The Neurobiology of Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Developmentally Appropriate Treatment

Event Date: August 8, 2019
Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
Cost: $45 - Registration Only; $75 - Registration with CEUs
CEU's Available: This workshop is approved for 6 continuing education units for LPC, LMFT, Social Workers, Educators, Clergy

The Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Texas for the following: LPC, LMFT, LSW, LCSW, LMSW, and LCDC. The Center is also an approved provider of CPE by the Texas Education Agency, TEA CPE Number 902304.


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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

About the Speaker:

Fran Hudspeth, PhD, NCC, LPC-S, ACS, RPH, RPT-S, CPC,DDP-1, is the Associate Dean at Southern New Hampshire University. Fran 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.

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