Trauma Education Essentials


On-Demand Webinar with Dr. Colin A. Ross on Common Cognitive Distortions in Trauma Survivors

On-Demand Webinar with Dr. Colin A. Ross on Common Cognitive Distortions in Trauma Survivors

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On-Demand Webinar: Common Cognitive Distortions in Trauma Survivors. Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you immediately. A link to the recorded webinar will be sent to you within 24 hours. This webinar is for health professionals and trainees. All prices are in USD.

In this webinar, Dr. Colin A. Ross will discuss common cognitive errors among trauma survivors. These are most prominent in survivors of severe, chronic childhood trauma but also can occur in people who have experienced a single traumatic event in adulthood. Negative distortions in thinking are included in the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for PTSD. Examples of such errors in thinking are: I am bad; the abuse is my fault; I deserved the abuse; I could have prevented or avoided the abuse; and my judgment is terrible. These beliefs are understandable and arise from normal childhood thought processes: within Dr. Ross’ Trauma Model Therapy, these different forms of self-blame are based on the locus of control shift, which he will explain. Common categories of cognitive errors in trauma survivors include: over-generalization; personalization; and catastrophization. Examples of strategies and interventions for these errors in thinking will be described. 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. 

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 common cognitive errors in trauma survivors.

2.      Explain the origins of these errors in normal childhood thought processes.

3.      Describe treatment strategies for addressing trauma-driven cognitive errors.

4.      Describe common categories of cognitive errors in trauma survivors.

6:30 – 7:20       Dr Colin Ross’ presentation
7:20 - 7:30       Questions & Answers

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2019 Registration Fee

  • Regular Registration $35 USD. On sale for $29.00 USD.

  • Regular student rate $25 USD. On sale for $19.00 USD. The student rate is for full-time students only.

  • All courses are intermediate level unless otherwise specified.

CE credit information

  • CE credits are only applicable to the live webinars.

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