy and horticultural therapy).

Earn up to 4.5 hours of credit! 

For more information and to register, visit Charlotte AHEC's site by clicking here.