Modern Concept of Trauma Course Offered

On Tuesday, April 28th, Penn State Wilkes-Barre will offer a Modern Concepts of Trauma Course at both the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus in Lehman as well as the Penn State Northern Tier in Towanda. The one-day course, will run from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and has a $69 registration fee. Registration deadline will be April 21, 2015.

This course will discuss the advent of the modern concept of trauma including changes in theory, diagnosing, and treatment. It will also include discussion of some of the events of the 20th and 21st century that has helped with our understanding about trauma, including September 11th. Because our concepts of trauma continue to change and develop, an understanding of the path of these changes facilitate a greater understanding of present day theories, concepts, diagnosing and treatment. This course is designed to increase both academic and working knowledge.

Sara Grier, course instructor, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with 15+ years of experience in the mental health field and counseling. Sara's counseling and psychotherapy experience includes sexual abuse (both offender and victim) and processing the painful effects of trauma. Her experience includes disorders of mood, anxiety, depression, adjustment, and personality in both adults and children. She has been presented on trauma on local television as well as local women's business events. Sara is currently licensed in both Pennsylvania (LCSW) and Ohio (LSW).

Penn State is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage, and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to provide continuing education courses and programs for these professions.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education, serving more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide.

For more information, please contact Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education at 570-675-9253 or [email protected].