On average, one of every five clients a practitioner sees has a history of some kind of trauma or abuse. Whether or not you are aware of it, in a large percentage of your sessions the client in your treatment room may be a survivor. To avoid ethical complications, every practitioner who uses touch needs basic knowledge about trauma and abuse survivors, and a clear protocol to safely support these particular clients.
This module introduces the issues relevant to working with trauma clients. It does not train you in how to work with survivors; rather it brings awareness to the special considerations you must make with these clients.
The Working with Trauma Survivors module includes reading chapter One and Eleven of The Ethics of Touch, 2nd ed and answering 20 test questions (e.g.: multiple choice, true/false).