Understanding the Impact of Trauma
Author: SAMHSA and Justin Russotti, PhD, LCSW
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Course Created: 2019
Practice Level: Intermediate
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SAMHSA and Justin Russotti, PhD, LCSW
Justin Russotti, PhD, LCSW, is a research associate in the Clinical Psychology department at the University of Rochester and a lecturer in the Counseling Department at the same institution. He obtained his master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California and his PhD in Counseling from the University of Rochester. He is completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the TRANSFORM National Center for Child Abuse & Neglect. His research focuses on the etiological roots and mechanistic underpinnings of stress-related disorders and the developmental sequela of trauma and adversity. He teaches several courses related to trauma-informed intervention and has published numerous articles on the topic. Dr. Russotti is also in private practice with an emphasis in treating trauma and stress-related disorders.
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This course is part of a trauma-informed care series. It focuses on understanding the impact of trauma, trauma-related stress reactions and associated symptoms, and common mental health and substance use disorders associated with trauma. Case illustrations illuminate key learning points.
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- Describe responses to trauma.
- Explain subthreshold symptoms related to trauma.
- Identify specific trauma related psychological disorders and co-occurring disorders.
Sequence of Trauma Reactions
Common Experiences and Responses to Trauma
Subthreshold Trauma-Related Symptoms
Combat Stress Reaction
Specific Trauma-Related Psychological Disorders
Acute Stress Disorder
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Other Trauma-Related and Co-Occurring Disorders
People with Mental Disorders
People with Substance Use Disorders
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