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Trauma-Informed Care for Primary Care Professionals

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Trauma, of many different kinds, is pervasive in our culture.  People suffer and all too often the suffering continues long after the traumatizing event and affects both mental and physical health. 

Trauma-Informed Care is an approach to healthcare that acknowledges the possibility of prior trauma and in which treatment environments are designed to heal without re-traumatizing.  This live webinar will describe why adopting this approach can be an important step in providing truly patient-centered healthcare.

Who would be interested in this webinar?

Behavioral health clinicians and other primary care professionals

What are the goals or learning objectives of this webinar?

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the potential benefits and harms of screening practices for exposure to trauma, 
  • Contrast trauma-informed care with evidence-based therapies designed to treat trauma- and stressor-related disorders,
  • Identify the organizational processes and standards needed to provide trauma-informed care,
  • Enhance the trauma-informed care skills of the Primary Care Providers on your team.  

How long is the webinar?

This pre-recorded webinar has a run-time of approximately 60 minutes.

How much does it cost?

  • $59.99 
  • Payment can be made by credit card, check, or institutional PO
  • For our refund policy, please click here for details

Who is the presenter for this webinar?

Sarah Pearson, Psy.D. earned her B.A. in Psychology from Stonehill College in Easton, MA, and completed her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England. Dr. Pearson completed her pre-doctoral internship within the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine with a major rotation in Integrated Primary Care, and minor rotations in Bone Marrow Transplant & Oncology and Adult Sleep Medicine. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Primary Care Psychology and Medical Education at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her current role focuses on providing behavioral health care to patients at the Barre Family Health Center, a rural, integrated family medicine practice, as well as training and education in biopsychosocial topics and behavioral science competencies for family medicine residents. Her clinical interests include providing brief, evidence-based interventions in integrated primary care, delivering patient-centered, trauma-informed care, chronic pain, behavioral sleep medicine, health behavior change, and chronic disease management.