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Wet Blankets: Using a trauma Informed and brain science approach to de-escalation

Wet Blankets: Using a trauma Informed and brain science approach to de-escalation


Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
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From: October 18, 2019 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Dan Overton, MA LMHC

Details: Comedian Flip Wilson said “What you see is what you get!” While this may be the case in much of life, it certainly is not when it comes to a person whose brain is out of their control due to having been triggered. All too often, what the behavioral health professional sees is a symptom/result of a the brain doing what it is supposed to do in such a situation yet they are not trained in a trauma informed approach and how trauma and other brain injuries can effect one’s ability to manage their triggers. Come learn about the ins and out of how the trauma informed approach and brain science can increase your skills in de-escalation.

Objectives: 1) The participant will have an increased awareness of trauma informed approaches and the brain science of escalation and de-escalation. 2) The participant will have an understanding of how to utilize and incorporate knowledge into de-escalation techniques. 3) The participant will leave with practical application of steps and resources related to interveneing in a crisis situation.

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.