Course curriculum

    1. TA 1.pdf

    2. Window of Tolerance Reimagined (720p)

    3. TA 2.pdf

    4. Trauma and Anxiety Quiz

    5. Evaluation

    6. Trauma and Anxiety References

About this course

  • 6 lessons

Course Description

Trauma and Anxiety

This training benefits mental health clinicians, social workers, and anyone who wants to learn coping skills related to anxiety and trauma. The course will provide an overview of trauma and trauma symptoms that can occur.  Viewers will also learn about the ACE study and ACE Questionnaire in order to understand what childhood trauma is and how it impacts clients.   

The training will also provide an overview of different anxiety disorders and symptoms of anxiety.  It will explain how anxiety and trauma are correlated and how anxiety can many times be a symptom of trauma. Specific traumatic events that could cause anxiety in adults will be explored and different risk factors for developing anxiety in adults.

The final part of the training will discuss different skills that can help when it comes to coping with anxiety. Mindfulness will be described and viewers will be given several mindfulness-based exercises that can help with anxiety. The last skill will provide viewers with different grounding techniques that can be used with clients. The similarities and differences between mindfulness and grounding techniques will be discussed. Viewers will be given several grounding exercises they could use or teach their clients.

Learning Objective:

  • Describe the correlation between trauma and anxiety
  • Explain the Window of Tolerance and how it relates to trauma and anxiety symptoms
  • Describe mindfulness and how it can help to bring people back into their Window of Tolerance
    • Skill #1: utilizing Mindfulness, Meditation, and Relaxation Techniques 
  • Explain Grounding Techniques and how they can help people cope with anxiety and trauma symptoms
    • Skill #2: Utilizing Grounding techniques in order to cope with anxiety symptoms

Lead Trainer

Trainer Rebecca Fornaro

Rebecca is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with several years’ experience working with diverse populations. She has worked in several treatment facilities and has conducted individual, group and family therapy. She has experience working with people who struggle with substance use, anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD and trauma-related issues. Rebecca has specialized in trauma-informed care and believes in a strengths-based approach. She approaches every client with empathy and compassion in order to meet them where they are and empower them to make behavioral changes and heal from past trauma. Rebecca utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness in sessions with clients. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Marist College and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Monmouth University. Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the States of New Jersey #44SC05923400

Certificates will be awarded after completion of full training and course evaluation.

Radiant Sunshine, #1403, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Radiant Sunshine maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/28/23 to 2/28/2026  Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.

Find out whether your state or province accepts ACE approval.

Refund Policy:   No refund will be given for the purchase of the course.

 We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please email [email protected] for more information if disability accommodations are needed.

Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP):

Radiant Sunshine has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7371. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

Refund Policy:   No refund will be given for the purchase of any course or webinar. 

 We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please email [email protected] for more information if disability accommodations are needed.

For more information contact: [email protected]

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