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Unraveling Complex Trauma:

Conceptualization, Assessment, and Interventions

Workshop Information

Online Live Webinar: Real-Time, Interactive Training

Over the course of the last 10 years, there has been a marked increase in the percentage of complex trauma cases seen in all levels of mental health, substance use, eating disorder, and inpatient treatment settings. Concurrently, our understanding of how trauma and sustained trauma effect the brain as an organ has also improved during this time. This workshop will focus on the conceptual aspects of Complex Trauma, its effect on the brain with the latest neuroscientific information, and interventions aimed at healing the brain, body, and psyche for stabilization of symptoms and improved quality of life.


Our focus will be on how to use this information to correlate an effective treatment plan of interventions to target and heal the impact of sustained stress on a person’s system.

Course Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals

Date: Friday, November 4, 2022

Time: Sign-In: 8:30am Eastern Time – Workshop: 8:45am-4:00pm ET

Location: Online, Live, Real-Time & Interactive Webinar via Zoom – Category I CE Credits for Maryland Social Workers (same as in-person!)

Cost (includes 6.0 CE Credits):

$129 early registration through Oct 28

$145 after Oct 28, 2022

$110 per person Group Registration for groups of 3 or more (Click HERE to register a group)

Registration: Registration closes 1 hour prior to the training. Participants may register online (click Register Now below to visit the Group Registration Page for groups of 3+) or by Mail.

Presenter: Lisa Prefontaine, M.S., LMHC

CE Credits: 6.0 Live Interactive Online CE Credits
Valid for: 

  • Maryland CEU Institute is an approved provider through the ASWB ACE approved provider program.

  • Maryland Social Work Category I CE Credits (same as in-person)

  • DC Social Work CE Credits 


See below for credit & state acceptance details

Lisa Prefontaine, M.S., LMHC

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Lisa worked at Horizon Health Services for 13 years, 5 years as Clinical Director for Mental Health Services. She has maintained a private practice since 2011 and currently is a full-time consultant and trainer in addition to seeing adolescents and adults in private practice and teaching as an adjunct professor at Medaille's and University of Buffalo's Mental Health Counseling Graduate programs. Lisa is passionate about personal and professional development as a whole, along with advocating for destigmatizing behavioral health issues within our community. Lisa uses her advanced training in specialty topics, including on-going training in several other clinical therapy models currently, to promote creativity, inspiration, and knowledge within the WNY therapist community.


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After attending this course, participants will be able to…

  1. Identify core aspects of complex trauma

  2. Describe how trauma effects the brain and body to clients

  3. Apply nervous system soothing and grounding with clients

  4. Use mind body awareness with clients

  5. Determine resources for stabilization with clients

  6. Create a treatment plan that includes body-based trauma interventions



Maryland CEU Institute, #1816, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Maryland CEU Institute maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/04/2022 – 05/04/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 6.0 continuing education credits.


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  • New Jersey accepts only individual approved courses/conferences (see more information under Maryland Social Work Accreditation)

  • New York does not accept ASWB ACE provider or course/conference approval.

  • *West Virginia accepts ACE providers and courses for programs offered outside the state or through distance learning.


3.0 Category I Maryland Social Work CE Credits

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits.

MD Social Work Credits are also accepted for: 
Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
Maryland Licensed Psychologists
Maryland Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Maryland Addictions Counselors

Maryland CEU Institute are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.

*New Jersey regulations state that credits are accepted for attendance at programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states: one credit for each hour of attendance. Additional information can be found here. Chapter 13:44G-6.4 C11


PLEASE NOTE: Even when a social work board accepts courses offering ASWB ACE credit, licensees are responsible for determining whether courses meet the CE requirements in their jurisdictions. States and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether any individual course may be accepted for credit. We strongly suggest that licensees contact their individual licensing boards to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state’s laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

If you are aware of a change in your requirements that is not shown here, please send us an email at or complete our Contact Us form. 



Course Completion Requirements:

To earn CE Credit attendees must fulfill the following:

  1. Login to the training (Zoom) on time and ensure that you first and last name are showing in Zoom (message staff if unsure or need help).

  2. Complete a separate Virtual Sign-In Sheet by training start time (link provided in Zoom).

  3. Attend training in full and participate.

  4. Complete separate Virtual Sign-Out Sheet/Evaluation at conclusion (link provided in Zoom with 15 minute timeframe to begin or complete eval).

To earn full Continuing Education Credits for this course, attendees must: 

Arrive on time and Sign-In

Attend training in full and participate.

Complete Sign-Out Sheet 

Complete a Course Evaluation at the conclusion of the training

If all of the above criteria are met, a paper CE certificate will be provided to you at the conclusion of the training after handing in your evaluation and signing out. If above criteria are not yet you may have credits deducted or may be unable to receive any credits. See Terms of Service for full details.

Refund and Cancellations:
To request a refund or cancellation please submit the required information through our Contact page. Please visit our Terms of Service for full refund and cancellation policies.

Please email or submit a Contact form to request an accommodation at least 30 days prior to the training you wish to attend.

Complaints or Grievances: 
All complaints or concerns must be submitted in writing by:

Submitting a Contact Form

Emailing concerns to

An email will be sent to acknowledge receipt and complaints will be responded to within 30 days. For full MD CEU Institute Grievance policy information visit our Terms of Service page.