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Understanding and Treating Traumatized Children
Digital Seminar
$189.99 USD
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Digital Seminar
Vyne Education
CE Available:
No, CE credit is not available
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Discover when and how to apply both conventional and unconventional evidence-based therapeutic interventions during the three phases of trauma treatment

Examine the diagnostic issues related to various common forms of trauma experienced by youth

Identify factors affecting the severity of the trauma response and the long-term effects of trauma on youth

Explain the "fight, flight, or fright" response, how it relates to dissociation, and how it interferes with traditional treatments

Discuss the neurobiological basis for trauma symptoms, and how it leads to the need for integrating non-traditional interventions to help with emotional regulation

Examine therapeutic techniques to use for traumatized children at different developmental levels, and why many traditional treatments don't work for trauma victims

Understand how to intervene during the three phases of trauma treatment

Outline the development of specific therapeutic strategies as well as caregiver and teacher interventions for youth at different developmental levels

Learn how to integrate evidence-based approaches to optimize treatment outcomes

Determine which medications work (and don't work) for traumatized children

Help youth, parents, teachers, and other caregivers understand and actively support trauma treatment


ROBERT LUSK, PhD, has devoted his career to working with child trauma victims and their families, and providing training and consultation to parents and professionals on trauma-related issues, parenting special needs children, attachment disorders, psychotropic medications, and psychiatric disorders. For the past 23 years, Dr. Lusk has served as Clinical Director at The Baby Fold—an agency providing residential, special education, child welfare, adoption/foster care support, and numerous other services to children and families in Illinois. There, he provides clinical supervision and consultation to all of the agency's treatment programs. Dr. Lusk also instructs courses at Illinois Wesleyan University and has been actively involved in investigative research on trauma since 1987, including studies of treatment approach efficacy and cognitive and school-related effects of trauma. He has published several journal articles and book chapters on understanding and treating traumatized children, and has taught both graduate and undergraduate seminars on trauma.

Dr. Lusk earned his Master's and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles and has trained in a variety of interventions including cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, and EMDR.

Financial: Receives speaking honorarium from Vyne Education
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.CE Credit is not available for this product.
Social Workers
School Psychologists
Marriage and Family Therapists
Case Managers
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School Guidance Counselors
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In 20 years of attending seminars on the topic of trauma, this is by far the best in terms of content and presentation. Highly recommended.
Charlie Sattenfield, Family Therapist

Best presentation on complex trauma I have attended. Material was presented very concisely, on a professional level, and adapted to educate kids and caregivers.
Angela Langford, Licensed Professional Counselor

Dr. Rob provides numerous great illustrations that make the concepts come alive. His compassion and dedication to his patients and his creativity are very apparent. He covers the topics very thoroughly.
Karen Cacossa, Occupational Therapist