Trauma Education Essentials


2 hour Live Webinar with Dr. Colin A. Ross on October 8, 2019 at 7 pm EDT

2 hour Live Webinar with Dr. Colin A. Ross on October 8, 2019 at 7 pm EDT

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October 8 at 7 pm ET. Psychiatric Medications and Genetics: What Therapists Need to Know. In this webinar, Dr. Colin A. Ross will review psychiatric medications and psychiatric genetics. For medications, he will focus on antidepressants and antipsychotics and for genetics he will focus on schizophrenia, depression, eating disorders and alcoholism. For genetics, he will explain concepts like twin concordance and heritability estimates. His overall point will be that, in psychiatry, the effectiveness of medications is often exaggerated while the side effects are minimized. Similarly, in psychiatric genetics, the role of genes is exaggerated, and the role of the environment is minimized. The webinar will be designed for non-MD health professionals and trainees. It will not be necessary to have a background in either pharmacology or genetics to follow what Dr. Ross is saying. The most important point made in the webinar is that psychotherapy and social interventions should be a higher priority in psychiatry, and medications should be more often an adjunctive treatment approach. This webinar is for health professionals and trainees.

You can submit questions throughout the live webinar for the presenters to answer during their Q&A sessions. 

Early Bird Rate Available Now! All prices are in USD. Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you immediately. A few days before the webinar, we'll send you a reminder email along with a link to access the live webinar and a pdf of the slides. Please see CE information below prior to purchasing CE credits.

Colin A. Ross, M.D completed medical school at the University of Alberta and his psychiatry training at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and is the author of 225 papers and 31 books. He has spoken widely throughout North America and Europe, and in China, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. He has been a keynote speaker at many different conferences, and has reviewed for over 30 different professional journals. Dr. Ross is the Director of hospital-based Trauma Programs in Denton, Texas, Torrance, California and Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has been running a hospital Trauma Program in the Dallas area since moving to Texas in 1991. Dr. Ross has published a series of treatment outcome studies in peer-reviewed journals, which provide evidence for the effectiveness of Trauma Model Therapy. Many of his papers involve large series of cases, with original research data and statistical analyses, including a paper entitled ‘Trauma and Dissociation in China” in the American Journal of Psychiatry. For more information about Dr. Colin Ross, or to learn about his inpatient trauma programs, or to purchase books, please visit The Colin A. Ross Institute . Full speaker bios can be found here.

Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1.      Describe the effectiveness of psychiatric medications.

2.      Explain how psychiatric medication studies work.

3.      Describe the basic concepts in psychiatric genetics such as twin concordance and heritability estimates.

4.      Explain why the role of genes in mental illness is less than the role of the environment.

11:00 – 11:55      Dr Colin Ross’ presentation
11:55 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 12:50 Dr. Colin Ross’ presentation
12:50 - 1:00       Questions & Answers

For Students: Welcome! Please email your proof of status to We are unable to send you the link to the webinar until we have received your document. See the FAQ section on our website for details on acceptable documents.

2019 Registration Fee

  • Early Bird Rate $49 until September 28th, 2019. Regular Registration $59 USD.

  • Early Bird Student Rate $29 until September 28th, 2019. Regular student rate $39 USD. The student rate is for full-time students only.

  • All courses are intermediate level unless otherwise specified.

  • Registration to a live webinar includes access to the recorded webinar as well which will be emailed to you within a few hours of the live webinar ending.

CE credit information

  • 2 CE credit for this 1 hour live webinar (NBCC, NAADAC) available at checkout for an additional $5 USD.

  • 1.75 ASWB CE credits available at checkout for an additional $5 USD.

  • Trauma Education Essentials, #1673, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Trauma Education Essentials maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 08/30/2018 – 08/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.75 continuing education clock hours.

  • IMPORTANT: we can only provide CE credit hours for the time that you actually attend the live webinar which is based off the time you sign in to the live webinar and when you sign off. For example, if you sign in an hour late to a 2 hour live webinar, you will receive the amount of CE credits hours associated for the one hour attended, not for the 2 hours that were paid for. This is a requirement of the regulatory boards. No refunds will be provided for CE credits missed due to being late or leaving early.

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