Psychological trauma knows no boundaries: it affects people of every background, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, and gender. The impact on people around the globe is significant. According to a 2016 study, over 70% of those surveyed across six continents have experienced a traumatic event.
McLean Hospital is pleased to offer this course aimed at dispelling long held misconceptions about assessing and treating emotional trauma. Experts from around the world will share the latest updates in the field, including delivering care in low resource settings and exploring special populations such as the unique experiences of refugees and displaced persons.
“We are thrilled to offer this virtual event to professionals from around the world, providing up-to-date clinically useful information about trauma assessment and treatment, as well as access to educational resources for health professionals, educators, and others,” said Scott J. O’Brien, director of Education Outreach for McLean and co-director of the course.
According to Alaptagin (Al) Khan, MBBS, FRSPH, co-director of the course whose work at McLean, the Red Crescent, and UNICEF has focused on trauma, noted that the training he and O’Brien have developed is appropriate for all professionals, including clinicians, educators, and individuals who work with government and non-government organizations.
“We have built this course so that attendees can leave being able to identify signs of trauma and related disorders in adults, young adults, and children, understand how trauma disorders are currently affecting displaced persons or refugees from low- and middle-income countries, and learn about low-cost, evidence-based interventions that are available to help people,” said Khan.