Accreditation Information

Attendees will be given instructions on how to claim their certificate online at the meeting.

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

15 units of continuing education

These sessions are suitable for beginner and intermediate levels for psychologists.

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Workers
Boston University School of Social Work and Boston University School of Medicine have applied for consideration of 15 CE credits through the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). Please check back for status updates

Social Workers – New York State
Boston University School of Medicine, Barry M. Manual Continuing Medical Education Office is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0589.

All Social Workers must attend all sessions for credit, partial credit is not allowed.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.



At the end of this program, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the aftereffects of chronic cumulative trauma (particularly during childhood) as a complex posttraumatic condition.
  2. Identify criteria of condition complex posttraumatic condition.
  3. Discuss the philosophy and recommended sequencing of treatment for complex posttraumatic conditions.
  4. Identify several trauma-focused, present-centered and person-centered strategies and techniques for complex posttraumatic conditions.
  5. List several relational strategies in treating complex trauma survivors.
  6. New – Name several strategies for working with self-fragmenting and dissociation.
  7. Identify several trauma treatments that have an evidence-based and several innovations and emerging treatments that are evidence-supported.
  8. Discuss race-based trauma in the types of trauma including intersectionality and ethnic/cultural issues. 



Target Audience

This program is designed for intermediate psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, allied mental health professionals, educators, and other medical professionals.


Faculty Disclosure

All planners, speakers, authors, and reviewers involved with content development for continuing education activities provided by Boston University are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.