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Under the Banner of Trauma: What Traditional Conceptualizations Miss

  • 22 Jul 2022

https://www.ucebt.comUnder the Banner of Trauma: What Traditional Conceptualizations Miss

This lecture will review the criteria and traditional conceptualizations of post-trauma reactions from the DSM-5 and discuss emerging research of less traditional conceptualizations of trauma. Specifically, the presenters will explore post-trauma reactions in the context of relationships (e.g. related to betrayals and affairs); presenters will highlight the proposed criteria for complex trauma and discuss trauma-informed interventions that address its unique sequalae of symptoms; and presenters will discuss considerations of trauma-informed care for children and adolescents.

The specific learning objectives are: 

a. Review literature of trauma, PTSD, and the overlap between related conceptualizations

b. Gain a better understanding of complex trauma disorder

c. Identify considerations of trauma-informed care for children and adolescents

At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees should have a better understanding nontraditional forms of trauma including affairs and relationship distress; a better understanding of PTSD and C-PTSD/complex trauma disorder; and a better understanding of trauma-informed care for children and adolescents.

Stephanie Taylor, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of trauma and its collateral effects. In addition to providing Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Dr. Taylor recognizes the significant overlap between mind and body and often includes somatic therapies in session. A background in trauma has informed Dr. Taylor’s work with couples as well. She brings a trauma-informed perspective into session and offers couples therapy based in the Gottman Method. In addition, Dr. Taylor has a background in humanistic and existential therapy which has proven particularly helpful in the exploration of spirituality, meaning, identity, and sexual wellness.

Jordan Kugler, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at UCEBT who specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (PTSD) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Jordan completed an APA accredited internship at the Salt Lake City VA healthcare system. Jordan has experience in several settings, including VA outpatient clinics, community mental health settings, student counseling centers and trauma-informed outpatient clinics. He has research and clinical interests in suicidal behavior and post-trauma reactions. Jordan’s therapeutic style is upbeat, collaborative and emphasizes identifying, developing and actualizing his client’s values.

Sloan Strike, PhD, is a licensed psychologist at UCEBT who specializes in evidenced-based therapies with adolescents, young adults, and their families. Over her 12 years in New York City, Sloan specialized in providing family therapy and parenting support. She values working with youth and their families to create opportunities for improved communication and healthier relationships. She is also certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has extensive training working with adolescents and young adults who have experienced trauma and suffer from anxiety and depression. Additionally, Dr. Strike is certified in The Gottman Method for couples therapy.

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