Core Trauma Concepts

An Introduction to Trauma Fundamentals

Introduces Trauma Fundamentals to Organizations
and Trauma Exposed Professionals

Core Trauma Concepts is a unique mental health program that introduces trauma fundamentals to organizations and trauma exposed professionals.

It uses core introductory trauma concepts to raise awareness on mental health among fire service members. Following an overview of core concepts, the program transitions towards trauma-specific education and training.

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Course curriculum

    1. How to successfully complete this course:

    2. Couse Walkthrough

    1. Intellectual Property

    2. Course Curriculum & Learning Objectives

    1. Instructor for this course: Dr. Megan McElheran

    2. Instructor for this course: Dr. Tim Black

    1. Video Lesson

    1. Video Lesson

    1. Video Lesson

About this course

  • $200.00
  • 16 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content


Dr. Megan McElheran

Wayfound CEO & Registered Psychologist

My name is Dr. Megan McElheran and I am a clinical psychologist and CEO of Wayfound. For the past 16 years, I have had the privilege to work almost exclusively with uniformed service personnel and have witnessed the devastating psychological effects operational stress can have on those who serve our communities. I was motivated several years ago to develop the Before Operational Stress (BOS) program out of a desire to provide public safety personnel with an intervention that could support greater psychological protection relative to their occupational roles. I am steadfast in my commitment to finding proactive ways to support public safety personnel and will continue to disseminate and evaluate BOS to ensure its effectiveness and utility for the members it serves.

Dr. Tim Black

National Clinical Co-Advisor

Dr. Tim Black, R. Psych. is an Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Victoria who specializes in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military to Civilian Transition and group counselling approaches.

He has been working with the Canadian military and veteran community as a clinician and researcher for 20 years, has co-developed national programs for veterans in transition, and is the co-founder and lead researcher of the Wounded Warriors COPE (Couples Overcoming PTSD Every Day) Program.

Tim has trained psychologists and counselling clinicians across Canada to work with veterans and is training the next generation of counsellors at the University of Victoria to understand issues related to veterans and their families in transition from military to civilian life.