trauma neurochemistry
Date Title Instructor Time
Watch Now The Neurochemistry of Trauma and Evidence-Based Models of Recovery Thomas Mitchell, LPC-MHSP 90 minutes

Brief Overview: In this 90-minute workshop, Thomas Mitchell, Director of Clinical Services for the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, provides insight related to the maladaptive effects of trauma on the central nervous system as well as the exploration of evidence-based therapeutic modalities to facilitate the recovery of the at-risk child. Provided in an entertaining format, participants will acquire a basic understanding of the sympathetic nervous system’s responses to trauma. The audience will obtain an appreciation for the role of respondent conditioning within the acquisition of PTSD. Lastly, the workshop will explore data-driven interventions utilized to restore healthy functioning and regulation of the at-risk child’s neurochemistry. All content within the workshop has been derived from the latest research findings within the field of developmental psychology.


Expert Presenter: Thomas Mitchell, LPC-MHSP, NCC currently serves as Executive Director of Children's Advocacy Center - Hope House in Covington, Louisiana. Thomas began his CAC career with the Carl Perkins Center in 2013 as a Clinical Therapist. He went on the become the Director of Clinical Services, providing oversight of trauma-focused therapy in 16-Children's Advocacy Centers across West Tennessee. Thomas performed undergraduate and graduate coursework at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. Prior to his work at the Carl Perkins Centers, Thomas was employed with Agape Child and Family Services as an Adoption Support and Preservation Therapist. Thomas holds certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trust-Based Relational Interventions(R) as both a Practitioner and Educator. His research interests include normative conformity, complex developmental trauma, and neurological effects of trauma. He is an active member of the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association and American Counseling Association. Thomas resides in Covington, LA with his wife Sayuri and twin daughters, Zoe and Emma.

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Continuing Education Credits

This activity has also been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Social Work for 1.5 hours CEU, 1 Post Credits by the Minnesota Peace Officers, and 1.5 CME.

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