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Childhood Maltreatment

Author: Christine Wekerle, David Wolfe, Judith A. Cohen, Daniel S. Bromberg, Laura Murray
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Course Created: 2018

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 7 hours
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Course Summary

The new edition of this popular, evidence-based guide compiles and reviews all the latest knowledge on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood maltreatment including neglect and physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional abuse. Readers are led through this complex problem with clear descriptions of legal requirements for recognizing, reporting, and disclosing maltreatment as well as the best assessment and treatment methods. The focus is on the current gold standard approach trauma-focused CBT.

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe childhood maltreatment including types of maltreatment and epidemiology.
  • Explain recognizing, reporting, and disclosing childhood maltreatment.
  • Discuss the developmental traumatology model.
  • Describe assessment of and disorders associated with childhood maltreatment.
  • Discuss TF-CBT for childhood maltreatment, challenges, and cross-cultural considerations.

Course Syllabus

  • Description
  • Theories and Models of Child Maltreatment
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Indications
  • Treatment
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