Continuing Education Courses > Empowering the Sexual Assault Survivor
Format: Remote Meeting
Experience Level: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 6.5
This remote one-day course was developed and is taught by Lauren Mansell, DPT, CLT, PRPC, who worked in counseling/advocacy for sexual assault survivors prior to becoming a physical therapist. This course includes precorded lectures that cover the topics of the medical and legal considerations and PolyVagal response, followed by 3.5 hours of interactive, live content via Zoom meeting. During the Zoom meeting, we will maximize the in-person time with Q&A and case studies. Labs will include Mindful Movement Lab. Participants will have the opportunity to workshop patient case studies in both pairs and a group setting.
Upon completion of the course, the therapists will be able to bring their increased awareness of trauma for the sexual assualt survivor to the successful, holistic treatment of patients with pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, bowel dysfunction and bladder dysfunction. Skills and content covered are to increase trauma awareness and ability to provide appropriate physical therapy for trauma survivors and will NOT prepare a physical therapist for any type of counseling or mental health servicing.
Schedule: This short-format remote course will take place from 10:30AM - 1:30PM PST. Three hours of prerecorded lectures will be sent a a week before the meeting. Particpants should view prior to the course and come with questions.Objectives:
1. Discuss trauma informed care for the sexual assault survivor
2. Define sexual violence
3. Discuss the epidemiology of sexual violence
4. List and describe medical and legal considerations for survivor
5. Identify and describe trauma informed response during patient care
6. Describe techniques for reducing compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and retraumatization
This continuing education webinar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.
Participants should take this course after taking the Trauma Informed Care remote course.
Lauren received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Governors State University and a Bachelor Degree in psychology and sociology from Northwestern University. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Lauren counseled suicidal and homicidal SES at-risk youth who had survived sexual violence. Lauren was certified as a medical and legal advocate for sexual assault survivors in 1999 and has advocated for over 130 sexual assault survivors of all ages in the ED. Lauren's physical therapy specialty certifications include Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), Pelvic Rehabilitation Professional Certificate (PRPC) and Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT). She is a board member of Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium, American Physical Therapy Association Section of Women's Health and Section of Oncology.
As adjunct faculty, Lauren teaches Special Topics: Pelvic Rehabilitation Physical Therapy at Governors State University. Lauren works at University of Chicago providing pelvic rehabilitation, lymphedema and oncological physical therapy within Therapy Services and the Center of Supportive Oncology. She treats pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, lymphedema, lymph node transfer/bypass, stem cell transplant, and bowel/bladder/sexual/functional concerns of patients undergoing HIPEC (hyperthermal intraperitoneal chemotherapy). Lauren is a 2017 Fellow of the Chicago Trauma Collective. As a trauma-sensitive practitioner her goal is to empower patients to create meaningful, healthful lifestyle changes to improve their physiology and wellness.
Attending a remote course is easy and safe, and you can do it entirely from the security and comfort of your own home or clinic without having to find a lab partner.
Important thing to note:
- Our policy for applying for continuing education credit for remote courses differs from that of our in-person and satellite lab courses. Read the specific language of the policy here. Depending on the state in which you practice, you may need to submit your own application to your state board or approving body should you wish that it be approved for continuing education credit in your state.
- To attend a remote Herman & Wallace course, registrants will need Zoom video conferencing software. This is a requirement. One can create an account and download the software to their computer at https://zoom.us/
- We use the Pacific Time Zone for all of our remote course start and end times (this is not the case for in-person and satellite lab locations). Please make a note of this and set your calendar accordingly.
- A Zoom account is free to create. Before the meeting, we recommend having a practice Zoom session with a friend or colleague so you can test your microphone, video, and internet connection. You can participate in any remote course from the comfort of your home, but will need a stable internet connection in order to participate. We recommend downloading the software and practicing a call with a friend or colleague prior to your course with us. Zoom also offers video tutorials on their website at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials.
- Still have questions about Remote Courses? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions on Remote Courses