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2021Integrative Education Symposium

Empowering and Connecting Pediatric Professionals
26-27 February 2021
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Dr. Carol Penn and Dr. Kathy Farah

February 26-27, 2021

CEUs: 12 hours (1.2 AOTA CEUs)

Recording access available 1 week after event, viewing available 2 weeks following the release

Optional: Live Interactive Community of Practice, 1-hour session

March 10th, 2021, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST

CEUs: 1 hours (.1 AOTA CEUs)

Course LevelBeginner to Intermediate
Audience: OTs, PTs, SLPs, Educators, Mental Health professionals and interested others
Course Description

This course is an evidenced based examination and experiential approach to  generational and racialized trauma. It invites the participant to deeply examine their implicit bias through review  of their  family of origin.  Mindfulness-based and mind-body approaches  will be used to shift physiologic responses. Learning new patterns will strengthen therapeutic relationships in a trauma informed, culturally sensitive manner.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the physiologic responses/effects of toxic stress and trauma in participant and client.

  2. Explain the implications of generational trauma and racism in health care and within the therapeutic relationship.

  3. Recognize the role that the unconscious bias can play in both the provision and receipt of health care through the use of mindfulness-based approach to genograms and trauma. 

  4. List at least 3 evidence-based, culturally sensitive, trauma informed methods to mitigate the adverse impact that stress and trauma have on allostatic load across biological systems.


Day 1

8:30 - 8:40 am Welcome and Introduction of Presenters 

8:40 - 8:50 am  Group Guidelines 

8:50 - 9:05 am Opening Meditation and honoring 

9:05 - 9:20 am Mindfulness Introduction and Mindful Movement 

9:20 - 10:00 am Generational and Historical Trauma Background in health care and the therapeutic relationship 

10:00 - 10:30 am Break

10:30 - 11:00 am Mindful Genogram  to identify how messages about race 

11:00 - 11:30 am Guided Construction of Genogram , and sharing an example 

(Participant materials needed - drawing, paper, and markers)

11:30 - 12:00 pm Large Group Sharing 

12:00 - 1:00 pm  Lunch Break

1:00 - 1:05 pm Soft belly breathing 

1:05 - 1:10  pm Break out room guidelines 

1:10 - 2:00 pm Small group sharing of genograms

2:00 - 2:30 pm Large group sharing 

2:30 - 3:00 pm Break 

3:00 - 3:30 pm Biology of trauma and movement in mobilizing emotion in the body 

3:30 - 3:50 pm Movement Experiential - Shaking and Moving 

3:50 - 4:00 pm Large group sharing 

4:00 - 4:15 pm Invitation to journal, research on journaling

4:15 - 4:30 pm  Closing meditation 

4:30 pm End

Day 2

8:30 - 8:45 am Welcome to Day 2 Opening Meditation and Culturally sensitive honoring, GiGong Libation Ceremony 

8:45 - 9:15 am The Invention of Race -Historical perspective 

9:15 - 9:45 am Racial inequities and health inequities 

9:45 -10:00 am Q and A 

10:00 - 10:30 am Break

10:30 -11:15 am Moving through Trauma with Guided Imagery 

11:15 -11:40 am Breakout  Rooms Sharing Guided Imagery 

11:40 -12 :00 pm Large Group Review

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00-1:30 pm Moving Through Trauma - Forgiveness Didactic 

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Forgiveness Meditation 

2:00 pm -2:30 pm Small group sharing 

2:30 - 3:00 pm Break

3:00 - 3:30 pm Practical applications of  trauma and culturally  informed practice -Drawings of action plan 

3:30 - 4:00 pm  Sharing 

4:00 - 4:30 pm  Closing

4:30 pm End

Course Requirements

For the live interactive sessions: Within one week of the course, the participant will be emailed a certificate of attendance following confirmation of attendance and completion of the self-evaluation.

For recorded session viewing: Following the passing score of 80% on the post-course quiz, the participant will be sent a course completion certificate.

Continuing Education

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12 Contact Hour (1.2 AOTA CEUs) awarded if course requirements are met. Integrative Education is an AOTA Approved Provider, number 11607, for Distance Learning - Interactive, Distance Learning - Independent Self-Study, and Blended/Hybrid courses that include both interactive and independent study aspects.  Course approval number: 01634. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification of other professional recognition. ​ For additional continuing education information for PT, SLP, and social work, click here to access our CEU policy information.

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