The Neurobiology of Trauma: LAMP Training

Dates: December 6, 2019

Meets: F from 8:45 AM to 3:30 PM

Hours: 6.00

Location: GRAND RAPIDS - BIK 340

COURSE: $99.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Online registration is not available at this time. Please contact our office for more information.

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This training session is designed for a range of professionals who work with survivors of trauma including mental health professionals, advocates, law enforcement officers, and prosecutors. The content of this training includes; information on the definition, prevalence, and facts on the characteristics of sexual assault and interpersonal violence; functions of brain areas that are involved in responding to traumatic events; how the brain and body respond to traumatic events; the influence of traumatic events on memory processes; common emotional and behavioral responses to trauma; and how to effectively work with trauma survivors. Distressing symptoms and behaviors will be re-framed to emphasize how individuals adapt to overwhelming stress. The personal impact of working with survivors of trauma, including vicarious and secondary trauma, will also be discussed. A case vignette will be used to support learning of concepts presented, along with video clips and group based discussion.

Objectives: Participants will

1. Be exposed to information on the prevalence of sexual assault and interpersonal violence as well as important statistics on the characteristics of these types of events.
2. Gain a basic understanding of the brain structures that are activated during a traumatic event and the ways that traumatic events impact brain functioning.
3. Understand how trauma impacts memory processes.
4. Understand how neurobiological processes impacted by trauma are related to survivors’ emotional and behavioral responses.
5. Be exposed to information on effective approaches for working with trauma survivors in the direct aftermath of a traumatic event, such as a sexual assault.
6. Have improved understanding of the personal impact of working with survivors of trauma, including the effects of vicarious and secondary trauma.

Recommended for LBSW and LMSW advanced skill level.
Fee: $99.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)COURSE$ 99.00
Course Fee (Alternate)SSW Field Education Supervisor$ 66.00
Course Fee (Alternate)GVSU Social Work Faculty$ 15.00


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Grand Rapids, MI 49504


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