520 N. Delaware Ave • Philadelphia, PA 19123 • 215-923-2116 • fax: 215-923-5169


This session runs from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM.  Registration begins at 8:00 AM

BHTEN training is held on the 7th floor of 520 N. Delaware Ave, at the corner of Spring Garden and Delaware.  The entrance is on Spring Garden St.

The Power of Knowing: Psychoeducation as Trauma Intervention

CE Type: 
# of CE's: 
0.5 IACET Ceu's

About This Course

Psycho-educational family education interventions can offer knowledge, skills and hope for addressing the barriers that trauma / complex trauma can create in recovery. This seminar will provide several models of psychoeducation and family education that can be adapted for behavioral health consumers and/or their family members as individuals or in group interventions.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Identify 3 diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex PTSD, and borderline personality disorder (BPD) per the DSM-V;
  2. List at least 2 differences between psycho-education and therapy;
  3. Describe at least 2 psycho-educational interventions for trauma survivors;
  4. Describe at least 2 psycho-educational interventions for family members of people with trauma-related disorders and other behavioral health disorders;
  5. List at least 3 skills for conducting a psycho-educational intervention; 6. Begin to develop a psycho-educational intervention for a particular isue or population.
Intended Audience: 

This introductory course is for staff working in mental health, substance abuse and other human service settings.

Instructional Level: 


Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend entire presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits.