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The Neurobiology of Trauma: LAMP Training

  • Grand Valley State University Bicycle Factory 201 Front Avenue Southwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49504 United States (map)

Course Description:

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.


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CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

Contact Information:
Leslie Bateman