Integrative and Comprehensive Trauma Treatment, 3rd Edition


About the Course
This intermediate-level course summarizes the theories on understanding trauma from psychological, developmental, and neurobiological perspectives; discusses various forms of trauma treatment; introduces the reader to integrative approaches to healing that reflect a holistic perspective; and explains practitioner self-care and the prevention of secondary or vicarious traumatization. Case vignettes throughout highlight key learning concepts.

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the evolution of the present understanding of traumatology and posttraumatic stress disorder. 
  • Identify the core features of reactions to trauma and their long-term effects. 
  • Identify the effects of trauma on childhood well-being and development. 
  • Discuss the relationship between trauma and neurobiology and its effects on trauma survivors. 
  • Explain the nature of dissociative phenomena and its effect on treatment approaches. 
  • Name challenging conditions and behaviors that co-occur with posttraumatic stress disorder. 
  • Discuss the principles of the therapeutic relationship and the necessary approach to treatment for working with trauma survivors. 
  • Explain phase-oriented and group approaches to trauma treatment. 
  • Describe integrative and holistic approaches to trauma treatment. 
  • Recognize the principles of provider self-care for the prevention of vicarious traumatization 

About the Author/Presenter
Michelle Ertl, PsyD, CST, is a clinical psychologist working in private practice, specializing in the treatment of trauma and sex-related conditions. Dr. Ertl received her PsyD in clinical psychology from Indiana State University. She completed a residency at the Mountain Home VA and a post-doctoral fellowship specializing in the treatment of PTSD at the Salt Lake City VA. Dr. Ertl is also an AASECT certified sex therapist. 

How to Receive Credit 

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 9-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
    Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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