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CO Professional Education Series: Person-Centered and Trauma-Informed Care: Tools for Engagement
Sheri C. Gibson, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Gibson received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Geropsychology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS). She is an instructor and clinical supervisor for the Psychology Department at UCCS and a faculty affiliate with the UCCS Gerontology Center. Dr. Gibson serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, is a member of the Research Committee for the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), and a member of the Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition. In addition to being an advocate for elder justice, Dr. Gibson has a private psychotherapy and consultation practice, which includes the provision of capacity evaluations, expert testimony, consultation, and training.

1. Understand what “person-centered and trauma-informed care” means and why it’s critical in improving service delivery.
2. Understand the impact that re-traumatizing events can have on the individual.
3. Appreciate the bio-psycho-social components of trauma-informed care to support survivors in rebuilding a sense of control and empowerment

The psychological effects of long-term isolation on individuals and families are largely unknown at this time as our nation remains in the grips of a global pandemic. However, when armed with education and resources, communities and people are empowered toward collective resilience. This training will emphasize the importance of understanding the prevalence of trauma and the effects that trauma can have on an individual’s mental health, physical, social, and spiritual well-being.

Time: 10AM - 12PM MST or 12PM - 2PM EST

2 Continuing Education Credit Hours Offered.

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7011. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Dec 11, 2020 10:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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