Uncovering Trauma: Working with Children with PTSD (Center for Discovery)

Thursday, July 22, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Uncovering Trauma: Working with Children with PTSD (Center for Discovery)

In the presentation, participants will learn the difference between big trauma and little trauma. The presenter will address details about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder according to the DSM as well as some recent statistics about trauma in children and adolescents.

Then, the presentation will go into some commonly used interventions and how to utilize them in practice. The presenter will use examples and stories of patients she has worked with, which will include anecdotal information.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between big trauma and little trauma, as well as utilize assessments for patients to determine severity of trauma.
  • Identify and apply three interventions for treatment of traumatic events and incidents.
  • List statistics related to childhood trauma and preventions opportunities through ACES.

Presenter: Monica Powers, MA, PsyD

Dr. Powers enjoys helping people discover themselves, their personal resilience and rewrite their stories to ones of survival and strength. She began working with patients of all ages and backgrounds in 2007 and found that the life stories and experiences of people were unique and personal, and deserved individual attention and support. She has worked in the community-based setting, with adolescents and adults ranging from 18 to 80, struggling with psychological issues, relationship difficulties, substance abuse, grief and loss, and traumatic experiences. This interest was carried in her dissertation work with survivors of Hurricane Katrina, focusing on individual strengths and resilience. In addition to her role as program director for Discovery Mood & Anxiety in Whittier, California, she teaches as an adjunct professor at Antioch University, and started her small private practice in Pasadena, California, in 2020. Her interests lie in working with individuals that have experienced a traumatic event, either personally or on a global perspective.

Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Community Services
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Payment Options
  • Free

Last Updated: 07/17/21