Transforming Trauma: The Path to Hope and Healing

Pittsburgh, PA US
January 19, 2023

The purpose of this educational activity is to share practical, evidence-based techniques for relieving stress and burnout, healing trauma, and building resilience—for ourselves, as well as those we serve and work with.

Target Audience

UPMC Health Plan RNs / SW / Paramedics / EMTs

Learning Objectives

1.  Describe the larger social forces which are contributing to population-wide psychological trauma and the chronic illness it causes.

2.  List key elements in a successful approach to addressing psychological trauma.

3.  Explain the concept of posttraumatic growth and its relevance to clinical practice and public health.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/19/2023 - 12:00pm EST
Event ends: 
01/19/2023 - 1:00pm EST

Program begins at 12:00pm and ends at 1:00pm.  Total Education Time = 1 Hour




12:00 to 12:20pm

Overview of social factors that contribute to population wide psychological trauma and chronic illness

James S. Gordon, MD

12:20 to 12:40pm

Discuss ways to successfully address psychological trauma

James S. Gordon, MD

12:40 to 1:00pm

Define posttraumatic growth and discuss it’s relevance to clinical practice and public health

James S. Gordon, MD

UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

James S.Gordon, MD

James S. Gordon, MD, author of Transforming Trauma: The Path to Hope and Healing, is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, and the founder and CEO of the nonprofit Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC. Dr. Gordon is internationally recognized for using self-awareness, self-care, and group support to heal population-wide psychological trauma. He is a longtime NIMH researcher, a clinical professor at Georgetown Medical School, and was chairman (under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush) of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy.


In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hour(s).

This activity is eligible for endorsed credit for UPMC Health Plan EMTs and Paramedics.  Complete ETHOS course work, obtain the attendance certificate, and submit to EMS governing body for 1 CE credit(s).

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit(s).

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

NOTE:  Paramedic/EMT CE is approved for any activity in which ANCC (nursing CE) is approved.  This is per Heather Bogdon and Christie Hempfling

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
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