Trauma Informed Person-Centered Care

ID: 4515WEB

As various systems, including mental health and criminal justice services, strive to support those we work with to achieve their goals, we are regularly faced with challenging behaviors from our clients that often appear to be self-defeating. Difficulty identifying life goals, knowing the steps to achieve those goals, and managing anxiety and self-doubt as they move forward, is a particular challenge for trauma survivors who have often adjusted to lifestyles and coping skills that are, at times dangerous, and only enable them to survive and not thrive. Important concepts such as “learned helplessness” and “fight or flight” can assist helping professionals understand the origins of how our clients move through their lives, often unaware of how to break free from dysfunctional coping strategies. Using a person centered approach, along with motivational interviewing strategies, this webinar aims to help workers understand trauma informed care in action, and turn that understanding into strategies of empowerment. [Elective for Case Management Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Clinical


Instructor: Elaine Edelman, PhD, LCSW
Larry Hochwald, CPRP
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar
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Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how trauma informed care, i.e., understanding how trauma affects coping skills and behavior, can lead to more effective interventions
  • Explain how a history of trauma can affect clients in major domains of their life such as parenting, interpersonal relationships, and vocational functioning
  • Discuss how person centered care, and a strength based approach, can increase motivation self efficacy and wellness
  • Describe how common, unhealthy, coping strategies become symptoms as well as how to encourage healthier ways to cope

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructors

    Elaine Edelman, PhD, LCSW, has been a clinical social worker for thirty-five years. She began her career working with children and families at risk due to mental illness, abuse and neglect. She has worked at every level of mental health care including inpatient and outpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, outpatient mental health, and mental health residential services. She has extensive experience working with trauma survivors, borderline pathology, and is currently the supervisor of a residential facility working with clients struggling with homelessness, substance abuse and psychiatric illness. She is also in private practice. Dr. Edelman has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level and conducts workshops for the Rutgers School of Social Work Continuing Education Department and the Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies.

    Larry Hochwald, CPRP, has worked in healthcare for over 20 years and mental healthcare for over 17. In mental health, he has worked on inpatient, residential services and has run an employment program. He has authored and presented training for staff and community members for over 19 years, the last 6.5 years as the New York City and Long Island training and technical assistance facilitator for NYAPRS-the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services in a position funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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