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The Emotional Aspects of Trauma - On Demand

Dr. Rachel Brooks, MD, FCA
7.5 Hours duration and 7.5 AOA Category 1-A CME Anticipated (Approval Pending)
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Access till 07/02/2021 after purchase.

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Lecture Series Description

The five presentations in this series are part of my course entitled “The Power of Presence 3”.  The emphasis of this teaching is on exploring the emotional aspects of trauma in our patients and applying the key concepts of Presence, using Stillness, and the use of active engagement with compressive forces.  Practitioners may be uncomfortable with these emotional aspects because it is not often highlighted in our training. This series will offer approaches for communicating and working with patients where emotional trauma is a significant factor. The foundation for this course is grounded in the work of WG Sutherland and several members of his teaching faculty that I had the privilege to learn from.  These teachings can be integrated into whatever your current approaches to treatment are and are appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

Session 1: Understanding and Recognizing Emotional Trauma
-  Understand the nature, reach, and range of emotional trauma.
-  Incorporate inquiries about emotional trauma into the history taking.
-  Recognize the palpatory clues that emotional trauma may be a significant factor.

Session 2: Working with Emotional Trauma      
-  Appreciate the crucial role of being grounded, centered, and present and develop skills in being a good listener.
-  Develop perspectives and tools for managing the trauma reactions of their patients.
-  Develop reflections and strategies for managing their own trauma reactions.

Session 3:  Overview of the Neurobiology
-  Understand and apply the basic principles of the Polyvagal Theory.
-  Identify some of the key regions of the brain impacted by emotional trauma.
-  Assess the patient for signs of disrupted neurobiology.

Session 4:  Approaches to Treatment -- Part 1
-  Develop skills for addressing acute and chronic shock.
-  Develop skills for addressing the midline function of the patient.
-  Identify some of the key anatomic structures and regions associated with emotional trauma.

Session 5:  Approaches to Treatment -- Part 2
-  Apply osteopathic treatment to key anatomic structures and regions.
-  Understand the use of active engagement and compressive forces in treatment.
-  Identify several adjunctive approaches and understand the rationale for their use.

Target Audience
This activity is for osteopathic and medical physicians (DO/MD) and students, and for International Osteopaths.

There are no prerequisites.

May 5 - June 2, 2021
6:30PM - 7:30PM  Lecture
7:30PM - 8:00PM  Q&A, Closing Comments



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Rachel Brooks, MD, FCA is a graduate of University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Brooks completed post-graduate work in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Hospitals, Integrated Residency Program.  She holds certifications as  Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, May 1983 and Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, July 1980. She is currently practicing physical medicine and rehabilitation, specializing in osteopathic manipulative medicine privately in Portland Oregan. Dr. Brooks is the editor of two books of Rollin Becker, DO’s work: “Life in Motion” and “The Stillness of Life” and assisted Anne L Wales, DO in the editing of WG Sutherland’s “Teachings in the Science of Osteopathy.”  She is a member of the American Academy of Osteopathy and the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, and a Fellow of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, 2017.

Important Credit Note

CME approval is still pending for this course.

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