Mental Health Mini-Talks: Trauma-Informed Public Health Practice

Course Overview

The final of our mental health mini-talks will focus on trauma-informed practice for public health professionals. With the stress of the last two years of the pandemic, understanding a trauma-informed approach is an increasingly critical skill for those that provide services to communities. This session will feature Phylicia Bediako, MSW, PhD, and Patrick Goodman, MC.

Live Webinar Date: February 24, 2022 at 5pm (MST)

Duration: ~ 1 hour

Continuing Education Information: 1.0 CECH for CHES; 1.0 CPEU for RDs

Speakers: Laura Turner, MSN, MHS, RN, PHN worked in public health research before becoming a nurse in 2013. As a nurse, she has worked at the bedside, in corrections, and most recently in public health nursing. She is now the supervisor for the Sonoma County TIA PHN/Field Nursing Team, where they are implementing a new model titled a Trauma Informed Approach in Public Health Nursing. This model focuses on implementing a Trauma Informed Approach both within the Field Nursing Team, as well as with families served by the program.

Patrick Goodman, MC, completed his undergraduate degree in Education at Arizona State University in 1992 and continued his education at ASU to obtain his Masters of Counseling in 1998. Currently, he is a Mental Health Therapist assigned to the Trauma Team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. In that role he provides ongoing individual and family therapy for children on an inpatient and outpatient basis. He also provides assessment, treatment planning, individual and family counseling services to youth and adolescents referred through outpatient services. In the inpatient setting, he provides clinical consultation services as a member of the Consult Liaison Team working with youth and families who have experienced trauma to meet their counseling and therapeutic supportive needs. In addition to being a licensed professional counselor, in the past he has worked as a certified Infant/Toddler Mental health Specialist, a Registered Play Therapist, and a Certified Crisis Worker.

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