Stress, Trauma, and Self-care 2.0 is a resource designed to address the impact of stress and trauma in the body and on the brain, as well as the relational factors that influence day-to-day living. Effective counselors need to be equipped with the necessary tools to serve this fragile and often troubled client population. Throughout this course, counselors will learn how to integrate biblical principles and better work with those dealing with extreme stress.
STSC 101: Trauma and the Brain: The Effects on Lifespan Development
Barry Lord, Psy.D. and Debbie Neal, Ph.D. Runtime: 42 minutes 8 seconds
Science has revealed that emotional trauma changes brain functioning at the place where the “emotional brain” and “survival brain” meet. This presentation examines recent brain research, emotional trauma in childhood, the effects on the developing person, and long-term psychological risks. Dr. Lord discusses relevant brain structures and the relationship of early childhood emotional trauma on the developing brain, personality and relationships.
STSC 102: Restoring the Shattered Self: Treatment of Complex Trauma
Heather Gingrich, Ph.D. Runtime: 53 minutes 58 seconds
The primary focus of this presentation will be how such post-traumatic symptoms can be stabilized when dealing with complex, relational trauma, both in the initial phase of counseling, as well as the trauma processing phase. The concept of dissociation is examined in order to explain both the psychological mechanism by which such intrusive symptoms develop, and how they can be contained. How and when to use explicit spiritual resources are also be examined.
STSC 103: Maintaining Health and Wellness in a Stressful Digital World
Archibald Hart, Ph.D. and Sylvia Hart Frejd, Ph.D. Runtime: 49 minutes 20 seconds
The digital age is shaping our lives and relationships in striking new ways. We are now experiencing an epidemic of digital addictions, including gaming, gambling, pornography and cybersex. This presentation helps you assess your relationship with technology and reclaim what it has stolen from your real life. It offers practical help to parents, counselors, educators, and pastors on how to manage the digital world responsibly.
2.25 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, LSW.
2.25 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.
The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: https://www.lightuniversity.com/continuing-education-statements/.