Core Module

1. Overview Module

The Effects of Trauma on the Brain and Behavior

This introductory module is a the first of three core courses. To pass this course you will need a score of 80% or higher on the final quiz. This module covers the basics of the neurobiology, focusing on how trauma affects brain structures, development, cognition, and behavior.

The content of this module is presented by the following subject matter experts: Lisa Conradi, PsyD; Shelley Hamilton, LCSW; Susan Hardie, RN, PhD; and David Love, MFT.

Learning Objectives:

• Participants will be able to identify five parts of the brain and describe their function.

• Participants will be able to explain the negative impact that trauma and stress play on structures of the brain and how that impact translates into concrete challenges in functioning.

• Participants will be able to summarize the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and adult health risks, behaviors, and functionality.

Extended learning CEU credits are available for MFTs and LCSW. If you would like to receive credit please complete the module to receive further instructions.
  • Overview Module Pre-Quiz
  • Part One, approx. 30 minutes
  • Part Two, approx. 35 mins
  • Part Three, approx. 20 mins
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Overview Module Pre-Quiz, Part One, approx. 30 minutes, Part Two, approx. 35 mins, Part Three, approx. 20 mins"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever