Anxiety, Stress and Trauma - Identification and Interventions

Identification of Anxiety, Stress and Trauma (Wed, 12/8)
Interventions for Anxiety, Stress and Trauma (Fri, 12/10)


Diagnostic Center North (DCN) welcomes you to preview our newest trainings presented by Natalie Jocic-Limm, M.S., LEP, ABSNP, School Psychologist

Identification of Anxiety, Stress and Trauma - Part 1

Wednesday, December 8
10:00am - 11:30am

Interventions for Anxiety, Stress and Trauma - Part 2

Friday, December 10
10:00am - 11:30am

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Identification of Anxiety, Stress and Trauma - Part 1 (12/8 at 10:00am) invites participants to conceptualize anxiety, stress and trauma into levels of severity based on behavioral and academic symptoms. The goal is for participants to understand the escalation and presentation pattern of these symptoms neurobiologically and physiologically. Symptoms will be compared to presentation patterns for other possible common diagnoses. Skills will be applied in practice to the 5 Point Scale (Expanded use of the 5 Point Scale will be discussed in Part 2 of this training series).

Participant Objectives:

  • Understand symptoms of anxiety, stress and trauma
  • Consider symptoms of anxiety, stress and trauma along a continuum
  • Increase awareness of the physiological impact of this continuum
  • Use vignettes to practice identifying symptoms along a continuum

Interventions for Anxiety, Stress and Trauma - Part 2 (12/10 at 10:00am) invites participants to match school-based interventions to anxiety, stress and trauma based on symptom severity. The goal is for participants to link interventions with symptom severity at an appropriate baseline expectation. Examples of evidence-based practices for universal interventions will be provided. Examples of evidence-based practices for small group, targeted intervention and individualized focused intervention will be provided. Participants will process through one case study intended to provoke discussion symptoms and appropriate tiers of intervention. Participation in the first session is highly recommended but not mandatory.

Participant Objectives:

  • Apply skills from Part 1 to this training on interventions
  • Understand the importance of meeting appropriate baseline skills before teaching higher level skills to students with social-emotional needs
  • Use vignettes to practice identifying baselines and intervention starting points
  • Obtain resources for therapeutic supports

Intended Audience:

  • School Psychologists
  • School-Based Therapists (Mental Health Professionals)
  • Counseling Enriched Program Therapists
  • School Counselors
  • School & District Administrators

Natalie Jocic-Limm is a school psychologist with CA Department of Education's Diagnostic Center of Northern California. Her background is in early childhood education, and she has been a district-based school psychologist and program specialist before transitioning to Diagnostic Center ten years ago. She has had the opportunity to be part of CDE's Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup, present at various national and state conferences, and to coach school district staff for their counseling enriched programs, autism programs, and best practices for cognitive assessments.

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