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Trauma Informed Care and Establishing Therapeutic Alliance


Contact Hours: 4.6 Contact Hours / .46 CEUs

Length: Self-paced

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For: PT, OT, PTA, OTA and All health care providers, and front office representatives

This course is designed to improve the participant’s understanding and practice in the area of trauma informed care and the ability to establish and maintain a good therapeutic alliance with patients regardless of their history or trauma background. Participants in the course will receive an overview of trauma, trauma informed care, and practical tips for establishing and maintaining a therapeutic alliance that can enhance and promote optimal patient outcomes.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, a successful participant will be able to:

  • Explain 5 common trauma responses
  • Define at least 2 protective mechanisms behind trauma responses
  • Distinguish at least 2 options for interactions with individuals who are experiencing a trauma response during care
  • Identify at least 2 strategies for how to screen for a history of trauma and the impact this may have on the patient’s care
  • Differentiate at least 3 best practices to establish and maintain optimal therapeutic alliance


Evidence in Motion is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 6802. This distance learning-independent activity is offered at 4.6 contact hours / .46 CEUs; Intermediate, Foundational Knowledge. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. 

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If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact us here. We will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner. For more information please see the Accommodation Procedures for Participants with Disabilities.

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