Clinical Issues in Trauma Informed Care

TIP 57, Chapter 5: Clinical Issues Across Services | taught by Diane Sherman, PhD

Course description

Many clients in behavioral health treatment may have histories of trauma, so counselors should be prepared to help them address is­ sues that arise from those histories. This course provides literature relevant to trauma-informed prevention and treatment objectives along with practical counselor strategies. Issues reviewed include trauma informed prevention and treatment objectives, treatment issues to consider, guidelines for making referrals to trauma-specific services. (TIP 57, SAMHSA, 2004)


  • Participants will learn trauma informed prevention and treatment objective
  • Participants will learn trauma informed treatment issues
  • Participants will gain understanding in making referrals to trauma specific services

CE: 6 clock hours: GACA. NAADAC. ADACB-Ga.

Note: Posted materials are free from SAMHSA and other public domain sites. 

Course fee applies for continuing education hours and a certificate of completion.

Diane Sherman, PhD
Diane Sherman, PhD
Senior Instructor

Dr. Diane Sherman, Ph.D., a substance abuse profession since 1975, beginning her career while serving in the U.S. Army for in the capacity of Behavioral Science Specialist.  She holds the national advanced credential of Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, and Certified Addiction Counselor-II. Dr. Sherman earned her Doctorate in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Capella University in 2007. Since 2008 she has taught and supervised students who are in pursuit of the certified addiction counselor credential. She is a national, regional and state presenter offering topics relevant to addiction professional, clinical, and ethical practices and clinical supervision. Dr. Sherman is the past President of the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association and recipient of the GACA President’s Award, and Bernard Carter Humanitarian Award. She also served on the board of the Georgia School of Addiction Studies, and in 2015 was honored to receive the Bruce Hoopes Pioneer Award in Addiction Treatment, a personally meaningful award, for excellence in the addiction profession.

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