(IN PERSON) Working with Adult Survivors of Trauma: Key Concepts in Understanding Trauma Dynamics


CE Type: SW, IACET, PCB, APA, CPRP                # of CE's: 3.0 CE's      0.3 IACET CE's


About This Course

Whether or not it is fully recognized, human services workers are working with survivors of trauma.  Given the prevalence and impact of violence amongst this population, the need for integrated services that are informed of trauma theory and include interventions designed to address the impact of trauma is evident. This introductory training aims to increase awareness and understanding on the part of services providers at all levels of the prevalence of trauma in consumers, the impact of that trauma on consumers, their behaviors and beliefs, and finally, how a more trauma-informed approach will enhance work with survivors of all ages.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will understand what is trauma and its prevalence, and trauma related symptoms such as dissociation and flashbacks.
  • Participants will understand how symptoms and behaviors (such as substance use, compulsions, and mental health symptoms) have served as adaptations or coping mechanisms.
  • Participants will understand how addressing trauma and abuse in survivor's lives will enhance substance addiction recovery and mental health recovery.


Intended Audience: 

Clinical and direct care staff, support staff, and administrative staff


Instructional Level: 



Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.


Credit Statements:

BHTEN is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. 
As an IACET Accredited Provider, BHTEN offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.  BHTEN is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this program.
(0.3 CEU = 3.0 Training Hours)

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3.0 CE credit hours for Psychologists awarded.  BHTEN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  BHTEN maintains responsibility for this program and its content

Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 3.0 General continuing education credits.

BHTEN is certified by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Provider #310

3.0 hours PCB approved hours of Education for this training.

The Behavioral Health Training & Education Network (BHTEN), provider #4158280, is approved by Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) to provide continuing education to Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRPs) and CPRP candidates.

This activity is approved for a maximum of 3.0 contact hours of continuing education in psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery in the following CPRP Focus Domain(s): ## - DOMAIN TITLE.  CPRPs and CPRP candidates should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity

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Course Instructors

June 6, 2023

Lori Beyer

Director of Trauma Training

Community Connections

Lori is the Director of Trauma Training at Community Connections, a private, non-profit agency providing a full range of human services in metropolitan Washington, D.C.    Ms. Beyer is a nationally recognized trainer who specializes in providing workshops, trainings, and ongoing supervision and consultation to agencies and clinicians on issues related to