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Release: What is PTSD and how do I help? Trauma Recovery On-Line training for trauma counselors and emergency responders everywhere

Traumatic events are part of life. Statistics show that 70% of people are impacted directly by trauma over the course of their lifetime. In general, we are remarkably resilient yet when exposed to extreme events, even the strongest individuals can feel shaken. The Institute has developed a series of courses for professional trauma responders and counselors in a comprehensive trauma training certification that is now available on-line, and on demand at your own pace. These courses are all based on “best practices” research and developed over many years through careful examination of what works in real settings with those who have been seriously injured, ill or traumatized. The Traumatology Institute is dedicated to training individuals, organizations and groups to offer skilled care to trauma survivors in your community and anywhere around the world.

TORONTO, April, 2012. The Traumatology Institute (Canada) launched their comprehensive Clinical Traumatologist training curriculum on-line (May 2011) in an e-learning platform which is on-demand. Students can now take courses anywhere in the world at any time www.ticlearn.com. The new on-line school will help caring mental health professionals around the world build skills that work when helping trauma survivors struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Courses for personal resiliency skills in a Compassion Fatigue (CF) program are also offered for care-givers (Compassion Fatigue is defined as secondary stress and burnout—a debilitating condition impacting care-providers).

With the new on-line format, busy professionals and those living in remote locations can develop skills in post trauma care and protect themselves from Compassion Fatigue symptoms. According to Dr. Anna Baranowsky, “there is a heavy cost to caring borne by professionals”. Trauma response skill development and self-care act as buffers to the impact of caring for trauma survivors.

The new, cutting edge on-line program teaches participants how to:

Become skilled in offering emotional first aid care and long-term counseling interventions to trauma survivors

Develop a comprehensive toolkit for working with individuals, groups and organizations following a traumatic event

Identify symptoms and build Compassion Fatigue resiliency skills

By designing a flexible and affordable program that professionals can complete any time and in the comfort of your own home or office the Traumatology Institute hopes to reach out to those who may not otherwise have access to comprehensive trauma training.

The curriculum is well-suited to counselors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, clergy, employee assistance professionals, clinical supervisors, emergency responders and other helping professionals. There are two training streams. The Clinical Traumatology stream trains counselors and other clinical professionals while the Community and Workplace stream trains people who work with trauma survivors but do not have a counseling focus.

What does the Traumatology Institute On-Line Training Curriculum have to offer? Learn more about Clinical Traumatology, Community & Workplace Traumatology, Field Traumatology and Compassion Fatigue training at www.ticlearn.com

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Dr. Anna Baranowsky, CEO, Traumatology Institute (Canada) is a psychologist who works with trauma survivors.

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