Course curriculum

    1. Trauma and Anxiety

    2. Before you Go...

    3. Evaluation

About this course

  • 3 lessons

Course Description

Trauma and Anxiety

This lunch session benefits mental health clinicians, social workers, and anyone else who wants to learn coping skills related to anxiety and trauma. The session will provide a brief overview of trauma and trauma symptoms that can occur.    

The session will also provide a brief 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 as well as 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. 

Learning Objectives:

  • 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
  • Explain Grounding Techniques and how they can help people cope with anxiety and trauma symptoms


12:45-1: Introduction and Overview

1-1:05: Definition of Trauma 

1:05-1:30: Symptoms of Trauma and Anxiety Disorders

Correlation between Trauma and Anxiety & the Window of Tolerance

1:30-1:45: Skill: Mindfulness & Grounding Techniques

1:45-1:55: Questions and Answers

1:55-2:00: Closing and Evaluation 

Lead Trainer

Lead Trainer Sharea Farmer, LCSW

Sharea Farmer is the Founder and Executive Director of RS Counseling & Wellness with over 20 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker. Her expertise in both clinical and administration has allowed her to work in the private and public sectors as an advocate for employee wellness, Diversity & Inclusion, Race Equity, and Trauma-Informed Practices. Her unique practice that focuses on empowerment and education creates transformative wellness for her clients that range from executive leadership teams to supervisors to staff. RS Wellness has developed employee resilience plans and trauma-informed care programs for state and public health agencies, as well as educational groups, both locally and nationally. Sharea received a BA in Sociology from Rider University and a Master’s of Social Work from Rutgers. She is an adjunct professor at Rutgers where she’s been teaching since 2014. She is on the World Childhood Foundation Advisory Board for a two-year term from 2021-2023. On the board, she’ll have the chance to use the Equity & Inclusion lens to determine program eligibility for funding in the area of preventing sexual exploitation and abuse of children. Sharea lives in New Jersey with her husband. She enjoys all things basketball, live NBA games, traveling, coloring, and spending time with family and friends. Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the States of New Jersey #44SC05650200

Certificates will be awarded after completion of the full Webinar 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: 2/28/20 to 2/28/2023  Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credit.

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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.

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