Trauma-Informed Care in Clinical Practice

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

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Course Description

This course furthers participants’ understanding of the principles of trauma-informed care and the neurobiological impacts of exposure to trauma across the lifespan. Participants will learn about the challenges individuals with trauma history face when accessing healthcare and how to utilize a range of personal and organizational practices to implement trauma-informed healthcare services.
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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 have experienced trauma.


  • Therapy Insights is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID #04755. This webinar is offered at 1 CEU.
  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Intermediate Level).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Define the neurobiology of exposure to trauma and adversity across the lifespan.
  2. Describe the common challenges faced by people with a history of traumatic experiences in accessing healthcare services.
  3. Demonstrate commonly used strategies to embed a trauma-informed approach in both individual clinical practice/service provision and organisational culture.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Review the principles of trauma-informed care and practice
  • 0:10 - The neurobiology of trauma and adversity
  • 0:25 - Common challenges in healthcare access for people who have experienced trauma
  • 0:35 - Making trauma-informed care happen in your practice and your workplace/organisation
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.

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 ASHA and AOTA CEUs until June 15, 2027. This course will be available for CERS CEUs until June 15, 2023.

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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