An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care and Practice

Presented by Moses Costigan, BOccThy, Registered Occupational Therapist (AUS)

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Course Description

This course will provide a concise yet comprehensive introduction to trauma-informed care and practice for rehab professionals. Participants will learn how to utilize trauma-informed care in their practice and explore the impact of exposure to trauma and the incidence of trauma in different populations and clinical contexts.
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AdultPediatricOTPTSLPArticulationAutismLanguage DevelopmentMental HealthPediatric Brain Injury

Meet Your Presenter

Moses is an occupational therapist who specializes in the treatment of mental health disorders and practices in Port Macquarie, Australia where he runs an occupational therapy practice called Providence Wellbeing ( Moses developed a passion for occupational therapy (OT) early in life through his own experience of OT as a child and young person living with Cerebral Palsy. Moses has 15 years of clinical experience and has previously held academic appointments in the OT programs at The University Of Newcastle (2011-2015) and Charles Sturt University (2019-2021). Moses has a passion for working with people who have experienced trauma and works extensively with adults, children and young people experiencing severe mental health difficulties, neurodevelopmental disability, and complex trauma. Moses is also the developer of the Enactive Embodiment Model of Trauma-Informed OT practice, which is the first OT practice model to incorporate a focus upon supporting enhanced occupational participation in people who experienced trauma.


  • Therapy Insights is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID #04762. This webinar is offered at 1 CEU.

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of trauma-informed care and practice in providing safe and effective care to trauma survivors.
  2. Identify the incidence, and impacts, of exposure to trauma in different populations and clinical contexts.
  3. Describe key principles of trauma-informed care and practice.
  4. List three of the neurobiological impacts of exposure to trauma and adversity.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - The role of trauma-informed care in providing safe and effective care
  • 0:10 - The incidence and impacts of exposure to trauma in different populations and clinical contexts
  • 0:30 - The key principles of trauma-informed care and practice
  • 0:45 - Introduction to the neurobiological impacts of exposure to trauma and adversity
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

OTs, PTs, and SLPs that work with adults and children in any setting with a history of trauma.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

This course will be available for CEUs until May 18, 2027.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter receives a salary from NSW Ministry of Health.
  • Presenter owns and benefits monetarily from Providence Wellbeing.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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