(WEBINAR) Trauma-Informed Supervision: Addressing Some of the Realities


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


About This Course

Discussion and activities in this course build on BHTEN’s training Supervision to Support Staff Wellbeing: Addressing Trauma Exposure Response. This session will delve into the role of organizational culture, and other institutional issues that affect service efficacy such as staff’s ability to do meaningful trauma-informed work. Focus will include presenting and discussing strategies for supervisors to address any existing barriers.  The opportunity will be provided to examine best practice concepts and collective experience from the perspective of supervision in order to envision what an effective trauma- informed organizational culture at participants’ agencies/programs can look like.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Summarize Trauma Exposure Response and its complications for staff and its complications
  • Expand discussion of addressing the impact of trauma work on practitioners linked to organizational factors, guiding philosophies and working conditions
  • Discuss role of organizational factors regarding implementation of services being trauma-informed strategies such as harm reduction.


Intended Audience: 

Clinical & direct service supervisors in behavioral health and other human service systems


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.

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

September 27, 2023

Kalma Kartell White


Behavioral Health Training Specialist



Kalma has spent almost 40 years working in community behavioral health, the last twenty-five of which have been in training and consultation. In her current position at BHTEN, in addition to being trained as a trainer in the Community Resilience Model, Kalma developed and implemented a flagship trauma training initiative, now in its 20th year that also includes addressing the impact of trauma work on staff.  She has presented locally, regionally and nationally. She is a strong cross-systems advocate for trauma/resilience-informed, recovery oriented behavioral health and other human services. Kalma has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston University and is Certified as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner.