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Social Worker and Professional Counselor Workshops

What Is Trauma and How Do We Address It as Human Services Clinicians?

Date: Friday, Oct. 21, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (with two 10-minute breaks)
Location: James P. Coughlin Center (625 E. County Rd. Y, Oshkosh, WI 54901)
Presented by: Sally Hudson, LCSW
Fee: $99
4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

Every day the impact of toxic stress is increasingly evident, whether personal, local, national, or global. Trauma significantly affects how people function in major life areas and respond to treatment. This workshop will provide participants with a better understanding of the evolving meaning of trauma and how to address it in clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Understand what is trauma and how trauma affects our clients and ourselves.
  2. Describe the basic neurobiology of trauma, including the polyvagal nervous system.
  3. Learn how to recognize the clinical signs of trauma and develop skills for helping clients gain safety and stability.
  4. Learn application of top down and bottom up interventions.
  5. Develop a trauma focused treatment plan.

Trainer Biography

Sally Hudson, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin. Hudson has over 35 years of experience in the health sciences, with 17 years as a mental health therapist. She received her Master of Social Work from George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University and received her Master and Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Arizona. Prior to moving to Wisconsin in 2015, Hudson worked in community mental health, specializing in dual diagnosis and trauma. She was a Trauma Informed Care instructor for Johnson County Mental Health Center. She is also a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist with EMDRIA. Hudson is a member of the Wisconsin National Association of Social Workers. She currently works in private practice in Appleton, Wisconsin.

CEH/CEU Requirements: For the March 1, 2021 – February 28, 2023 biennium30 continuing education credit hours are required. Of those, 4 credit hours must be in social work ethics and professional boundaries.

Social work training programs sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Alliance for Social Worker Continuing Education will be accepted by the State of Wisconsin as continuing education hours. Full attendance at the workshop will earn continuing education hours.

  • Professional Counselor CEH: The UW Oshkosh Department of Counselor Education, accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Program (CACREP) has approved these workshops for continuing education hours.
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Workshop participants can receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for their full participation in each workshop.

In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling our office.

Student Rate: Students currently enrolled in the UW Oshkosh Social Work Program may register at a reduced rate of $25. You must register using your UW Oshkosh email address and include your seven-digit student ID number.

Registration Deadlines: The registration deadline for each of the workshops is 10 business days before the program starts. After this date, please call the UW Oshkosh Division of Online and Continuing Education at (920) 424-1129 to determine program availability.

Credit and debit card payments will only be accepted electronically. OCE will no longer accept credit and debit card payments via phone, mail, or fax.

Questions and More Information: Questions concerning registration and program content should be directed to the Division of Online and Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901-8623. Please call (920) 424-1129.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received 10 business days before the program will receive a full refund, minus a $35 processing charge. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than 10 business days before the program. UW Oshkosh reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment, as well as the right to limit enrollment due to excessive demand. UW Oshkosh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. If you need special assistance and/or accommodations, please notify us by the registration deadline. All requests will be kept confidential.

Program Manager: The program manager for these workshops is Jason Hubbard. We are continuously looking for new and diverse program ideas. You can contact Jason at (920) 424-1129. You may also email him at

Click Here for a listing of Social Work and Counseling programs offered by University of Wisconsin Green Bay Continuing Professional Education.