Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

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

This course is based on a book that can be purchased here and a posttest. When you’re ready, purchase the test by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

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
  • Case Vignette


Christine Wekerle, PhD

Christine Wekerle, PhD, Editor-in-Chief for Child Abuse and Neglect, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, CAN. She has researched child maltreatment and related areas over the past 25 years.

David A. Wolfe, PhD, ABPP

David A. Wolfe, PhD, ABPP, is an Adjunct Professor at Centre for School Mental Health, and Research Scholar at Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, Faculty of Education, Western University, London, ON, CAN.

Judith A. Cohen, MD

Judith A. Cohen, MD, is a Medical Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, US, and Professor of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, US.

Daniel S. Bromberg, PhD, ABPP

Daniel S. Bromberg, PhD, ABPP, is the Director of Special Psychological Services, LLC, Bloomfield NJ, US. Dr. Bromberg is a licensed psychologist and board-certified in behavioral and cognitive psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Laura Murray, PhD

Laura Murray, PhD, is an Associate Scientist in Mental Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, US.

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