Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) in Young Adults

When: Wednesday, August 31 - 10:00 AM

Duration: 1 hours

Location: Zoom

Event Details:

The negative effects of layered relational trauma, particularly as experienced through childhood abuse and neglect, have long been recognized as contributing factors toward the development of Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), a diagnostic entity included in the International Classifications of Diseases, 11th revision (ICD-11) effective January 2022. The term “complex trauma” is used to describe chronic traumatization, for instance the experience of multiple and/or prolonged, developmentally adverse traumatic events, most often of an interpersonal nature. Complex trauma is the result of chronic, prolonged, and repeated trauma arising from childhood abuse, neglect, and/or exposure to domestic violence.

Research has consistently shown that the treatment of complex trauma should be phase-oriented, multimodal, and skill-focused, with a core emphasis on symptom relief and functional improvement. Within this holistic, integrative framework there is an appreciation of the mind-body connection. Complex trauma treatment has evolved into a more integrative, body-oriented approach. This webinar educated trauma clinicians on how to assess, diagnose, treat and heal complex trauma survivors whilst also introducing them to the many different avenues they can go down in becoming certified in the evidence-based healing modalities. 

Topics introduced in this webinar include:
•  A historical overview of the development of our understanding of trauma
•  Differentiating PTSD from Complex Trauma 
•  Sequelae of trauma, such as dissociation, somatization and addictions
•  Implications for treatment planning and the clinical alliance