Trauma and the Sensory System

Course Description

Continuing Education Hours: 9.5

Trauma & The Sensory System is a training course that will be presented from an Occupational Therapy Lens. This course will emphasize trauma’s effect on the physiology of the body with an emphasis on the sensory system. Intervention approaches to using the body’s sensory system as a channel to effective treatment will be provided and will follow the active ingredients guidelines. The goal of this course is to better understand how we can utilize the body to heal the mind more efficiently and effectively.

Learning Objectives

  • Define trauma and adverse experiences. Understand the physiological effects they have on the body.
  • Articulate the meaning of a salutogenic approach to treatment.
  • Understand the role of Occupational Therapy in a care team for trauma survivors.
  • Identify all parts of the sensory system and their relation to function.
  • Comprehend the importance of a regulated body and nervous system for ultimate healing and function.
  • Identify sensory-based intervention and assessment strategies to utilize in order to achieve a regulated body.

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Arizona Trauma Institute
49 South Sycamore Street, Suite 2
Mesa, Arizona 85202

Office: (480) 442-1840