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Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning from Historical Trauma and Intergenerational Trauma Perspectives

Lisa Cromer, Ph.D.


While historical and intergenerational trauma often intersect, the two constructs are theoretically distinct. Historical trauma is mass trauma perpetrated against a group of people because of some aspect of their identity; historical trauma is collective and can impact our concepts of self, whether or not specific aspects of trauma are re-experienced over time and across generations. Intergenerational trauma on the other hand, is about how trauma is passed down within the family such that the child experiences their own trauma. In this workshop, we disentangle the mechanisms of trauma transmission, and identify multiple pathways to healing. A theoretical model that examines unique contributions of historical context versus family systems, can give the clinician insight into mechanisms of change and impact that inform treatment best practices and promote the healing process. This workshop will differentiate and identify unique predisposing, precipitating, perpetuating, and protective factors for case conceptualization. An individual case will be presented to facilitate the translation of case conceptualization to treatment planning, incorporating both historical and intergenerational trauma perspectives.

Learning objectives:
1. Differentiate and discuss the theoretical models of historical and intergenerational transmission of trauma.
2. Identify unique predisposing, precipitating, perpetuating, and protective factors that maintain and explain historical and intergenerational trauma.
3. Understand how to incorporate aspects of historical and intergenerational transmission of trauma into treatment planning.

Approvals pending for CEUs: Therapists, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Case Managers and more.

2 CEUS: Ph.D., LPC, LADC, CADC, Case Manager, LCSW, LMFT, PharmD. Nursing certificate of attendance provided. Pre-registration is required. Oklahoma LADC: 2.0 CEUs approved (2.0 Mental Health)

Out of state – Please verify with your licensing board:
Kansas LPC & LCPC, Psychologist, LAC & LCAC – meets continuing education requirements for CEUs as described in K.A.R. 102.
Missouri Psychologist – Meets with continuing education requirements as described in Chapter 337.050, 12.(1)
Missouri Social Worker – Application was not made for approval.
Missouri LPC – Verification of training hours and attendance will be provided for required Missouri LPC Continuing Education reporting.
Arkansas Psychologist – Meets with continuing education requirements as described in Arkansas Psychology Board Rules and Regulations 2009, 9.1.A(2)(a).
Arkansas LPC,LADAC – This CE offering is not offered as an NBCC approved seminar. Please check with your licensing board for approval.

About the Presenter

Lisa Cromer, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa Cromer is an associate professor of clinical psychology at The University of Tulsa where she teaches Diversity, Ethics, and Law, and Intervention Science. Dr Cromer was awarded the Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Trauma Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association, and recently received the Medicine Wheel Award for Outstanding Community Service. Dr. Cromer conducts trauma and resilience research focusing on helping people thrive through adversity; her prevention and intervention research emphasizes accessibility through telehealth.

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Pre-registration required. Noon to 2:15 p.m. instruction with scheduled break time. $30 fee.

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This is NOT a telephonic presentation. Approvals for this event were based upon this being a live webinar with both video and audio feed. You must be logged into the webinar, using the link provided in order to obtain the educational time credit.