An Eco-Systemic Approach to Trauma-Impacted Families

CE Hours: 1.5  –  Cost: $18  –  
Instructor: C. Wayne Jones, PhD

Most families treated in intensive, in-home programs have been impacted by complex developmental trauma.  Although every family adapts in their own way, there are several predictable negative adaptive patterns which have direct implications for a present-focused family based treatment. It is important for therapists to recognize these patterns, interrupt them, and create more functional ones. Towards this end, this course describes 1) the most common impacts of complex developmental trauma on the way families organize their relationships with one another and the community, 2) how the four pillars of ESFT are designed to address these common negative impacts, and 3) strategies for structuring trauma informed conversations with families.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify the most common negative impacts of complex developmental trauma on the family system
  2. Describe strategies used in the ESFT model to address the most common negative impacts of trauma on the family
  3. Describe how to introduce and facilitate trauma informed conversations among family members and develop more functional relational patterns

This online distance learning course includes webinars, readings, links to other online resources on trauma, and post-tests to ensure comprehension of the material.

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