Clinical Competency in Trauma

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Clinical Competency in Trauma

October 4, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 4:30 pm



$95.00 Professionals; $50 Graduate Students; $25.00 Directors Emeritus

The registration fee also covers conference materials and application fees for continuing education. Participants must pay for their own travel and lodging expenses. Lunch is provided.

*** Registrations received after September 29 will not be guaranteed food***
**Please call 478-471-2770 if you have dietary restrictions**

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Be mindful there are THREE separate online registration options: Professionals, Graduate Students and Directors Emeritus.

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Middle Georgia State University, Professional Sciences Center, Room 212
100 University Parkway
Macon, GA 31206
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Continuing education application approved by GCCA (Georgia College Counseling Association) and pending for GPA (Georgia Psychological Association) for 6 hours. No additional charge for participants. Full attendance is required for the entire program. No partial credit will be given.


8:15am-8:45am Registration
8:45am-10:15am Presentation
10:15am-10:30am Break
10:30am-12:00pm Presentation
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch (on site)
1:00pm-2:30pm Presentation
2:30pm-2:45pm Break
2:45pm-4:15pm Presentation
4:15-4:30pm Evaluations and Certificates


This workshop will introduce an overview of trauma, how to assess it and how it affects the body. An introduction to trauma and psychological first aid will kick off the beginning of the workshop. Then appropriate trauma assessments will be introduced and an overview of how trauma affects the body will be provided. Last, an introduction to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy will be provided along with how it can best be used with clients who have experienced trauma. The workshop will assist participants in learning how to prioritize appropriate challenges for their clients in order to prevent client dropout or client withdrawal. Practical clinical techniques will be taught that can be easily implemented within the counseling session to better conceptualize trauma and enhance the healing process with a client who has experienced trauma.

Who should attend: Counselors, Social Workers and other Mental Health Professionals (especially those working in a University/College setting)


Rebecca Smith, LPC, CPCS is the Assistant Director at the Valdosta State University Counseling Center. Ms. Smith has 18 years of clinical experience including working in community mental health, private practice and college counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Georgia. She currently works with college students which include many clients who have trauma in their background. Ms. Smith also completed a Certificate of Trauma Stress Studies from the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Center in 2016.

Jennifer Branscome, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Valdosta State University. Dr. Branscome has 15 years of experience in school psychology and as a professor of psychology in higher education. She is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Georgia. She has clinical training which has addressed the topic of trauma (e.g. causes, outcomes, treatment, effects). As a licensed psychologist, she also has a background in the trauma and stressor related disorders (e.g. PTSD). Additionally, she has training in Psychological First Aid and Trauma Assessment.


• Participants will learn about and better understand the concepts of trauma and psychological first aid
• Participants will learn to identify appropriate assessments for trauma
• Participants will be able to describe and explain to clients how trauma affects the body
• Participants will be able to analyze and select what resources are appropriate to help regulate their client’s emotions
• Participants will be able to use and apply the practical tools provided in a counseling session with a client who has had trauma


October 4, 2017
8:45 am - 4:30 pm
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Counseling Directors Association of the University System of Georgia


Middle Georgia State University
100 University Pkwy
Macon, GA 31206 United States
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