Understanding the Roles of Cognitive Distortion & Defense Mechanisms in Processing Trauma (DHR562) | Allegany College of Maryland

Trauma is a universal concept that every human being endures at some point in their lives. Often time’s individuals sustain multiple traumas, and some become so pervasive and acute that they develop into Big “T” traumas and eventually manifest in the form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This training will focus on understanding the roles of cognitive distortions and defense mechanism in processing trauma. Participants will be able to engage in a clinical conversation about the human psyche and the various defense mechanisms used to process and understand complex trauma and how to utilize this to enhance treatment outcomes. Participants will also discuss post-traumatic stress disorder and how to help clients thrive despite their trauma narrative to post-traumatic growth.  A myriad of treatment modalities will be explored to include but not limited to strength-based theories, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and art therapy.  The presenter is a bi-cultural forensic social worker specializing in criminal defense mitigation, dual diagnosis, crisis intervention, addictions, trauma, and working with diverse ethnic groups. 


9/19, Thursday (1 Session)
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
ACM: CE Building
Instructor: Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C

Course Cost: $99.00

Maryland Senior Course Cost:  $94.00

6 CEUs will be awarded upon completion of this course


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