Understanding and Treating Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Gestalt Approach

Presented by Annette Franks, M.Ed., LPC

Overview of PTSD

  • Identifying Symptoms of Trauma and PTSD.
  • Exploring PTSD and Substance Abuse.
  • Identifying Origins of Trauma: War Trauma, Crime Victimization, Childhood Physical and/or Sexual Abuse.

Treatment Considerations

  • Exploring the Impact of Trauma on the Physical Body and Physiology.
  • Exploring the Impact of Trauma on the Mind Psychologically and the Brain Neurophysiology.
  • Exploring the Impact of Trauma and Behaviorally and Socially.

Treatment Overview

  • Exploring the Therapeutic Process for Treating and Assisting Trauma Patients in their Treatment and Recovery Process.
  • Exploring Therapeutic Treatment Modalities and Trauma-Specific Interventions in working with Trauma Patients from a Gestalt Perspective.
  • Identifying Support Modalities that aid in the Trauma Recovery Process.


  • Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • 136 Northwoods Blvd. (courtyard entrance, second floor)
    Columbus, OH 43235
  • $95.00
  • Register by calling Stacy Ingraham at 614-852-4866 ext. 103
  • Space is limited!
  • 5 CE for Counselors and Social Workers
    The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board grants Gestalt Columbus approved provider status to provide continuing education for Counselors and Social Workers (provider #RCS091803).