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Targeting Trauma: Filling the Gaps

  • 11 Jun 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online Only

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Brian Gong, LMHC, CAP, NCC

EMDR Certified Therapist & EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Qualified Supervisor, Addiction and Trauma Counselor

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“Trauma” is a word that seems to be showing up everywhere these days.  The trend has been for mental health organizations and practitioners to label themselves as providing “Trauma-Informed” care.  But aside from a catchy marketing term, what exactly does this mean?  This presentation is designed to provide a broad educational overview of psychological trauma, its manifestations and impact on individuals and society, and some core principles and approaches in providing ethical and effective treatment. 

Learning objectives:

  • Explore how psychological trauma has been studied and conceptualized throughout history and what current research shows.
  • Discuss the neurobiology of trauma, its impact on individuals and society, and related implications for treatment.
  • Learn to conceptualize common psychological conditions from the perspective of a trauma-informed model. 
  • Identify the various considerations present in simple and complex trauma therapy that may influence the course of treatment. 
  • Discuss the role of the ethical and effective trauma therapist in providing high quality care.
  • Identify the latest, most effective approaches to trauma therapy  

 Our Presenter

Brian Gong is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of trauma and addiction.  He is an EMDR-Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant and founder of the Southeast Florida Trauma Recovery Network, an association of local volunteer EMDR therapists who agree to provide pro-bono trauma therapy to survivors of community traumas.  He serves on the board of directors for various organizations that include Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (Trauma Recovery/HAP) as well as Professionals United for Parkland (PU4P).  He operates a solo private practice in Delray Beach, FL. 




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