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Assessment Guidelines And Tools For The Trauma Informed Therapist

Course: #6434Level: Advanced 2 Hours 388 Reviews

When approaching everyday pediatric occupational therapy practice through a trauma-informed lens, it is critical to view every moment of contact with a client as both assessment and intervention. Through lecture, conversation, and analysis, participants will deepen their skill set of intentional nonverbal observations and interventions that support the process of standardized evaluation and clinical observations.

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Advanced, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 09624; CE Broker/2.0 CE Broker #20-1223932; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Advanced, Rehabilitation

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to analyze the nuances of clinical reasoning that occur within the context of a therapeutic relationship.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to apply 2 basic principles of holding a “containing space” for the client during assessment (and intervention).
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to apply the perspective of a trauma-informed mindset to standardized and non-standardized assessments and apply 2 basic tenets of the use of projective techniques in mental health.

Course created on July 2, 2024


0-10 Minutes Introduction
10-30 Minutes Nuances of Clinical Reasoning in a Therapeutic Relationship
30-50 Minutes Principles of Containing Space
50-90 Minutes Trauma Mindset & Standardized & Non-Standardized Assessments
90-110 Minutes Use of Projective Techniques
110-120 Minutes Summary; Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Lara Taggart and Maude le Roux have received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Lara Taggart and Maude Le Roux have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 09624. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.2 CEUs/contact hours (Advanced level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CE Broker

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 2.0 hours. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 2.5 NBCOT PDUs (Advanced level, Rehabilitation Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

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