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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Treating Traumatized Children & Adolescents

Treating Traumatized Children & Adolescents

This event is not sponsored by the Alumni Association and does not fall under the benefits of Founding Membership status.

(Fulfills partial training requirement for the Green Cross as a Certified Traumatologist)

When: October 25, 2019 / 8:30am – 5:00pm

Where: Richmont Graduate University- Chattanooga Campus, 1815 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Continuing Education: 7 CE Credits Awarded. Partial attendance is not awarded.

Target Audience:  Clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, graduate students, and laypersons working with traumatized populations, including disaster survivors.

Instruction Level: Intermediate


  • Students= $90.00
  • Professionals= $130.00

Presenter: Dr. Lorrie Slater

Topic: This GCAT course discusses diagnosis and DSM changes to child and adolescent trauma disorders. Attention is focused at treatment issues, treatment modalities, and the effects of crisis and disaster trauma versus long term chronic trauma. Specific intervention modalities are taught for skills development.

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the criteria for child and adolescent traumatic stress disorders.
  • Identify the risk and resiliency factors in children who have experienced traumatic stress.
  • Identify the developmental consequences of childhood trauma on brain development.
  • Explain the impact of diversity on the assessment and treatment of childhood trauma within multicultural populations as well as strategies for working cross-culturally.
  • Assess for attachment trauma and it’s impact on the traumatized child.
  • Identify and resources and tools available to children in working with traumatic stress.
  • Utilize assessments and implement treatment of trauma in children and adolescents
  • Anticipate symptoms and outcomes of traumatized children as they become adults.


8.00 am Registration


8:30 am Welcome and Orientation to the Course

A. Experiences with children who have experienced trauma


9.30am Identify Risk and Resiliency Factors
10.30am Break


10.45am Trauma Resolution and Brain Development
11.45am Identifying and Responding to Trauma


12.30pm Lunch


1.30 pm Attachment Trauma and the Traumatized Child
2.30pm Tools Children Use


3.30 pm Break


3.45 pm Assessment & Treatment


4.45 pm The Traumatized Child Grows Up


5.00 pm Adjourn

Registration: Click Here.

For questions concerning registration or Continuing Education, please contact Martha Busby at

Refunds: Refund requests must be received prior to April requested prior to September 18  in order to receive a full refund, otherwise there will be a late cancellation fee.

There is no known commercial support for this program.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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