Trauma Informed Practices for School Counselors/Clinicians and Treatment Providers

Date: November 14, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Therapists and school-based clinicians typically have a number of clients on their caseload that have struggled with some form of trauma or another.  It is important to note that given the many variables related to the impact of trauma, traumatized individuals are extremely diverse thereby calling for varying interventions and treatment approaches. This workshop will explore common interventions and create an opportunity to practice their use.

Our trainer, Jennifer Johnson, LCSW, is a local mental health therapist as well as an instructor at CSU Stanislaus where she teaches in the MSW program.

This workshop is intended for mental health clinicians; those who may be licensed (LCSW's, LMFT's), those collecting clinical hours with a future focus on licensure, and/or those working on their masters degree in social work.



  1. The Impact of Trauma
    1. Understanding ‘trauma’ as defined in the clinical literature
    2. Response to traumatic events varies depending on a number of variables
    3. Interruption of a child’s customary developmental stage(s)
  2. General knowledge about neurobiological responses to trauma
    1. Conveying information about common reactions to trauma
    2. Exploring the behavioral reactions related to trauma and not pathologizing early distress reactions
  3. Treating Trauma
    1. Differentiate between the need for universal assistance and targeted interventions
    2. Common themes from the various trauma models
    3. Interventions to utilize in session


Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to summarize typical trauma responses
  2. Participants will demonstrate a general understanding of neurobiological effects of trauma
  3. Participants will be able to explain typical trauma responses and impacts of trauma to both clients and/or client system (school, family, community
  4. Participants will learn standard interventions when working with individuals impacted by trauma



November 13, 2019


(209) 238-1510


FREE Registration. Lunch is on your own. A list of downtown restaurants will be available.

Continuing Education Units will be offered to clinicians by NASW-CA for a fee.  Please provide your license type and number when you register.  More information will be provided prior to the training.