Trauma 101 Session 2

Thursday, November 10, 2022
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM


This workshop is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


To attend the webinar, log-in at this link Trauma 101 Session 2This is a Microsoft Teams Session.


The webinar starts at 1:15 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 1:20 p.m. 


Late arrival and/or early exit from the workshop invalidates receiving credit. 



With an increasing number of students entering college with traumatic experiences and considering the traumas some may encounter while in college it is important that instructors understand how to respond. Additionally, this session is particularly timely because of the various traumas students may have encountered as a result of the coronavirus.

With the goal of creating a more trauma informed and responsive campus, experts from Student Health Services will briefly review the neurobiological underpinnings of trauma. Time will be spent further exploring factors that inhibit open discussion about trauma and exploring cultural paradigms that prevent open discussion about difficult topics. Concrete guidance for language to use and ways to engage with students in a supportive manner will be offered. Methods of coping for the individual will be shared.


This workshop is a required session for a certificate of completion in Mental Health and Well-being Competency.


** Registration Procedures Update **

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Participants must attend a workshop in its entirety to receive credit for the workshop in their training records. Late arrival and/or early exit from a workshop invalidates receiving credit. If technology issues require rescheduling of a workshop, participants must attend the workshop at the rescheduled time to receive credit. These policies apply to all CTE workshops/events, including workshops that qualify as requirements/electives for a certificate of completion.


Sarah E. Wright
Psychologist, Coordinator of Individual Services
Counseling and Psychiatry
Student Health Services

Sarah E. Wright earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and is an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor. She has worked clinically with issues of sexual health since 2005 in settings ranging from the Veterans Administration to various college counseling centers, and has engaged in extensive supervision training both domestically and internationally. Currently Wright works full time in the counseling center at the University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia and has over 13 years of service at USC. She also maintains a small private practice and provides trainings and workshops across the country. She has 2 published book chapters: “Live Supervision of Sex Therapy,” which appears in The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision, edited by James C. Wadley and Richard Siegel and “A Cultural Transformation Approach in the Group Treatment of Addiction,” which appears in Innovations in Clinical Practice: Focus on Group, Couples, and Family Therapy, edited by Leon VandeCreek and Jeffery B. Allen. Her first book was recently published (2020) entitled Redefining Trauma: Understanding and Coping with a Cortisoaked Brain.”