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Trauma: Unsolved Trauma Can Be A Monster of Pain and Fire





Course Information

Title: Trauma: Unsolved Trauma Can Be A Monster of Pain and Fire


Course start date: Friday, October 28, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Check-in will start at 8:30 A.M



Registration & Payment




Registration cost: $79.00


Last day to register: 10/28/2022 7:00 AM




Course Description

This workshop will focus on trauma and how trauma can effect each person in different ways. The criterion from the DSM Chapter- Trauma- and stressor-related disorders will be discussed which includes the following disorders: Acute Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder. Trauma will also be defined, symptoms outlined, types of trauma will be discussed and indicators will be presented to help with the assessment and diagnosis of trauma related disorders. Treatment methods will also be discussed and outlined. Resources will be provided including information from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Large and small group discussions will occur and Hollywood films will be used as case examples. Case examples will include films like Martian Child, Moana, Boy with the Green Hair, Call Me Crazy, etc.




By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Define and identify the types and symptoms of trauma. Discuss the historical issues of child abuse and neglect and relate this history to the theoretical framework of trauma. Data will be provided and discussions will occur about how adverse childhood experiences can have long-term traumatic effects.

2. Discuss and outline the disorders in the DSM 5 chapter— Trauma- and stressor-related disorders: Acute Stress Disorder; Adjustment Disorder; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Reactive Attachment Disorder; and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder. Statistics for each disorder will be presented and discussed. Other associated mental health issues will be listed and discussed which can co-occur with trauma disorders (dissociative disorders, panic disorder, phobias, etc.).

3. Analyze case examples from Hollywood films to discuss how the character' are similar to the DSM diagnostic criteria for each disorder.

4. Discuss various treatment methods that may be utilized to assist in the treatment process when dealing with trauma and diagnosable disorders.




Linda M. Davis, PhD, LPC, LSW earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychology. While earning these degrees, she worked as both a child therapist and counselor. In 1985, she began working for Summit County Children Services and worked there for 30 years. During that time, she worked as an Intake worker, a Night Intake supervisor, a Crisis Intake Hotline Supervisor, an Educational Resources Supervisor, a Visitation Supervisor, and a Quality Improvement Manager.

While working at Children's Services, she earned her Ph. D in Counseling and Supervision from the University of Akron in 2008 and also completed a two-year Ohio Child Welfare Trainer Certificate Program in 1996. Since 1996, she has worked as an independent trainer and consultant. Dr. Davis teaches seminars at Cleveland State University and has taught classes at The University of Akron (Psychology of Learning, Child Development, Teaching and Learning Strategies, and Research). Dr. Davis currently teaches virtual and in-person seminars and workshops for colleges, social service agencies, and for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program.

In 2018, Dr. Davis was awarded the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program's Linda Pope Trainer of the Year Award. In 2019, Dr. Davis was awarded the Continuing Education Presenter of the Year Award by Cleveland State University CASAL Department.

Dr. Davis' areas of expertise currently include mental health counseling, visitation, trauma, attachment theory, child development, research, supervision, ethics, foster care, and assessment.


CEU: Units - 3


Please note that attendees must be present for the entirety of the course to obtain credit.

  • Check-in will start at 8:30 A.M.


Professional Approvals

CASAL is a Sponsored Provider for continuing education through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. The approval number for this course is MCST10223930.

CASAL is also approved as a provider of continuing education for psychologists by the Ohio Psychological Association Office of Mandatory Continuing Education (OPA-MCE). Our Approved Provider # is 340966056.

CSU Alumni

Contact your College or School for information regarding available Alumni discount programs. Email cecasal@csuohio.edu


Disability Services

Cleveland State University serves hundreds of students with a variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, chronic health issues, attention deficit disorders, psychological conditions, visual impairments, mobility impairments, and hearing impairments. Anyone requesting accommodations due to a disability should make her or his request through the Office of Disability Services. Cleveland State University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Refund Policy

Cleveland State University Division of Continuing and Extended Education Cancellation Refund Policy.


Refund to original payment is made at 100% when a registrant cancels attendance at least two business days before the start of the first class. There are no refunds for a cancellation with less than 48 hours' notice. After class starts, there are no changes or cancellations. Credit card refunds take 7-10 business days to show up on your credit card statement. Cash refunds by check take 10 to 14 business days to process.

Contact Us

Questions regarding the course email cecasal@csuohio.edu or call (216) 523-7234.



This course is a live webinar.

The webinar information will be included in the confirmation email.


If you are having trouble finding the location the day of the event please call the event organizer at 216.387.2142


Thank you very much for your registration to the course.

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