Many people, children and adults alike, suffer experiences that meet the definition of trauma. The impact of traumatic events on individuals varies but approximately one third of people experiencing trauma will require professional intervention. A definition of trauma is presented; the impact that trauma has on individuals described; and various ways to treat trauma introduced. Several evidence based interventions are included among the various treatment modalities discussed.
Presenter: Margaret Comford Margaret Comford is the founder of the Midwest Trauma Treatment Center with over 20 years experience working in the field of trauma. She is trained in the three identified best practices in treating traumatized youth and is committed to the spread of these interventions. Margaret provides individual and family therapy utilizing the evidence-based interventions. She continues to increase awareness and understanding of trauma, evidence-based treatments and other relevant topics by providing trainings to the community, mental health providers and agencies.
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this program. MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.
This module will talk about early mental health care centers in the state of Missouri including State Hospital Number One in Fulton, the St. Louis County Insane Asylum, and the Saint Louis Hospital for Social Evils. The history of these hospitals, the treatments offered patients, and the management of people with mental illness as affected by social and medical movements form the core of this presentation.
The Children’s Service Fund of St. Louis County funded a needs assessment in 2012 to explore the perceived mental health needs of parents, students, and provider agencies. The study was conducted by the Applied Research Collaborative including the MIMH.
People have the right to participate in their own lives to the extent they can, and this applies to people with mental illnesses and other vulnerable populations. In this presentation, Dr. Linhorst defines empowerment, lays out the conditions and circumstances under which empowerment is likely to take place, and provides concrete examples of applying the principles of empowerment.