Developmental Trauma Disorder: Why PTSD in Children Looks Like ADHD, 3 CE

Presented by DeDe Wohlfarth, Psy.D.

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Workshop Description:

     Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD) is a proposed diagnostic category with hopes of better capturing the complex symptoms in children exposed to Type II traumas. These children often end up with diagnoses not reflective of their traumatic histories, including ADHD, ODD, or Bipolar Disorder. This practical yet research-based workshop will outline the scope of this problem, deepen your knowledge of DTD, and provide some therapeutic tools to help intervene with these children.

Workshop Objectives: 

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss participants' already solid understanding of ADHD symptoms.
  • List key symptoms of Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD)
  • Compare and contrast symptom pictures of children with DTD and ADHD.
  • Describe research-supported interventions for DTD and apply them to educational and therapeutic settings

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About the Presenter:

DeDe Wohlfarth, Psy.D. 

Dr. Wohlfarth earned her bachelor’s degree from Earlham College, master’s degree from Ball State University, and doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Spalding University in 1998. DeDe is a full professor at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky and the Director of the Child, Adolescent and Family Emphasis Area. She is also a practicing clinical psychologist in Indiana and Kentucky who specializes in treating children and families who are affected by intergenerational poverty, abuse and neglect, and trauma. Of central importance to her work is trying to practice from a cultural humility framework, approaching people from a space of genuine curiosity instead of pathologizing people perceived as "other."

Workshop Pricing: 

Member registration rate:$100.00
Non-member registration rate:$150.00
Student registration rate:$35.00

Please note: Members discounted rates will reflect once you're prompted to log in to your KPA member profile during the registration process. 

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Quiz: Developmental Trauma Disorder: Why PTSD in Children Looks Like ADHD
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