19MH034 - Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women

Aug 22–Aug 23, 2019 Mental Health

19MH034 - Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women


This two-day training introduces the newly revised, evidence-based Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women program materials. The revised edition incorporates the insights of neuroscience with the latest understanding of trauma and PTSD to assist both new and seasoned group leaders. Cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness, expressive arts, and the principles of relational therapy are integrated into this strength-based approach. The curriculum also has a psycho-educational component that teaches women what trauma is, its process, and its impact on both the inner self (thoughts, feelings, beliefs, values) and the other self (behavior and relationships, including parenting).

The focus of this training is on interactive exercises that demonstrate techniques that counselors can use to help clients develop coping skills, as well as emotional wellness. In addition, there is a segment on specific issues in criminal justice settings, and the end of each of the twelve sessions has information about how to adapt the materials for girls. The newly revised, abbreviated six-session version entitled Healing Trauma is also discussed.

Target Audience

Mental Health Providers, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, and any other interested mental healthcare professionals


  • Describe the process of trauma
  • Delineate gender differences in responses to trauma
  • Demonstrate specific treatment strategies
  • Practice mental and physical grounding exercises
  • Describe the six-session intervention, Healing Trauma


  • Twyla Peterson-Wilson, MSW, LCSW, ACSW


Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women
8/22 9:00 AM–8/23 4:00 PM


1.100 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.10 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

11.000 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 11.00 Contact Hours.

11.000 NBCC Hours

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 11.00 hours

11.000 CNE Contact Hours

11.00 CNE Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-1737 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

11.000 AAMA CEU

Application is pending.

This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 11 continuing education units. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

11.000 NAADAC

This course has been approved by MAHEC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #165445. MAHEC is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Approved for 11.00 hours.

11.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 11.00 hours Category A.


FREE MAHEC Employee - Free, but must register to attend
Applies 8/2/19–8/22/19
$214.00 Registration Fee
Applies 8/16/19–8/22/19
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