Complex or developmental trauma can be overt or covert and are typically ongoing/repetitive. As such complex or developmental trauma should be addressed in stages, with neurobiologically-informed treatment.
- Participants will be able to conceptualize what the meaning of “neurobiologically-informed treatment”.
- Participants will be a able to describe the characteristics of complex and/or developmental trauma and be able to identify the neurobiological changes associated with complex trauma.
- Participants will discuss the components of evidence based, relationally-focused, treatments and incorporate aspects of these treatments in their practice.
- Participants will be able to determine the course of treatment course of action (frequency and length), based on assessment results and develop treatment plans that address the issues arising from complex trauma.
Franc Hudspeth, PhD, NCC, LPC-S, ACS, RPH, RPT-S, CPC,DDP-1, is the Associate Dean at Southern New Hampshire University. Franc is Editor of the International Journal of Play Therapy and the Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision as well. Franc also serves as President-Elect of the Association for Creativity and Counseling, Chair of the Association for Play Therapy’s Foundation Board of Directors. His writing/research interests include trauma’s impact on brain development, psychopharmacology, neuroscience influences on counseling, counselor’s military.