Trauma-Informed Care for Healthcare Professionals - PSY60248

Trauma-Informed Care for Healthcare Professionals

by Samantha P. Koury, LMSW and Susan A. Green, LCSW
(4.5 / 44 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Psychology (1.50 CE Credit)

Price: $31.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.50


Healthcare professionals increasingly are recognizing the long-term effects of trauma on a person’s health. Many traumatic events involve violations of a person’s body integrity; thus, experiencing trauma can also affect a person’s general attitudes toward medical care. It is critical that healthcare professionals understand the relationship between trauma, adversity, and health, as well as approaches to create clinical environments that are less traumatic for patients and staff, and that they promote recovery and healing through the services they provide. Beginning research has demonstrated that Trauma-Informed Care has the potential to increase patient engagement in treatment and preventive care, decrease staff turnover, increase staff morale, increase staff’s ability to provide patient-centered care, and improve the patient experience of care and health outcomes, as well as promote genuine healing.


The goal of this Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) continuing education course is to provide healthcare professionals with knowledge regarding the effects that psychological trauma has on health and how healthcare professionals can use trauma-informed approaches with patients and coworkers to reduce retraumatization and promote healing. After studying the information here, you will be able to:
  • Explain how trauma may affect health
  • Describe the interplay of trauma in healthcare settings
  • Recognize the potential for retraumatization within healthcare settings
  • Identify ways in which the healthcare system can benefit from implementing TIC
  • Identify specific trauma-informed values and approaches that can be used in different health professional roles
  • Describe the importance of interprofessional communication and team-based care when working with patients who have experienced trauma
  • Explain the correlation between trauma, patient health, and patient-centered services
  • Recognize the effect of the work on the healthcare professional

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and psychologists.
Psychologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Instructional level: Advanced
Target audience: Psychologists

Course Originally Released on: 12/4/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/4/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/4/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Amet Z P - Atlanta, GA  ·  Apr 07, 2020
Very informed in teaching healthcare professionals about patients experience in past trauma and how it affects mortality, and causes other diseases
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Barbara G - Hamilton Square, NJ  ·  Mar 28, 2020
Very informative, learned more about specific interventions in initial contact
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Janine D - Warrenton, OR  ·  Feb 20, 2020
this course is fine really
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Colleen S - Cypress, CA  ·  Feb 12, 2020
Well-written with excellent examples
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LaCresha M - Bowie, MD  ·  Jan 30, 2020
This course was informative and enlightening.
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Price: $31.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.50