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Understanding Trauma: The Mind Body Connection and Implications for Physical Therapy
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When: Monday, September 16, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Webinar
United States
Presenter: Tara Chalakani, LPC, NCC, ACS, RN
Contact: (609) 208-0200

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APTANJ Webinar

Monday, September 16, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM



Members: $30

Non-members: $75



Understanding Trauma: The Mind Body Connection and Implications for Physical Therapy

presented by Tara Chalakani, LPC, NCC, ACS, RN

(1.5 CEs)

Trauma causes profound physical, psychological, neurological, and biological effects on the human body. It is estimated that 7 out of 10 adults have experienced trauma in their lifetime. Though typically only thought to be treated by mental health care providers, the brain body connection must be understood by physical therapists as well. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) cause lasting residual consequences that can create health implications in adulthood. Chronic pain and other physical manifestations of trauma can be linked to psychological trauma or other mental health disorders. The integration of physical and mental health is imperative for treating patients holistically and creating favorable outcomes. 

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Tara Chalakani, LPC, NCC, ACS, RN

Tara Chalakani is the Vice President of Mental Health Services for Youth and Families at Preferred Behavioral Health Group (PBHG), headquartered in Ocean County, New Jersey.  PBHG serves over 30,000 persons each year in over 70 programs that encompass traditional outpatient, intensive outpatient programs, prevention programs, school-based services, residential services, mobile crisis response, case management, and justice involved service. Tara’s diverse experience in health care and behavioral health care has spanned over 25 years.

Tara holds undergraduate degrees in Nursing and Psychology, a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Health Leadership. She is a Registered Nurse, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Reiki Master, Certified Sandplay Therapist, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Tara frequently gives presentations and workshops throughout the state on a variety of subjects, has served as an expert on several professional panels, and has given radio and television interviews promoting mental health awareness. 

Tara is passionate about raising the awareness of the mind-body connection and the experience of trauma. She is currently spearheading the implementation of Trauma-Informed Care at Preferred Behavioral Health Group. She believes that raising awareness of the impact of trauma is critical when caring for individuals in a health care setting. Tara has been the recipient of many awards and honors, but none is greater than witnessing someone flourish after receiving meaningful treatment. 
Tara maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Brielle, New Jersey, where she works with children, adolescents, and adults. 


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