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The Assessment of Emotional Disturbance and Trauma in Schools: A Case Study Example

Date: July 20, 2023

Time: 12:00PM - 01:00PM

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This webinar explores emotional disturbance and trauma and how it impacts children in the school setting. We will investigate the structure of the Emotional Disturbance Decision Tree (EDDT) and the Feifer Assessment of Childhood Trauma (FACT) and how to use these assessments. The speakers will present a case study example and explain interventions.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the history and definition of emotional disturbance (ED) and trauma.
  • Explain the structure of the EDDT and its value in assessing the presence or absence of ED.
  • Explore the structure and value of using the FACT to understand the mental health and academic impact of trauma on students.
  • Evaluate the real-world application of the EDDT and FACT through a case study.

Qualification Level Required: S

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Clinical psychologists, school psychologists, mental health professionals, psychologists

  • Darla DeCarlo, PsyS, LMHC, Regional Manager-Educational Assessments, PAR, Inc.,
  • Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD, Project Director,, PAR, Inc.


*Participants wishing to receive continuing education (CE) credit must attend the entire webinar and complete the postwebinar evaluation form. Once participants have completed the evaluation, your letter of attendance will be available for immediate download from your account.
PAR is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to provide continuing education for psychologists. PAR’s NASP APS Provider Number is 1051. PAR is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PAR is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0274. PAR is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0226. PAR maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Disclosure: PAR is a publisher of assessments, which may be discussed during the presentation.