Sexual Trauma and Violence 2.0 will help mental health professionals understand the impact of the “Me Too” movement has had and equip them with the tools and techniques to help those who are suffering. The neurobiology of sexual trauma is discussed and mental health professionals will learn an overview of the brain’s responses to trauma, along with what symptoms can be expected from those who have experienced sexual violence.
- Recognize the different types of sexual violence and prevalence in society.
- Describe how sexual violence effects the brain of the victim.
- Outline how a mental health professional can help and prepare a sexual violence victim to face their offender in a legal situation.
Course Lessons and Descriptions
STV 101: Sexual Violence: Definitions, Impact and the “Me Too” Movement
Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A.
The “Me Too” movement has had a massive cultural impact on emboldening victims of sexual trauma to come forward. It is increasingly important for counselors and caregivers to be aware of the prevalence and types of sexual violence in order to be effective people-helpers. This presentation will help viewers understand the scope of the problem and be equipped with tools and techniques to help those affected by sexual violence.
Runtime: 54 minutes 23 seconds
STV: 102 The Neurobiology of Sexual Trauma
Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A.
After undergoing a traumatic experience, the brain is severely impacted in its responses and processing ability. Understanding the neurobiology of sexual trauma is foundational for anyone seeking to help victims. This lecture provides an overview of the brain’s responses to trauma along with what symptoms can be expected from those who have experienced sexual violence.
Runtime: 55 minutes 36 seconds
STV 103 Power and Control: The Trauma of Rape
Molly Catherine Goodson, M.A., J.D.
The trauma of rape can linger beyond the initial act and into the courtroom as victims fight for justice. In this lecture, Molly Catherine Goodson unpacks the complexities of the legal system for counselors helping victims through the trauma of rape. From reporting the initial rape to the situation in the courtroom, it is important that the counselor is aware of the steps in the process so as to help victims find closure and minimize further trauma.
Runtime: 58 minutes 10 seconds
2.75 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, LSW.
2.75 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.
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