Trauma Education Essentials


1 hour Live Webinar with Dr. Dana Ross on December 2, 2019 at 12 noon EST

1 hour Live Webinar with Dr. Dana Ross on December 2, 2019 at 12 noon EST

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December 2 at 12 noon ET. How Psychological Stress Impacts Cognition. Dr. Dana Ross will provide an overview of the impact of stress and complex trauma on cognitive functioning, including everyday memory, word recall, planning, focusing and other aspects of cognition. This webinar is for health professionals and trainees.

Early Bird Rates 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.

Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC
is a psychiatrist in the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Canada. The Trauma Therapy Program specializes in treating those who have experienced childhood interpersonal trauma. She practices trauma-focused individual and group therapy, and is a lecturer in the Division of Equity, Gender and Population at the University of Toronto. She has a strong interest in teaching and education, and has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate classes at the University of Toronto. 

Dr. Ross completed her psychiatry residency in Ontario, Canada, at the University of Toronto and at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She completed a Master of Neuroscience degree at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta and finished her undergraduate degree in psychology at York University in Toronto. She was recently on the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Board of Directors. She has had numerous speaking engagements across North America with a focus on trauma, education, and psychotherapy. Dr. Ross co-chairs the Trauma Talks conference ( in Toronto which is a conference focused on the concept and practice of trauma-informed care.

Dr. Ross was born in Inuvik in the Northwest Territories in Northern Canada and is of Dene descent. She identifies as Métis. Her interests outside of psychiatry include writing, movies, and painting.   

What is this webinar about? 
One of the most common things that Dr. Ross hears from her patients who have lived through complex trauma is the phrase, “I think I have dementia.” People go on to report struggles with everyday memory, word recall, planning, focusing and other aspects of cognitive functioning. In this 1 hour webinar, Dr. Ross will give an overview of the latest research on trauma and cognition, and will also provide tips and approaches for coping with these symptoms on a day-to-day basis.

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

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

1. List at least 5 ways in which psychological stress can have a negative impact on cognitive functioning.

2. Describe how stress hormones impact the brain resulting in a negative impact on cognitive functioning.

3. Explain 3 different approaches for improving cognitive functioning in people who have experienced complex trauma.

1:00 – 1:55       Dr Dana Ross’ presentation
1:55 - 2:00       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 $29 until November 22nd, 2019. Regular Registration $39 USD.

  • Early Bird Student Rate $19 until November 22nd, 2019. Regular student rate $29 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

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

  • 0.75 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 0.75 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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  • CE credits are only applicable to the live webinars. If you register for a live webinar with CE and don't attend, you will not be able to receive CE credits if you later watch the recorded version. This is a requirement of the regulatory boards. Note that the CE quiz and feedback form must be completed within 30 days of the live webinar ending in order to receive a CE certificate of completion.

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