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San Diego District Meeting

  • Thursday, March 06, 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Jewish Family Services of San Diego 8804 Balboa Ave, San Diego 92123


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California Society for Clinical Social Work

San Diego District


Paula Kettula, LCSW

"Integrating Neurosensory Activities in Treatment with Traumatized Children & Adults: The Practical Use of Sensory Checklist & Sensory Profile"


When:         Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Where:        Jewish Family Services of San Diego

                         8804 Balboa Ave, San Diego 92123

Cost:            CSCSW members can earn 1.5 CE credits at no cost. Non-member LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs may earn 1.5 CE credits for a nominal fee of $15. Free to audit. PCE#1.


Experiencing some form of trauma, whether big or small, is part of human experience. The experiences of trauma, especially when repeated and unprocessed lead to changes in thinking, feeling, behavior, and the body. When unprocessed, trauma results in a survival orientation, however engaging in soothing neurosensory activities can help the body calm down from perceived threats (triggers). The sensory checklist and sensory profile (Biel & Peske, 2005) are excellent practical tools to assist traumatized children and adults to return to a natural state of regulation.


Goals and Objectives:

 1. Be able to define trauma as well as develop ability to recognize the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, neurophysiological effects of traumatic events on children and adults.
 2. Be able to verbalize how trauma informed treatment is different from other treatment models.
 3. Demonstrate understanding of how to successfully use the sensory profile and sensory checklist in a clinical practice.


About the Presenter:

Ms. Kettula received her undergraduate education in Finland, & her graduate training (as part of her master's program) at UCSD Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Unit. She is now in private practice specializing in PTSD, emotional & behavioral issues in childhood & adolescence including but not limited to abused & traumatized children & sexually reactive children. She also specializes in play therapy & EMDR. To visit her website CLICK HERE.

This course meets the qualifications for 1.5hrs of CE credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs as required by the CA BBS. PCE #1

Everyone is welcome. We especially encourage MSW students to attend. For more information, contact Ros Goldstein, LCSW  goldsiegel@gmail.com or 619-692-4038 Ext 3. Please RSVP.

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