Many women already face unique challenges in therapy due to ongoing societal oppression and subjugation, but when they are also survivors of trauma, effective treatment can become more complicated. The use of neuroscience-based methods such as Feminist-Informed Trauma Treatment helps women become more empowered by assisting them in recognizing their strengths and healing from traumatic experiences.

In this two-hour continuing education web conference, clinical psychologist and trauma expert Dr. Jennifer Sweeton will share the most recent neuroscience research discoveries and explain straightforward, evidence-informed techniques aimed at creating healthy brains while facilitating post-traumatic growth in women. This brain-changing treatment has also been shown to help female survivors of trauma:

To aid in achieving these positive outcomes, Dr. Sweeton will provide several evidence-informed, easy-to-implement trauma intervention techniques that clinicians can integrate into their practices right away. Attendees will develop a pragmatic understanding of the neuroscience of trauma, empowerment, self-esteem, and post-traumatic growth in women and will receive Feminist-Informed Trauma Treatment developed tools such as scripts and worksheets for ease in integration into existing counseling methods. These tools will also help clinicians take a deeper, neuroscience-based approach to treatment planning by understanding the specific brain changes that impact growth and healing most.

This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Discuss ways in which women disproportionately suffer from anxiety and post-trauma symptoms.

  2. Explain physiological and social/political reasons why women tend to experience the “freeze response,” and how this makes them vulnerable to developing PTSD.

  3. Summarize at least three brain changes feminist-informed trauma treatment aims to elicit in women with PTSD.

  4. List the three main approaches used in Feminist-Informed Trauma Treatment. 

  5. Apply easy-to-use body-based, action-based, and cognitive techniques that help women bolster post-traumatic growth.

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How the Web Conference Works

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable. 

To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling in to the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions. 

At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in the Member's Area. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly. 

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE contact hours will be provided by for attending this web conference in its entirety. is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

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Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to members.

Event Reviews from Members

I found Dr. Sweeton to be well-organized, incredibly informed, and direct in her presentation of the otherwise complicated subject matter. I appreciate, as well, her attention to intersectionality and various macro traumas in a presentation ostensibly about neuroanatomy. It was a gift. Rhiannon Trozzi Andreini

I've had a lot of trauma training, and this was the best I've had so far. I especially appreciate Dr. Sweeton's clear approach to neuroscience for lay professionals. Her credentials are sterling, yet she was very down-to-earth and compassionate. She used simplified language for a difficult topic and demonstrated wisdom in calling on therapists to recognize women's strengths in healing from trauma. - Kathleen Kenna

Meet the Presenter

Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD

Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist and internationally-recognized expert on the neuroscience of mental health, trauma, anxiety, and women's issues. Dr. Sweeton holds a master's degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University. She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. 

While at Stanford, Dr. Sweeton conducted brain imaging research and had the privilege of working with leading experts in the areas of emotion regulation, clinical psychology, and neuroscience. She currently serves as the President of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, and offers telemental health services in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally. Her private practice, Mind Works Consulting and Psychological Services PLLC, is located in Overland Park, Kansas. 

Dr. Sweeton’s book, Transforming Trauma Treatment, is scheduled to be released in 2018. To learn more about Dr. Sweeton, visit or